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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Thank you all so much for your comments they really do give Jaq and I a very warm loved feeling.
The boating community is I think quite special be they leisure or liveaboards and not forgetting those never having stepped on a boat but who just enjoy following others adventures and walking the canals and rivers. Help has come from all sections not forgetting Jane a volunteer locked who helped us down the Stoke Breurne locks. Thanks everyone.

Well still awaiting decisions on what will be palliative treatment as talks are now going on with Stanmore Orthopaedic hospital and another bone specialist unit.
When we get news and family have been informed we will pass news on to you our second family.
After leaving hospital I intend to get some blogging done but my pictures are on the laptop and big fingers on phone is not easy.

If you want to learn anything from my experiences can I offer the following.
Don't put off getting help from nurses be they attached to your GP area or hospice, they can open up quickly other avenues of help.
Also even if you feel healthy but have been toying with an idea of a change in life style or  special trip please don't put it off, life can be so short. There are two special people who I keep nagging to make a trip down that west coast, you know who you are please do it.
As I look back to when I decided to retire after Valerie passing I just give thanks I decided to change things then and not wait till day 65. At 68 I haVe so far, still counting, had 11 years on the boat and a special 5 years with Jaq.


Lesley K said...

Well said Les. 'I wish I had'...doesn't cut it. None of us know how long we have on this world but we all know that the day WILL come when we make our exit. So we should all heed you advice and make the opportunity to do things we hanker after before health or time fails us!
X Lesley K

The Mechanic AKA. Mick Lomax said...

Hi Les and Jaq

I was stunned when I saw the post a couple of days back, just didn't know what to say at that time. It's true what they say, in general you just don't know when your time is going to come, unless it is in a situation like this.

But what can you say in these situations? It is hard to say something different from what you have already heard. Whether it a friend or family member, your emotions change between sadness and anger because of what they are going through. I guess that what human nature is. But remember this, if either of you need to have a chat on the phone, just give me a call and I will call you back. Myself, Dave Cooper and the Cultural Attache (Kevin Blake) are always at the end of a phone.


P.S. If you've lost my number Les, let me know via here and I will text you.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs