Monday, March 28, 2011
Update on FL
It's not going so well with FL. He seems to be losing the power in his right hand - the one he writes with. He can't grip a pen. He also has a sore throat, making talking uncomfortable, and he is very tired.% He went to golf on Sunday and fell out with two of his friends. Apparently he had given them a telling-off on Saturday for being too slow on the golf course. (Dexy talk? But he took his steroids on Wednesday so they should have worn off by Saturday!) They had laughed it off at the time, but on Sunday, when they offered him a chance to apologise, he refused and by the sound of it, ranted at them. One walked off the course and refused to play with him. The other played but didn't talk to him for the entire round and left immediately after the final hole. I wondered why he was home early: there was nobody to have a drink with in the clubhouse. So he says he is giving up golf.% Anyone who knows FL knows that golf is a vital part of his routine. Since he fell ill, it has been the barometer of his health - he gets out on the course come hell or high water. He has to be feeling really bad for it to stop his game. His annual membership fee is due on 31 March and he had been muttering about it being a waste of money if he is not fit enough to play.% So has he engineered this row to use as an excuse to give up, because of how he is feeling? But of course, it's no use to leave himself with no hobby and no friends! % I told him he should go and see the rest of the group at the clubhouse today- even if he doesn't play. The two he fell out with won't be there on a Monday, so he can make peace with the others. He wasn't keen. % When I left the house this morning he was trying to chip the glass out of the old front door, to re-use on the kitchen skylight. % This is a stupid plan for many reasons: 1. He might cut himself, which is very bad when on Warfarin; 2. It would have to be cut to size and he has no equipment; 3. No professional glassfitter would use frosted glass to patch a skylight; 4. No glassfitter (professional or otherwise) would try to patch a skylight - we need a new one; 5. If FL thinks he can do it himself... OMG words fail me - he shouldn't be up on the roof anyway!% However, if his right hand is as weak as he says, he won't get the glass out of the door in the first place. Sorted. Ugh.% P.S. I am having trouble with Blogger refusing to insert paragraph breaks. Apologies for the above stream-of-consciousness deluge - there ought to be breaks where I have inserted a % sign.