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Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Some of you know that I have been unwell recently. I saw the surgeon yesterday afternoon and will be having a relatively minor operation at the end of January. It will be unpleasant but nothing for anyone (except for me, because I am a confirmed coward of the first order) to worry about.


Dave said...

All my best to you Jon.
As a fellow coward when it comes to medical stuff, just remember, the thought of having stuff done is actually worse than actually having something done!


C-E C said...

I'm with Dave, all the best. And think how much better you'll feel when it's over and done with and you're not suffering any more. God bless

Liz xxx

Nick Redfern said...

Same here Jonny: all the very best for the op, and make a speedy recovery!