- A work colleague died last night.
Not a ‘mate’ of mine by any means but our workplace was in shock today. The guy who died was 49 yr old & perhaps one of the fittest guys there. He ran to work every morning, about 4 miles, ran at lunchtime, ran home, played lots of football, was going to do a 1/2 marathon in Majorca in summer etc etc.Posted 4 years ago
Looks like he’d played footy last night, gone home & just keeled over. No idea what the cause was as yet but someone he’d been talking to said he’d been having a few headaches lately.
8 years younger than me & a lot, lot fitter. 😕johnj2000Member
Awful, makes you realise you need to cram as much fun in as you can because you just never know. We had one of our managers die in a car accident on the way home from work years ago, it was so so sad in the office for everyone inc those that didn’t know him. Thoughts to all affected.Posted 4 years ago
My line manager died of lung cancer a couple of years ago. We lost a colleague to sudden heart failure last year, and another to a heart attack 6 years ago.
Last weekend a former colleague died of pancreatic cancer just 7 months after diagnosis. He was 34 and due to get married this year.
Life is precarious and precious. Make the most of it.Posted 4 years agomikertroidMember
Sorry to hear that, however he was enjoying life to the full by the sounds of things. Far better to go that way than some long and drawn out illness.
Hope his family can take solace in that.
A good reminder to make the most of every day.
Ps also good reminder to make sure will is up to date!Posted 4 years agoDrillskiMember
Nope , being fit doesn’t make you immortal, but it does help you to pack more in.Posted 4 years ago
I cringe when I hear people telling me what they would do when they retire or when they had more time. They will probably never do those things, when they could be doing them now.
Anything you have planned for next year, do it this year. That leaves next year free to something else cool. Win both ways.
Live life NOW, TODAY.footflapsSubscriber
We’ve had three work heart attacks and one death. All three were uber fit. The guy who died had a congenital defect no one knew about and there was nothing anyone could do, he was just walking round with a time bomb in his chest.
The other two were were just bad genes, they were at risk (family history) hence the healthy lifestyle, but still got caught, although both survived unscathed.
We now have a defibrillator at work.Posted 4 years ago
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