I’m writing this on the 8th of July, that is the day before having the surgery to remove the cancer in my colon along with a bit of the colon as well.
Paula will contact Iain, my web master, to let him know that this message should be sent out as, by then, she would have received word that I was in the recovery room after the surgery. Or, better still, back on the ward and wide awake. That, at least, is the plan. With any luck all will go to plan.
I do want to thank all of you, friends, family, past students, colleagues who have sent very kind messages by email and actual cards and letters wishing me well. So many that it is almost overwhelming and I ask your indulgence for using this blog as a method of responding. I really had no idea so many of you read my blog. Please keep reading and responding even when I’m back to full health.
Just for the fun of it I’m going to include a self-portrait that I did when I was 17. Caught sight of myself in the bathroom mirror. That is 59 years ago!
This is how I looked once.