May 22nd, 2008

black king

Good morning from Wembley (I've used that subject line before)

By last night, Christopher had been given the first chemo intravenously and another lot through the spine, thankfully a general anaesthetic procedure, and woken up again, inundated with visitors including Viv, David, Matthew, the school nurse, the school deputy head, a couple of school friends, our friends Mark and Kat and quite possibly some others I've missed.
Viv couldn't hear her phone over the brouhaha, so I called Mark instead and he passed his phone round for me to talk to some of the assembled company, included Christopher himself, who sounded quite bright.
After all that, I went back into the hotel and watched the rest of the game. Lots of yellow cards and one red one. As ever, very disappointed that a major tournament collapses to a penalty shootout. Who remembers cup final replays? Isn't that the way to go? (Apparently not.)
So, today is another day. Watch this space.
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Nearing the weekend

Thursday night: it's been another busy day at work. But many thoughts are still with Christopher. Not just mine, but questions from others too. As far as I remember, I've only been a bit short in my responses to one person, but there might be others. I'm sorry: lots of people are asking the same questions and they are not always easy to answer.
While Christopher's health is undoubtedly very important, we will probably be doomed if we don't talk about and do other things too.
Nevertheless, I was very encouraged to see that new legislation is still being passed in Solander, though whether a country would really have a president quite so sick is obviously a matter of speculation. Do you have a nation of your own? Mine is, not surprisingly, The Principality of Ringbark.
Meanwhile, the medical profession do what they can do to return Christopher to good health, while Viv spends a lot of time there. And the rest of the world carries on, largely the same...
Today I went to the lunchtime meeting at St Helen's and came back to Wembley at the end of the day. I've also finally put up some new material at The Smirks website. But now it's bedtime.
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