E. Comp Derek Marpole update 13th November 2017

Comp Derek Marpole has had a number of concerns, first an important operation on his Prostrate in September he had four days in hospital – successful and given the all–clear.

But last month he was taken into hospital again on a Saturday evening with a blockage, Pre-med on the Monday then a longer operation Tuesday to remove cancer in the large colon. This second op. has of course knocked him back having spent 11 days in hospital. Yesterday he said how good the hospital care was – but the ‘warmed up food’ not so unappealing.

Since being home he has suffered two urinary infections, but these have cleared up and he does take a short walk, all under the watchful care of Penny.

The villagers in Coker have been very supportive and he has had 30 cards from them alone. Brotherly Love Chapter has sent a get well card, and he has had several visitors.

RA Chapter Installation is on Thursday,  Derek was to Install J.  E Comp John Pinder has agreed to do this and E Comp Colin Vine will act as H until Derek is feeling up to it – which will not be before February 2018.

We all wish him well, but I thought members would like to have this update on Derek & Penny (Tel 01945 863055  M 07966 237257).

John Hawkins
Chapter Almoner
M 07710 180847