Good news on Julian Field, and get well cards welcome

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Tue Mar 6 14:57:28 CET 2007

On 06/03/07, Tim Chown <tjc at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hopefully not tempting fate by saying there's good news on Julian.  Just
> had a call from his dad at the hospital and he reports that Jules is
> coming round from under the sedation.    They've been lowering the dose
> over the last three days during which he's had no relapses, and this
> morning Jules woke slightly and managed to give a thumbs up sign.
> I saw Jules yesterday afternoon and he was back to a very normal colour,
> was moving his head and had 'REM'-like eye movement, so was looking then
> like he was close to coming round.
> It will clearly be quite a while before Jules is in any position to
> use a laptop, but the last three days have gone really well, and we'll
> just need to be patient now as the gently gently recovery continues.
> His parents are very keen for people to send cards now (please, no flowers!)
> and we'll handle these through his work address, so, please, feel free
> to send your 'get well' cards to:
>         Julian Field
>         School of Electronics and Computer Science
>         University of Southampton
>         Highfield
>         Southampton SO17 1BJ
>         United Kingdom
> I'm sure his parents would also be very proud to see a good response;  if
> you've all used Jules' code it doesn't take much by way of thanks to get
> a card in the post :)
> Also, every message here was printed out and every one was read to him while
> he was under.   We hope he'll be looking through them in person soon!

Thank you for this encouraging news!
You are truly a prince among humans, with the service you provided us,
as well as Jules.

A postcard will hit the snailmail ASAP!

-- Glenn
email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
work: glenn < dot > steen < at > ap1 < dot > se

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