[DWJ] Diana's health

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Fri May 29 10:58:21 EDT 2009

Thanks for letting us know.  I'm sure we are all sending mental get well 
wishes and that should help.

Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL

Minnow wrote:
> Diana has asked me to let the list know that she is apologetically having
> to say she can't make it to the conference in Bristol.  There is a strong
> chance that by August she will be in no fit state to do anything much
> outside her house even if she isn't in hospital at the time, what with one
> thing and another.  So she feels that saying so now is only fair.  This is
> on the website, because Charlie knows and has put it there, but it may not
> have reached everyone on the list here who may be planning their trip to
> the conference.
> I have been authorised to tell people that she has been diagnosed as having
> three cracked bones in her spine as the result of a fall on her stairs (in
> the bit they can't operate on easily because other things get in the way
> and so didn't do anything to last time round), hepatitis or at least a
> liver that is behaving as if she had been having hepatitis and giving her
> or possibly being caused by a calcium and a vitamin D deficiency (it was
> hurrying to answer the door to someone come to do blood-tests for this that
> led to her fall), and lung cancer.  Or as she might put it, "if it's not
> one thing, it's *three* things, and I call it downright unreasonable of
> it!"
> She has also asked me to reassure people that because a chest x-ray was
> done in the course of trying to find out what on earth was going on, the
> cancer has been caught very early and is small and operable.
> Even so, any operation leaves a person unfit to do anything much for a
> while after it, so crying off before she is forced to seemed to her the
> only thing to do.
> Minnow
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