[DWJ] Intro

Judith Ridge judith.ridge at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 08:31:10 EDT 2009

Thanks Minnow. Still holding my breath for the path report, but relieved to
hear that Diana has come through the surgery, even as nasty as it all


2009/7/17 Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk>

> Charlie Butler wrote:
>> I took the Get Well card round to DWJ today, and she was very touched and
>> pleased. She'll be going into hospital this week, so please beam your
>> thoughts in the general direction of Bristol over the next few days.
> My information, in a short phone call I made from Sweden, is that she had
> the operation for her lung cancer on Tuesday, and had the growth itself and
> one lobe of her left lung removed; this was followed by internal bleeding
> that was discovered while she was in the recovery room and required another
> immediate operation late in the evening to correct it followed by intensive
> care overnight, but by one in the afternoon on Wednesday she was back in an
> ordinary ward and being bullied by a physio about coughing enough.  Her
> husband said that she was better than he had expected after two invasive
> operations in so short a time, and another report via phone yesterday
> indicates that she is said to be recovering faster than had been expected.
> They haven't yet done the biopsy and so we can't know how malignant it all
> might be, but so far the crossed fingers all over the world seem to be doing
> the job, so it would be good if everyone kept them that way until she is
> definitely known to be out of the wood.
> Minnow (more relieved than words can say)
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