Keith has been off work for two days. For a workaholic like him, this is a sad indication that all is definitely not well with him healthwise. Yesterday he actually called the doctor, who told him he has a blood infection and needed to go to hospital to have intravenous anti-biotics.
"No way, Jose," replied Keith (or words to that effect.) "Can't I just have tablets and stay at home?"
Given the current lack of confidence in our health service, and particularly the problems of omnipresent superbugs, the plea was possibly not that daft and the doc agreed, on condition that Keith rings him in a couple of days to report progress.
Of course Sod's Law dictated that he should fall ill on the day of his outpatient appointment to see the specialist about his ankle (broken in March and still not right), so no doubt he will have to wait another couple of months for his next one. Happy days!