Reg Jones

Reg Jones was exposed to asbestos in his work as a plumber. It wasn’t until many decades after this exposure that he fell ill – just as he and his wife Elaine were thinking about retirement, and spending more time together.

 

  • The mystery illness
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    Description:
    Reg Jones came into contact with asbestos through his work as a plumber. It wasn’t until many decades after his exposure to asbestos that he fell ill - just as he and his wife Elaine were thinking about retirement, and spending more time together. Here Elaine explains the onset of the mystery illness.
  • Reg's diagnosis
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    Description:
    Life was hard for those with an illness no one could diagnose. Reg and Elaine Jones were on a holiday in Port Augusta when Reg was forced to detour into the local hospital. Despite his increasing pain, as Elaine recounts, test after test yielded only confusing results.
  • Reg's son's wedding
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    Description:
    Near the end of his illness, Reg held out for one thing: his son’s wedding. His wife Elaine describes the rather creative way he managed to attend.
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