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Message 1227216 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 16:04:06 UTC
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OK I have the latest news for you. They have now found tumours in both shoulders and will be treating them with radiotherapy. But on a better note, the kidneys appear to be functioning alright on their own now, and he won't need to go to another hospital, or need permanent dialysis, but they may move him to the local renal ward to keep an eye on things for the time being.

John remains in very good spirits and continues to thank you all for your kind wishes. On the behalf of his friends here at Seti, and other forums, I sent Sheila a bouquet of flowers through Interflora, and she was thrilled with them and they really cheered her up. The family continues to rally round. I'll ring Sheila next week for an update.
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Message 1227217 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 16:08:53 UTC - in response to Message 1227216.  

Thank you for the update.
Continuing to send thoughts of healing for both John and Sheila.
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Message 1227220 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 16:12:27 UTC - in response to Message 1227216.  
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OK I have the latest news for you. They have now found tumours in both shoulders and will be treating them with radiotherapy. But on a better note, the kidneys appear to be functioning alright on their own now, and he won't need to go to another hospital, or need permanent dialysis, but they may move him to the local renal ward to keep an eye on things for the time being.

John remains in very good spirits and continues to thank you all for your kind wishes. On the behalf of his friends here at Seti, and other forums, I sent Sheila a bouquet of flowers through Interflora, and she was thrilled with them and they really cheered her up. The family continues to rally round. I'll ring Sheila next week for an update.

Glad the Tumors were quickly found Chris & thanks for the update too.

Flowers, women like that sort of stuff, among other things that is, take note guys. :D FTD will be quizzing Ya in the morning... ;)
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Message 1227251 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 17:38:51 UTC

The words "John Clark" and "good spirits" are synonymous, but not always in that particular order.
Glad to hear he's doing OK, and tell him we are coping in his enforced absence, and want him back fit and healthy.
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Message 1227266 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 18:08:20 UTC

Thanks for the update Chris, glad he's doing better.

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Message 1227274 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 18:25:39 UTC

Thanks again Chris for the current update on John....I certainly owe you a drink.

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Message 1227279 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 18:30:40 UTC
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Tis Poet's Day, at least out here
Alas our Leader's nowhere near
In hospital, you know, I fear
Our John will be denied all beer.

We hope for sponge baths, slightly naughty,
Given by some nursing hottie
We hope that foods NOT bland and gray
Are sent up on his dinner tray

We hope his room has free Wi-Fi
And someone brings a laptop by...
It's not the same in Seti-club
When John cannot frequent a pub!

To John, we send our very best
We hope for healing and for rest
We hope that by next Poet's Fest
He's back, imbued with vim and zest!!!
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Message 1227319 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 19:22:01 UTC

My chemo nurse is named Dafny, “Dafny Duck” I say,
but when it’s time to take my medicine,
“Sweet, lovely, and wonderful” is what I say.
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Message 1227479 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 1:08:51 UTC

Thanks for the update Chris. Please pass on my bests wishes to John.
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Message 1229151 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 15:35:56 UTC

Any new news on our buddy John's progress?
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Message 1229464 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 8:34:50 UTC

I'll ring up later on today and see how things are going. The arrangement is that I will be contacted if there is any major change, so I guess no news is good news.
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Message 1229501 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 11:55:52 UTC - in response to Message 1229464.  

I'm still hoping for the best outcome, John being back here.
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Message 1229505 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 12:13:23 UTC

Mr Canoehead is pulling for John.
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Message 1229544 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 14:39:10 UTC

Sounds like good news then to me, good.

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Message 1229681 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 19:49:40 UTC
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Just spoken to Sheila tonight, and as a result of a number of X-rays they are going to do some chemotherapy as well. The doctors say the original shoulder fracture was a "lucky break" enabling the diagnosis. The kidneys continue to function fine.

His children are visiting this w/e and his brother is back up on the 21st. The good bit of news is that he has a new grand daughter named Effie Shirley Clarke, and John is over the moon about that. He remains in good spirits but is getting a bit bored!

I have asked Sheila to find out if the ward he is in has wifi, and if so whether if he is allowed, he feels up to using a laptop. John doesn't have one but between all his friends in the UK we should be able to rustle one up on loan.

Finally I have received a card from Jim S which I will pass on up to John.
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Message 1230009 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 14:13:17 UTC

Great news guys!!!

John managed to get to a phone and I had a 1/2 hour chat with him :yippee :yippee :yippee

He is doing well, and has now been transferred to a bed in the chemo ward, and the treatment is about to begin. He sounded really upbeat and says that he feels good. It was lovely to speak to him. He gives his grateful thanks for all the kind words and messages, and I'm going to go up and see him some time in the next 10 days.

The unit beside his bed apparently has wifi access, so I am trying to negotiate the loan of a laptop which John says he would be very grateful for. He was tickled pink at Staceys forthcoming mum-ship and sends his best regards :wave

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Message 1230012 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 14:31:19 UTC

Thats good news indeed, I'm sure we all look forward to hearing from him soon.
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Message 1230086 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 17:48:47 UTC

And please do keep John and Sheila in your thoughts and prayers.
Depending on it's nature, chemo can be very rough stuff, and can drain one's energy and spirit.

So don't be too surprised if John isn't exactly doing jumping jacks as his treatment progresses.

Speaking as another who has a loved one going through it.
I know there are others here who understand what I am saying as well.
Happy is the person who shares their life with a cat. (Or two or three or........) =^.^=

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Message 1230102 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 18:17:33 UTC


John managed to get to a phone and I had a 1/2 hour chat with him :yippee :yippee :yippee

Thanks yet again, Chris,...your doing a grand job of keeping us updated
and helping to put a smile on John's face...3 x cheers for Chris..]



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