I didn't really know him but such is the camaraderie in FT that I sent Paul a message some years back before I went in for surgery and will share some of what he replied to me. I think it summarises his attitude to the disease that eventually claimed him. We are all mortal and cannot overcome the end BUT there is a way to look it in the face and set an example which lends courage to many others.
"Keep setting yourself the goals to achieve, i found it gave me something to aim for, they didn't always pan out but that's not the important thing during the whole treatment and recovery period. Keeping positive is.
So good luck mate, and we'll compare scars...i've got five already!