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May 07, 2007

I'm Not Dying? Damn!

Not everyone who gets told by their doctors that they're not dying actually likes to hear the news:

A British man who went on a wild spending spree after doctors said he only had a short time to live wants compensation because the diagnosis was wrong and he is now healthy -- but broke.

John Brandrick, 62, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago and told that he would probably die within a year.


He quit his job, sold or gave away nearly all his possessions, stopped paying his mortgage and spent his savings dining out and going on holiday.

Brandrick was left with little more than the black suit, white shirt and red tie that he had planned to be buried in when it emerged a year later that his suspected "tumor" was no more than a non-life threatening inflammation of the pancreas.

Sure, it's better than dying but something of a problem, don't you think?

May 7, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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