This year has not started out on such a stellar note. Around Christmas, the wife of one of my dispatchers fell down her stairs and badly broke her leg and some other body parts. She was given a recovery timeline of several months. Another wife had knee surgery a little before that, so she's been slowly recovering. The dispatcher whose wife had knee surgery was suffering from something akin to pneumonia and kept trying various treatments to get it to go away before finally being sent to the hospital. Turns out he had an 80% blockage in his heart, so they were going to put in a stint. Before they could, though, he had a stroke and possibly another. Now he's got a long recovery period ahead of him, as his speech is badly slurred and he's not completely able to walk or write with his hand (the stroke hit the side of the brain that controls the hand he writes with). My secretary's mother had an operation yesterday. My partner's been sick for a few weeks and been in and out of his office.
It's quite a list of woes to look at. I just needed to get that off my chest. Hopefully the rest of the year will make this first month seem like a distant memory soon.