It is with great regret that I am asking you to remember in your prayers my father in law, Ben.
Ben was diagnosed with right tonsillar cancer on December 27th 2007. Following investigation he underwent a bilateral neck dissection, removal of tumor and partial glossectomy in February. He returned from hospital at the end of March and fairly quickly commenced combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
His final treatments were on Tuesday and he was found dead on Thursday.
A post mortem has now been called for by the GP but whatever the outcome, he is gone.
The treatment he had was gruelling but he faced it with great dignity and fortitude remaining jovial till the untimely end.
We have subsequently been told that he had secondary lung cancer which he had no idea about. I am grateful that he was spared that news and passed away peacefully in his sleep. He underwent his treatment full of optimism about his future and died looking forward to the next day and believing that he still had a good chance of survival.
To those of you who are currently undergoing treatment I wish you all the strength, love and luck in the world.
Good night Ben and God Bless.