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John King 9th December 2021 10:09 PM

Richard Gould
 
Has anyone heard from him. The last time he posted was on the 18th October and since then nothing. He reported in July that he had suffered a stroke but was having Physio to help him.

His comments were always worth reading and some of his photographs gave a good idea what Jersey was like.

MartyNL 9th December 2021 10:52 PM

Hi John, it appears Richard's 'last activity' was quite recent, so it might be worth dropping him a PM. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Mike O'Pray 9th December 2021 11:07 PM

Yes my info in the "friends" section says "today" was his last visit. Luckily our "hardcore" group i.e. those who post regularly tend to be missed quite quickly but one of the problems with an expanding group, which is a healthy thing per se, is that eventually people can be absent for longer without necessarily being missed.

Hopefully his medical problem is proceeding along the right path

Mike

John King 10th December 2021 06:51 AM

Unlike the motorcycle forum I use where I can check the last 'visit' not only the last post. I was not aware you could do it on this forum. It was when I looked at his posts I saw the last one was in October.

I don't know Richard at all but he kindly sent me a replacement Weston Invercone a few years ago, was hoping he was ok considering the Covid situation.

Mike O'Pray 10th December 2021 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John King (Post 142649)
I don't know Richard at all but he kindly sent me a replacement Weston Invercone a few years ago, was hoping he was ok considering the Covid situation.

Yes, Covid, that's the "big unknown" these days in terms of people's health and unfortunately doesn't look like it may get better any day soon.

Mike

PanFrank 10th December 2021 04:50 PM

Mike once posted in a print exchange thread that Richard would miss out some months, but hopes to be back in January. So, best wishes Richard and we all hope to have you soon back again.
Frank

Keith Tapscott. 10th December 2021 08:45 PM

I wish Richard a speedy recovery and hope to read his post's here again soon.

Richard Gould 11th December 2021 04:07 PM

Hi Hohn and thanks for the kind thoughts. from all he4re. I have been very unwell since early October. having suffered a small stroke in June, and fully recovered from thatgot a small ear ache in October, went to the Doc, and ended upmwith a major ear infection, which upset my bLnce and I tripped up at hoje one noght and next thing I remember is waking up 8n the Ambulance on the way to hospital, and was in and out of hospital most of october , then back agtain in November for iron and blood transfusions as I got anemia due to olosing a lot of blood when I fell in October, but last Friday I have finallyt been dicscharged as cured, so now I need to get my darkroom up and running again, and sort out my cameras. I have used neither since October, and should be back in business soon. I have looked in here from time to time to keepm up with things, and gope to be back in the print exchanges in January or Febuary.
Richard

John King 11th December 2021 05:20 PM

Welcome back Richard. I had the same as you (described as a mini stroke) last April then after a follow up CT scan they found an anomaly in a vein in my neck and had to walk around with a heart monitor for a few days. Actually I got a letter from the consultant this morning giving me the all clear. So I can now really plan ahead (Covid considering)

Mike O'Pray 11th December 2021 05:32 PM

At least good news on two friends in this time of serious uncertainty in terms of our health prospects. Stay well, both

Mike

Richard Gould 11th December 2021 06:49 PM

Thanks John and Mike I will be glad to see the end of this year and back to photography
Richard

Bob 11th December 2021 07:38 PM

Glad to see you are on the mend Richard - seems you have had a seriously rubbish year. I hope future ones improve considerably!

Richard Gould 11th December 2021 07:58 PM

Thanks B0v, it has been a nasty year, bt iit seems to be over, the worst part is thatI have had ton give up, at least for quite a while, my lovely old MGF, , it is very low slung and after what happened to me in October/November I can't get in it c9omfortably, I need the door widee i open, if I can't have the door wide I cannot get out, I had to lift my legs ir and out, so for now it is in storge
Richard

Terry S 12th December 2021 12:10 PM

Good new for the both of you, which is always good to hear. :)

Terry S

Mike O'Pray 12th December 2021 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Gould (Post 142680)
Thanks B0v, it has been a nasty year, bt iit seems to be over, the worst part is thatI have had ton give up, at least for quite a while, my lovely old MGF, , it is very low slung and after what happened to me in October/November I can't get in it c9omfortably, I need the door widee i open, if I can't have the door wide I cannot get out, I had to lift my legs ir and out, so for now it is in storge
Richard

I recall my cousin's MG Midget which might or might not be smaller than the MGF but frankly I seem to recall the same difficulties with that and I was 20 at the time :)

Mike

Richard Gould 12th December 2021 02:39 PM

The midget was smaller than the f but .I loved my f and it was great fun but with my problems I need comfort so I will stay with.my focus for now
Richard

Martin Aislabie 12th December 2021 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Gould (Post 142672)
Hi Hohn and thanks for the kind thoughts. from all he4re. I have been very unwell since early October. having suffered a small stroke in June, and fully recovered from thatgot a small ear ache in October, went to the Doc, and ended upmwith a major ear infection, which upset my bLnce and I tripped up at hoje one noght and next thing I remember is waking up 8n the Ambulance on the way to hospital, and was in and out of hospital most of october , then back agtain in November for iron and blood transfusions as I got anemia due to olosing a lot of blood when I fell in October, but last Friday I have finallyt been dicscharged as cured, so now I need to get my darkroom up and running again, and sort out my cameras. I have used neither since October, and should be back in business soon. I have looked in here from time to time to keepm up with things, and gope to be back in the print exchanges in January or Febuary.
Richard

Blimey Richard - that sounds like a really rough few months.

Glad you think you are through the worst of it and hope you will recover fully soon.

Good luck

Martin

ps - the MGF - the 1940s version or the 1990s one ?

Richard Gould 12th December 2021 05:15 PM

IHi Martin,, It hs certainly not been an eqasy year, for and my Wife, , but the doctors assure us that as long as I take the tablet5s then all should be fine, and next year wil a lot better, and I am now discharged from it all, Thaks for the good wishes, and the F is the 90's one, in my case a 2001 version, made by Rover, oje of the last ofb the line of great British MG sports cars, and it has had everything done, head gasket,cam belt and water pump and stainless steel long water pipes, nt ojne of those things, I can't comfrtably and safelyuse it at the moment, so I have it in storage for the moment
Richard

skellum 12th December 2021 07:10 PM

Very sorry to hear about your troubles Richard. It does sound as if you're on the mend, so pace yourself and get your strength back in your own time. We're all keen to see you active here again, but not if it means putting any kind of strain on your recovery.
I hope you get enough mobility back to get the MGF on the road again. My TF needs a bit of love over the winter, but she's still the best fun car to drive I've ever had.

Richard Gould 12th December 2021 07:56 PM

Thanks for the kind words as for taking things easy I won",t have much say in the matter my Wife will take care of that as for MG time will tell but it will be a while but at least I can walk well now and my darkroom will be up and running soon and although not an f it is comfortable and gets me around I and I can get back on here
Richard

David Lingham 14th December 2021 02:26 PM

All the very best Richard.

Richard Gould 14th December 2021 07:51 PM

Thanks David, every day now things get better for me, all my cameras are now ready to go, just waiting for a reasonable day to get out for a walk with one of them
Richard

Richard Gould 18th December 2021 04:46 PM

I must be feeling better, today I have been out with a camera and taken some photos, and it felt so good , and the. Negatives don't look to bad either
Richard

Bill 19th December 2021 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Gould (Post 142792)
I must be feeling better, today I have been out with a camera and taken some photos, and it felt so good , and the. Negatives don't look to bad either
Richard

Excellent to hear Richard.

Hope your continued recovery goes well and you are soon back up to full speed.

Bill.

Richard Gould 19th December 2021 08:49 AM

Thanks Bill it was a good day
Richard


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