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DPO
05-15-2018, 08:54 PM
I am no longer building instruments.
My wife has been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer and all my energy and care must now be devoted to her.
If you own one of my instruments I hope you enjoy playing them as much as I did building them.

turtledrum
05-16-2018, 12:15 AM
Dennis, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for all you have done for us and for letting us know, so that we can support you and your wife as best we can. Linda

steveholt
05-16-2018, 12:18 AM
My thoughts are with you and your wife at this time Dennis.

actadh
05-16-2018, 01:18 AM
Keeping you and your wife in my thoughts at this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you.

kerneltime
05-16-2018, 01:43 AM
Thank you for all you have done!
Hope you’ll find peace and joy!

Titchtheclown
05-16-2018, 03:09 AM
Even if you aren't building feel free to pop on here and make a nuisance of yourself. We promise at least to tolerate you an hopefully make you welcome and feel loved even if you are a kiwi.
Peace out dude
Hope to hear from you soon.

Titch

Nickie
05-16-2018, 07:41 AM
Dennis,
I am so sorry to read this. Love and Light to you and your dear wife. I hope you have a good hospice group there.
They can really help.
Take good care of yourself.
cyber hugs,
Nickie

Pete Howlett
05-16-2018, 07:54 AM
Tough break my friend. Thoughts and prayers with you.

Kindest regards
Pete

mmfitzsimons
05-16-2018, 09:43 AM
I am so sorry to hear this. Thank you for bringing so much joy to others.

Spicysteve
05-16-2018, 10:37 AM
My thoughts and prayers for you Dennis.
Steve.

captain-janeway
05-16-2018, 12:07 PM
I'm truly sorry to hear this. I've lurked about wanting to buy one of your ukes for awhile but couldn't afford them. Your wife's care is much more important.
A good hospice company is invaluable. I work in the field, and Vitas is very easy to work with (no I don't work for them I run a facility).
Much luck to both of you. Keep support for yourself or you won't be able to help her. Take care.

Camsuke
05-16-2018, 12:09 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dennis, strength be with you.

Jim Hanks
05-16-2018, 01:53 PM
very sorry to hear this Dennis.

Sharpshin
05-16-2018, 02:02 PM
Dennis,
Take care of YOU and your wife.
Peace.

southcoastukes
05-16-2018, 03:39 PM
I know that fight too well, Dennis. My deepest sympathies. May you have strength and understanding in helping your wife.

Laidback1
05-16-2018, 04:24 PM
Prayers for you and your wife!

Zorba48
05-16-2018, 11:26 PM
So sorry to hear about your wife's illness Dennis. Your first priority is to comfort your partner at this difficult time. I really enjoy the instrument I obtained from you, a real delight. My prayers are with you both.

Ken Franklin
05-17-2018, 10:17 PM
Life takes some awful turns. Sounds like you know what's really important. Wishing you strength.

DPO
05-17-2018, 11:15 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words and thoughts. While the cancer is uncurable, it is not untreatable . Chemo has started, the oncologists are hoping to achieve one or two healthy years. Which will be akin to a lottery win.
Living in hope.

EDW
05-18-2018, 01:59 AM
Best wishes to you and your wife. You are wise to focus on the things in life that truly matter.

hollisdwyer
05-18-2018, 08:38 AM
May the pathway forward for you and your wife be made as easy as possible.