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ivan noble on BBC health web site - anyone else shocked?

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MancMum Thu 27-Jan-05 21:43:59

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

nasa Thu 27-Jan-05 21:45:27

OMG how weird I just read this about 2 hours ago, I've been following them on and off. Is that it then? It's so awful , I feel so terrible for his family. agree about Ruth PIcardie's book too

soapbox Thu 27-Jan-05 21:46:21

I know Mancmum - I've followed his diary too and I'm sad that it look like his journey with this awful disease in nearing the end.

Puts a lot of the day to day hassles into perspective doesn't it

Clayhead Thu 27-Jan-05 21:47:45

Just saw it before coming on here.

mumbojumbo Thu 27-Jan-05 22:00:44

I've been following his diary for ages. He has really been an inspiration and his writing has been incredibly moving.

I will miss him. God bless him and his family.

Casmie Thu 27-Jan-05 22:08:12

Oh no I have been following those diaries since the start. I think his children are very similar ages to my own - I know that his wife was pregnant with their second while I was pregnant with ds2.

Have tears in my eyes and am going upstairs now to hug my babies.

highlander Thu 27-Jan-05 23:25:11

I kept kidding myself his diary was going to be a survival story. What an amazing bloke. I'm shocked to read this today, especially bad as we found out yesterday that SIL has breast cancer

Marina Fri 28-Jan-05 12:27:06

Me too Highlander. I am so sad it is not going to work out for him and his family. He's really helped me understand what it can be like living with cancer, what a marvellous guy.

hoxtonchick Fri 28-Jan-05 12:28:49

i was very sad to see this too. and like you, mancmum, ruth picardie's book affected me very much too.

best wishes to your sister in law highlander.

Pamina3 Fri 28-Jan-05 12:34:28

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suedonim Fri 28-Jan-05 16:08:01

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?

Christie Fri 28-Jan-05 16:45:35

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tamum Fri 28-Jan-05 16:51:42

Oh no . I've been following his columns too, and the last one didn't sound too good but I haven't seen this one yet. How unbearably sad.

MancMum Tue 01-Feb-05 11:02:48

just read he has died... god how awful - his poor wife and those 2 little babes.....

Gwenick Tue 01-Feb-05 11:05:38

oh how sad - I only started reading his columns recently - but read back through all of the ones he made.

When he wrote that last column he must have known how close his death was and what an incredibly brave man for making such an inspiring last writing when he knew it was so imminent

suedonim Tue 01-Feb-05 13:27:30

It was the first news story I saw when I logged on just now. Very sad. Somehow, you always hope for a miracle, don't you?

Casmie Tue 01-Feb-05 14:31:07

Writer Ivan Noble dies at 37

suedonim Fri 20-May-05 15:58:20

Thought I'd just add this link about a book that's coming out by Ivan Noble. The article has a lovely interview with his wife.

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