I think my dad has had all his tests for now. While waiting for him to emerge from his last scan, I started talking to someone in the waiting room who turned out to be a former local journalist (working for a paper in Dover), now freelance writer. I suppose the chances of meeting someone with connections to the people I know are now quite high but it really did go to show that the “small world” cliche is a cliche for a reason.
I can’t help thinking that this one is baring its teeth at me. My dad has been in a lot of pain and seeing what he has been going through – “wear and tear pain” according to the doctor – makes me wonder if that is what is coming for me too, once the osteoarthritis starts to take more of a toll.