Once upon a time…
A friend with breathing and heart issues (mentioned before in these pages) was recommended by their pulmonologist to wear an apparatus whilst sleeping.
To measure whether or not they were getting enough oxygen while they were asleep.
A small device – a wrist watch apparatus connected to a finger tip thingee – much as they use at doctor’s offices and hospitals to measure oxygen absorption. To be worn during a minimum of five hours of sleep.
The machine was delivered, and it was asked it be left outside the door for collection the next day.
A one-night procedure.
And so it came to pass.
A poor night’s sleep ensued.
Including a number of visits to the loo.
Upon awakening, the patient stretched, and a voice was heard emanating from the wrist watch device, “Good morning, XXXXXX!”
This scared the living hell out of the patient, as they thought this was a data collection device and not a surveillance-two way communication device!
Good thing they watched PG-rated television at bedtime, instead of something less of a more adult nature…
Medical surveillance, indeed!