His endless cheerfulness brightened the ward not just for patients but for staff too.He was bothered by patients, staff and visitors, an awful lot, but never turned anyone away or ignored them. Making people laugh you'd never thought he was so unwell'.Regular monitoring over time can indicate whether it's getting worse quickly or slowly.Source: NHS Choices 'We would like to take this opportunity to thank Severn Hospice for the kindness, support and care they have shown us all over the last few weeks.''Keith was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.Keith was a one-off – full of life, generous and with a focus on things that mattered – his family.'I saw him two months ago at his sister Janice's wedding, where he was still attempting to be life and soul of the party despite being on portable oxygen and made sure he knew how much he meant to us all.
TV 'national treasure' Keith Chegwin died yesterday aged 60 after a secret long-term battle with an incurable lung condition.
Keith had been living in a Shropshire hospice having been told that there was not treatment, including a transplant, that could save him.
One person who came across him in hospital recently told Mail Online: 'I have never known, in my entire career, such an uplifting patient.
The symptoms of IPF tend to develop gradually and get slowly worse over time.
There is no cure and it's very difficult to predict how long someone with IPF will survive at the time of diagnosis.