Last Friday I visited my sister, who lost her husband on Tuesday 16th October, following an operation for aggressive bladder cancer.
Visiting my sister and going through some personal paperwork it transpired that the surgeon who tried to save her husband was the same man who successfully operated on me almost a year ago. Clearly I survived my prostate cancer, but sadly Chris was more seriously afflicted and did not. He was in the High Dependency Unit for some days before finally giving up.
A secondary “small world” connection was discovered when going through Chris’s address book. It turns out that an old friend of his in the folk music scene married a chap who was on the same organising committee as I was in a re-enactment society.
We have never been close in a personal sense, but it seems that we were in fact more closely linked than either of us knew.