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Subject: [Leica] My wife - thanks!
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:16:41 -0500
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are keeping you guys in our hearts

have a speeedy recovery


On Nov 17, 2012, at 8:18 PM, "Douglas Barry" <imra at> wrote:

> A very rough period for both of you, Gerry, I hope all goes well.
> My wife and I are spinning through the same rinse cycle in that particular 
> hellish washing machine right now. G was diagnosed in the latter part of 
> August - primary breast cancer with lots of secondary tumours in her 
> bones. Missed by two doctors when she went to them about her bad back. 
> Took a third visit and a demand for an MRI to determine the real problem. 
> Specialist team are great though. However, no promise of cure either, but 
> they're hoping it can be controlled. I could fill several pages on the 
> various operations and hospital stays, but...
> Anyway she was released home yesterday three inches shorter than she used 
> to be, but hopefully things will pick up from now on.
> Personally, photography has gone out the window in a blizzard of domestic 
> duties. It's certainly an altered life.
> Douglas
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Walden" <gerry.walden at>
> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
> Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2012 6:41 AM
> Subject: [Leica] My wife - thanks!
>> Thank you all for your support and prayers. I have been with this family 
>> of fellow LUGites for many years and really value your friendship, 
>> experience and support.
>> The hospital that is treating my wife is one of the leading cancer 
>> hospitals in Europe, if not the world, and to have that facility only 5 
>> miles (8 km) from us is a Godsend. They really know their job and have 
>> been wonderful, as have the support mechanism (the MacMillan nurses 
>> etc.). We have had full explanations of everything which is happening, 
>> what will happen and why. Unfortunately they cannot give us the one thing 
>> that we are longing for at the moment - a cast iron promise of a cure. 
>> Nobody can! All I do know is that they are giving Pat the best possible 
>> chance. And, thankfully, it is all free under our state system.
>> As for the hair loss, she is not worried at all about it, considering it 
>> a minor problem on the way to recovery. She wanted the photo so that she 
>> could show them how she wanted the (free) wig styled.
>> Thank you again friends for being there,
>> Gerry
>> Gerry Walden
>> +44 (0)23 8046 3076 or
>> +44 (0)797 287 7932
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