A bit harsh mate - he has throat cancer and therefore can't swallow normally.simonali said:
All strength to your brother toekneep. The pictures serve to illustrate history, memory and contrasting fortunes. We are sometimes strong, but always vunerable. It's sad to see.toekneep said:The cause is irrelevant in my opinion, it's still sad to see somebody in such a state. My brother in law has just started his treatment for throat cancer and he is suffering horribly.
+1Billloudon said:Don't care who or what he is or did! I wish you a speedy recovery or a peaceful end if that is the prognosis.
We will all go some day and I for one would wish folk to forgive all the faults I had!
Sorry to be so serious and morbid.
Ditto. Some memories too painful. My Dad looked just like this as he was unable to swallow (swallow reflex part of brain eaten away by Pick's disease) and he lost a shed load of weight before he passed away.661-Pete said:Well, I'm about a year younger than Higgins. I look at the photos of him, and I think a lot of thoughts. And memories - lots of them. Some of them are memories I would rather not awaken - but they're there all the same. Like that good-natured and genial family friend I knew as a kindly 'uncle' when I was a small child. I remembered how that person looked, in his prime. I also remembered how he looked the last time I saw him (he was dying of stomach cancer - aged mid 60s).
Perhaps when Higgins passes on - as he will surely, and probably sooner rather than later - people will remember him for his good times - his genius and brilliance at the table. Not these sad images.