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Unread 01-05-2018, 01:39 PM
Roger Slater Roger Slater is offline
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We're all pulling for you, Tim. May your path to full recovery not involve too much discomfort.

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Unread 01-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Susan McLean Susan McLean is offline
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It is good to hear that the cancer was caught at an early stage. I hope that that means that the surgery is relatively easy and the recovery quick and lasting.

Unread 01-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Tim Murphy Tim Murphy is offline
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Thanks to one and all. They just go down your throat and don't open you up, so it's noninvasive surgery. And I have a great model of courage in the face of cancer in Alan. In Sam too. My brother asked a good question, are you afraid of death? I am not. I'll just hand Peter a copy of Devotions and then have a jolly reunion with Alan.
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Maryann Corbett Maryann Corbett is offline
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You will, Tim, but my prayers are that it will be a while yet before you do. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Unread 01-05-2018, 09:36 PM
Terese Coe Terese Coe is offline
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I'm very sorry to hear the news, and happy for you it will not involve surgery, Tim. All courage and fast & easy healing to you!
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Jan Iwaszkiewicz Jan Iwaszkiewicz is offline
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Best wishes my friend. You are never far from my thoughts. What passes for prayer from me is ever yours.

Fond wishes

Unread 01-06-2018, 12:45 AM
Bruce McBirney Bruce McBirney is offline
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Tim, prayers and best wishes for your full and quick recovery from this. I'm glad to hear they found it early.

Best, Bruce
Unread 01-06-2018, 04:29 AM
Brian Allgar Brian Allgar is offline
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My best wishes for a complete and swift recovery, Tim.
Unread 01-07-2018, 09:29 AM
Tim Murphy Tim Murphy is offline
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Thanks again to all for prayers and best wishes. Dr. Johnson stopped in for an hour Friday to view my 21 Charles Becks, hear a couple odes, and compare cognac to calvados. He wants me to go to the Mayo Clinic, where my brother sees a professor of gastroenterology for a precancerous lesion of his own. Here is yesterday's new prayer to Alan. Tim

Pathologist’s Report

We forded Baffinland’s bone-chilling streams
near an inukshuk marked le Cercle Arctique.
Wyoming’s Barnard was our loftiest peak,
I fished trout from Montana’s tarns and streams.

Past our horizon, Anegada Reef,
graveyard of inbound Spanish treasure ships,
grilled lobster buttery on my blistered lips,
decades of sailing never came to grief.

My life already boasts sufficient length,
high adventures in the mountainous West,
serious squalls at sea, a skipper’s test.
Cancer? Alan, look down, lend me your strength.
Unread 01-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Max Goodman Max Goodman is offline
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I'm thinking of you, Tim. All best wishes.
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