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Old 27th January 2013, 03:53 PM   #41
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Old 27th January 2013, 04:12 PM   #42
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Old 27th January 2013, 05:15 PM   #43
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Old 27th January 2013, 06:39 PM   #44
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Thumbs up Positive thinking.....

Mark will get well - if we all think and pray for a sound recovery.....

The best wishes for the long road with many fine things in life - that lies before you Mark!!

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Old 28th January 2013, 03:51 AM   #45
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Mark,
I really wish you all the best and get well soon.
I've PM you my mobile no. If you need any help, pls feel free to call me.
Take care!
Mark
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Old 29th January 2013, 05:17 AM   #46
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Best wishes for a quick recovery !!

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Old 29th January 2013, 11:40 AM   #47
StevenZ is offline StevenZ  United States
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Mark, I'm sorry to hear the bad news. Cancer runs in my family so it is a very real problem to look forward to. I wish you all the best and may a healing hand be laid upon you in this time of need.

Stay positive and insightful and all will be well. Today's medicine will get you through it as well as a great attitude. Laugh, smile, and live life for the day.

Cheers,
Steven
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Old 30th January 2013, 02:30 AM   #48
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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Mark. We look forward to many more years of the innovations that have made your brand what it is.
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Old 30th January 2013, 10:38 PM   #49
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Hello Chaps,
Many many thanks for all your words of kindness and encouragement. Its most heartwarming and has helped me much to cope with the situation.

I was admitted to hospital as an emergency with a blockage in my intestines, initially suspected appendicitis. I was in allot of pain so fast further examination (CT scan and X rays) revealed a tumour in the mid colon a tad bigger than a golf ball. It had compressed the colon wall. Fortunately a top-draw surgeon and gastroenterologist were on hand a devised a cunning plan to save the day. The operated on me and managed to push the tumour to one side using a Stent. This was critical as it allowed my to function again and afforded the opportunity to perform 2 more operations, the major being Laparoscopic.

The Laparoscopic procedure is more efficient, much less invasive, leaves me with more of guts in tact and lets me escape hospital with 7 days of the operation.

Overall, the outlook is looking promising. My tumour is a stage 2 (and a bit), the PET scan showed no spreading to other parts of my body. So I'll be in surgery this Monday and Tuesday (4/5th Feb.). Hopefully by Thursday/Friday, I'll be functioning, possibly getting bored so I'll have the laptop with me.

I'll do my best to resume normal service in the coming 2 weeks. I'll need around 1 month plus to fully recover. The Doc's told me to take it easy and rest, which sounds very boring to me. I guess its going to take that time to recover my strength as I'm currently physically weaker than normal due to limited food intake.

Anyway, the main thing is there's a plan in place and I can now look forward to resuming work on the Alpair 8, possibly a woofer etc etc.

All the best to you and once again, many many thanks for your kind support.

Cheers
Mark.

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