Some of you may be aware that my eldest lad is at the army training college in Harrogate. It's all he's wanted to do since he was about 12 and he's really been flourishing and from what his company commander tells us he was made for the army.
He's been struggling with an injury and had minor surgery in August which it was hoped would remedy things but it hasn't. He's just returned from a 3 day exercise during which he has collapsed in agony with an apparent recurrence of the problem. His Major has basically sat him down today and told him that he is going back to see his consultant on Tuesday but if further surgery is required then he should start thinking about his plan B (life outside the armed forces) because he will be too old to graduate from the college once has has recuperated. So effectively he's been told that he is likely to be medically discharged in the coming weeks.
Problem is, he hasn't got one! Despite my best efforts he has never had a back up plan and he is devastated. We will be looking into getting him treatment once he's home and obviously his health is the most important thing but he is devastated and I'm already worrying about how I'm going to keep him motivated.
No real point to this post btw