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Into hospital tomorrow

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Roger Hicks, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    Good luck Roger but I’m sure you won’t need it.
  2. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I hope that all goes well.
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Best wishes Roger, hope everything is ok.
  4. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Get well soon Roger
  5. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Best wishes to you, hope everything goes ok. I was just thinking, based on the way NHS hospitals are going 'downhill' at the moment, you'd probably come out dyed a different colour! ...
  6. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I thought Roger was in France - where they don't have any such problems...
  7. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    I should have made it clearer that I was comparing the funding of Frances' hospital system to that in the UK
  8. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    It sounds like a problem with your white balance - have you tried taking a reading from a neutral gray card?

    Seriously though, I hope everything goes well and and that you're back among us with a less lemony hue soon.

    Cheers, Jeff
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  9. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Get well soon
  10. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    See you in a week or so, Roger. Be courteous to the medical staff, especially the ones who 'refresh' the parts that others may not mention. Hope you've delivered a number of advance articles for our favourite photography magazine.
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Hope all goes well, and you have a positive experience of French healthcare.
  12. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    The service is magnificent. Rolled up "cold" yesterday at Loudun hospital with no more than a letter from my GP and within hours had ultrasound, CAT scan and blood tests. Later that day, transferred to the teaching hospital at Poitiers. Expecting to see the consultant any minute now (nearly mid-day). More news after I've spoken to him!

    Thanks for all the good wishes.


  13. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Just saw this thread. Best wishes Roger. I hope all goes well.
  14. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    Hey up, Roger, this is a bit of 'blind-sider'.
    I trust all will go well .
    We have missed your posts.

    Best wishes for a speedy return home
  15. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Yeah, well, could be worse -- but not a lot. Ultrasound and CAT scan point to liver and pancreatic cancer. That's what a career in journalism will do to you. Hoping to go home for tonight but will have to be back in tomorrow evening. Biopsies and bilirubin drainage next week. Decide on treatment (or otherwise) on the results of the biopsy.

    Cheers (if that's the right word),

  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh Roger. I'm so sorry to hear your news. That looks like a heck of a good hospital you are with. I wish you the best of treatment and hopes for a good outcome.
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  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    As Kate says, I hope the outcome is positive.

    Not nice either way though.

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  18. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry to hear this, Roger, and I hope that the next tests hold better news.

    I understand, from what you (and others) have said, that the French Health Service is first class. All the very best.
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  19. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Everything that Kate said squared.
    Best of everything including luck
  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not much else to say, other than wishing you all the best Roger.

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