Ian Powell writes:
Little did I realise when I closed the doors of the Lodge on October 1st. this year that it would be for the very last time as at that stage I was already making plans for the 2016 season.
Only recently did I discover that the melanoma I have been living with since late 2004 has once again appeared as two small tumours. Fortunately, my genetic make-up means that this may well be successfully treated with a new immunotherapy drug called Yervoy. I will be starting this treatment just before Christmas but may also require surgery at some stage next year….
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