As my life seems to be getting ever better and going my way, not so the life of two of my colleagues. Yesterday one of them was told that his colon cancer was too much advanced to be healed, it had spread to his bones and blood already. The only thing left to do is slow down the cancer to add perhaps a few more years.
And as I was making the rounds of ex-colleagues who would surely want to know, I talked to our former mechanic. Who happened to be in hospital with half of his skull in another one. Literally! He too had been told he had a tumour (in his brain) and they had given him a year. Fortunately for him it had turned out to be "only" an abcess and they had removed it completely. He was now recovering and hoping to have a complete skull again sometime soon.