Inquest coroner expresses admiration for the way deceased dealt with illness

PUBLISHED: 10:36 16 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

A CORONER said he had a lot of admiration for the way a man dealt with a blood disorder for more than 20 years. Robin Whiskin from Redbourn was diagnosed with the complex condition in 1987 and it had affected his kidneys and liver in recent years. He h

A CORONER said he had "a lot of admiration" for the way a man dealt with a blood disorder for more than 20 years.

Robin Whiskin from Redbourn was diagnosed with the complex condition in 1987 and it had affected his kidneys and liver in recent years. He had also had his spleen removed.

The 71-year-old former electronics consultant, of Crown Street, died at the QE2 Hospital in Welwyn Garden City in November and had recently undergone surgery for a hernia.

An inquest was opened and adjourned in order to establish if the operation had any bearing on his death.

But Herts Coroner Edward Thomas ruled that out and attributed his death to the chronic and extensive blood disorder he had been suffering from.

Mr Whiskin's wife Diane, the Redbourn Parish Council clerk, said that her husband was "incredible" and that she had been told he lived much longer than other people with his condition.

Death from natural causes was recorded at the inquest held on yesterday (Thursday).

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