Wanted to let everyone know that Tropical John, Handsome John , Johnno, guy that wears funny helmets...talks a lot and always cheery, and all the other aliases, was diagnosed yesterday with a brain tumour which is applying pressure to an optic nerve. Has had several cat scans and an MRI yesterday in Phuket. At this stage it appears he will be operated on in Bangkok sometime next week. Elle will be with him to sort out any difficulties. I'm having lunch with them today and will post any other info as soon as I can. He is in very good spirits but having vision problems, hence the lack of posts from him. We wish him all the best and a speedy recovery back to his usual crazy self.....well maybe not that crazy !!!!!!