Dr. Andrea and My Colon

Dr. Andrea and My Colon

by Verne Maree

The murky and complex workings of stomachs, intestines, livers and gallbladders are not entirely fun to contemplate, let along devote your life to. So, although I was expecting a woman – the clinic name was a bit of a giveaway – I wasn’t expecting someone as bubbly as the beautiful Dr Andrea Rajnakova.

Choosing medicine was easy for her. “I never thought of anything else,” she admits. “I was always going to be a doctor. At four, I got my first doctor’s briefcase, and I never looked back.
“In high school, we had to fill in a form with our first, second and third choice of profession. The socialist regime in Slovakia was rather rigid at that time, and they refused to process my form unless I filled in the second and third options – so I wrote ‘Medicine’, ‘Medicine’, Medicine’, in each of the three rows. Continue reading Dr. Andrea and My Colon