Brit man spends life savings after being wrongly told has 3 months to live

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London, Nov 22 (ANI): A Brit comedian spent his life savings after being told he had only three months to live - until he found 10 weeks later that doctors had got his diagnosis wrong.

When Dave Ismay, 64, from Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leiceistershire was told booze had left him with deadly liver cirrhosis and that he had just months to live, he was baffled, having never been a particularly heavy drinker.

But faced with the devastating diagnosis, the former TV comic - who performed for 20 years with his best friend legendary funnyman 'Bob Monkhouse' - decided there was still much he had left to do.

He immediately started a 'bucket list' - a list of things to do before he kicked the bucket -only to be told later that he was far from kicking the bucket.

Ismay did not have cirrhosis of the liver caused by alcohol, but in fact was suffering from a treatable hereditary condition called haemochromatosis; an overload of iron in his blood.

"To be told you only have three months left to live really focuses your mind and brings everything into perspective," the Daily Mail quoted Ismay as saying.

"All the things that you said you were going to do but never did suddenly seem really important.

"When I got back from the doctors the first thing I did was sit down and write my bucket list - the list of things I wanted to do while I was still around."

The list included simple ambitions like taking his three-year-old grandson to Villa Park and also playing golf at The K Club, in Ireland.

But the list also included more outlandish aspirations such as appearing in panto and owning a brand new Mercedes. (ANI)

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