Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog News, Press Releases
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Fish in throat cancer scare
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedFish in throat cancer scare

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
Tony R View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: July 16 2004
Location: Bolton, Lancs
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1001940
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Fish in throat cancer scare
    Posted: January 03 2009 at 15:51
Fish 2008 - A Happy Hogmanay

Dear Fishheads, Freaks, fans and the Company,

It seems apt that on the closing day of 2008 I received the news that I had been hoping for in a phone call from my ENT doctor.

The biopsy samples taken from my vocal chords have come back negative on any malignant or pre-malignant growth. It appears that the source of all my problems has been a cyst which has been present for quite some time and was surgically removed during the recent examination.

I have been given a clean bill of health and told to start vocal exercises in order to stretch the repairing tissue.
I can't explain how relieved I am.

My voice has dynamically changed since the growth was removed and was noticed on the phone by my doctor and commented on by Mo when she visited the studio yesterday.
Even the muscle movement involved in swallowing has eased and for the first time in a couple of years I don't feel as if I have a golf ball in my throat.

I have to admit that certain newspaper reports got me down when after gleaning all their quotes from my blog they then came up with the assumption that I was finished as a singer.
It appears they have most definitely got it wrong and one of my first calls was to Yatta to tell him to go ahead and book festivals for the Summer. :-)

The other plans remain the same and I will be actively pursuing a revitalisation of my acting career and working on my novel as of the beginning of next year 2009.

I've already been approached to present and co-produce a series of programmes on '60s and '70s Scottish rock music by an independent film company; something that I find exciting and which will take me into an area I have wanted to investigate for quite some time.

It's most definitively going to be a busy year.

With the promise of festivals in the Summer there will obviously be a couple of warm up dates as I will have to put together a new set with hopefully my existing band line up. With this in mind I am going to look at the possibility of a convention in Haddington sometime next summer.
Yatta and I will need to put our heads together to work out the feasibility of it all as I don't want to commit to any touring outside of festivals and staggered dates are difficult to maintain a settled band line up as some musicians will have other commitments that I have to respect and adjust to.
I am confident I can make it happen and at least hit some stages in the middle of 2009.

I just want to wholeheartedly thank all of you who sent me emails and posted letters of support on the forum.
It meant a lot to me as it was a difficult head space to be in for quite some time. I sincerely appreciated your best wishes and genuine concern and it continued to remind me what a special group of people I have out there and who are brought together by the music.

All I can do is wish you all a very happy and brilliant new year when it comes in and I will raise a glass to you all when the bells call in 2009.

You are most definitely the Company I choose :-)

Thanks for being out there for me!

Slainth Mhath

lots of love
Fish xxx



Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 32912
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 15:57
Clap excellent news


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
Angelo View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: May 07 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 11518
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 05:11
Well.... for a second that golf ball he lost was in my throat. This is great news!
Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
Back to Top
A B Negative View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 02 2006
Location: Methil Republic
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1594
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 07:36
Originally posted by Tony R

I've already been approached to present and co-produce a series of programmes on '60s and '70s Scottish rock music by an independent film company; something that I find exciting and which will take me into an area I have wanted to investigate for quite some time.


 
Looking forward to it! Big smile 
"The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar.... Now, that's my idea of a good time."
Back to Top
Peter View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: January 31 2004
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 9140
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 10:27
Sorry -- with no disrespect or lack of sympathy to Mr. Fish or his fans intended  or implied -- but when I first viewed the title of this thread just now, I honestly thought it might be the name of some new metal band someone was proposing for addition! Wacko
 
It would make for a pretty catchy metal band name, you must admit (especially if you think of the "fish" named as being the finny animals, not the singer).LOL 
 
It has the requisite reference to something distasteful and likely fatal, the fear/suffering element....LOL


Edited by Peter - January 04 2009 at 10:36
Let the monkey drive.

Back to Top
Slartibartfast View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 29 2006
Location: Atlantais
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 27148
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 14:19
Originally posted by Peter

Sorry -- with no disrespect or lack of sympathy to Mr. Fish or his fans intended  or implied -- but when I first viewed the title of this thread just now, I honestly thought it might be the name of some new metal band someone was proposing for addition! Wacko
 
It would make for a pretty catchy metal band name, you must admit (especially if you think of the "fish" named as being the finny animals, not the singer).LOL 
 
It has the requisite reference to something distasteful and likely fatal, the fear/suffering element....LOL


I see I'm not the only one who thought this thread oddly titled. LOL

So I have to raise the question, if Fish were a fish what kind of fish would Fish be?
Back to Top
lazland View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: October 28 2008
Location: Wales
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7195
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 14:43
Cry I wish him all the best. We went to see the Big Man in Pontardawe (S Wales) at the end of 2008, and he was in great form - a thoroughly enjoyable gig which will be remembered for some time.Tongue


In Lazland, life is transient. Prog is permanent.
Back to Top
AstroAvia View Drop Down
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)


Joined: January 03 2009
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2009 at 03:40
I wish him all the best. This man has been very important in my life, yet he doesn't even know that!
AstroAvia's faves:
Abraxas
Atria
Poverty's No Crime
Threshold
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.188 seconds.