Tuesday, May 8, 2007


A British man who went on a wild spending spree after doctors said he only had a short time to live, wants compensation because the diagnosis was wrong and he is now healthy - but broke. John Brandrick, 62, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago and told that he would probably die within a year. He quit his job, sold or gave away nearly all his possessions, stopped paying his mortgage and spent his savings dining out and going on holiday. It emerged a year later that Brandrick's suspected "tumour" was actually an inflamed pancreas.

- spree: a time of free and wild fun, spending, drinking, etc.
- inflamed: (of a part of body) read and swollen because hurt or diseased

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