Bill Whittle

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Bill Whittle

Post by fatcat » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:26 am

Hello to every one.
I have been asked by Bill and Kay to let you know that Bill was taken into Hospital two weeks ago suffering from severe pains and shortness of breath and after some intensive tests it was found that his Thoracic Aneurism was leaking, the long and short of it is there is nothing they can do for him and they have sent him home on Palliative care and and put him on Morphine to combat the pain he is on so much of the stuff he is talking normal one minute and then being as Bill said himself like a muppet on drugs, Bill said he want's me to tell it like it is and don't butter it up so the truth is we don't know how long he is going to be with us it could be one day,a month,six months and he want's one last Piss up with all of his mates before he goes so it would be great to see you all and if you can't get up to see him give him a call it would be just as good to talk to you.
I spoke to Bill and Kay this Morning and Kay said to tell you all, The More the Merrier.
I am sure that along with myself you all send Bill and Kay our Sincerest thought's and Best wishes.
Alan and Isabel.

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Johnny Morris » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:38 am

Fat Cat and myself will be going to see Billy Saturday morning and I know Bob Davies is also planning to visit Saturday.

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Bob_H » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:18 pm


Very many thanks for this news in the saddest of times.

Please pass on the best wishes to Billy and a very brave Kay. I know that everyone will join me in hoping for as long and happy a life as can possibly be awarded to such a fine gentleman and friend. If he can make it to Blackpool what a bonus and a blessing that would be for him. He's a fighter, we hope and pray.
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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Bill Bentley » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:29 pm

fingers crossed Billy, fingers crossed !

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by ALGY CAIN » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Just rang Billy, he is as chirpy as ever and phlegmatic about his situation. Knowing him he will still hang in there for a long time.

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by PINKY » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:28 pm

Hi there,
Ditto to all the supportive messages above, keep your spirit up Billy.
All the best

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Meeks » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:40 pm

Would you be able to message me Billy's number?
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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Paul Keller » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:13 pm

Rooting for you Billy and you Kay, Best wishes to you both.
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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Shep » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:47 am

Hi Kay and Billy
Sorry to hear your news keep fighting Billy as you always have

All the Best

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Bulldog » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:50 am

Hi Billy keep fighting big man, its not long until Blackpool.

Kay thinking of you both.

Dave and Diane
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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Mac McNulty » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:10 pm

Hi Billy, Kay

My very best regards to you both will see you in Blackpool.


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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by billy whittle » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:16 pm

Hiya Everyone,
This is my 3rd attempt at writing this as my twitches keep deleting it all :) :) . We have just had a lovely day Alan and Isabel Davies :) :) and the very memorable Mr Morris. :!: :!: Oh! and by the way Kay would like to know who ate ALL the egg custards :D :D :D . looking forward to the next sand bag sessiion. I'm sure we will beat it together but eith your help I'll try. hope this doesn't sound a load of horlicks but it it's not meant to .
It is so hard for me to put it all on paper with all the morhine and crap but God Bless you all and hope to be with you all at the next next Noahs do.
Love and best Wishes

Billy and Kay


Re: Bill Whittle

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:11 pm

Billy and Kay
You have already had my message but I will send it again . I love you both.

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by lawrie salkeld » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:17 am

Lets hope you go on for years William As Meeks asked can you pass on a phone number it would be great to talk to him.

All the very very best

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Re: Bill Whittle

Post by denis » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:14 pm

You hang on in there Billy we are all rooting for you. We know you wont let us down. Good luck old pal........Denis
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