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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Old 03-28-2018   #1
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Just under three weeks ago, Frances had a mastectomy after 6 months of chemotherapy. Next: six months of subcutaneous herceptin, once every three weeks.

The recurrence of her breast cancer came as the same time as the complaints about my "driving clicks" to my other forums. I was never quite sure what people objected to in this: both the .eu and the .com forums are free, and ad-free, and there seemed little advantage in writing everything twice. I thought people might be happy enough to go to the .eu forum and then come back here to discuss things -- and of course to ignore the things they didn't find interesting. For some reason, some took exception to this.

So now I'm going to take a quick look at active threads, and maybe join in. Or not.

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Old 03-28-2018   #2
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Roger--welcome back! Missed you and your comments. Also appreciate the references to your other sites--we DO always have the option of clicking or not clicking them! :-)
Also--best wishes to Frances for a quick recovery!
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Old 03-28-2018   #3
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Best wishes to Frances!
Nice to read from you!
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Old 03-28-2018   #4
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Hi Roger, best wishes to Frances!

Should we wait until Easter Sunday to celebrate your return?
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Old 03-28-2018   #5
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Tell Frances that this RFFer wishes her the absolute best outcome through her ordeal.

It is nice to hear from you, too. Thank you for the update. I also wish you strength while you care for Frances.
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Old 03-28-2018   #6
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Best wishes to you both at a difficult time - and also wishing Frances a speedy recovery.

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Old 03-28-2018   #7
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Thanks for the kind comments and good wishes, everyone. I especially liked lynnb's suggestion: I really missed a trick there, didn't I?

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Roger, I hope you find your return is a happy one, and best wishes for Frances.
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Welcome here Roger, best wishes to you both for a good recovery for Frances.

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My best to Francis, Roger, and don't make yourself so scarce.

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Old 03-28-2018   #11
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Good to hear from you again, Roger.

Best wishes and prayers for Frances. Hope things go well.
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Old 03-28-2018   #12
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Old 03-28-2018   #13
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Roger,

Sorry to hear your wife is ill, and my prayers for a successful and speedy recovery.
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Sorry to hear about the tough times affecting your family. I hope recovery is prompt and full.

I have always appreciated the helpful links to the website you and Frances maintain, so keep on posting them!
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After a long fight with cancer, I recently lost my wife and the mother of our three children. I feel your pain.

I wish Frances a complete recovery.
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Good to hear from you again Roger, and sorry to hear that Frances is so ill. All the best for you both. John Mc
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Best wishes to Frances for a fast recovery and future good health. Glad/Hope you are back, Roger. I have enjoyed your input & articles.
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Welcome back Roger, I pray your wife and you will see victory over this disease.
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Glad to see you back Roger , sorry to hear about your wife's ill health .Best wishes to both of you.
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Continuing best wishes for a full recovery for Francis.
Glad to have you back .
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My sincere best wishes to you and yours, Roger; especially your dear Frances for a speedy and complete recovery.

Good to see you posting on RFF again… and long may you continue.

My thoughts are with you.
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Best wishes to Frances for recovery... that's a tough situation to deal with.

Regarding participation... I understand your ambivalence.

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Looking forward to reading about your thoughts.

I appreciate you sharing your ideas here Roger.
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Just under three weeks ago, Frances had a mastectomy after 6 months of chemotherapy. Next: six months of subcutaneous herceptin, once every three weeks.

The recurrence of her breast cancer came as the same time as the complaints about my "driving clicks" to my other forums. I was never quite sure what people objected to in this: both the .eu and the .com forums are free, and ad-free, and there seemed little advantage in writing everything twice. I thought people might be happy enough to go to the .eu forum and then come back here to discuss things -- and of course to ignore the things they didn't find interesting. For some reason, some took exception to this.

So now I'm going to take a quick look at active threads, and maybe join in. Or not.

Cheers,

R.
The site has not been the same without you mate, and by that, I mean, nowhere near as interesting. Great to see your post when I loaded the home page.

Personally, Iíve always appreciated your inclination to so willingly share information and experience, immensely. Your continued participation at RFF might put a few noses out of jointóbut donít give them the satisfaction of buggering offóOK?

Please pass on my warmest regards to Frances and my fervent hopes for the best possible health outcomes for her. You have both been often on my mind these last few months.
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After a long fight with cancer, I recently lost my wife and the mother of our three children. I feel your pain.

I wish Frances a complete recovery.
Iíd just like to take a moment to say how very sorry I was to read your comment above, and to pass on my condolences.
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Roger, glad to see you're back, and my best to Frances.

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Wishing well to the best half of your team!

BTW, I did check back then talks on RFF started. To get the whole picture. Guess what... it was not working. Connection, hosting or else issues.
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It is total stress! We recently had the same illness in our family. My best to Frances and to her caregiver: you.
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best to frances, welcome back..
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Best wishes to you both at a difficult time - and also wishing Frances a speedy recovery.

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Yes I second this. and also look forward to your comments at RFF once again. But Health comes first, always.
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I am really glad to see you're back but sad to hear about Frances.

Cancer of any kind is very stressful on everyone in the family and I really hope she does well. Her contributions to your website as well as your books is obvious and much appreciated and I hope it continues.
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Better to have you here than away, better present than absent, better all or at least some of you than none.

You have a place here. When you are not here the place is still here but empty, like Elijah’s seat at the table.

Welcome back, and good luck at home.
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Glad youíre back

Nice to see youíre back but sorry to learn of your wifeís illness. My wife is in a similar situation, sheís now receiving herceptin. Itís no fun but much easier on her than the taxol infusions. I hope all goes well in your wifeís treatment.
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Glad to see you again, Roger!
NOT glad to hear about Frances' cancer.
Hoping for a thorough rcovery.

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So nice to hear from you again Roger!

Not so nice to hear the news about Francis.
I think its safe to say the RFF community is "pulling for you guys".

Be sure to get outside and enjoy Spring in France. My wife and I have also had some health adventures lately.... I have always appreciated my time outside enjoying the coming of Spring, but somehow it seems a little nicer this year.
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Roger is back :)
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Roger is back :)

I was very pleased to see that you had posted a comment here on RFF Welcome back, you've been missed. Looking forward to your, valued, comments and posts. All hopes and prayers for a full recovery for Frances are sent to you both from this side of the 'tunnel'.
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I, too, am happy to find you here, Roger. Linking to your site made sense to me, as well.

Cancer is a terrible scourge. My best to Frances, hoping for a complete recovery.

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After a long fight with cancer, I recently lost my wife and the mother of our three children. I feel your pain.

I wish Frances a complete recovery.
We don't know all that goes on in the background with our fellow members. My condolences to you, my friend, for your great loss.

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You’ve been missed, Roger. My bejst to Frances hand you.
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Genuinely miss your posts in your absence here Roger, always happy to see new ones!
After 10+ years of hanging out on this forum there's a bunch of lovely people here like yourself I would consider friends - I don't think there's many other places on the internet with that kind of communal longevity.

My best wishes to Frances.
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