My most amusing response was from my friend Mark. He is a pretty chilled out guy. This is the conversation…

Me: ‘You haven’t asked me why I’ve been going for blood tests.
Mark: Cholesterol innit?
Me: Guess again.
Mark: Aids?
Me: No. Leukaemia.
Mark: Oh…So I was close then?
As you can see humour can be found in the worst of situations.

The Friday night was good as I spent it with Patrick and his girlfriend Helen. There was a lot of dark humour, as I use joking as a defence, and it was just what I needed.