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Quick update

Hi guys and girls,

This’ll be short and to the point as I’m very tired just now.

We got off to a flying start in the New Year of 2010 with the launch of Winchester Skeptics in the Pub and the success of the 10:23 campaign.
As we moved to the end of Feb I was told I needed surgery for bowel cancer which basically ran me face-first at full-tilt into a stone wall.
I’ve had the surgery although I had it twice because the first wasn’t 100% and then my kidneys gave out.
So I’ve been in hospital/ble for a while under the stunning care and superb skills of our NHS doctors and nurses.
It’ll be a while before I get out so it is possible we may have to change the date of the next SitP to the right for a week.

If I’m out and I can hack it I’ll do it but at the moment I can’t even eat or drink so don’t count on it.

A massive thank you to my girlfriend Lin whom without I would be a lot more poorly.

If anyone has any ideas for contingencies let me know.

D

12 comments to Quick update

  • PaulJ

    Best wishes Dave – you’ve been through a lot. Hang on in there.

    PaulJ

  • Gammidgy

    Hope you have a swift recovery. Look forward to seeing you down the Roebuck soon.

  • Hi Dave

    So very sorry to read you are poorly.

    It was great to meet you on the highly succesful first meeting of (the other) WSITP, and I look forward to meeting you again soon.

    Allen Green
    “Jack of Kent”

  • Gordon Wilson

    Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery from a Glasgow skeptic.

  • daSilva_UK

    Sorry to hear you’re ill, all the best for a speedy recovery.

    Gavin Williams
    @dasilva_uk

  • Dave,

    It was a pleasure meeting you at Westminster SITP last month and I’m very sorry indeed to learn that you’ve since been so unwell. Will keep everything crossed – best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Richard

  • Get well soon, many positive vibes (though of course we don’t believe in them) being sent your way.

    Marianne
    @noodlemaz

  • Mike Chapman

    Very sorry to hear of your troubles. I had my bladder removed just over a year ago (cancer) and had similar problems (removing the bladder also involves chopping the bowel about). Still alive and kicking. Hope you improve as I have.

  • Wow, bad luck. Sorry to hear you’ve had an awful time of it.

    But on the other hand, glad to hear that the Wonders Of Modern Science(tm) are working their magic upon you and that you are getting better.

    Also glad to see you weren’t tempted by TT, acupuncture and Viking Reflexology…

  • Dave, I feel gutted for you.

    Hahaha. Ok, that one was below the belt.

    Get well soon, buddy.

  • I feel gutted for me too. About 18 inches of it to be precise.
    I’ve asked the surgeon if I can have the piece so I can blow it up, attach it to a stick and add a couple of bells then use it to hit people who annoy me in work, ;-)

  • Good plan, but in my view using it to alleviate annoyances at work is not making the most of the opportunity. I’m sure you could create a new Woo Theraphy based on hitting people with an inflated length of intestine, and charge a fortune for it.

    If you set up an Ileo-pneumo-percussive therapy institute, I’ll do my best to see that you get OfQuack certified. I’ll bet you’ll be able to charge an extra 10% for being officially certified…

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