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  • Murbs 6 Nov 2019 22:58:12 24,751 posts
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    Actually, if you think thatís a coincidence, the woman who works in our local post office was in the same restaurant as us in Cornwall last week.

    All right. You can have the win.
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Nov 2019 07:52:54 7,299 posts
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    Let's keep it 100. Your coincidence is out of this world. Totally uncanny. What are the chances. Mods? Please rename this thread.

    ;)
  • Vice.Destroyer 16 Dec 2019 08:23:24 7,299 posts
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    Quick little update. My dad is still in hospital now. He has been moved to a hospital with a specialist ENT team, to help him with his speech therapy. Last week, for the first time in 61 days (!) he has had his first solid meal. Which is great, because he had not been able to swallow up until this point. And if you can't swallow, they don't discharge you. But yes, things have been trending towards a positive ending since the first week in hospital, way back in October. But progress is slow and steady. But great.
  • Ror 16 Dec 2019 12:44:40 19,985 posts
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    Glad to hear he's on the up, VD.
  • Jono62 16 Dec 2019 16:32:52 24,841 posts
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    Great news.
  • Armoured_Bear 16 Dec 2019 16:37:49 28,701 posts
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    VD, you and your dad are superstars.
    Wishing your dad a great recovery.
  • smugla 16 Dec 2019 17:23:56 2,265 posts
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    My dad went into and A and E with stomach pains and had to have surgery as he had a burst ulcer all went well until they decided to feed him with tp drip the
    Next day and opened the hole again. The surgeon also nicked a artery and he started to bleed and had to be transfered to the royal free to put a copper stent. Due to the loss of blood pressure he suffered a stroke. Hes been in hospital for 4 months as it took 3 for the hole to close
    Hes been in rehab for a week and.the doctors called me today said they cant help him recover and needs 24hour care for the rest of his life :(
  • Vice.Destroyer 16 Dec 2019 23:19:09 7,299 posts
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    Thank you for your kind words, gents.

    @smugla Sometimes, there are no words. I am very sorry to hear about your father. That is truly awful. I wish there was something that I could say. All I will say is I'll keep your dad and the rest of your family in my thoughts. And wish him all the best for whatever comes next.
  • spindle9988 17 Dec 2019 01:56:50 5,113 posts
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    Great story mate. Really glad everything worked out for you all.
  • Dougs 17 Dec 2019 07:19:06 93,664 posts
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    @smugla sorry to hear that. Not much anyone can say other than I hope it improves and the docs are wrong. They often are
  • DUFFMAN5 17 Dec 2019 08:28:53 25,719 posts
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    @smugla
    Sorry to hear, I assume you will get help and have other siblings, family ?
    All the best.
  • DUFFMAN5 17 Dec 2019 08:40:23 25,719 posts
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    Morning all I was not going to post and even then I was not sure where to post but here seems a good place.

    I lost my dad last Thursday and although ill (he had IPF) we were told he had between 3-5 years. Well he must have been diagnosed late as he was told early last year and as I say he passed away 12.12.19, eight days after his 71st Birthday.

    Luckily when admitted he was fully conscious and "all about" so we all had time to see him, he thought he would be coming out...Which is very upsetting. he did deteriorate very fast :( though.

    I, well me and my sister, (I have 2 but one doesn't cope that well) have been doing a lot of running around since then. My mum is coping well, although divorced, she and my dad where friends and saw each other weekly.

    They were married 37 years, having got married at 16!!!!!

    Anyway, Carpe Diam fellow EGers
    X
  • smugla 17 Dec 2019 09:09:30 2,265 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5

    Nope its just me my mum with later stage dementia and a seven year old . Im sorry for your loss my friend
  • Salaman 17 Dec 2019 09:10:53 23,812 posts
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    CRICKEY!

    Glad all is well VD. Congrats on your new brother.

    edit: only read the original posts from Vice before replying.

    My condolences.

    Edited by Salaman at 11:10:31 17-12-2019
  • Armoured_Bear 17 Dec 2019 09:17:20 28,701 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Morning all I was not going to post and even then I was not sure where to post but here seems a good place.

    I lost my dad last Thursday and although ill (he had IPF) we were told he had between 3-5 years. Well he must have been diagnosed late as he was told early last year and as I say he passed away 12.12.19, eight days after his 71st Birthday.

    Luckily when admitted he was fully conscious and "all about" so we all had time to see him, he thought he would be coming out...Which is very upsetting. he did deteriorate very fast :( though.

    I, well me and my sister, (I have 2 but one doesn't cope that well) have been doing a lot of running around since then. My mum is coping well, although divorced, she and my dad where friends and saw each other weekly.

    They were married 37 years, having got married at 16!!!!!

    Anyway, Carpe Diam fellow EGers
    X
    Sorry to hear , condolences, mate.
  • LegendaryApe 17 Dec 2019 09:19:00 1,992 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Morning all I was not going to post and even then I was not sure where to post but here seems a good place.

    I lost my dad last Thursday and although ill (he had IPF) we were told he had between 3-5 years. Well he must have been diagnosed late as he was told early last year and as I say he passed away 12.12.19, eight days after his 71st Birthday.

    Luckily when admitted he was fully conscious and "all about" so we all had time to see him, he thought he would be coming out...Which is very upsetting. he did deteriorate very fast :( though.

    I, well me and my sister, (I have 2 but one doesn't cope that well) have been doing a lot of running around since then. My mum is coping well, although divorced, she and my dad where friends and saw each other weekly.

    They were married 37 years, having got married at 16!!!!!

    Anyway, Carpe Diam fellow EGers
    X
    My condolences to you and your family
  • LegendaryApe 17 Dec 2019 09:19:38 1,992 posts
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    smugla wrote:
    My dad went into and A and E with stomach pains and had to have surgery as he had a burst ulcer all went well until they decided to feed him with tp drip the
    Next day and opened the hole again. The surgeon also nicked a artery and he started to bleed and had to be transfered to the royal free to put a copper stent. Due to the loss of blood pressure he suffered a stroke. Hes been in hospital for 4 months as it took 3 for the hole to close
    Hes been in rehab for a week and.the doctors called me today said they cant help him recover and needs 24hour care for the rest of his life :(
    Very sorry to hear that mate
  • Dougs 17 Dec 2019 09:58:07 93,664 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 Sorry for your loss. :(
  • Vice.Destroyer 17 Dec 2019 10:22:10 7,299 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 My condolences, Duff. Life is, was they say, so fragile. Carpe Diem, indeed.

    All the best to you and your family.
  • DUFFMAN5 17 Dec 2019 10:58:42 25,719 posts
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    Thank you all for your condolences. x
  • Vortex808 17 Dec 2019 11:18:02 13,758 posts
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    Aw Duff, so sorry to read that. Hope you're all coping as best you can.

    :(
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Jan 2020 15:47:19 7,299 posts
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    My dad is leaving the hospital today. By my count, that makes 85 days in hospital!
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Jan 2020 17:58:35 25,719 posts
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    @Vice.Destroyer
    All the best to your pa, 👍
  • RobAnybody 7 Jan 2020 17:59:56 2,129 posts
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    Excellent news. You must all be very relieved.
  • Doomspoon 12 Jan 2020 14:38:23 3,033 posts
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    Crikey! That's a hell of a lot to be going through together, here's to a continued strong recovery. That's mad about the unknown brother too, glad there's been a happy reunion.
  • Vice.Destroyer 13 Jan 2020 10:49:46 7,299 posts
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    @Doomspoon Thanks, 'spoon. I may get my brother's kids to start playing Pinball FX2. To beat your infuriating scores. Let the feud be passed on to the next generation. Because I'm petty. And better!
  • Vice.Destroyer 2 Mar 2020 13:42:28 7,299 posts
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    To bookend this thread, my dad was able to lead a service again for the first time since October last year, this past Sunday. He invited the consultant who operated on him, to speak.



    And finally, this is what it looks like, after a man has almost lost his life and spent 85 days in hospital. His voice has lost all of its bass, but we are lucky to still have him.

  • JonFE 2 Mar 2020 20:47:40 2,003 posts
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    Glad to see your dad made a full recovery VD :)
  • Jono62 2 Mar 2020 22:07:15 24,841 posts
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    That's great. Glad he's still around.
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