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2011 illness: McGrath of Harlow

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Subject: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:45 AM

My Dad's asked me to post this as he is presently unable to get to a computer.

On December 19 he suffered a cardiac arrest after quite a long walk through the snow. Initially, two first aiders gave him CPR before the arrival of the paramedics. He was admitted to hospital and resuscitated for forty minutes.

Eventually he was transferred to intensive care, where he remained for three days. For much of this period he was sedated and on life support.

Since then he seems to be making a good recovery. My mother and I visit him every day and he's fairly jolly given what has happened to him. He has written two letters to the The Guardian newspaper and has made friends with his fellow patients.

It's been a pretty grim Christmas but he wanted to let everyone on here know what's been going on and has vowed to get back to posting as soon as possible.

Ciaran


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Micca
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:50 AM

Thanks Ciaran, for letting us know, offer Kevin my best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery and my best wishes to you and your mother in this trying time, Get well soon Kevin
Micca


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:51 AM

Best wishes to your Dad, Ciaran: that is some tribute to the medical services, and hope he continues to make good progress.
I am sure many of us have enjoyed his postings on here, even if we didn't always agree with him! I must have met him at Sidmouth too.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:52 AM

So sorry to hear this. My very best wishes for a rapid recovery, and better health for 2011.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: maeve
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:54 AM

Thank you very much for letting us know, Ciaran. Please tell your dad there are many Mudcat friends who will be watching for updates. If he would enjoy hearing from us in the form of cards, you could either send that information to one of his close friends here by using the PM link that will show next to their names (and those who want to send a card could contact that designated person), or if it is appropriate you could post an address here when he's ready for that.

I look forward to hearing of your progress and improved health, McGrath. I enjoy your posts.

Maeve, in Maine


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: alanabit
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:58 AM

Thanks for posting Ciaran. Kevin McGrath is one of the reasons why I got interested in Mudcat in the first place. I have always enjoyed his humane, dignified responses to threads here - and on occasion been cracked up by his subtlety and wit. Get well soon Kevin. We look forward to having you back.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:58 AM

Give your father my best wishes, please. I have admired his calm and calming presence in Mudcat for many years.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Janie
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 08:12 AM

Keep on getting better, Kevin. Holding you and your family in my thoughts. Thanks so much, Ciaran, for letting us know, and thank you, Kevin, when even in the midst of all that you are going through, for your thoughtfulness in having Ciaran let us know.

Mudcat Mojo streaming across the pond!

Janie


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:35 AM

Glad to hear that you are feeling better Kevin - seeing that title was a bit scary!

Good thoughts coming from across the pond to you all.

Thank you Ciaran for letting us know.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Girl Friday
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:41 AM

All the best Kevin from me and Mr Leopard. He's been there, done that, and things can only get better


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:43 AM

Best wishes for a good recovery!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:45 AM

Thank you for passing on the information Ciaran. Please give Kevin my very best wishes for a speedy recovery. (Card to follow by snail mail.) I hope that he's still keeping the Bovril with the gravy, and the Marmite with the jam.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:47 AM

Mr McGrath is definately one of the Good Guys in here ! Hope all continues well and thanks for the info !


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:54 AM

Best wishes for a swift recovery, and keep away from that snow and cold
My very best wishes

al


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:11 AM

Mend quickly, McGrath! Looking forward to seeing you back here soon.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: MikeL2
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:14 AM

hi Ciaran

Thanks for letting us know about your Dad. Like many others here I wish a full and speedy recovery. Tell him we miss him.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:15 AM

And my bet as well for a full recovery.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:16 AM

wow, that was a close call! I'm glad to know that we can expect to hear more from Kevin, and it was considerate of him to ask you to send a message out to Mudcat. thanks Ciaran. best wishes to all the family


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:16 AM

Thank you for posting this, Ciaran. Kevin is one of my favorite Mudcatters. His posts are always thoughtful, insightful, and provide a much needed dose of good sense. I will be thinking of him, and hoping for his speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:25 AM

All the best from me and Derek for a rapid recovery - hope Kevin will be posting again soon, and thanks Ciaran for letting us know.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: treewind
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:26 AM

Ciaran: Thanks for posting.
Kevin: Glad to hear you're on the mend. Get well soon.
Anahata


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:26 AM

get well son


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Maryrrf
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:34 AM

Have a speedy recovery Kevin, Harlow needs you!!!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:39 AM

I do hope for a speedy and complete recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:46 AM

Be praying for a speedy recovery.....


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: bobad
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:48 AM

Best wishes for a fast and full recovery and kudos to the first responders for their good work.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 10:54 AM

Get well soon, McGrath.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: ClaireBear
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:01 AM

With hope that a return to glowing health comes speedily and heartily. McGrath of Harlow, you are well and truly loved here.

Claire


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:03 AM

With every good wish for a full recovery.
Ciaran, I've only met your dad through Mudcat but -- as others have said -- it's good to have someone like him on such a forum to offer a balancing view when matters get heated.
Mental attitude is all, and your dad sounds just the person to come through this!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:07 AM

I hope to see you back on Mudcat soon! Get well and take care!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:13 AM

He was quite fortunate in every way possible after the cardiac arrest. I hope the strength he obviously has, the love of his family, and good medical care get him fully recuperated soon.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Jim McLean
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:27 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, from Jim McLean


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:34 AM

Kevin, I'm glad you're on the road to recovery. Hope to see you back on Mudcat soon.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Haruo
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:49 AM

Redundant best wishes. But then best wishes can never be redundant, can they, howsoever superfluous they flow?

Haruo


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 12:43 PM

Best wishes for a good recovery to one of my favorite catters.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 12:45 PM

Best wishes Kevin.
keith.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 12:46 PM

Best wishes for a quick recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 12:47 PM

My very best regards to McGrath and family. Get well soon.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 01:17 PM

Thank you Ciaran for letting us know. Hope you can keep us posted re his progress until he can get back online himself.

Kevin I sending thoughts and prayers for your recovery.

tamara


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 01:55 PM

Hey, all the best from me too, old chap! :-)


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 02:24 PM

Get well soon Kevin. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

John Beth and Danny


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 02:42 PM

Best wishes from NZ.
Hope you're back here soon.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Hrrm
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 02:53 PM

Hi Kevin. Sad to hear the news of your illness but glad to hear of your speedy rescue and your progress. Get well soon!

The Marmite Song is still No. 1 here! I have to sing it at every gig in Ravenglass.

Mike


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 03:01 PM

Kevin is one of the people here for whom I have nothing but respect. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Michael


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 03:11 PM

All the best to you, Kevin.
I often tell the tale of how we met - you came up to me in church in Whitby and asked, "Are you Joe Offer?" It surprised the heck out of me. Ever since, you've been one of my favorite Mudcatters.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 03:29 PM

Strengthening thoughts winging their way to you, McG, come back to us soon!

(Thanks, Ciaran- best to all the family)


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: akenaton
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 04:18 PM

Mr McGrath....sorry that I haven't noticed this before.
My very best wishes for a speedy recovery.....we cant afford to lose another sane member....Ake


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 04:26 PM

Get well and come back. Many thanks to the two first aiders who kept Kevin alive until the paramedics arrived.
Mary


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: mayomick
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 04:34 PM

Please wish your dad a speedy recovery Ciaron . I'm not that regular a regular at mudcat, but whenever I see McGrath of Harlow's name to a post I always know that I'm going to read something that is thoughtful and well expressed - and never abusive .


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 05:18 PM

All the very best for a speedy recovery to good health, remember "the Bovril's with the gravy, but the Marmite's with the jam"
Jerry


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 05:25 PM

Best wishes from Sydney Australia (where England won the Ashes)!

AD


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Anne Lister
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 05:31 PM

All best wishes to Kevin - hope you recover fully and quickly!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 05:32 PM

I have enjoyed 'knowing' Kevin for many years now... his thoughtful posts on many subjects are and have been a part of the very fabric of Mudcat.

Best wishes for a total recovery...


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 05:49 PM

Ciaran, thank you so much for letting us know! "McGraw", as he taught me to say it, has been one of our "bestest" members since I can remember being here and that's over eleven years, now. As Bill says, he's been a special part of Mudcat and I love his songs, too! Please send him my good wishes, thanks givings for continued recovery and for asking you to post to us.

Kevin, keep healing!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 06:22 PM

Thinking of you Kevin, and hoping you grow stronger with every passing day. Looking forward to seeing you back here as SOOOOOOOOOOOOON as poss. Many thanks to Ciarán for keeping us in the loop.

Bonnie xxx


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 06:26 PM

Can I add my best wishes and hopes for a peedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 06:56 PM

I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you are up and around soon.

The level of respect shown here for you is the measure of the man you are. Please take the time needed to rest and recover.

I hope your son has printed out this page for you.

In thoughts and prayers

Richie.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:05 PM

Sending more good wishes from sunny/rainy Oz, for a swift and complete recovery....even if you did win the Ashes......

Best wishes to Ciaran and the rest of the family too, they must have spent many anxious moments getting to this stage. You are all in my thoughts.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: s&r
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 07:12 PM

And I raised my eyes in anguish, called to heaven for some sign,
for some hint that there's a meaning in this world in which we pine.
And a voice from heaven answered, saying "The Master has a Plan -
.....the Bovril's with the Gravy, but the Marmite's with the Jam,
.....the Bovril's with the Gravy, but the Marmite's with the Jam."

Says it so much better than I ever could

Love from Fylde

Stu


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: meself
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:00 PM

Get well soon, McG. - we need you now more than ever!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: open mike
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:05 PM

so glad that family members are able to access this forum and share messages...and i hope all future news of Kevin is good news! Life is
precious!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:10 PM

What everybody said. McGrath of Harlow is one of Mudcat's mainstays. Kevin, get well again soon!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: eddie1
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 02:18 AM

Best wishes for a quick and safe recovery. We miss you!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: georgeward
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 02:26 AM

Hoping for your full recovery Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Penny S.
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 03:10 AM

So sorry to hear of this, and so glad to hear of your recovery. I have always enjoyed your posts. Ciaran, thank you for posting.

Penny


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 04:30 AM

From Anne (Mrs McG of H)

Thanks to everyone for all the kind wishes.

Yesterday evening I printed the first forty messages and took them to Kevin. I'll take the rest this afternoon. He was delighted to be in contact with the Mudcat again and has written a reply which I'll collect this afternoon.

He continues to make good progress and expects to have some further tests on his heart next week. Meanwhile (despite having rather bad asthma at present) he seems to be gathering material for songs - the ward is full of small adventures.

Soon after leaving Intensive Care, Kevin experienced wild hallucinations. (The outreach nurse from the ICU explained that these were not uncommon among their patients.) Kevin (typically) rather enjoyed these - and was happy to inhabit an alternative universe. He could project imaginary films onto the wall opposite his bed and got very absorbed in them. He watched his own version of the sinking of the Titanic and the coronation of an English monarch - though he can't remember which.

For a while his perceptions were heightened. He asked me to read The Hobbit to him, but he found it much too exciting and I had to stop. My suggestion that we try The Little House on the Prairie was rejected.

Gradually the hallucinations came to an end and Kevin perhaps a little reluctantly returned to the real world - though not without some discussion on the meaning of "real". All the language skills returned to normal, which was an immense relief.

I'm going to ask today if he is allowed to have his laptop in the hospital. If so, he'll soon be posting himself.

With good wishes to all the Mudcat friends,

Anne


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Wolfgang momentarily without cookie
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 04:40 AM

Kevin McGrath's among the best three posters in political discussions for my taste.
I wish you a full recovery.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 04:45 AM

So very glad to hear that Kevin is out of the woods and back with us in the Raal world (wherever we think that is). Many thanks for the info Ciaran and Mrs McG!! Was very shocked to read this news, and am sending positive thoughts, love & hugs to Kevin for a good and proper recovery!
Hil


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 04:49 AM

Thank you Anne for the update.

Looking forward to reading about his hospital adventures and any songs that come of them. Continued good wishes to Kevin from mid Essex.

tamara


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Smedley
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 05:13 AM

Please add my best wishes - his voice is one of the most fascinating to be heard in this clamorous madhouse & his return will be an event to celebrate.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: freda underhill
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:03 AM

I'm very sorry to hear you haven't been well Kevin, and very pleased that you're making a good recovery. We all benefit from your wisdom and thoughtfulness.

best wishes to you and your family

freda


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: akenaton
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:26 AM

Anne...when Mr McGrath is well enough, get him to contact Bobert, who has some special "tobacco" which enables him to experience permanent "hallucinations"......allegedly!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Rog Peek
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:41 AM

Anne

Best wishes to Kevin for a speedy recovery, thoughts are with you all.

Rog


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 08:23 AM

adding my good wishes to those heading across the pond from Australia

sandra


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Janie
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for the Update, Anne. Glad to know he is continuing to improve.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 08:53 AM

From Anne

Akenaton, I know that Kevin's post-ICU trips made him think of his time at Woodstock.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 08:59 AM

Thanks Anne, for that update. I can just picture Kevin sitting there watching his 'movies' - that put a smile on my face this morning.

Continuing good thoughts coming to Kevin a complete and speedy return to health and looking forward to his posting here again.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: alanabit
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 09:38 AM

Lovely news. Thank-you Mrs. McGrath. I always enjoy Kevin's posts here and look forward to reading more soon. He is one of the Mudcatters whom I most want to meet.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: JedMarum
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 10:19 AM

Please add my best wishes from Texas, to the long list of Mudcatters. I hope he recovers well and quickly and we have him back on Mudcat soon!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: andymac
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 10:30 AM

Like many others here, I haven't met Kevin but "know" him through his many sensible and measured postings. I got a fright when I first saw the title so it it's a relief to know he's on the road to recovery. Get well soon.

Andy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Maryrrf
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 10:42 AM

It's wonderful to know that Kevin is well on the road to recovery. I look forward to his wit, grace and good sense!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: MarkS
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 10:57 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery McGrath - this place would not be the same without you!
Mark


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 12:53 PM

Sorry to hear of your misfortune but also pleased to hear that you are in good hands and in good spirits. May the improvements continue apace!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 02:37 PM

All the best for continuing good news and thank you for the updates.
Best wishes from Charlie fB


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: ollaimh
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 05:25 PM

often people have good insights from life threatening events, so here's hoping macgrath gets some insight into having empathy for people who aren't from his social ethnic and economic backgraound, or those handicapped. good luck macgrath


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 05:25 PM

All the best, Kevin.
Ross


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 06:46 PM

Anne - I remember that Kevin introduced me to you at Sidmouth one year. I was responsible for suggesting and running the folk clubs reunited session in the Volunteer garden that reunited Kevin and his co-author (MikeofNorthumberland) of the Young Student Cut Down in his Prime.

All best wishes.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Bugsy
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 06:51 PM

I'd like to add my very best wishes for a speedy recovery, and thank you for keeping us updated.


Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 06:54 PM

So those "movies" are hallucinations??? Who would have guessed?
Thanks for the update and the good news.
Mary


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:03 PM

All the best Kevin.
Hurry back.

DB.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:12 PM

That should have been MikeofNorthumbria... but you know who I mean!

K


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Betsy
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:41 PM

All the very best - I hope recovery is full and as swift as possible - I value your posts.
Sounds like a loving team surrounding you ,so give it all you've got.
Best wishes again.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 07:59 PM

Pullin' for Kevin in Michigan, USA. This "place" would be much poorer without him.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 08:52 PM

Love and prayers from Susan and Hardi.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 09:43 PM

Best wishes from the top of Oz for a speedy and complete recovery.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 10:46 PM

Kevin McGrath is one of those Mudcatters that when I think of him, it startles me to realize that we've never met. He is such a real presence everywhere hs shows up. Glad to hear that he is recuperating nicely.

Kevin, at one point my mother 'suffered' hallucinations- actually, she didn't suffer at all, she enjoyed them hugely.

One day she told my brother that her bed was floating on a lake and it was very pretty. He said, Hey, Mom, you know, don't you, that you are lying in bed in your bedroom, don't you?

She shook her head. Scooping her hand and arm over the edge of the bed, she flung imaginary water all around. Ask 'Ebbie', she said. I splashed her!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: The Barden of England
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 11:35 PM

Just read this. So glad to hear you're recovering Kevin and look forward to seeing you at a festival this year - fit and well.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Acme
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 11:54 PM

Such mixed news! I'm sorry you were so ill, Kevin, and I'm very glad to hear that you're recovering (and writing along the way!)

Soon I hope to hear from you via laptop in your hospital bed, or even better, from home.

Maggie (Stilly River Sage) in Texas


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 11:56 PM

Thanks for the updates, Anne. Nice to see "the Missus.:-) And, very glad to hear he is doing well.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Gurney
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 12:35 AM

Even more good wishes, from Auckland.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: BlueJay
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 01:41 AM

Best wishes and high hopes from Colorado, Kevin. Your posts are among the very best. Thanks and get well soon, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: mouldy
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 03:14 AM

I've only just picked this one up...I'm so glad that bad news has turned into good news. Keep on mending, my friend!

And I believe it's called "ICU Psychosis" - something to do with all the powerful stuff they whack into the system. (It almost sounds like the title of a Bowser and Blue song!)

Andrea


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: open mike
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 03:33 AM

WHEN MY MOM was in the hospital she told me stories about riding a bus. I suspect it had something to do with the Zanax they were giving her. keep us posted on any further visions!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: scouse
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:02 AM

Didn't see the post until now.. Greetings Kevin, take your time getting well. All the best from dear "Cloggieland." (the Netherlands.)
As Aye,
Phil.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: David C. Carter
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:13 AM

Get well sooner than soon....we nead you here Kevin.

Best wishes

David Carter
France


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: billybob
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:21 AM

so sorry to hear that you have been so ill Kevin,get well soon but enjoy being pampered meanwhile, lots of love and best wishes from Bill and I and all the "folks" in Walton on the Naze,
Wendy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: C-flat
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:21 AM

Far too much of this kind of thing going on here at Mudcat.
Henceforth, will all Mudcatters kindly refrain from falling ill, having accidents or any activity likely to give rise to this type of thread!!
Kevin, I sincerely hope you make a fast and full recovery!

In the meantime, will everyone just stop it!?!?


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 07:00 AM

I always enjoy Kevin's contributions here, though I only met him once (at the Stoney Stratford Mudcat meet where he sang one of Lorcan Otway's songs).All best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

RtS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Brakn
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 07:59 AM

Best wishes Kevin!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas (at work)
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 08:02 AM

Kevin's contributions to Mudcat over many years have helped to keep it saner, and more grounded, than it might otherwise have been.

Like many others, I feel that I "know" someone I have never met.

Best wishes for a continued recovery to Kevin and thanks to his family for keeping us updated.

All the very best.



Steven Clark


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: greg stephens
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 08:19 AM

Get well soon Kevin. Marmite ios good for you.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 08:39 AM

Sorry to hear of your crisis and glad you're pulling through. I won't wish you a speedy recovery because I know from experience that slow and steady wins the day in this type of situation. Listen to the docs and you'll be up and moving before you know it.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Hrrm of Ravenglass
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 08:59 AM

Great to know that you're recovering well, Kevin. Keep on with the Marmite. Love and thanks to Anne and Ciaran for keeping us posted.
PS: no working email address for you ATM. Can you send me one privately, please?


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 09:10 AM

My pc at home has been down for a few days so I've only just picked this up. Really sorry to hear about troubles, best wishes and get well soon
Linda


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Fidjit
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 09:24 AM

Oh I've been away and have just seen this.
Hope it's going well

Keep going forwards.

Chas


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Lighter
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 09:51 AM

Get well soon, McGrath


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Subject: AnyClone Help Request
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 10:59 AM

Hey, could one of the site mods perhaps undertake to re-date the thread title each time there is an update, like the Catspaw thread has been done?

Thanks,

~Susan

------------------ Will do. Joe Clone-------------


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 11:33 AM

All the best Kevin I'll try and pop in to see you this week.

Your song about the marmite contains a maxim that applies to every supermarket I've been in. I'm looking for yeast extract, hum your chorus and head straight for the jam


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 12:48 PM

I am another who has appreciated your father's contributions to the Mudcat over the years. Please give him my best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. Let's hope we will be reading his postings again very soon. Burl.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Leraud
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 02:55 PM

Thinking of you Kevin.

Lynne Heraud


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 03:41 PM

Hey McG...we all miss you! Get back in the saddle soon!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: Lox
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 03:48 PM

All the best mate.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: message from his son
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 03:56 PM

Kevin has now had some tests on his heart. He'll be having an angiogram some time this week.

Here is a message from him:

Thanks for all the messages of support.The Mudcat really is a fantastic place to hang out in. And I always love the different ways we express that kind of thing round the world.

Everybody needs to learn how to do CPR. If I'd gone down five minutes before, by the side of the road, I'd have had it. As it is I'd just arrived at our church for Mass and there were people who knew what to do. Stained glass and all, good place to go, but a better place not to go. I don't know if the people working on me sang "Nellie the Elephant" which is the approved song in this country for keeping the rhythm of the compressions. I gather that Americans use "Staying Alive", but that's a bit literal I feel.

I'll be in touch again. I can't use a laptop in here.

Kevin


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:17 PM

Kevin - what a great message! Hope your ribs are ok - a member of our folk club went into cardiac arrest last July at the folk club, shortly after singing, and only survived until the paramedics arrived because of the prompt attentions of another club member who is a nurse and the barmaid who knew how to use the defibrillator, but 3 ribs were broken in the process....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Janie
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:38 PM

Good to "hear" your voice, Kevin!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 07:03 PM

No broken ribs Kitty, but a massive bruise at the site of the compressions. Anne


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 07:10 PM

As a public service, I would like to provide this link to the lyrics for "Nellie the elephant."
Also see this YouTube link for a cartoon version of the song.
Get well soon, Kevin.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Barbara
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 08:31 PM

What they all said, me too.
Listen, I will check back here regularly and expect to hear that you have checked out of the hospital and not from the planet.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 08:45 PM

Stayin Alive works too.
Good to have you back, Mr. McGrath.
SINS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Maryrrf
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 09:20 PM

Great to hear from you, Kevin and hoping you'll be out of the hospital soon!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Acme
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 11:05 PM

Joe, thanks for the link!

Kevin, keep up the good work on your recovery!

SRS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 11:51 PM

All the best for a full recovery, Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: JedMarum
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 12:01 AM

"better not go!"

We're glad you didn't! Hope you're back soon.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 03:33 AM

I saw Kevin yesterday. He was in good spirits and hoping to be out by the end of the week.

Simon


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: GUEST,Tim Edwards
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 03:56 AM

Hi Kevin -- having caught up with your eventful few days all at once I was initially very shocked but later encouraged as I read the updates. All the very best to you and I hope you make a full and rapid recovery!

Tim


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 03:59 AM

more good news!

keep up the good news

sandra


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: alanabit
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 04:42 AM

Thanks for giving us the good news.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: andymac
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 06:12 AM

Great news...


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: fat B****rd
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 06:27 AM

Great to hear from you,M of H, obviously you are one tough Baby Boomer!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 07:43 AM

Great to hear you're on the road to recovery.   We miss your calm voice, and hope to hear it again soon.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 09:04 AM

Hi, Kevin. I just learned from Bobad that you'd had an event. I sure am happy you pulled through it. It's a much better world (and parenthetically a much better site) with you in it.

Bruce M.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 09:05 AM

KEVIN! and family...

Been away from the Mcat a few... well, what a shock mate!!!

Look here Kev... START TAKING CARE OF YERSELF!!!!!!!!!

Eat those crispy veggies! Take the skin of the chicken... get in training for the best sport of all... a good long life.

I say this, overweight - high blood pressure and a ton of dayly stress working seven days a week on often three hours of sleep... but, hell man, what do I work like the devil for, if not for a world with great fellows like you, Kevin in it.

Here is an idea for a thread... let's take a handful of the best and least health of us... and start a mudcat challenge... encouragement to live healthy and long - keep the music going. You and Spaw, and ... weellll, before I go on must check in on a few I worry about... and offer encouragement, team McGrath, team Spaw... let's see which of you can beat the other to cheat the grim fellow...

There are things you need to do, ol' friend... get well and fit to come to NYC for the opening of my pub, for example, when the State Liquor Athourity decides to love me...

Well, stick some carrots, parsley, raw garlic, tomato and a few lovely spices in the blender, and go out for an accompanied briskish walk soon, dear fellow... you are in training to be the host of thy hunderth birthday.

Get well, stay well... make music and keep making us all happy.
Love to thee and thine (Lucky to have you...)
Thy friend and Friend
Lorcan
(AH...AHH... AHHH... put down that greasy sausage mate!!!! Cellery and a nice salsa for you... )


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: InOBU
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 09:49 AM

Whhoops... my Cookie got ate... that IS me posting above... get well, again, best, Lor


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 01:45 PM

Good to get a message direct from the man. Still following the thread and still sending along good energy for your recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: GUEST,McGrat of Harlow
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:01 PM

Here I am in person. I have found how to access the cat via the bedside tv console. painfully slow and clumsy. I think Iwill rely on pprintouts from home.but it is good to know I can get through if I need to.

thanksfor all theencouaging messsages. They are working...


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: Maryrrf
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:06 PM

Yay Kevin!!! So glad that you're doing better and are able to post! Looking forward to having your calming and good humored influence on the 'cat!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:13 PM

Thank you, Kevin. That took some effort! It's reassuring to hear from you.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:16 PM

Speedy recovery, Kevin!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 10
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for stopping in, Kevin. Good to *see* you!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:44 PM

Just tell them to be as good to you as you always are to us, Kevin.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:55 PM

Kevin-

We certainly appreciate the updates from your family but it's even better to hear from you directly.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: jacqui.c
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 02:25 PM

Nice to here from you Kevin - I'm glad that you are getting better.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 02:29 PM

Rest. Get well.
And check in occasionally.
M


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 02:37 PM

Good to hear from you in person Kevin, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: alanabit
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 02:48 PM

Thumbs up to all the previous posters and, of course, especially Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 04:52 PM

From Anne

Kevin's finding it difficult to cope with his stone age hospital computer so I'm writing for him.

The tests he's had on his heart to date look ok. Tomorrow morning he's going to have an angiogram. I spoke to his doctor today. He told me that it's perfectly possible for cardiac arrest to be caused by external circumstances such as exertion and extreme cold and that cardiac arrest does not necessarily damage the heart. So I'm waiting in hope.

Perhaps he'll be home soon. He misses the cats.

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. Kevin has loved reading all the posts.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 05:06 PM

Kevin,
I'm glad to read that you're doing so well. Best wishes for excellent news from the angiogram.

rags


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 05:09 PM

So glad to hear such good news, keep up the good work Kevin!
Hil


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: Janie
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 06:17 PM

Hopeful expectations for more good news tomorrow after the angio is done!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 04:47 AM

Hang in there Kevin !


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: Janie
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 06:49 PM

Hope you are getting restful sleep right now, Kevin - (in a hospital, Janie?)

Especially hope you got a good report.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 12
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:19 PM

From Anne


After hours of waiting, Kevin had the angiogram. It showed that he has some clogged arteries and is going to need bypass surgery. Tonight he's been moved (after more than three weeks in a general ward) to the cardiac ward, where to his delight he has a private room with his own bathroom.

I don't know how long he'll remain here, because the intention is that he should have surgery at the cardiac centre for this area, which is in Basildon. We're glad that things have started to move, though it's good that he's had time to get stronger before having an operation.

We hope to speak to his doctor tomorrow to find out in more detail what is wrong and what the surgery will involve.

Kevin would be glad to hear from anyone who's had bypass surgery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:33 PM

Hold it together Kevin with brown paper and string.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:54 PM

I should get to a hospital if I were you, mate. Those bypasses are bloody draughty. Some of the slip-roads round your way aren't too bad though...


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: Janie
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 08:48 PM

Anne and/or Kevin,

There is a recent thread, started by C-flat, just prior to his own bypass surgery to which a number of veterans of the procedure posted.

Bypass Surgery

While it is likely at some of those folks will see the inquiry and respond either here or via pm, Kevin could also check out the thread and pm C-flat and others who are veterans of the procedure.

Still sending good mojo.

Janie


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 09:24 PM

Hugs and Light and cat purrs, too. We've got a lot of bypass veterans here. I am sure they will be helpful. Thanks, Anne, for letting us know.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: alanabit
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:02 AM

It sounds like things are under control and that is good news all round. Thanks for the update.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: SylviaN
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 04:31 AM

Kevin and Anne - All the very, very best from Keith and me. xxx


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 05:02 AM

The very best of luck to him. My wife always take Arnica (homeopathic remedy) before and after an operation which seems to help her have a more speedy recovery. I also took it recently when having serious gum surgery and it reduced the amount of discomfort.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:15 AM

Hi Kevin and Anne

Kendall had bypass surgery in early 2004 and now has no problems at all. His was a three way bypass - his brother had a five way bypass a couple of years later and, again, that solved the problem.

I'm so glad that the problem has been found and that Kevin will be getting the proper treatment in due course.

Good thoughts still coming from Maine.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: C-flat
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 12:11 PM

Kevin,
I've sent you a PM which I hope you'll be able to access from your hospital computer/TV/thingy.
Merrick (C-flat)


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 12:25 PM

My own doctor a few years ago had a 7-way bypass! I saw him last year, and he's doing fine. It's not fun...until you're done.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: Janie
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:58 AM

Up you go!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 04:56 PM

Up she rises!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 13
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 04:09 AM

From Anne

A big thankyou to everyone for all the support and kindness.

Yesterday we met the ward manager for the cardiac unit here and were given more detailed information. Kevin will stay in this ward for another week so that further tests can be carried out. At the start of the following week he'll go to the cardiothoracic centre in Basildon. He needs triple bypass surgery (so not as bad as Bill D's doctor!). After two days he'll have the operation and should come straight home within five days to a week, which seems rather soon though there'll still be lots of support. We have a named cardiac rehabilitation nurse and can contact her whenever we want to.

Ciaran took Kevin's guitar to the ward - which really pleased him. He's reading Alexander McCall-Smith's Mma Ramotswe books again and also The Complete Nigel Molesworth. Wonderful stuff!

Kevin misses the Mudcat very much.

Anne


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: alanabit
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 06:39 AM

We miss him too. All the same, the good news is that he is on the mend and we shall have him back. Thank-you very much for the update.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 06:57 AM

Thanks for the update Anne !


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the update, and looking forward to Kevin's eventual return to Mudcat!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: maeve
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 08:04 AM

It's kind of you to keep us in the information loop, Anne. Thank you.

We'll be watching and waiting, Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: GUEST,McGrath in hospital
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 08:58 AM

Here on the clunky bedside machine again. it has a will of its own and it doesnt like me much.

Thanks everyone for this thread. A sense of solidarity is what you need in any crisis and that is what this has given me and Anne and Ciaran.

This machine is doing my head in...Like playing a guitar with rubber strings.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: InOBU
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 09:03 AM

Kev! Genie is right here beside me, and we are hold thee dearly in the light. Get well soon, and the race between you and spaw to reach your 100th birthday is now on!
Cheers,
Lorcan


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Maryrrf
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 09:12 AM

We miss you, Kevin, and we are so glad you're able to post every now and then. We'll all be thinking of you and sending out our good thoughts for a successful bypass surgery and a quick recovery, so you can get back to your old self and regularly provide Mudcat with your much needed doses of good sense, intelligence and humor.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Micca
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:40 AM

"Oh Mr McGrath The head nurse said
we are putting this machine beside your bed
it goes up and down and goes clunk click
and we know of it you will soon be sick
with my too-ri ah
fol-the diddle-ah
with me tooo-ri-oo
-ri-ooh ri ah

We know that you hate being in here
away from the Mudcat ,Folk and Beer
We know that it's a pain in the class
but its there 'til we build the New By-Pass
with my too-ri ah
fol-the diddle-ah
with me tooo-ri-oo
-ri-ooh ri ah


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:43 AM

WHAT?! What the heck are you doing in THAT place? Get out while you can!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 11:12 AM

Nice one Micca!

Kevin - so good to see your post. Looking forward to the day you can post from home.

Good thoughts still coming from Maine.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: GUEST,GUEST.NaomiH
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 01:31 PM

Hi Kevin, don't know if you remember me from Heritage days. Mike H passed on the news about your heart problem. Just want to wish you all the best for the op. Take care, get well, keep singing!

Naomi


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 03:04 PM

Oh dear ... I'm the latest to have just found out you've been ill, Kevin -- I really must get out less & spend more time online.

Glad you're on the mend; if love & good wishes were all it took, you'd be back on your feet in no time. Well, you'll have to do it the hard way, but my best wishes to you and hopes for a rapid getting-better.

Steve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 06:39 PM

Naomi H - thanks for reminding me that Kevin, together with Mike S, bequeathed "the young student sent down in his prime" to succeeding cohorts of Heritage members ....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 07:28 PM

Hang in there dearie. Suggest a bedside journal to put down what you wish you could type in here... just read our stuff when yer here. Just letting us see your name here is a VERY big deal.

~S~


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 08:17 PM

If you'd like, I'll keep a journal for you. Here's an excerpt:

15 January: After HALO jumping into Afghanistan (had to pop the 'chute 10 feet above ground) I proceeded to gather the intelligence I was sent in to get. Had to fight my way out through hordes of angry Taliban using nought but my bare hands, but that was nothing unusual. Back safe and sound; the information should bring THAT unpleasantness to a quick end. Missed tea at Windsor, blast it all!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Janie
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:08 PM

Rapparee,




CELLAR!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:14 PM

"...a guitar with rubber strings"

perfectly suited for setting Rap's journal to music..

Glad to hear all the plans are well organized... take care...


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:27 PM

excellent news after a 4-day weekend festival

keep up eh good news

sandra (still sending good wishes to the patient & his wonderful family)


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:47 PM

Kevin, there must be a song in this. I'm looking forward to seeing/hearing it.

You will feel amazingly better after the operation. The best thing I've ever seen healthwise is the difference in the 'after' phase as the colour returns to the face.

All the best to you- I'm not alone in missing you.
Eb


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Bobert
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:53 PM

Ummmm, seems I'm always late the the party... Or, in some cases, too early... Or just spaced out... No matter...

Sad to read that my buddy, McG, got into some bad whiskey an' had to give everyone a scare but...

... hey, that is one thing that we certainly have in common...

(Well, Boberdz, Uncle Charlie says the stuff is good...")

So when you see McG, you just give him a just a little advice from Pine Grove Holler and that is...

.,..don'tcha ever believe Uncle Chralie again...

Would ya kindly pass that on to McG, por fvaor???

B~


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 09:08 AM

Kevin, old friend never met, you gave me a fright! As I am working on a building project (barn style building to house my woodshop downstairs and music den upstairs) my computer time comes in snippets and I missed this. Over the many years that I have loved this place, your posts have had much to do with that. Lord knows we have debated some issues mightily, but you (unlike me, at times) have always demonstrated that you are a gentleman and a gentle man. I cannot imagine our cyber village without you in it, so please take good care and tip the medical staff well!!

Though the circumstances are not pleasant, still what a delight it is to hear from Anne and Ciaran! I can "hear" in their posts their love for you and the vibrancy of your family. You are a lucky man, Kevin McGrath. I hope we can all sing together one day.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 10:38 PM

a week of waiting in hospital is a long time, Kevin. How can we best keep you entertained?


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 07:15 PM

Kevin, count the days til the op. It's like having a whole new lease on life!

As we say in OZ, "I'm in there rooting for you mate!"

Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Hrrm of Ravenglass
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 11:33 AM

Kevin, great to know that things are going OK. A friend up the road has just had a triple bypass and he's doing fine! Looking forward to hearing from you when you're back home and you don't have to use the guitar with rubber strings.

Love and thanks to Anne and Ciaran.

Hrrm


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 03:16 PM

Oh, McGrath, you have out a scare in me for sure!! Thanks so much for coming back to "reality". I know some of those strange zones in the border-lands, and I understand how interesting they can be.

Rest, grow strong, and get back on your proper computer!! You are much missed in these hallowed halls.


A


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: C-flat
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 02:35 PM

Please keep us updated as and when you can.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Bugsy
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 06:57 PM

The "Zip Chest Club" just gets bigger and bigger!

We should have a badge.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 07:31 PM

Surgery in Basildon?

Will Kevin be known hereafter as Basildon Bond?

(For those of you across the pond, this is a high-class writing stationery for those who still write proper letters!)


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: C-flat
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 05:35 AM

The "Zip Chest Club" just gets bigger and bigger!

We should have a badge.


That's a great idea Bugsy!!

Or maybe a Mudcat T shirt with a zipper? "in case of emergency...."


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 05:38 AM

Or maybe a Mudcat T shirt with a zipper? "in case of emergency...."

In case of emergency, f*** the doctor, contact Joe Offer!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: breezy
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 07:54 AM

Wishing M of H a speedy recovery, All the best.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: broadstairs-jen
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 03:23 PM

Sending positive thoughts to you Kevin. See you in Broadstairs this summer!
Jen


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 07:10 PM

Kevin is going to the Cardiothoracic Centre on Sunday afternoon and will have the operation on Tuesday. I'll be staying in a hotel nearby with friends.

Meanwhile, he is re-reading the Mma Ramotswe books. I've just bought him the latest - The Double Comfort Safari Club. Mma Ramotswe is a comforting person to have around.

Yesterday one of our neighbours, a good friend, was admitted to the cardiac ward here, and has the room next to Kevin. He has to have the same operation. They can visit each other!

I spoke again today to the young couple who gave Kevin CPR when he collapsed. They're going to come and see us when Kevin is better.

Thanks again to everyone for all the kind messages. Kevin has given up on the clanky hospital computer.

Anne


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 07:19 PM

Thanks Anne for the update, and all best wishes to you, Kevin and Ciaran!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 16
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 07:24 PM

Thanks, Anne. We will keep you all in our thoughts, etc. on Tuesday, esp. I agree on the choice of reading material.

ATB, Kevin,

kat


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 04:40 AM

MartinRyan wrote

"In case of emergency, f*** the doctor"

With the age and attractiveness of some, that begins to seem like an attractive option to this unruly late middle age female.....

I'll get me coat.....

but not before wishing McGrath well - I have been following the thread.
One of my best friends is still thriving 17 years after a quad bypass.

Good luck

Paws


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 05:51 AM

good news is good news.

wishing both the patients fast healing

sandra


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: billybob
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 07:28 AM

Healing thoughts from Walton on the Naze, have had really good feedback about the heart unit at Basildon, you couldnt be in a better place for the op!
Wendy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: Maryrrf
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 08:54 AM

How wonderful to know that Kevin is in good hands, is comfortable, has friends and family nearby, and a good book! With so much good mojo pouring in from all over, he'll breeze through the bypass. And thank heavens for the kindess of strangers, who also knew how to perform CPR. I learned how to do this years ago, but I think I'll review the procedure just in case I ever need to use it.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 08:59 AM

Go Kevin!

~S~


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: Acme
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 04:31 PM

If Kevin and the neighbor are both admitted around the same time for the same thing - you might want to check the water!

I look forward to hearing about his continued progress, and he should feel a lot better after the surgery.

SRS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: Janie
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 04:43 PM

Still thinking of you Kevin, and you as well, Anne, and looking forward to you having a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: mouldy
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 02:29 AM

Good luck for the op. I'm sure all will go well. (I can see you and your neighbour like a couple of kids, comparing scars!)

Andrea


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 03:54 PM

Today my dad went over to the cardiothoracic unit (aka Thoracic Park) in Basildon, which is a pretty spectacular £60 million facility next to the main hospital.

He has his own very large room with a magnificent view across bleak, rather beautiful fields straight out of a Thomas Hardy novel. He is in excellent spirits which were buoyed still further when a large plate of fish and chips turned up just before we left him.

In fact by this time he was rather more interested in reading The Observer than talking to either of us! He has three Mma Ramotswe books to read between now and then.

He's due to have his operation on Tuesday morning at 8.

Thank you to everyone for all the messages.

Ciaran


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: jacqui.c
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 04:37 PM

thanks for the update Ciaran. Glad to know that Kevin is happy in his new room. Good thoughts coming from Maine for Tuesday.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 21
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 04:41 PM

Thanks for the update. I can see his eloquence carried on through the line. I can just *see* the view.

Light, Love, and Healing Energy,

kat


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 05:15 PM

Here's hoping Kevin will soon be sending for kippers by post....

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Janie
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 05:56 PM

Really appreciate you taking the time to keep us updated, Ciaran.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Lighter
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 06:36 PM

His own large room? I thought you guys were living under Socialist health-care slavery over there!!

Best wishes for a good op and a speedy recovery!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: BlueJay
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 01:20 AM

My best regards, Kevin. And thanks for keeping us informed,
Anne and Ciaran. BlueJay


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 02:40 AM

Thanks for the update Ciaran. We will all be with him.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 02:42 AM

Many thanks for the updates, we're sending positive thoughts for tomorrow!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Bernard
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 03:27 AM

Hope all goes well,
Bernard


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Maryrrf
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 10:49 AM

It sounds like Kevin is in good hands. Thanks for the update!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: GUEST,NaomiH
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 11:26 AM

Best wishes for the op - and thanks to Kevin's family for the updates.

Naomi


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 11:43 AM

...will be watching for news.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 12:00 PM

The best to you, Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Bugsy
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 12:34 AM

Good luck today mate, we're all thinking of you

cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 02:30 PM

Hoping to hear that all went well in Basildon today...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 04:01 PM

Hi Kevin

Hope it all went smoothly today. Praying for your quick recovery.

All the best

Simon


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Janie
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 07:16 PM

I guess it is in the very wee hours of tomorrow morning in the UK. Hope the operation went well and with no complications. I can imagine how tired Anne and Ciaran are from the watching and waiting. Hope everyone, including Kevin, are tucked away in good hands and resting.

Y'all take care of yourselves and each other.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 07:18 PM

Waiting for news.
Be well.
Mary


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: maeve
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 07:42 PM

Waiting here, as well. May the morning bring you renewed strength, Kevin.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 08:46 PM

me, too!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Celtaddict
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 10:40 PM

Kevin: have not been on for some time and am rarely below the line so I just saw this. Be well! Healing and light to you!
Good friend had a quint bypass 17 years ago, and last fall had a repeat quad. He is thriving and will be going on a trip to the Caribbean with us next month. Please follow his example closely!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: My guru always said
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 02:19 AM

Positive thoughts for a new day!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 05:56 AM

I am just going to refresh this so everyone knows that we are all thinking of Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 08:03 AM

All best wishes for the man.

Fish & Chips?????


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: JennyO
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 08:26 AM

Sending you strong positive vibes, Kevin. Hope it went perfectly! I haven't met you yet, and now that we're in the UK, there's a chance we might :)


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Haruo
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 01:23 PM

Hopefully not fried in coconut or palm oil...

Waiting hopefully for news.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: maeve
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 01:32 PM

I am, like your other many friends and acquaintances here, looking forward to your renewed health, Kevin.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 05:52 PM

Dad had his operation yesterday. We got the call to say he was back on the ward at 1.45pm, just as we were watching the finale of The King's Speech at the Empire Cinema in Basildon. (It's very good so we are going back to see it tomorrow morning so that we can give it our full attention. Visiting at Thoracic Park doesn't start till 2pm.)

We saw the surgeon later on and he told us it had gone very well. Dad was pretty groggy yesterday but was sitting up and talking by the time we visited today. He's feeling pretty uncomfortable now the morphine's worn off but that's understandable in the circumstances. He actually had a quadruple bypass rather than a triple.

Our neighbour is now in the same ward and is having his bypass operation in the morning. His wife is at our hotel so we can all help each other.

Internet access is limited where we are staying at the Premier Inn, but we will do our best to keep you posted. Thank you all very much for your kind messages.

Ciaran


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:00 PM

Ciaran - thanks so much for posting. Great news, and all best wishes to you, your parents and your neighbours!

Hope your dad will be able to send his own post soon.

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 23
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:09 PM

Thanks very much Ciaran. I am certainly not alone in looking forward to welcoming your Dad back here.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:19 PM

Quadruple by pass!

I suppose after Newbury, they had to go one better.

best wishes to you Kevin


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:29 PM

Well done!

Janie


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:39 PM

Great News!

I'm so glad it all went well.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:43 PM

Thanks be to God!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 06:49 PM

Wow, just saw this somehow, glad to hear about the successful surgery, McGfH you hang around now, we need you.

Thank you family for keeping us informed. Good thoughts always,

-Mrr


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 07:00 PM

Its got to the point that Heart By Pass Surgery is routine and with most people who are even vaguely fit when they start recovery is NO problem , which we all hope will be the case with Kevin - Last time I saw him he seemed VERY well for his years !

Glad the Op went well .


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Maryrrf
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 07:27 PM

This is great news! I'm so glad everything went well.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 08:03 PM

yes! excellent news


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 09:29 PM

Great news. Thanks for letting us know Ciaran. Here's hoping that recovery goes quickly.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 09:49 PM

Great! Now someone give him a big, soft teddy bear to hug when he coughs. It helps, according to my nine-bypass brother.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: GUEST,NaomiH
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 03:21 AM

Great news, hope you'll soon be feeling MUCH better!

N


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: mouldy
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 03:36 AM

Woop-de-doo! (And other celebratory noises).

Andrea


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 04:21 AM

Fantastic News!! Thanks so much for letting us know, hope you're feeling more relaxed now. Still sending positive thoughts for a good recovery!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:17 AM

Great News! well done Kevin, won't be long now before you're back irritating the hell out of everybody again.(lol)

Seriously though, you are in our thoughts and we wish you a speedy recovery.

John , Beth and Danny. xx


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:44 AM

Kevin

I have been following your progress on line and i am very pleased that the operation has gone well. The folk music family irrespective of where they are,are fantastic people and give us hope when things are not great. It just shows you that our music,which is the best in the world brings out the best in people.

Take Care and look forward to hearing from you in the not to distant future

Regards

John Matthews


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 06:10 AM

Glad to hear it went well. Now for a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 06:17 AM

Thanks to Ciaran for giving us the good news -

Best wishes to Kevin for a speedy recovery -

Love to Ann & all the rest of the family McGrath.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: freda underhill
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 06:37 AM

Quadruple best wishes to you Kevin - best wishes from accross the oceans - freda


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 06:46 AM

Glad to hear the good news, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

RtS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 02:02 PM

How great to hear the good news! Keep on getting better, Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: JedMarum
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 02:05 PM

Good News! Continued good wishes for fast and complete healing!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: The Barden of England
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 02:30 PM

Thanks Ciaran and glad to hear your dad's on the mend. Give him my best wishes, as I will when I next see him.

John Barden


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 02:34 PM

Great to read such good news. Rock on Kevin and family.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:31 PM

Kevin

Great to hear it has gone well.

The bovril will always be with the gravy and the marmite will always be with the jam!

All the best

Simon


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:44 PM

Wonderful news, Kevin. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Sure do miss you on the threads.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: C-flat
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 10:50 AM

I'm gritting my teeth a little on Kevin's behalf right now because it's about this time that the nurses will be encouraging him out of bed and up on to his feet.
The memories of my own recent experience are still fresh and I know just how strong the desire to curl up in a ball and pull the covers over your head is at this time. Either through Kevin's superhuman willpower or the sheer persistance of our wonderful nursing staff, Kevin will be upright and walking to the shower-room.
Anyone who has been through this, and there are plenty here, will remember these early days of recovery. The chest-clearing (huff,huff!), armchair physio, wobbly legs along the corridoor, and will remember how fragile and grateful and often tearful these days are.
Hopefully Anne and Ciaran take some encouragement from reading these messages to Kevin. Right now they too need all the support they can get.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 11:25 PM

Thinking of all of you during this rough bit of recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: scouse
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 07:17 AM

Ciaran, thanks for the update on your Dad. I wish him well an all da best from here in dear "Clogland." (The Netherlands.)

As Aye,

Phil


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 02:51 PM

Dad was discharged today and arrived home a couple of hours ago. It's been a long and arduous journey back since that day, exactly six weeks ago, when he walked up the hill to church, but he is very pleased and relieved.

He's also very tired and is now in bed but wants to say thanks to everyone who has taken such an interest in his progress. I would imagine he will post something on here himself in the next day or two.

Our priority now is to ensure that he regains his customary vigour and for us all to try and get back to normal - as far as possible at least.

We've had amazing support from our friends. It was so strange that Dad and our neighbour were in the hospital together comparing notes. Four of us stayed in the hotel in Basildon, visiting the hospital each day. In the end we settled into something of a routine and once Dad started to recover from the surgery we had quite good fun really.

Ciaran


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: Janie
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 02:56 PM

What good news to hear! Thanks, Ciaran.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 26
From: maeve
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 03:11 PM

Ciaran, thank you!

I know you're glad to be home again, Kevin.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 03:14 PM

I`m very happy you`re home,Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 04:06 PM

Good to hear good news, best wishes for continued recovery.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 04:52 PM

So very glad to hear that he's home. Hope he'll take it easy and recover well!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 04:56 PM

Excellent news!

What is it those Vulcans say?

Oh yes...live long and prosper!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:37 PM

Good news! Looking forward to seeing Kevin posting again.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for the news.

Rest up, Kevin, get your strength back slowly and firmly with what the doctor orders, especially any rehab-- it['s so worth the effort and the time, for yourself and for all those around you who want much, much more time with you.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 06:30 PM

It must be quite a relief to be home! Take care Kevin, and we look forward to your posts.

SRS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 06:45 PM

Delighted to hear that you're home again Kevin!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: alanabit
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 12:28 AM

Lovely news. Thanks Ciaran. Take your time Kevin. There is no hurry. I look forward to having you back here among us whenever you are ready.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 02:33 AM

Just caught up with Ciaran's latest post - how nice to hear such good news first thing on a Monday morning! Hope Kevin makes great progress and will feel up to posting soon.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: mouldy
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 02:38 AM

Likewise.
Can't keep a good man down,eh?

Andrea


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 06:00 AM

Thanks for passing on the good news Ciaran.

Best wishes to Kevin and Anne.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 06:22 AM

I bet he's thinking of writing a song about it!

RtS


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: C-flat
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 08:01 AM

Great news and bang on schedule so safe to presume he's making perfect progress!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 08:19 AM

marvels of modern surgery!

keep healing

sandra


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 09:00 AM

Very glad to hear you're on the mend Kevin, best wishes
Linda


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 09:07 AM

Slainthé Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 07:23 PM

So glad to here Kevin is making good progress.
I have never met him but I hope I will one day as I have managed to learn one or two of his songs(Thanks for those).
All the best
Bill


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: Bernard
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 09:10 AM

Excellent news!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST,Irish Guest
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 12:20 PM

"Master" McGrath,    those of us who know your breeding always knew that there is at least one more "Waterloo" in you, and perhaps a few with it :)
Good health lad.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 12:50 PM

Great News, well done!

Rog


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 03:52 AM

Keep on taking it easy Kevin!

Did anyone get him a big Teddy Bear to hug when he feels like coughing? I thought that was an excellent suggestion!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 06:35 AM

Just popped into the Mudcat after a long absence, and was shocked to read this thread.

My very best wishes to Kevin, with whom I have PM'd in the past during some flame war or other, because I found him to be a kindred spirit and a rock of common sense.

Coincidentally, the occasion of my visit today was the poem An Bunnán Buí, which is a warning of the danger of adopting too healthy a lifestyle, especially during winter weather.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:31 AM

Kevin has had a bit of a set-back and was admitted to our local hospital f


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:40 AM

(see previous message sent accidentally!) .... for a day and a half. He is pleased to be home again but is tired. He's had very little sleep in the past six weeks. He hopes to post later today.

Anne


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:45 AM

Thank goodness! Thanks for both posts, Anne.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Jan. 30
From: maeve
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:56 AM

'Twas I who posted just then. Sorry- my cookie was thrown out with the dishwater.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 11:06 AM

McGrath himself. Back home properly, touch wood.

This is an amazing thread. I read bits of it Ciaran printed out for me, but when I've got the energy I'll read the whole thing. Right now I'm still pretty bushed.

Thanks for all the good wishes and good thoughts.

Actually going back in our local hospital was quite good and strange, because the Accident and Emergency rooms were full of people who'd worked to save me back on 19th December, when my heart just stopped in church, and caused general consternation, and the swimming pool couple stepped in and did CPR on a real person for the first time.

Anyway the A & E people were excited and pleased, because most stories like mine don't end too well - a nurse said maybe one in 50...

I felt a bit like Harry Potter, "the boy who didn't die". I hadn't realised it was that close. I think the Mudcat good wishes must have been backdated to help out.

Incidentally here is a set of photos of the church it all happened in. Great setting for a final curtain - but I'm glad it wasn't.

I was wiser than I knew when I wrote:

Well I try to explain, and you might understand,
it's a fine place to go to when you're feeling grand -
but when your heart's heavy, and you're shackled and pinned,
you can reach out for help with the Blue Clicky Thing


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: GUEST,BBP at work
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 11:46 AM

Kevin, I've been lurking, reading this thread over the weeks and quietly rooting for you.

But, the "blue clicky thing" above just made me laugh out loud - thanks for putting the silly grin back on my face and keep getting better.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: C-flat
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 12:37 PM

Welcome back Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 12:56 PM

Wonderful outcome, congratulations Kevin.
Lang may yer lum reek, as they say in these parts.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 01:18 PM

Kevin - I'm so glad to see your post (especially after Anne's accidental one)! Looking forward to seeing more, and meanwhile carry on recovering!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 01:32 PM

YAY!!!!

So glad to see your post Kevin. You have been missed.

Now, take it easy but get well ASAP.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Acme
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 01:42 PM

Good to have you back at the 'cat, Kevin. You and I tend to talk more about tech things than music - I suppose you have a whole new expertise on techie things, medical-wise. I hope I don't have to rely on your observations in this field! Let's get back to discussing web pages and recording/editing devices!

Maggie


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 01:42 PM

Glad you're home again Kev ! Take it easy and dont start any marathons for at least Forty Eight Hours !


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 02:38 PM

Phew! Even greater news!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: mouldy
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 03:37 PM

I know you'll be sensible...but don't forget that however far you walk - it's that far back again too!

Welcome back1

Andrea


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 04:21 PM

Pshaw. As I told Louis Killen, it's the body-piercing of our generation.
Glad ou're back.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 05:04 PM

Wonderful window pix, Kevin!

~S~


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 05:53 PM

Welcome, back, Kevin! The "swimming pool couple" did well. Lots of people learn CPR, but no one knows if they'll actually do it when the opportunity presents itself. Some freeze up. (I was one of those, but I think Imay be better.) I'm glad you came out the arse end of this. I still think Catspaw wins the prize for direst medical situation survived though.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: open mike
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM

It is amazing how a brush with the grim reaper can bring you a re-newed appreciation for the land of the living! Glad you are here!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Janie
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 08:09 PM

Welcome home, Kevin.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 09:11 PM

A 1 in 50 chance - we always knew you're special Kevin. Congratulations on your remarkable survival and recovery.

best wishes

freda


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 10:29 PM

Good to see you back... DO take it easy.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Karyana
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 12:09 AM

A Chaomhin, a chara,

La gra! Is mise, Aine, from so long ago . . . I've wondered why I've been drawn back to the 'Cat after so many years, a ghra! Thanks be that you're recoverin' after such a do! You've been a main stay in my heart all these years I've ben away from the 'Cat! So glad to hear that you're still kickin' it above the ground . . . so glad to hear that I am too, don't ya know!!

All the best to my still loved ones here at the 'Cat!! Hugs and snogs all 'round, Aine (aka Karyana . . . I had to come up with with a different name, since ya don't seem to know me no more . . .)

;-) Aine


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 01:39 AM

good to see you back & also good to see those beautiful pics.

sandra

I take a lot of photos of old/antique stained glass & haven't seen any like your church glass, so I just searched for modern church glass & wow!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 04:00 AM

So very glad to see you back here Kevin, recover well!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: breezy
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 06:41 AM

Welcome home Kevin


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:37 AM

It is an amazing stained glass interior - and no one seems to know about it. They should be beating their way to see it. A hidden jewel.

It was made by monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and here's a picture of a remarkable window from the same people, which is at the Abbey itself.

Great to see you here again Aine!!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: treewind
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:44 AM

Welcome back Kevin. Take it easy now...
Anahata


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: billybob
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:48 AM

Stunning pictures Kevin, keep well
Wendy x


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: GUEST,NaomiH
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 01:47 PM

Glad you're home and on the mend!

Naomi

PS Great pictures!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 10:33 PM

thanks for the other pic - another wow! Maybe I need to look for modern churches (& homes?) rather than old ones to see if I can see similar examples of modern designs & techniques.


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 10:35 PM

It sure is good to see you posting again, Kevin!


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: Janie
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 10:59 PM

How goes the healing?


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: chazkratz
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 02:50 AM

What's this, McGraw, ya jealous of all the attention Catspaw was getting? Pull yerself together, man. Get the Guiness flowin' through your veins, pick up yer lance, and get back at the windmills.

Charles


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: GUEST,Howard Clark
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 10:09 AM

Just had a message from Peace News that someone had just come into his shop in Totnes and asked about you. So Paul phoned PN to see if anyone knew, and I - now living in Madrid - got the message and started googling.

Hope you're staying well after that shock described above.
Glad to see you're still singing - and now writing songs too.

all the best

Howard


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Subject: RE: McGrath of Harlow: UPDATE Feb. 3
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 12 - 06:37 PM

I do not know what I a m doing here but just found this place on the computer so perhaps if i write someone out ther will see this and give my best regards to kevin from the dim and distant. patrick o'sullivan came into my shop and had an urge to make contact so i hope he manages to do so when i forward this info to him ,,, in the meantime fondest wishes backdroped with great memories. paul wesley


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Subject: RE: 2011 illness: McGrath of Harlow
From: meself
Date: 04 Dec 12 - 09:52 PM

I somehow missed all this excitement till now - anyway: glad you made it through, and glad you're back!


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Subject: RE: 2011 illness: McGrath of Harlow
From: meself
Date: 04 Dec 12 - 09:53 PM

I mean, glad you've been back for a year, almost ... !


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