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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell Drew me and Danny are asking for him. Hope hes alright.

Kirsty xxxxxx

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if it's stuff like Rankin, Pratchett & Fforde he reads, maybe try some books by Tom Holt? Or Making History by Stephen Fry?

Stross' Halting State could be a bit heavy if he's not massively into computers

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Making History by Stephen Fry?

great book

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a friend sent him up the Stephen Fry on the other night.

Anyways - he has E-coli in his liver.. He is having a wee camera sent into his digestive system to see what has caused it. Possbly a gallstone or something.

Will pass on your good wishes.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some other (obvious) suggestions:
The Hitch-Hickers Guide to the Galaxy & Dirk Gently books by Douglas Adams.
The Red Dwarf novels by Rob Grant &/or Doug Naylor
Colony by Rob Grant is also pretty good

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he has an abcess on his liver. Will find out what they plan to do tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incompetence by rob grant I think would be a good one, but he may burst any stitches he may get laughing Very Happy Hope he is home very soon.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddragon70 wrote:
Halting State by Charles Stross is well worth a look. Damned funny and very clever. I am sure he'd enjoy it.


I bought him this and he is enjoying it! So thank you

Currently they just plan to administer 3 types of anti biotics and see if that kills the infection. otherwise I think they will be trying a different cocktail.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish him luck with the treatment.

If that does fail and they want to try a different cocktail, I'd recommend a caipirinha. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry its a bit late but pass on my best wishes too.
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Sifreynir



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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he is still in there!?!?!

Hopefully he will be able to come home this weekend, but they are doing another CT scan.

*fingers crossed*
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they know what they are gonna do for him?

How's he getting on book-wise?

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very to hear this. Hope for a speedy and full recovery.

Here are some books that aren't specifically humour, but appeal to the same part of my brain as Rankin does...

- Vurt by Jeff Noon
- Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
- The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stevenson (oops, I was almost going to say Gardiner there)
- British Summer Time by Paul Cornell (just been reading this week, only half way through, thoroughly enjoying)

Get well soon!

James

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Sifreynir



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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they know Deep Black they are doing the usual and treating everyone like mushrooms.
Even the nurses don't know anything! He had his CT scan....and the results won't be in until Monday at the earliest. He is now on normal anti biotics and is otherwise doing well....if alot skinnier than when he went in.

He is now making his way thru the rest of Kathy Reichs books. I told him it was a bit of an extreme thing to do just to get all of them.

Just desperate to get home now.

Thanks for the list of those books. Will ask him when I go see him tomorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya folks!

Sorry for the delay in updating this. I finally got out of hospital with 23 days to go to our wedding so myself and my good lady were very busy trying to get all our wedding preparations finalised.

Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes and book recommendations Very Happy

I am getting better and stronger each day.

Myself and my good lady were married on Frigs day 26th June and are currently on our honeymoon Very Happy We have found a place with net access and have been looking at photos of the wedding taken by friends as we are waiting for our own photos and video, which we may not see for another week or so. For those of you on my facebook I'll try and get some photos up as soon as I can.

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