A 42 year old from Norwich, known only as “R” has had the chip removed from his shoulder in what doctors say is a medical first.
The patient, a 5’ 2’’ male, has suffered from the chip since his teenage years. It began to form aged 13 when turned away from a rollercoaster on a trip to a local theme park with the Scouts. He told us “I was never as tall as the other boys but this was the first time I felt I was treated unfairly as a result. Then I was always picked last in basketball practice, I couldn’t see a bloody thing at that Bronski Beat concert and I loved Small Town Boy, and to top it all off when I was 17 Gemma Wiiliams chose that bastard Paul Arnold over me just because she said he had an extra 4 inches.”
The malignant chip posed a huge burden on R’s life, leading to feeling of anger and frustration which resulted in a string of unsuccessful romances and difficult relationships with colleagues. One of R’s business associates told us “Before the op he was a jumped up little twat. No he’s just a twat”
After a 4 hour operation performed at the Norwich & Norfolk Hospital the first few weeks of recuperation were anything but easy, however now R feels he can lead a normal life “My feelings of resentment and anger over my height have simply disappeared. I now realise that I’m every bit as good as other members of society. Although you wouldn’t think it to see how people stare at my lazy eye, and I swear my employer discriminates against baldness, and while I’m at it people who went to university have no common sense yet they think they’re so bleedin special”