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Hey everyone, Tim's sister just contacted me and they've already heard from the surgeon. Apparently the tumour is benign and although they were still operating at the time she emailed me, the tumour has been encapsulated and hasn't spread at all.

I've been in touch with Tim's sister a bit over the last couple of months and she's promised to keep me updated - because of where the tumour is Tim will have very limited use of his neck etc over the coming weeks, so he's unlikely to be at a computer for a while. Although he's not out of the woods just yet, the initial news is good. Tim's family has been following his lead and being very positive - will let you all know as and when I hear anything further.

Matt DC, Monday, 24 December 2007 12:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

The family is popping the champagne right now, so keeping everything crossed.

Matt DC, Monday, 24 December 2007 12:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Huzzah for the good news! Get well soon, Tim. Like lots of folks have already said, I don't follow dance too closely, but I find your posts to be precious guideposts. I look forward to your speedy recovery and return!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 24 December 2007 12:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh Matt, thanks for letting us know and HURRAH for Tim. :-))))))

nathalie, Monday, 24 December 2007 12:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thank you, Matt! Good news.

The Reverend, Monday, 24 December 2007 12:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excellent news!

J, Monday, 24 December 2007 13:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's great news! Thoughts and prayers remain with you, Tim.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 24 December 2007 13:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

wishing Tim well, good to hear encouraging news about his situation.

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 24 December 2007 13:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thank that guy up there whom I don't believe in!

StanM, Monday, 24 December 2007 13:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rockin' good news.

Dimension 5ive, Monday, 24 December 2007 14:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm going to go listen to some Teedra Moses in honor.

Dimension 5ive, Monday, 24 December 2007 14:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Damn, I ignored this thread, my interest only piqued by the 70+ posts.

At least it seems clear that you'll be able to read my good wishes from the recent news when you've recovered. I'll raise a glass for a rapid and trouble free recovery this Christmas.

Billy Dods, Monday, 24 December 2007 14:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thank you, Matt DC.

Andy K, Monday, 24 December 2007 14:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks Matt DC--and merry Christmas to you and everyone else here.

Matos W.K., Monday, 24 December 2007 14:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Great news indeed -- thanks Matt!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 24 December 2007 15:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks Matt - and best wishes to Tim and family, hope the recovery goes smooth as anything. Merry Christmas all.

Groke, Monday, 24 December 2007 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Matt. Happy holidays everyone. Take care of each other.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 24 December 2007 15:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Woo! I'm gonna celebrate at the secret Jewish Anarchist Inwood Christmas party I'm going to tonight!

Mordechai Shinefield, Monday, 24 December 2007 15:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

good news! thanks matt!

tricky, Monday, 24 December 2007 16:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks Matt...

BleepBot, Monday, 24 December 2007 18:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

tim is one of the best dudes ever - good luck with the videodrome shit man

and what, Monday, 24 December 2007 18:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

:-D !!!

strongohulkington, Monday, 24 December 2007 18:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

after they get done removing the tumor can you get the doctors to implant it in nude spock?

and what, Monday, 24 December 2007 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

so good to hear good news, I know Tim will be back owning all of us with his enlightening comments very soon!

Ronan, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excellent news. Have as merry a Christmas as possible, Tim.

Scik Mouthy, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 08:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

just seen this, glad to hear the news from matt, get well soon tim.

CarsmileSteve, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 10:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hi everyone,

Wanted to let you all know that I am alive, at home and doing surprisingly well. If I'd known brain surgery could be so straightforward I might not have bothered to say anything! Should get confirmation today or tomorrow that everything's been taken care of. Thanks to all of you for your messages of support - it's been very much appreciated.

Tim F, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Great news.

jim, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

so you're saying it was "Complex Simplicity"?


Dimension 5ive, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

cheers tim, glad to hear everythings ok

max, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Welcome back, Tim.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:12 (nine years ago) Permalink


Andy K, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Great news! Welcome back.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well that's two-for-two so far for people I know who've had brain tumors removed. :-D Here's to a speedy recovery!

HI DERE, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:35 (nine years ago) Permalink


The Reverend, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:46 (nine years ago) Permalink


Billy Dods, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Some people will do anything to avoid Turkey and Brussel Sprouts.

Billy Dods, Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:59 (nine years ago) Permalink


Matt DC, Thursday, 27 December 2007 23:02 (nine years ago) Permalink


Matos W.K., Thursday, 27 December 2007 23:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

one of us! one of us!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 27 December 2007 23:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am very glad to hear the news Tim! Please continue your getting well even sooner!

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 27 December 2007 23:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

fantastic news, tim, really glad to have ya back

jermainetwo, Friday, 28 December 2007 00:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rock and then some. :-)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 December 2007 00:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hopefully the good news continues. I had a close friend go through this, and hopefully, like them, your main problem for 08 will be getting a decent hair cut. Good luck and get well.

Jedmond, Friday, 28 December 2007 01:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey tim,

we never got to know each other during my brief time on ilm, however, even tho our musical tastes never really overlapped, i always enjoyed yer posts and absolutely loved hearing yer thoughts. Even used to go to skylarking just to read yer prose even if i had no idea what artists/tracks you were writing abt.

Just saw the updates on this thread, so sorry you had to go thru all this shit but happy to see all seems well with you now. All my best wishes.

peace, love & coffee


H in Addis, Friday, 28 December 2007 01:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Glad to know you are ok, Tim.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 28 December 2007 05:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

feels like you helped US get thru this Tim!
look forward to all your future posts

Paul, Friday, 28 December 2007 06:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

just clocked this from being on holiday and bummer bout the tumour Tim, but glad it came right with a little help form the surgeon of course...

...any ideas what caused it, like too much puter radiation or frustration with people not digging on 2step garage til it was to late or others not knowing what the difference was ??? :)

pollywog, Friday, 28 December 2007 12:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thrilled to hear you're on the mend!

Now, get thee off-line and rest, young man; you've a whole New Year to prepare for.

dblcheeksneek, Friday, 28 December 2007 13:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

woo! here's to a speedy recovery!

tricky, Friday, 28 December 2007 15:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

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