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lung more holey than righteous

Somehow managed to perf a bellow. Am now a guest of RSCH Guildford. Had a drain fitted, unquestionably an OUCH!!!! procedure. Now after 12 days the doc has jubilantly told me, "the surgeons have accepted you!" He made it sound as if I'd been nominated for a BAFTA.

So I'm to be taken up to SW17 for assessment and probably some cutlery work. I'm a little surprised - and not a little apprehensive - considering that I'm some time away from the first bloom of youth and, like most of my generation, engaged quite heavily in tobacco abuse (gave up 15 years  ago). Have any of our band of brothers and sisters had the same experience?

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Hi edwardo, just wanted to wish you all the best for your assessment. Hope things go well for you 💐

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Wishing you well edwardo and good luck to you. Xxx 

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Best wishes Edwardo thinking of u Kathy x

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Good luck x

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Love the expression 'cutlery work'! Wouldn't worry about being far from the first flush of youth, at 72 I thought the same after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer - fortunately my doctor thought otherwise and he was right, I'll be 77 in August! Good luck!

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Hope it all goes well for you, Eduardo.

Tee x

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That's great - age should never be a barrier - good luck for your assessment.

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Good luck

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Good luck Edwardo.  It's only natural you feel nervous, but you are lucky to be having something done about it.

All the best.

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I'm afraid the one time I was in Guilford was attending a really wonderful outdoor festival , but you have my nomination for one seriously brave brother and I'm wishing you a very good outcome Edwardo, I think if we expect it to be , so shall it be! Keeping you in my positive thoughts, huff xxx💙🙆

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Wishing you very good luck. Take care and do keep us all up-to-date with your progress.

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