Saturday, 4 July 2009
Keep on dancin'
Question: What brings good and bad news simultaneously?
Answer: The letter confirming that Steve will receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, based on an assessment that he is 100% disabled for life due to "Exertional Dyspnoea" (breathlessness on exertion) as a result of mesothelioma. This came as a harsh reality check, reminding us of the consequences of his condition and how important it is to enjoy life now.
However, a bit of research reveals that everyone with mesothelioma is automatically assessed in this way - it's nothing to do with an individual's condition or prognosis.
The good news is that Steve is feeling well at present (if a little pink in two places), so we'll just keep on dancin' for as long as possible. Leo, be warned - you may be shaken up a bit....