At present I don’t know if I’m coming or going. My colleague has now been off for 3 months and there is no sign of him coming back anytime soon.
He has a treadmill test tomorrow and should find out what the bnattery of tests has uncovered about 10 days later. We already think that he will not get the ok to return. He has been told that it looks like angina but that his CT scan unveiled something else, but they won’t say what.
He has already had conflicting diagnosis of Parkinson’s or a nuerological problem. One doctor has told him not to drive at all and another has told him that he can drive no further than 50 miles. To us he is saying that he wants to come back but he is telling others that he wants to finish on medical grounds – he only has 2 years to retirement.
Relief is coming for me as we have a “mini-me” starting on Monday. A nice 20 year ld blonde I can corrupt and build in my own image – waaa haaa haaa!!!. It’s just in time I we are getting much busier every day and it is too much for one person to deal with.
1498: Columbus arrives in Trinidad – he loses the Test Match series 3-0. Spain gives up on cricket.
1886: Franz Liszt, the composer, dies. He’s more well known today as part of that great drinking partnership Brahms & Liszt.
1917: British forces lead an attempt to break through the German lines in Flanders. As such the Third Battle of Ypres begins. It’s better known as Passchaendale. Of course, it doesn’t work.
1919: Germany sees the establishment of the Weimar Republic. It lasts for 13 years and 6 months before the Nazis take over.
1919: Primo Levi – author, chemist and Auschwitz survivor is born. I strongly recommend his books to anyone who wants to read a survivor’s account of life in the camps and how it effects their life afterwards.
1960: Andrew Marr is born.
1965: The last cigarette commercial is aired on British TV.
1966: J K Rowling is born.
1998: The UK government bans UK forces from using landmines. I don’t actually know what replaced them….
Today’s saint is:
St Ignatius of Loyola, patron saint of solidiers and founder of the Jesuits. Is that Dan Brown I hear writing another piece of c***?