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ivan noble on BBC health web site - anyone else shocked?
might be the only person who reads his column... but for those who don't know he is a man in his mid thirties diagnosed in 2002 with a brain tumour - he had fought it off twice and since diagnosis had his second child and married - his column is so thought provoking and now he has just written his final one ... just feel so sad that it looks like he is now dying - just feel so sad - almost like I know him and his family...
I know I should not read these columns - took me ages to stop crying over Ruth Picardie's book... thesethings really make me put my petty problems firmly into context.. and the bin
I've been following Ivan's story since the start and was very shocked and so sad to see the latest column, which is to be his final one. What a man, he just makes me feel so humble.
His experience has been poignant for us as a good friend of ours died of an inoperable brain tumour about 18mths ago. Astonishingly, J told absolutely no one about the diagnosis - even his wife only found out about it a week before he died. J never missed a beat; even now, I can't believe that the last time we saw him, he knew he was dying but was the same J we'd always known. People are amazing, aren't they?