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Old 06-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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Prince Philip in Hospital for "Exploratory Operation": June 6-17, 2013

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"The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations."
https://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy/...10674511757312

He is supposed to remain in hospital from one to two weeks according to Robert Jobson:

https://twitter.com/theroyaleditor/s...10864492756993

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http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsan...ohospital.aspx
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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"Abdominal investigations"? That sounds omnious!
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:45 PM
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Oh dear, that doesn't sound good at all. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:46 PM
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Indeed it does, Muhler. And for such a long time as up to two weeks does not sound reassuring either.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:47 PM
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Oh god, I hope he will be fine. It' a old man for a long surgery
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wow. may he get the rest needed
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:50 PM
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Well, it might not be an actual surgery, but more like probes being well... it's not pleasant.
And scanning.

The first thing that springs to mind is possible cancer in the bladder or intestines.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:50 PM
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Just saw this on the BBC

BBC News - Prince Philip admitted to hospital
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:54 PM
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A general anaesthetic for abdominal surgery is very high-risk in someone of this age.
Let's hope his strength and resolve can pull him through!
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:06 PM
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Okay! They are opening him up. That's makes it more serious.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:12 PM
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This is not an emergency admission -according to BP spokesman.

In fact he was at the Garden Party this afternoon and that finishes at 1800.

Latest from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22807818

WRitten report from SKy including the statement that the PRince is feeling very well!

http://news.sky.com/story/1100393/pr...-for-operation
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The planned nature of this surgery would lead some to speculate that it could be cancer of some part of the gastrointestinal tract, as that would be one of the more common reasons to have 'non-emergency' abdominal surgery in this age-group.
Let's hope that's not the case.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:20 PM
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Well, it might not be an actual surgery, but more like probes being well... it's not pleasant.
And scanning.

The first thing that springs to mind is possible cancer in the bladder or intestines.
I fear for abdominal cancer.
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This is not an emergency admission -according to BP spokesman.

In fact he was at the Garden Party this afternoon and that finishes at 1800.

Latest from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22807818
Of course they are going to say that. I am not saying that they are wrong but I could see BP holding back information or not releasing everything

Praying for Philip and the Royal Family! I Hope he pulls trough! Would be sad to see the Queen without Philip at her side,

By the way isn't this his Fifth or Sixth hospital visit in the last Two Years?
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Hope the Duke makes a speedy recovery. Its clear now that he is no longer "fighting fit" and I suspect after this twoweek stay we'll see much less of him. He needs to rest and slow down. Hopefully it will all go okay.

I wonder if there is any particular reason he's being treated at the london Clinic rather than King Edwards VII as he has done before.
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I would say that main culprit is bladder.
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Oh dear. I wish him well.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:24 PM
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Of course they are going to say that. I am not saying that they are wrong but I could see BP holding back information or not releasing everything

Praying for Philip and the Royal Family! I Hope he pulls trough! Would be sad to see the Queen without Philip at her side,
Dont understand - who would say what? He was at the garden party, and there are pictures to prove it so what are you saying/implying?
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:25 PM
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Hope the Duke makes a speedy recovery. Its clear now that he is no longer "fighting fit" and I suspect after this twoweek stay we'll see much less of him. He needs to rest and slow down. Hopefully it will all go okay.

I wonder if there is any particular reason he's being treated at the london Clinic rather than King Edwards VII as he has done before.
Special equipment perhaps? Has the London Clinic a history for special skills in regards to treatment of cancer? Or other ailments in that region?
My dad died from bladder cancer. That took a year from the diagnosis until the end and it wasn't dignified, so I sincerely hope that is not the case.
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Sky news pointing out the Duke will miss his birthday, trooping the colour and garter day
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