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

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MancMum · 27/01/2005 21:43

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

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nasa · 27/01/2005 21:45

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 · 27/01/2005 21:46

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 · 27/01/2005 21:47

Just saw it before coming on here.

mumbojumbo · 27/01/2005 22:00

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 · 27/01/2005 22:08

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 · 27/01/2005 23:25

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 · 28/01/2005 12:27

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 · 28/01/2005 12:28

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.

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suedonim · 28/01/2005 16:08

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?

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tamum · 28/01/2005 16:51

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 · 01/02/2005 11:02

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

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Gwenick · 01/02/2005 11:05

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 · 01/02/2005 13:27

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 · 01/02/2005 14:31

Writer Ivan Noble dies at 37

suedonim · 20/05/2005 15:58

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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