Confessions of a Transylvanian Urologist


Name’s Romanovsky.

Dr. Boris Sedgewick Finklemeyer Codfishpiece Romanovsky IV to be exact.

And for 35 years I was Count Dracula’s Urologist.

My father was his urologist for 65 years before that, and his father for 72 years before that, and his father for another 57 years before that.

Before my great grandfather I don’t know who his urologist was. I don’t even know if they had urologists back then.

Now that Van Helsing and his crew have finally put the old boy out of his misery I guess I can finally tell my story.

And a queer story it is indeed.

You would not believe all the odd diseases a vampire’s urologist has to be ready to deal with.

My forefathers and I tried to keep him healthy as best we could, but the guy kept changing into so many different animals all the time that it made our jobs damn near impossible.

Over the course of our family practice we had each treated him for such sundry conditions as Consumption, Congestive Fever, Whooping Cough, Kennel Cough, Rabies, Scabies, Measles, Mumps, Mange, Parvo, Piles, Hepatitis, Gingivitis, Grippe, Gangrene, Gout, Dropsy, Diphtheria, Distemper, Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anemia, Smallpox, Scrumpox, Cowpox, Monkeypox, French Pox, Common Colds, Cholera, Ehrlichiosis, Blastomycosis, Aspergillosis, Histoplasmosis, Halitosis, Heartworm, Ringworm, Tapeworm, Winter Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and White Nose Syndrome.

But the one singular malady the randy old goat kept coming down with again and again was Gonorrhea, which my forefathers and I had always presumed was the reason that he would continually insist upon seeing a urologist as opposed to just finding himself a good primary care general practitioner.

It generally happened every few years or so, and I am guessing that in the course of his extraordinary lifetime he must have had the Clap over 150 times (give or take a couple dozen).

My father and grandfathers and I had all warned him many times again and again about the perils of promiscuousness, but he never would pay any of us any heed. And after we had cured him he would just turn into a bat and go flapping right out the window, always skipping out on his damn bill. After all, what were we going to do about it? Like most people we wanted to stay alive you know.

And then invariably in two or three years time he’d come waddling back into the clinic, clutching his ding dong in his hand, all moaning and groaning and wondering why did it hurt when he peed and begging us to help him out just this one more time and promising he would finally pay us back all the centuries worth of money he owed us.

And of course just as soon as we had cured him out the window he would fly again, laughing maniacally and mocking us in that annoying squeaky little rodent voice of his.

At least he did keep his promise not to turn any of our patients into vampires, which had the singular effect of making us the most popular urologists in all of Transylvania.

I’m really gonna miss that nut.

© 2019 Bryan Patrick Deno