Embracing Canadian culture, Part II

My patient was an elderly Afghani woman. She wore a hijab, a long black coat and grey slacks, and spoke only Farsi. Through the interpreter she informed me that her ankles hurt. I washed my hands, positioned myself to examine the joints in question and motioned for her to lift her pant legs.

She did so, revealing a pair of gray long johns in a cheerful print of moose and evergreen trees.