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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:30 PM
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News of Egon, from Steve to Yellowbird to you...

Egon 02 August 2012

Hi all you wonderful people... I have only good news to report (well, mostly good news): Egon went through the surgery without significant difficulties. The tumor was large and deeply embedded and the procedure took twice as long as expected but was fully successful. There is no doubt this was cancerous (and they have sent the entire scrapings for testing to determine the type of cancer), but there will be no radiation treatment due to his age and the inherent side effects.

The operation was actually on Tuesday, and it now appears that he may be released from prison tomorrow since next Monday is a holiday in Canada and so there will be no services for the three day weekend. It is best that he be home then where he can receive some stimulation. It has however not been decided for sure that he is well enough to be discharged and i will not know until sometime tomorrow.

While his speech is still essentially non existent, his writing and typing has improved some. I do not see though that he will be able to compose and send an email on his own for a few more days at least. I am also unsure that his cognitive abilities have not been affected to some degree by the stroke as his thinking processes seem to be just a little less than optimum. Physically he is close to where he was before both significant events of the past eleven days.

And that is about it. He has read most all of the many emails of concern and good wishes & prayers and is most appreciative - as am I. I am quite sure that he will want to communicate directly as soon as he is more able to do so. Meantime know that he is aware of you all and that he will be most pleased to have a home cooked meal (yes, prepared by me ;-) )

Warm Regards ~ Steve

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Hallo alles, was Sie wunderbare Menschen ... Ich habe nur gute Nachrichten zu vermelden (na ja, meistens gute Nachricht): Egon ging durch die Operation ohne nennenswerte Schwierigkeiten. Der Tumor war groß und tief eingebetteten, und die Prozedur dauerte doppelt so lange wie erwartet, aber war wirklich erfolgreich. Es besteht kein Zweifel war dies krebsartige (und sie haben die ganze scrapings zum Testen, um die Art von Krebs festzustellen geschickt), aber es wird keine Strahlenbehandlung wegen seines Alters und die damit verbundenen Nebenwirkungen.


Die Operation war eigentlich am Dienstag, und es scheint jetzt, dass er aus dem Gefängnis befreien kann morgen da am kommenden Montag ist ein Feiertag in Kanada und so wird es keine Dienstleistungen für die 3 Tage Wochenende. Am besten ist es, dass er zu Hause sein, wo er dann einige Anregung empfangen können. Es hat sich jedoch nicht mit Sicherheit entschieden worden, dass er gut genug, um entlassen werden soll, und ich werde erst irgendwann morgen wissen.

Während seiner Rede ist noch immer im wesentlichen nicht existent, hat sein Schreiben und Tippen etwas verbessert. Ich sehe nicht, obwohl, die er in der Lage zu schreiben und senden Sie eine E-Mail auf seinem eigenen für ein paar Tage wenigstens. Ich bin auch nicht sicher, dass seine kognitiven Fähigkeiten nicht haben zu einem gewissen Grad wurde vom Schlaganfall betroffenen als seine Denkprozesse zu sein nur ein wenig kleiner als optimale scheinen. Körperlich ist er in der Nähe, wo er war, bevor beide bedeutende Ereignisse der letzten 11 Tage.

Und das ist über es. Er hat fast alle der vielen E-Mails von Sorge und die guten Wünsche und Gebete zu lesen und ist sehr dankbar - wie auch Ich. Ich glaube sicher, dass er möchte direkt, sobald er mehr dazu in der Lage ist zu kommunizieren bin. Inzwischen wissen, dass er von Ihnen ist alles, und dass er sich Freut, eine hausgemachte Mahlzeit haben (ja, vorbereitet von mir ;-) )

Herzliche Grüße von Steve

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Egon with Brandy at Steve's (2) July 18 2012
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:47 PM
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God bless, Egon! I greatly admire this wonderful man and send much love and healing light his way.
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That certainly was good news. I hope Egon doesn't become too frustrated before he gets his speech back.
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They power of prayer is great! Hang in there Egon, we love you and miss your emails. Typing and the thought process will get easier when he is home with his family.

Don't give up Egon, you are an inspiration to all of us.

Thanks Steve, Pat and Doug for the updates.
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Steve, Pat and Doug - Thank you so much for the update.

Egon - I am so glad to hear the good news. My prayers are with you everyday. Our prayer circle will keep our arms wrapped around you with prayers for you and your family.

God Bless You, Egon!!!

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I got a personal e-mail from Egon so he must be feeling much better. I can't wait until he can get back to his normal self.

Thanks all for the nice comment. It is my pleasure.
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Just got this too from Egon:
out of the hospital. love egon

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It is amazing that at his age he has been able to recover from a stroke and then undergo major surgery and make it home in only a few days!
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Just got this too from Egon:
out of the hospital. love egon

Yeah!!
Wonderful wonderful news.

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Wonderful news!!! He is, indeed, a trooper. My thanks also to Pat and Doug and the fact that he sent you an email Pat is really encouraging. We'll keep our arms wrapped around him in prayer!

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Wonderful news!!! He is, indeed, a trooper. My thanks also to Pat and Doug and the fact that he sent you an email Pat is really encouraging. We'll keep our arms wrapped around him in prayer!

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I have received several since this one. Guess he's getting bored! That's a good thing, right?
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I have received several since this one. Guess he's getting bored! That's a good thing, right?

thanks Pat, Doug and Steve for the updates.
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Wonderful news! But we've got to keep our prayers going. As active and bright as Egon is, the recovery process is going to be tough! Steve - you are in my prayers too. Being the caretaker is tougher than most people realize but know this - we all appreciate your efforts! In my book, you're looking after precious cargo. Would that there were more people of Egon's make-up! God bless . . . .
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I got the following to all this evening from Egon:

What a wonderful, phenomal, and fanstastic friends I have, I am rich! From far and wide are their emails, wishing speeding recovery, prayer and love - would be impossible in my present condititon to thank them individually and would many month. So to each of your, my heartfelt thanks, I love you all as you have loved me too.
I am wirting this with diffiltulties.
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I got the following to all this evening from Egon:

What a wonderful, phenomal, and fanstastic friends I have, I am rich! From far and wide are their emails, wishing speeding recovery, prayer and love - would be impossible in my present condititon to thank them individually and would many month. So to each of your, my heartfelt thanks, I love you all as you have loved me too.
I am wirting this with diffiltulties.
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Wow, that's awesome news, thanks Pat!! That was a very clear email, really amazing for what all he's been through. Please tell him the Egon Fan Club is rooting for him, we love him, and are sending him prayers and positive thoughts!!
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Such good news. Looks like our Egon is doing well so far. Am thinking of him too and wish him a full and speedy recovery. God Bless him.
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I only found this thread a few days ago, but couldn't stop reading! Thank you to all the people that have kept it going!

What an amazing man! From starting off by himself for a year on a cruise ship and continuing his adventure the next year with his trip to Mexico, followed by cruising on several ships plus all the problems he encountered along the way. I admire his problem solving: from theft, a missing passport and the health set backs he had. Egon is a role model for all cruisers (not just singles). I was saddened that he had to abandon his latest adventure due to health problems and at the same time glad that he made the choice to return to Canada and his son for the treatment he needed for the cancer. The unexpected stroke was terrible but could have been worse if he was on the other side of the world or cruising home. I am sorry Egon did not have the opportunity to cruise on Princess (my favourite line). It would have been a pleasure to sail on the same ship as Egon-- to meet him, listen to him play the piano and to play Scrabble with him.

Pat, when you email Egon, would you please convey my thoughts and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery from his stroke. He is an inspiration for all of us seniors to live each day to the fullest!

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I only found this thread a few days ago, but couldn't stop reading! Thank you to all the people that have kept it going!

What an amazing man! From starting off by himself for a year on a cruise ship and continuing his adventure the next year with his trip to Mexico, followed by cruising on several ships plus all the problems he encountered along the way. I admire his problem solving: from theft, a missing passport and the health set backs he had. Egon is a role model for all cruisers (not just singles). I was saddened that he had to abandon his latest adventure due to health problems and at the same time glad that he made the choice to return to Canada and his son for the treatment he needed for the cancer. The unexpected stroke was terrible but could have been worse if he was on the other side of the world or cruising home. I am sorry Egon did not have the opportunity to cruise on Princess (my favourite line). It would have been a pleasure to sail on the same ship as Egon-- to meet him, listen to him play the piano and to play Scrabble with him.

Pat, when you email Egon, would you please convey my thoughts and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery from his stroke. He is an inspiration for all of us seniors to live each day to the fullest!

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Nice message Gail. All in a nutshell. I have sent it to Egon to brighten his day. Thanks.
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