Tools and items of interest to shedders are available for private sale by contacting Ann on 0418 606 709.
The items are located in Urunga.
by Ray Meyer
Firstly I'd like to apologise for my absence the past 12 months. A high blood pressure reading alerted me to possible problems, which turned out to be esophageal cancer. I was diagnosed in October, had radiation and chemotherapy in December, and after 2 months recovery, my esophagus was removed in March this year. Part of my stomach was also removed, and the remainder was reshaped into a new esophagus. I'm happy to report that I am now cancer free, and recovering well. My wife was also diagnosed earlier this year with a lung tumour, which was removed, along with a whole lung lobe, in April. She is still trying to get her breath back, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Interestingly, while in ICU at RPA in Sydney, the ICU was being converted to house Covid-19 patients. I watched on as doctors and nurses were training in how to wear the new protective gear, how to remove the individual parts like gloves and face shields, new isolation rooms were being built, lines marked on the floors, entrances and exits changed to enable the monitoring of foot traffic, and the establishment of testing areas. The pandemic became very real and I wasn't sure if I was in the safest place, or not.
I want to thank all the medical staff and nursing staff both here in Coffs Harbour, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown and The John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. The level of Professionalism and care was second to none, and I was always comfortable with the decisions made on my behalf. It's not everyday you get told you have 6 months to live, followed by intense medical intervention, and finally to walk away cancer free.
As they say, cancer is a word not a sentance.
The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed wishes to thank all our supporters, both large and small,
for their ongoing support and generous donations of time and money.