Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big Family Health problems.

Hi all, I'm afraid I havn't blogged very much lately, due to us volunteering to run the Honda CX-GL MCC SW (N Devon) Rally. As well as recently having our son admitted to the Hospital emergency unit, where a day later he had emergency Surgery to remove a large Cyst from his spine. Right after the operation he contracted Pneumonia and has been in the ICU unit ever since. On our visit today his breathing was much improved and staff were pleased with his progress. The biggest problem is since the operation Roy has lost all feeling from the Waist down, this is very worrying to all. Doctors are very non commital about the level of feeling that may (or not) return.
As soon as we know more I will post again.


Anonymous daffy said...

Please know that you are all in my thoughts. I can't imagine how worrying it must be for everyone and I hope for a full and quick recovery for Roy.
Take care.

7:43 am  
Blogger Patty said...

So sorry to hear this. Perhaps they bumped something close to the spine or they pinched off a nerve. Also if he was given a spinal for the surgery, it sometimes takes a while for all of that to wear off.

We'll keep your son and your family in our prayers.

3:17 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

You and your family are in my thoughts... my best wishes to Roy and I'm sending you all good vibes.... hope they work!

12:45 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

I haven't been blog hopping for a while, so I've just caught up with you, Bob and Sue. I've very sorry to hear about your son's misfortune in hospital. It really makes you wonder about their level of competence these days. Best of British luck to Roy; hope to hear good news on your blog soon.

2:26 pm  

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