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Merry Christmas Philly!

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Philanthropist wrote:How to cure the Greek financial crisis?

Just hand the country back to Turkey. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Now that would be like turkeys voting for Christmas. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good to see you, Philly - I hope you have a good Christmas and the Camp Commandant lets you have a glass or three of something bracing. Take care, mate. :D

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It is with a very heavy heart I have to inform you all that Philly passed away yesterday afternoon.

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I don't know what to say.....

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mcgooley wrote:It is with a very heavy heart I have to inform you all that Philly passed away yesterday afternoon.

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Very sad news.

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So sad news.

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Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Very sad news regarding Phill. My condolences to his friends and family.

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Very sad news, my condolences to his family.

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So, so sad, and so early :(

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In the centre of Laos now, with dodgy internet dropping in and out, and have only just seen this.

Sad to hear of any member's passing, but from what McGooley and Hutch have posted, he had faded very fast, and that is the sad thing about that disease.

Wonderful that he had the spirit to post here until almost the end - only 2 days back on this thread, and he will be greatly missed by all members.

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Another GOMC member gone too soon :( Very sad news.

Rest in Peace Philly, it was nice to have met you and also read your posts here on Stampboards. :(

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The worst possible news, and just after he'd been back here posting.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Lawrence in person, but had several email discussions with him. In those, he was always offering help or freebies to young and new collectors here.

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Very sad news. :cry:

He will be missed not just here but also on other forums. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends.

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I am so sad that now Ron, Bill, Peter and Lawrence have left the building. They were all such a part of our family, whatever the forum, and it is up to us to fill a little of the void they've left.

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I was fortunate to meet Philly a few times over the last 5 years or so when I visited Melbourne. He always struck me as being witty, very intelligent with an intriguing and beguiling sense of humour.

I'll have a quiet glass of a good red wine tonight in his memory.

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Like Tony I think that tonight is a time for a really good wine and to celebrate the life of a decent bloke.

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I just noticed that Muruk is onboard...

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That is fantastic news :D

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Hello Grumps and other Stampboarders.

I arrived back home from hospital on 24 December 2015.

First a big thank you to McGooley and Hutch for staying in touch and being the visitors and relay people, and to all the members who offered encouragement on this thread.

I had an arrangement with Philly that he would look after me from my release from hospital till I could drive home ... but it seems he figured a way out of that.

A word of advice. Do everything in your power to lessen your susceptibility to cancer. The disease is really bad, but the treatment is 1000 times worse.

Just a summary: I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer two years ago. A large and advanced tumor about the size of a doughnut, wrapped around the colon, with an opening the size of a drinking straw. As you can image, it was giving me a lot of trouble.

After a course of radiation and chemotherapy I went in for surgery late in 2014. That went OK. The tumor was removed along with the surrounding lymph nodes. No other growths were found ... the cancer hadn't spread. I was left with a temporary ileostomy while the surgical area healed.

More chemotherapy. This made me so sick I had to stop the treatment short of its full course. The chemotherapy drug had given me pulmonary embolism (blood clots on the lungs). My specialist told me that if I had finished the course of chemotherapy the clots would have killed me.

In April 2015 I reported back to hospital to have my ileostomy reversed ... normally a four day stay. That surgery went well. A few days later an astute nurse noted that my temperature was rising, and sent me to ICU (Intensive Care) where it was determined that my large intestine had ruptured and I was going into toxic shock.

Emergency surgery removed my large intestine, reinstalled my ileostomy which is now permanent, and gave the surgeons a really hard task of cleaning out my abdominal cavity.

I died twice in theatre, and was resuscitated.

The next month I spent in a coma. Twice my family was summoned because I wasn't expected to survive through the night.

The second month I hallucinated on morphine with no concept of the real world except that once in a while someone would ask if I knew where I was. That month I was in Saudi Arabia, Guyana, England, and Canada, all without leaving the hospital bed.

The third month I couldn't move even a finger because of muscle wastage, and couldn't talk because of a tracheostomy.

After that I slowly started to regain strength and mobility, but with serious side issues as a result off the emergency surgery. Heart problems, and hospital strength infections. Fifty tablets a day is no fun either ... all to control hospital induced problems.

On the good side, I no longer have diabetes, having lost 55kg since the cancer kicked in.

I ended up in rehab three times. This is the last stage of treatment before release. The first two times I had infection flare-ups and had to start over in ICU and work my way up again.

At the moment, I still have a drain tube attached and my permanent ileostomy. I may have to report for more surgery. I am walking with a cane now, but can only manage about 20m at a time with a top speed of about 100m per hour. It looks like it will be at least a year until I am as good as I am going to get provided the follow-up surgery doesn't set me back further.

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Muruk, welcome back. It is really great to see you back on the Boards.

Thanks for sharing your journey, which was a difficult one. I have a very good friend who has just gone through about 8 months of surgery followed by Chemo (Oesophagus Cancer). He has just come out the other side and is sooo happy not to have that stuff put into him anymore. He also had lung blood clots from it. After the treatment, and after all he had been through, he then developed Epilepsy. Curiously during the last Chemo treatment. They claim it is nothing to do with it but....

Your operative journey sounds similar to my father. He also had a temporary ileostomy which became permanent due to a colon rupture, much to his dismay.

I wish you all the best for the future.

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Is anyone keeping in touch with old Harry? I can't recall that he even had a PC.
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Bloody hell, Muruk, that sounds like a tough route you've taken there. :shock:

Great to see you back posting and I hope your recovery continues at a good pace. :wink:

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Muruk, sounds you've been to hell and back. Here's wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Best of luck.
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muruk wrote: I am walking with a cane now, but can only manage about 20m at a time with a top speed of about 100m per hour. It looks like it will be at least a year until I am as good as I am going to get provided the follow-up surgery doesn't set me back further.
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Welcome back Muruk.

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mcgooley wrote:
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I imagine he is still looking for a restaurant that serves a PROPER Nasi Goreng. :lol:
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Welcome back muruk - you really have been through a lot, but great to hear that you're out the other side and on the mend.

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Welcome back Muruk and think about Aesop's fable The Hare and the Tortoise, Slow and Steady Wins the Race. :idea:

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Welcome back mate, you are one tough bugger for sure. Take it as easy as you can, as the fighting seems to come easy.

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Welcome back Hans - great to see you posting again and out of the clutches of the medical profession.

Jenny and Anne have been keeping us briefed on your travails.

Warmest wishes for your continued recovery
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I have only just come across the news about Philly. Condolences to his family.

I met him a couple of times in Ron's shop. A cheerful man with a good sense of humour.

A memory of him is receiving an unsolicited email from him where he had thought up a "wise crack" about a comment I had made on this Board.

RIP Lawrence

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Re: 'Ask the Grumpy Old Men's Club A Stamp Question' thread.

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I am sorry for the loss of Philly, :cry: :cry: I only knew him through Stampboards I am sorry for the loss his family is suffering. I always liked his posts and I will miss them.

RIP Philly

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