I got a PM from Sparteye today:
Hi Jackie.

I have received bad medical information, and time and my health will soon preclude even further my participation in AWAD. Please pass on to the crew my regrets that work and life have minimized my interaction here for a while, and that I miss them and appreciation the terrific discussions of words and the universe we have had.

We miss you, Sweet Thing, and are hoping for a good outcome. [kiss]