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“Where do you think you are going with that! That’s not a needle—that’s a chest drain!” “Oh come on now Dr O’Mahony! Don’t be a big girl’s blouse—it’s just a large bore needle. I need to aspirate some gunge out of this swollen knee of yours. There is no need for a local in a big chap like you.” In goes the needle and he sweeps it around breaking down loculations, while he is aspirating out the green gunge. It was the most excruciating pain imaginable (but then again I’m only a man). I had hoped for the nice delicate touch of our female rheumatologist, but her clinic …