Health “blog” closes with sad end

Filed as News on January 29, 2005 2:00 pm

by Duncan

A blog written by a BBC journalist Ivan Noble, stricken with brain cancer, has come to an end, after he became too sick to continue posting.

He movingly described his odyssey of chemotherapy and brain surgery, his marriage, the birth of a baby son last year, and a surge of hope – quickly dashed – that the brain tumour was in retreat.

In a final posting on Thursday, Noble wrote: “This is my last diary. I have written it ahead of time because I knew there would be a point when I was not well enough to continue.

“That time has now come.”

BBC Online reported on Friday that the blog was read by 100,000 people per day on average.

There had been 300,000 visitors on the day of the final posting, and many of the visitors had left messages of goodwill and support for Noble.

(source AFP/ Yahoo!)

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