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I spent the day looking after my littlest nephew. There was some kind of logistical problem at kindergarten today, and my sister had called in a slight panic this weekend, asking if I could take him. She dropped him off at 8 this morning, and I've just returned him to the bosom of his family.

We had a fantastic time, the two of us. I had worried late last night that I didn't really know how to entertain a five-year-old, but in the end it proved easy: we played with his Lego, we watched some cartoons, we made pancakes for lunch, we played at swordfighting (he with his toy sword against me with the feather duster), he helped me with the groceries, and then in the afternoon and despite the incessant rain, we went into the woods and played hide-and-seek, and ended the day with ice cream. When his mother asked him if he'd had a good time, he said 'the best' and meant it. Knowing he's enjoyed the day as much as I have makes the sudden sharp pain in my ankle into a minor inconvenience.

Speaking of which, the company doctor has summoned me to the office next week, despite me telling him two weeks ago that my consultant had prescribed an extra four weeks of complete rest and no travel.


( 6 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hooray! It sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Too bad on the company doctor, though. That's frustrating.
Sep. 18th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
I'll sort something out. I intend to start back at work the following week, anyway.
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a lovely day.

Tell the company doctor that you are not allowed to travel that far on the instructions of your consultant - so he will either have to send a pre-paid taxi, or do a home visit.... :~P
Sep. 18th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I will! It just irks me that they don't seem to listen, is all.
Sep. 18th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
If you have a medical certificate, I don't see why this guy is hassling you. What business is it of his that what condition you are in, or whether you are able to make the commute? Your doctor says you can't. That should be the end of it.

*righteous indignation*
Sep. 19th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
It's all sorted out now; they just got their wires crossed.

It's not that my condition is such that I can't come in and show him my leg; it's that I don't feel like wasting 4 hours of my life on this return trip just to satisfy his 5 minute whim. It's not as if he knows anything about orthopaedics anyway, or else he would't be working as a company doctor, would he?

I'm doing alright, actually. I think I'll be going back to work from the 1st of Oct -- then take the first week of Nov off to follow CoRo and David Berkeley around again. ;-)
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