Date Listed Name of Member Location Illness Point of Contact State Modify
13 Apr 20Frank BenfieldCurrently homeDear Friends.
For a week or more, I’ve been wanting to craft this story of my recent journey into poor health of the brain cancer kind. Hopefully it won’t be too detailed for you readers. It is something of a chronology and I’ll begin on 08 February 2020 at Mooloolaba Beach public toilet when at about 9.00am I experienced a serious seizure of unknown origin before passing out in the dunny. I was recovered by the Life Savers and Clare and then the paramedics who took me off for admission to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) which is quite close to our house. That admission led to a comprehensive range of blood tests, scans and analyses. ON 27 February 2020 an MRI at Nambour hospital provided a confirmed diagnosis of the large aggressive, inoperable brain tumour that had taken up residence in the back of my skull and we were told was resistant to treatment. The prognosis is grim, I’m sorry to say. Subsequent surgical biopsy confirmed all of those adjectives and fin
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05 Apr 20Frank BenfieldHomePlease find more updates on Frank from Digger Davies and Frank him self as at last night 4 April.
I spoke to Frank this afternoon and he is home after the biopsy.
He sounded in good spirits and said they were waiting for the oncologists from Sunshine Coast hospital and RBH to plan a course of treatment.
Frank and Clare went for a slow and careful walk to the beach this morning and had their compulsory coffee. Can’t keep a good man down.
I believe he has to wait a while for the biopsy operation to clear before any treatment can commence.
He was saying if he has to have either Radium or Chemotherapy the Sunshine Coast Hospital is not far away from their home.
I know it’s not much news but I shall keep you all informed as soon as I am told anything.
Let’s All keep Safe,
ATB
Digger

Thanks so very much Digger and Alison. You’re friendship is invaluable and I’m finding your friendship and that of the others who h
Digger & Alison QLD

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17 Aug 19Phillip BondWe received the following regarding the health of Phillip Bond.
Hi,
I have been unable to attend the RAQ monthly meetings as I have had health problems for the last 3-4 months, I am presently back home after spending 14 days in hospital and am laid up for another 6 weeks with a spacer replacement in my right leg with no knee. After the 6 weeks I’ll be going back into surgery to remove the spacer and fit a newer prosthetic knee so the situation is I’ll be of the radar till November/ December.
Regards to all Phillip Bond
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16 Aug 19Trevor (TC) HawkinsUpdate 3

From T.C. Hawkins daughter

Hi ! Dad had 3rd operation this afternoon to remove all the infected fatty tissue that was used to replace hole in head and replaced with muscle from behind the ear. Will need spinal drain for a few more days.

Thank you to everyone for prayers and concern

Update 2, From T.C. Hawkins daughter

Hi ! Dad had 3rd operation this afternoon to remove all the infected fatty tissue that was used to replace hole in head and replaced with muscle from behind the ear.

Will need spinal drain for a few more days. Thank you to everyone for prayers and concern.

from T.C. Hawkins Daughter
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04 Jun 19Glen DixonHomeGlen returned home yesterday are having heart surgery, a valve replacement and a stent. He is doing wellN/AQLD

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14 Apr 19Dave (Macca) MacDonaldAt HomeOnThursday 4 April 19 David MacDonald (Macca) was rushed to emergency at Wesley Private Hospital having a major heart attack.
He thought he’d been suffering heartburn for 4 days.
The Cardiologist was shaking his head in disbelief of his survival after installing 5 stents.
We are all so truly blessed to still have you with us today

We were also forced to take on another challenge with the discovery of Bowel Cancer.
It’s unfortunate, but thankfully found with all the diligence of the medical teams at Wesley PH
The pending operations will sadly be a slower process due to your heart attack recovery but Trust me, we WILL overcome this obstacle too.

I phoned Macca today and he is in good spirit, I plan to visit him in the next week or so, will keep you updated.
Barry ShipwayQLD

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23 Oct 18Peter LarardHave received the following from Frank Benfield
Below is the message from Peter's Daughter Kerri

First, Peter Larard is gravely unwell with Alzheimer’s disease according to an email from his eldest daughter Kerri. Peter’s situation has declined rapidly over the last month. He struggles to speak, is unable to walk, sit, stand or move about without the assistance of two carers. He struggles to eat due to swallowing difficulties and needs help with toileting and personal hygiene. He has a life expectancy of 6 months and may not see Christmas. Kerri closed her email with the following poignant comments

“I guess we have the next few months to say goodbye.
This could be his last Christmas, I remember having that same thought about Mum.
He doesn't deserve it, but no one really does. Will keep you posted.
Love. Kerri.”
Frank BenfieldQLD

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23 Oct 18Ray “Digger” DaviesHave received the following from Frank Benfield

Ray who is in Redcliffe hospital with pneumonia and another condition but hopes to be discharged in the very near future.
Digger’s circumstances are nowhere near as dire as Peter’s
Frank BenfieldQLD

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27 May 18Fred NielsenHomeFred is going into Holy Spirit Hospital Northside to have an operation on one knee. He expects to be in hospital about a week. Will keep you informed of his progress.N/AQLD

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16 May 16Ron PerryGold Coast private
emails of support for Ron can be sent to Meg. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ron had a nasty fall when I was with him at the Arcare Coffee Shop on Monday. He was taken in the ambulance to the new Gold Coast Private (previously Allamanda).
He has a pelvic and pubis rami fracture (which is the worst one). He is battered and bruised and I am surprised he didn't break every bone in his body. He's had osteoporosis for years.
He is confined to bed and is not supposed to put weight on the leg as it will aggravate the fracture.
Because of his advanced dementia, he does not understand and continues to move causing excruciating pain.
He is on morphine which will continue until he improves (??) or needs palliative care. The Doctor is saying that if he can control the pain, Ron may have to go back to the Nursing Home with a morphine patch.

Regards
Jim Hislop

For more information please contact John on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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19 Feb 16John PutlandHe is still in full time care at Warrina Lakes in Innisfail,NQ. Just to update queries I have had on John Putland.
He is still in full time care at Warrina Lakes in Innisfail,NQ. He has been moved into a larger room and is ok. He is being well cared for by the nursing staff
Charlie Chase. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.QLD

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18 Feb 16Charles StoodleySt Vincents Pallative Care
I spoke with his wife Dawn today and she confirmed Charles is in Holy Spirit Northside until Monday when he will be transferred to St Vincents Pallative Care

Dawn also confirmed that Charles has cancer, weighs 56kg and it is only a matter of time

Kingsley Pocock by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.QLD

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David MacDonald (Macca)Currently at homeOn Thursday 4 April 19 David MacDonald (Macca) was rushed to emergency at Wesley Private Hospital having a major heart attack. He thought he’d been suffering heartburn for 4 days. The Cardiologist was shaking his head in disbelief of his survival after installing 5 stents. We are all so truly blessed to still have you with us today

We were also forced to take on another challenge with the discovery of Bowel Cancer. It’s unfortunate, but thankfully found with all the diligence of the medical teams at Wesley PH

The pending operations will sadly be a slower process due to your heart attack recovery but Trust me, we WILL overcome this obstacle too.

I phoned Macca today and he is in good spirit, I plan to visit him in the next week or so, will keep you updated.

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Dave (Macca) McdonaldAt HomeOnThursday 4 April 19 David MacDonald (Macca) was rushed to emergency at Wesley Private Hospital having a major heart attack.

He thought he’d been suffering heartburn for 4 days.

The Cardiologist was shaking his head in disbelief of his survival after installing 5 stents.

We are all so truly blessed to still have you with us today



We were also forced to take on another challenge with the discovery of Bowel Cancer.

It’s unfortunate, but thankfully found with all the diligence of the medical teams at Wesley PH

The pending operations will sadly be a slower process due to your heart attack recovery but Trust me, we WILL overcome this obstacle too.

I phoned Macca today and he is in good spirit, I plan to visit him in the next week or so, will keep you updated.
Barry ShopwayQLD

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