In October 2011 I had a stroke. Doctor Adams performed two ‘Endartarectomy’ operations; removed the cholesterol from my carotid arteries.
Over the next 2 years, I saw him at regular intervals ; and in October 2013 he gave me the all clear and told me I could expect to live ’til 150, and there was no need for me to see him again.
I was disappointed in a way, we had built a very close relationship, through our reading habits, he was an avid reader, and we compared notes, recommended books, and probably spent more time on this than the medical, although he was always extremely methodical, and thorough. I missed my consultations.
Now I can’t!
My wife was up on the Northern Beaches today, and brought home the local paper, when she arrived home , she handed me the paper opened at the ‘Funeral Notices’.
On Friday, the 20th January 2017 at 11.30 am the funeral service for Doc Adams will take place at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.
Doctor Adams had died last Wednesday 11th. January at the very young age of just 64 years; no cause was given, just that he “passed away peacefully”.
Along with Doctors Fogarty & Sandroussi, he made up my, my Father Son & Holy Ghost. All mighty surgeons who extended my time.
His death is a great loss, to the people of the Northern Beaches and to the medical students at Macquarie University, where he was a lecturer.