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Date Listed Name of Member Location Illness Point of Contact Email POC
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
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