Archiver > YORKSGEN > 2011-09 > 1315433455

Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Long Absence
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 23:10:55 +0100 (BST)
References: <AANLkTimwQCtdkiC9quB+sCx=KSPZL_kiVmQAcN8gMAiN@mail.gmail.com><HKECKIMBHHMPNLBGMENJGEIKCCAA.arteccles@tiscali.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <HKECKIMBHHMPNLBGMENJGEIKCCAA.arteccles@tiscali.co.uk>

Welcome back Art,
We have missed you. Yorksgen 2011 went very well, but was missing a vital element - we all realised it was you!
Hope you will be able to join us at Yorksgen 2012 in York, which will be 14th-28th July.
Best wishes and keep improving!
Janice Wood
Yorksgen List Administrator

From: arteccles email <>
To: yorksgen rootsweb <>
Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 17:01
Subject: [YORKSGEN] Long Absence

Hello again!!

Those who don't know me probably would like to just delete this email.

Those who do know me may be interested in why I have been away from the list
for so long.

Around Christmas 2010 I began to have difficulty walking with a lot of pain
in my right leg.  I saw a Vascular Consultant and he performed two leg
arterial bypasses trying to increase the blood flow to my leg and foot.  It
seemed to be working but then my fourth and fifth (little) toes became black
and infected with gangrene.. This resulted in amputation of the two toes and
part of my foot.  This was healing up nicely but after a month or two the
three remaining toes became infected with gangrene.  The final result is
that my right leg was amputated below the knee.  Obviously I spent most of
2011 (up to early August) in and out of hospital.  I now have a prosthesis
and have been having difficulty walking any distance greater than 100 yards.
Obviously I cannot yet drive but I will hopefully soon get a new automatic
car with the gas pedal on the left of the brake.  If there's a Yorksgen in
2012 I will try my best to get there!!

Hope everybody is well and that the list is thriving.

Your faithfully
Art Eccles

Ancestors in Yorkshire? http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/index.html;
www.ryedalefamilyhistory.org; www.wharfedalefhg.org.uk;
www.yorkshireparishregisters.com; www.yorkshireroots.org.uk;

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