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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Old 04-10-2009   #1
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Frances in hospital

I shan't be around much for a while on the forum. Last night Frances's bronchitis and cough got REALLY bad and we called the doctor. After an over-the-phone diagnosis they sent an ambulance and took her to Loudun hospital, about 11 miles away, as an emergency: blue flashing lights, the whole bit.

Aditi and I followed in the Land Rover. We didn't get home and to bed until 0300 this morning. Then they started digging up the road outside my house at 0800 this morning, with pneumatic drills.

They say that Frances will probably be in for 5-7 days (happy Easter!). It's not life-threatening but it's not much fun either. Visiting is 13:00 to 20:00 so I'm going to be in Loudun a lot.

Tashi delek,

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I wish her a speedy recovery Roger, regards j
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Old 04-10-2009   #3
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Sorry to hear that Roger ... I'm sure she's now in good hands and on the road to recovery. Please give her my regards from Oz.
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Dear Roger, I'm sorry to hear that, I wish Frances speedy recovery.
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Sorry to hear that. I send best wishes to you both.

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best wishes for a swift recovery, Roger.

I'm sure Frances will be better served in the French health system than the UK.
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery.Watch how you go yourself.Visiting is both stressful and tiring.
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Best wishes to you and Frances Roger. Make sure she is a good patient and gets well soon.
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Wishing you all the best warmest thoughts for, the two of you, for a speedy and good recovery.
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My thoughts are with you both - best wishes to Frances for a speedy full recovery.
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A hint, Roger, which will make your visiting more pleasant. They get very uppity if you transfer her vin rouge drip to yourself!

Seriously, bronchitis is grim. You both have my best wishes for a speedy recovery and return home.

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Hi Roger.

I hope Frances will get well soon!

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That was a wise decision to get the medical attention. 5-7 days: they are taking it seriously.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her and you.
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Oh dear, so sorry to hear that.

Hope Frances gets well as soon as possible - hopefully all the good wishes from RFF will help.
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Yes, sorry to hear of your news Roger. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Roger, I'm a big fan of both you and your wife, Frances, and I respect the knowledge and passion for photography that the two of you have.

I wish her the best and hope that she's feeling better in a few days.
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Good luck, Roger and Frances...get well soon.
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Give her my best Roger. Take care of yourself as well.
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Sorry to hear about this, Roger. Frances will be in my prayers. My mother-in-law just had a stroke last week, so things are quite a bit different around here right now.

Keep the reason for Easter in your heart, and stay by her side. God bless you both.
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hope frances has a speedy recovery, sincere best wishes ron
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I prayed for Frances, you and family just now. God bless.
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Wishing Frances a speedy recovery and feturn to full health soon. Best wishes from sunny Cornwall..

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Best wishes for a short hospital stay.

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"Gecmis Olsun" That's Turkish for "May it be over soon"
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My thoughts and prayers for Frances' speedy recovery, Roger. And watch your self, too: this can be pretty stressful for you and we don't want to see you getting sick either.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope she bounces back quickly.
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Sorry to hear about Frances. It's good to know they're taking it seriously. What's even more important is that you pace yourself! My best wishes for a speedy recovery to you both!

Respectfully,

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Godspeed on the recovery. I hope she has some interesting reading to catch up on. May you both be home soon.
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