Thursday, 21 June 2012
Tribute to Graham Davies
It is with sadness that I learnt today that Graham Davies a fellow PMP sufferer lost his battle with the disease.
Graham was one of the first people to welcome me to the Christies forum when I made my first introductory post not long after I was diagnosed. He was an active member of the forum and always one of the first people to respond to posts from the newly diagnosed seeking help and support which Graham offered by sharing his story.
Graham also offered support via his website. It was one of the first PMP sites that I found after my diagnosis. I made contact with Graham and we mailed each other regularly.
Graham also came to visit me after I had my MOAS in February 2010 as he also had an appointment at Basingstoke. Sadly I was still in ICU and was not allowed visitors so I missed my chance to meet him face to face.
Graham was a real inspiration and regularly posted photo’s and updates of his holidays and trips abroad with his family and friends which I know he loved.
Graham suffered with a rare form of PMP involving the Urachus (a tube in the stomach that connects the bladder with the umbilicus and is only used pre birth). In May this year Graham learnt that surgery was no longer an option.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family now at such a difficult time.
Rest in peace my friend.....
Graham's Story can be found at http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk/pmpsurvivor.htm