Specialising in the human experience of Living with prostate cancer – warts and all

A dying man’s gift – 13 April 2012

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Today has been anther good one waking earlier and not suffering any pain or major breathing issues til mid afternoon. The day was made better by a visit by my daughter Anthea and grandson Angus.  It is worth noting that I have lost two kilos since leaving hospital as this is one of the signs of the tumor consuming all the nutrients leaving me nothing to survive on.

As I recovered in hospital a few weeks ago, Pauline brought my guitar in which was a godsend.  It got me out of bed and out into the sun.  The palliative wards each have a door to the back garden and I was able to go out there and strum away.  It seems that both the nurses and the patients thought it sounded good so I continued til I left.

On the second day, one of the patients dying of liver cancer came to see me and offered to give me the Fender Stratocaster body he had been refurbishing.  What a gift from a dying man!  I told him that it would go to one of my guitar playing grandchildren to be finished and I hope it will be a nice legacy to leave him.  It needs a neck and pickups and a young man starting out his guitar career will be the envy of all his mates.


Written by Greg Naylor

13 April 2012 at 6:46 pm

Posted in Greg Naylor, my fight, PERSONAL

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  1. would love to hear “Little Wing” licks played on this baby


    18 April 2012 at 1:06 am

    • vincentvandam

      18 April 2012 at 1:17 am

      • Bless you Greg


        18 April 2012 at 1:25 am

        • Thanks for that. I enjoyed it as it brought back the band days of the early 1960’s

          Greg Naylor

          18 April 2012 at 10:17 am

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