Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dear reader,

On Monday January 9, 2017 I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has already metastasized to my liver. The primary tumour has encircled a major artery, so cannot be removed surgically, though something can probably be done to reduce its size.

The cancer was detected on a CT scan. A previous CT scan done last May showed nothing.

I may post something here from time to time, but my focus from here forward will not allow me to spend much time on this blog.

Alan Chattaway

1 comment:

Martin Vlietstra said...

Hi Alan,

A quick not e to let you know that I am saddened to hear of your cancer. All that I can do is to wish you strength in coping with it.

I discovered your blog when I was "surfing the web" following up old acquaintances. Just to let you know, I left South Africa in 1978 and have been living in the United Kingdom since then.


Martin Vlietstra (vlietstra@btinternet.com)