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What it written here combines two completely separate subjects: my interest in genealogy, and the fact that in April 2001 I was diagnosed with cancer, meaning that I had to undergo some very invasive surgery. This is more about the surgery than the cancer. Here is also a link to some baby pics!

I started to write it because at first I found very little information, and I would have dearly loved to have talked to someone who had gone through it all. I still have found very little information about the surgery. If you have had a Latissimus Dorsi flap transplant on your lower leg, or anyone with any comments, improvements, etc., please email me, or add to/view messages in my guestbook

My wife supported me throughout. I donít know how I would have managed it without her.

Note that I am not a doctor, and what I found right for me, may not be right for you.

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Jeffrey Ratcliffe


last updated on 10 November 2004

On 27th November 2003, I became a father for the first time. 

I had a clear checkup on the 20th April 2004. 

An ultrasound on the 5th October 2004 was clear!

I had a clear checkup on the 14th October 2004.

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The Story
  The First Signs
  The Tests
  What to do
  The Operation
  Three Weeks in Hospital
  The next three months
  The road to recovery
  La vita es bella!
  What I can expect
  Why I was lucky
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