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Richard Quartermaine
5th June 2019, 07:23 AM
Vernon has sent this email to me and I have just opened it and would someone please act on this as I have not been on this site for some time and cannot find how to contact Brian.. Richard

Please let Brian know i am ln hospital had bsd hesrt attsck rarly today
Thanks Richstd

Vernon

Captain Kong
5th June 2019, 07:55 AM
So sorry to hear that Richard,
please pass on our best wishes for a Good recovery from Anne and Brian.

Hope he is OK.

Keith Tindell
5th June 2019, 08:06 AM
Thats bit of a shock, chin up Vernon, there will be lots of us onboard rooting for you, speedy recovery, regards kt

Brenda Shackleton
5th June 2019, 08:21 AM
Get well soon Vernon. Go gently
God bless
Brenda

Chris Allman
5th June 2019, 08:35 AM
Vernon just heard - get better soon mate - we are all rooting for you - Chris.

Richard I have informed Brian - thanks for letting us know. Chris.

vic mcclymont
5th June 2019, 08:48 AM
Hope everything goes well Vernon, get well soon.
Vic

Adam Conn
5th June 2019, 08:48 AM
Please pass on my best wishes to Doc Vernon for a speedy recovery. I hope he gets well soon.

Adam Conn
R899763

Mike Hall
5th June 2019, 09:45 AM
Private message sent.
I am not sure if he will see it yet,but it shows we are all thinking of him.

John Pruden
5th June 2019, 09:54 AM
get back on deck doc ASAP get well soon mate? john p.

John F Collier
5th June 2019, 10:37 AM
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Doc , all on site are rooting for you. John F

Richard Quartermaine
5th June 2019, 10:52 AM
I have phoned Vernon's home number to speak to his wife Irene but got the answering system. I have left a message for Irene that the I have been in touch and that this site is informed and if there is anything I can do to help.
Richard

John Callon
5th June 2019, 11:11 AM
Just read about your misfortune Vernon. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. In the meantime take things easy.
Best regards
John C.

Red Lead Ted
5th June 2019, 11:14 AM
Godspeed with your recovery Vern, I wish you nothing but all the best. Terry.

Bill Cameron
5th June 2019, 11:27 AM
Hope the Doc gets better quickly, best of luck mate

Ken Norton
5th June 2019, 12:07 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Doc, take care.

happy daze john in oz
5th June 2019, 12:40 PM
I opened my mail today to find a very odd message which appeared to come from Vernon.
It said" I am in hospital with heart attack"

It was so poorly written at first I thought maybe a scam.

Told Brian and left message on answer phone for Vernon.

Just after 1800 hours local time I received a call from Irene who explained it all.
She gave me a message to pass to Brain to post which I believe is in another posting.
I have arranged to send a Get Well/Thinking of you card on behalf of Brian and all site members to Vernon.

Will keep you posted if I hear any more.

Keith at Tregenna
5th June 2019, 12:41 PM
All thoughts and best wishes are
with Doc.

Get well soon.

Keith.

eric fisher
5th June 2019, 02:58 PM
A message to Doc; Get well soon, Best Wishes and Thoughts. Had MI in 1977, quad bypass in 1996. still going, you can do it Vernon. They can't get rid of us 'till we're ready, have faith, friends and the will to beat it. Good Luck.

Frank Carson
5th June 2019, 04:10 PM
hope you get well soon Vernon and i am sure everyone on this site is thinking of you at this time.
chin up mate
F Carson

Ivan Cloherty
5th June 2019, 04:39 PM
Thinking of you Vernon, get well soon

Ivan

Tracey Newman
6th June 2019, 07:00 AM
Get well soon Vernon. I'm praying for your fast recovery

Louis the fly
6th June 2019, 08:13 AM
Let us hope Doc makes a full recovery his many friends around the world will be wishing him well.

Roger Dyer
6th June 2019, 10:37 AM
Hi Shipmates,

Just wanted to share this latest update with you. This afternoon, with Irene's blessing, Pauline and I visited Vernon at the Nepean Hospital, Penrith (at the foot of the Blue Mountains) following his transfer down from Katoomba Hospital. Although we've always kept in touch, we hadn't seen one another for almost five years which does perhaps account for the initial uncertainty of what followed (think Livingstone and Stanley). As I entered the room the bed was empty, then from behind a curtain emerged the image of an undernourished Santa Claus. "Mr.MacDonald ?", I said, somewhat tentatively. "Yes" he said, staring at me with a total lack of recognition. Thinking the worst, I said "It's me, Roger Dyer". He seemed to recognise the name, but still had a puzzled look on his face, " But, what...? " Then it dawned on me that since our last encounter I too had changed a bit, having lost 10 kilos in weight and acquired a grey beard and moustache of my own. Once identities were confirmed it was like old home week. I must say that for someone who had suffered a major heart attack 36 hours ago he didn't look too bad. However, he then brought me up to date. The angiogram revealed the presence of several clots and, unknowingly, he has been suffering from heart disease for some considerable time. His attendant surgeons have advised that to permanently correct the problem will require 'open-heart' surgery which they hope to carry out within the next week or so. You will, I'm sure, be pleased to know that in spite of this unwelcome event in his life,our mate is in good spirits. He was clearly delighted when I told him of the kind wishes and words of support so many of you have expressed on this thread and he asked me to pass on his thanks to you all. Although it will probably be several weeks before he is back on deck he also wanted you to know that as soon as he is well enough to do so he will be back.

........................Roger


P.S. Forgot to mention that the proposed heart surgery will be conducted at Westmead Hospital (which is another 20 miles or so east of Penrith). It is said to be the largest hospital in the southern
hemisphere and should have all the latest equipment to hand. Vernon does not have access to a 'puter whilst he is in hospital so shall try and get a hard copy of this thread to him the
next time we visit, then he can see for himself how much you lot really care.

Keith Tindell
6th June 2019, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the update Roger, its good for us to know that you down under guys are in touch with Vernon, and obviously his wife as well. It sounds as if he is as well as can be expected at this time, kt

John Arton
6th June 2019, 12:33 PM
Roger
Thanks for the update on Vernon's health.
Fortunately the op planned is fairly common, I know of at least two of my relatives who have had triple and even quadruple heart valve bypass surgery and they have all recovered well and lead active lives, so best wishes to Vernon, fingers crossed for successful operation and speedy recovery.
Rgds
J.A.

Captain Kong
6th June 2019, 01:30 PM
Many thanks for the update on Vernon, Roger, sorry we didnt meet him in Sydney when he had another hospital appointment.
I see you still have that beard, it should be a magnificent sight by now,
All the best to Vernon and to yourself.
Cheers
Brian

Chris Allman
6th June 2019, 02:22 PM
Many many thanks Roger for the update. Having been a friend of Vernon for a number of years and also worked very closely with him as a Moderator over the last year, I feel so frustrated being thousands of miles away and I cannot get to personally see him and talk to him. I am, as I am sure all of us are, anxious to hear how he is and bearing up. Thank you for putting us all in the picture and perhaps if you do hear of what is happening in the next days and weeks, you could pass it on to us all. Thanks Roger, thanks very much for your kindness. :thumbsup:

David Williams
6th June 2019, 03:10 PM
Can you please pass on our best regards to Vernon.
David and Molly.

Trader
6th June 2019, 05:08 PM
Thanks for your update on Vernon Roger. Get well soon Vernon, hope everything goes well. Missing your quizzes already.

happy daze john in oz
7th June 2019, 04:58 AM
Richard, my heart felt thanks for taking time to visit Vernon.
It is time such as this that confirms my belief once you have been to sea you will be always be part of the brotherhood of the sea.

Though most of us have not met we share an understanding that many ashore would never comprehend.
It is this comradeship that take persons like you Roger on such errands of mercy.

Les Woodard
7th June 2019, 04:59 AM
Like everyone else mate wishing you a speedy recovery and will tell the lampy to hold onto your chipping hammer as you are not skiving out of that job mate

Trevor Bodiam
7th June 2019, 05:42 AM
My very best wishes to you Vernon for a speedy recovery. You are a great contributor to this site, very kind to newbies who need guidance when first joining and i'm sure all members will be looking forward to future posts from you and seeing your usual LOL when you relate this latest experience. Remember that you can't keep a good man down, and it's obvious to me and fellow members that you're a good man.

Roger Dyer
7th June 2019, 01:49 PM
Chris, re your #27............ Shall visit him again on Monday (10th June) and give him a hard copy of these two threads as evidence of all the good will and kind wishes expressed by the members. Of course, I shall do my very best to keep you all advised of Doc's progress as it comes to hand. Incidentally, Sunday (9th June) is his 79th birthday. I'm sure he'd rather be spending it elsewhere, never mind, I know that next year he'll make up for it and really get stuck into the ginger beer.

.....Roger

Chris Allman
7th June 2019, 02:35 PM
Thanks Roger that's very kind of you. Yes his birthday on Sunday - I sent him a Birthday Card last week to his home so he should get it OK as I would think Irene would take his cards and pressies in to him. Thanks again Roger for your kindness.

Chris.

happy daze john in oz
8th June 2019, 06:11 AM
Roger, I know you will pass on all the best for his 79th from al on site.

He has to me been such a great mate over the years, we have never met, yet our friendship has developed to the point where that is not an issue.
His assistance in so many matters, very often computer ones , has been invaluable.

So Vernon, Sunday I will raise a glass to you, enjoy the day mate with many more to come.

Captain Kong
8th June 2019, 09:08 AM
I have met Vernon on many occasions in Sydney and in the Blue Mountains in Katoomba, a very generous and interesting man,
So I wish him a speedy recovery and a Happy Birthday tomorrow in those circumstances.
Cheers Vern.
All the very best
Brian

Vernon below with Roger and me.

James B Robertson
8th June 2019, 10:57 AM
Sorry to hear about Vernon,may I wish him a speedy recovery.
Jim robertson.

Roger Dyer
8th June 2019, 11:48 AM
Hi Shipmates,

Rather than wait until Monday, I delivered the hard copy of your good wishes to Vernon this afternoon (including yours Dave Williams:)). For about two hours we chatted and spoke of many things ( yes, including cabbages and kings). Naturally, he has concern for what his immediate future holds and when he elaborated I could understand why. When I tell you this, I've no wish to add to any concerns some of you may already harbour regarding Doc's health, but yesterday he was informed that he has seven blocked arteries. The smallest is a 50 % blockage formed at the site of a stent inserted 20 years ago. There are six other artery blockages, 2 x 70%, 1 x 80%, 1 x 90%, 1 x 95% and 1 x 99%, all of which suggest our mate has much to be concerned about, yet like shipmate, John Pruden, he accepts it in a philosophical manner we can all admire.

About 30 minutes after I arrived home from the hospital I received a phone call.....it was, Vernon. By the sound of his voice I could tell he was feeling quite emotional. Knowing that I intended posting this evening, he wanted to be sure you were all made aware of how very grateful he is for the support your kind words have given him.

I expect to see him again on Monday and will furnish any further info then.


..... Roger

Captain Kong
8th June 2019, 12:16 PM
Many thanks for the update Roger,
please convey our best wishes to him on Monday.
All the best
Brian

Keith Tindell
8th June 2019, 12:25 PM
You are doing a stirling job for all of us Roger, as for Vernon we can only wait and hope all turns out well, the surgeons of today are something special, my youngest son has just survived a major cancer operation, so i have every faith that Vernon is in good hands, he is an ex shipmate from my Stirling Castle days, so wish him well, kt

Chris Allman
8th June 2019, 12:33 PM
What can I say but ' Thank You ' again Roger. Poor Vernon he is having a rough time of it. but as both Keith has said here and Richard has said in another Thread, he is in good hands and in the right place. My thoughts are with him and his family and I can only but wish him the very very best of luck in the coming days and weeks. Vernon is a fighter and I am sure that he will come out of this well and be back here to us all soon. He is as has been said before and from my own personal experience, a very generous man both in mind and materially and I really look forward to his happy return here as I suspect, so is he. So Vernon when you get to read this I hope you see just what a great backing you have here on site and how everybody is rooting for you. Take care my mate.

Chris.

Mike Hall
8th June 2019, 01:15 PM
I would also like to pass on my good wishes to an old Friend of 10 years or more.
I like everyone else want to see you back on site and doing what you do best.
In the meantime you (Vernon) concentrate on getting better and behave with the nurses.!!
All the best my Friend.
Mike

Rodney Mills
8th June 2019, 03:52 PM
Roger and Co:

I havn't been on site for a few weeks. I just checked in only to find out about Doc. Tell him please I apologize for being tardy with my best wishes for a speedy recovery, but as he is aware my wife has health problems too and we have been at the doctors or hospital many times these past few weeks. I will try and log on even for a few seconds to follow his progress...Kick ass Doc, and hurry back!

I too have heart valve problems. It started out as a heart murmur ten years ago and has developed to a dodgy valve. I had a full blown exam, full body CT scan and multiple blood tests two weeks ago. My valve condition is classified as sever, but without symptoms of stress. Because I do not have any symptoms it doesn't warrant treatment. I am 81 1/2 years old, I am (now) 5'91/2" down from 5'113/4", weight 148lbs. I do thirty minuted of floor exercises every morning which include 3x35 pushups (I call it 100) and the same of leg-lifts, plus other body exercise. Then I do a ten mile bike ride and do not use gears, freewheeling. My normal pulse rate is in the low sixties at the conclusion of my ride it is 105 beats per min. The proper exercise cardio range for my age. I asked the specialists, plus the cardiologist, plus my family doctor if I should stop or cut back they all said no way, actually increase your cardio exercise. I can't as I have back pain too. They all had one caveat though, stop if I am panting, short of breath or any pain and call them straight away.

Now the point of the above. They told me that due to my age they will not do open heart surgery. the recommended procedure is a catheter to repair the valve.
However like all invasive procedures there are risks. So they are holding off until I have physical discomfort—shortage of breath, pain. My next check-up is in six months.

I asked what does the actual treatment involve. I would go into hospital for the op and just stay overnight for observations. They told me the procedure is similar to my having had a stent put-in (thirty minutes tops). I had one about 12 years ago, it did the job instantly and is still doing the job. They said that would be the same with this treatment. I said why can't you do it now then and they told me there is a chance in a thousand that something could go wrong and as a matter of fact their thousandth patient had problems just that week. So they do not do any procedure unless it is absolutely critical.

In addition to being heart surgeons and a cardiologist and a gerontology family doctor, all four are full teaching professors at the Medical University of South Carolina, which not the top like Harvard etc. is rated up in the top group of teaching hospitals. So I have a lot of faith in their diagnosis.

I hope this is of interest to those with similar conditions.

Regards, Rodney

John Pruden
8th June 2019, 04:13 PM
Rodney I finaly received a letter from my cardiologist today with the names of the two drugs he told me was killing me and sent my doctor the same after the stents they put in it all should be on the mend nebivolol and doxazosin are the names of the medication ? jp

John F Collier
8th June 2019, 04:33 PM
A short time ago Brian Probetts said in a post how hard Vernon works for the site, after reading Roger's
latest update, you have to wonder how he kept going for so long, I can only think it's the love he has
for this site and the dedication he has shown by soldiering on. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and many
more to come Doc, I know hospitals can at tines be lonely places but never forget you have a very large
crew of shipmates giving you their support and best wishes. All the best Doc, John F.
Many thanks Rodger for keeping us all up to date on Vernon's progress, he has a true friend in you, cheers

Charlie Hannah
9th June 2019, 03:32 AM
Get well soon Doc. Hope to see you back on site soon. Speedy recovery.

John Pruden
9th June 2019, 06:49 AM
doc you have helped me out a lot over the past few years and I have a belief in good deeds given good deeds returned you are a natural doc try and have a good birthday but you will be back on deck soon do what you are told take it slow and you will be fine I am rooting for you my friend have a happy birthday.. jp

Richard Quartermaine
9th June 2019, 06:59 AM
Roger, you might mention to Vernon tomorrow that my March, 2005 quintuple bi-pass at Westmead Hospital has worked wonders. It's the first year in ages I haven't sent a card for his birthday but nonetheless my best wishes are strong as ever. Richard

happy daze john in oz
10th June 2019, 03:47 AM
We will be away from Thursday for just over a month, going to Norway on a cruise then Ireland and London to catch up with the out laws and a couple of good mates.
I will endevour to look in via the net to see any further developments, but in the mean time have written to Vernon wishing him all the very bvest.

I know from Rogers post that he is a very sick man, but modern day surgery is so good that I have no doubt he will be fine.
As Richard said, a quintriplet bay pass can be done.

vic mcclymont
10th June 2019, 06:33 AM
Have a good trip.
Global warming has been switched off John, more like the monsoon season over here.
Vic

AJ Hawker
10th June 2019, 11:24 AM
Sorry to hear this sad news, but all the best for a speedy recovery Vernon, get well soon.
Best Regards AJ

Benny Dahl
10th June 2019, 01:55 PM
Sorry to hear this sad news, but all the best for a speedy recovery Vernon, get well soon.
Best Regards AJ


Absolutlig the same from me in Denmark , but i cant write was i have in my mind ind englisch

ian avery
10th June 2019, 07:06 PM
Sorry to hear about Vernon, get well soon mate and pass my regards to family. Ian A

Roger Dyer
11th June 2019, 03:22 AM
Shipmates !

Went and saw, Vernon, yesterday afternoon. He told me he was feeling tired and anxious for things to happen, keen to have the operation and get on with living. When I spoke to him again this morning he sounded a bit more positive. His doctors were at his bedside and were hopeful of transferring him to Westmead Hospital later today or tomorrow, which would enable them to conduct the operation before the weekend. Let's hope so. Unless there is further delay, I don't expect to be in contact with Vernon until after the operation, but will try and keep you informed as best I can.

..........Roger

happy daze john in oz
11th June 2019, 06:02 AM
Roger, thank you for all you have done in keeping us up to date on how things are.

Chris Allman
11th June 2019, 08:37 AM
Roger, I echo John's post - thank you again for keeping us up to date with Vernon. He must be pretty worried poor guy but I am sure things will go alright for him and he will come out the other side a lot happier and healthier. Good Luck Vernon.

Captain Kong
11th June 2019, 08:41 AM
Many thanks Roger for the update on Vernon.
, hope all goes well for him.
so sorry we missed him in Sydney. again due to a hospital appointment.
Cheers
Brian

Neil Morton
12th June 2019, 01:22 AM
My thanks also Roger . I really must keep up with the site . Have sent the Doc a note .

Keith at Tregenna
12th June 2019, 02:12 AM
Thoughts on the thread are with Vernon but,
a quick hello to Neil.

K.

Roger Dyer
12th June 2019, 11:29 AM
Shipmates !


About 8.30pm., this evening (12/6/19, Oz Time) I received a phone call from Vernon's dear wife, Irene. She asked if I would post the following for your information. Vernon was transferred to Westmead Hospital today pending his operation scheduled for 11.00am. tomorrow morning (13.6.19). His surgeon advises that the procedure may take a little longer than usual, but is confidant. Vernon is resting comfortably, albeit a little apprehensive...who wouldn't be? Irene said that today she received the card sent by, Happy Daze John, on behalf of all members and expressed her sincere gratitude to you all. She also told me that tomorrow evening, following the operation, she will give me an update which, of course, I will pass on to you.


.........Roger

Captain Kong
12th June 2019, 03:20 PM
Thanks for that Roger,.
Cheers
Brian

Patrick Collins
12th June 2019, 05:45 PM
Haveing had a Quad by pass 18 years ago ,Im sure Vernon will be in safe hands,my thoughts will be with him for a safe opp,God bless, regards Patrick.

Roger Dyer
14th June 2019, 10:39 AM
Shipmates,

Have spoken to Irene this evening and you will, I'm sure, be pleased to learn that Vernon is fine. He underwent his operation yesterday. The procedure lasted 4 and a half hours and he came through it all with flying colours. Contrary to what he was expecting, the surgeon(s) decided it was only necessary to carry out a triple bypass rather than the five or six he had anticipated. Irene said that when the doctors told him this, Vernon said, "" Well don't think you're coming back to have another go ! " :D Today, he's been quite chirpy, sitting up in bed and annoying the nurses, no doubt pleased the worst is behind him. Tomorrow, they are going to get him up and take him for 'walkies'. If he progresses as expected, the doctors will be sending him home next Wednesday or Thursday. They don't hang about do they ? I hope to see him sometime next week and will give you a further update when I do.

b.r. ......... Roger

Chris Allman
14th June 2019, 11:09 AM
Absolutely Brilliant - thank you Roger just the news I was waiting for. :bigsmile:

Richard Quartermaine
14th June 2019, 11:14 AM
Great news indeed Roger. I will go around to see him when he gets home. A great relief for Irene as well.
Richard

Tony Taylor
14th June 2019, 11:19 AM
Thats a great result, big relief for everyone.

Brian Probetts (Site Admin)
14th June 2019, 11:41 AM
I telephoned Irene this morning (evening in Aust) and I am delighted to say she was very upbeat, happy and obviously mightily relieved, as we all are.

Captain Kong
14th June 2019, 02:27 PM
Many thanks for the update Roger, Good news,
Cheers
Brian

Keith at Tregenna
14th June 2019, 02:54 PM
Thanks all, great news.

Keith.

Keith Tindell
14th June 2019, 07:14 PM
As you said Roger, these days they have them on their feet as soon as possible, and i am sure he will be chomping at the bit to get back home, all good news, kt

John Pruden
15th June 2019, 08:09 AM
he will be snow clearing when he gets home he cant keep still for long hide his boots come on doc you are half way there mate we are all behind you my friend ? jp

Graham Payne
15th June 2019, 12:55 PM
Just got back from a cruise and seen the bad news then the good news about our Vernon.
"Vernon" get well soon , you are greatly missed by all here.

Charlie Hannah
16th June 2019, 03:42 AM
We will have Doc back soon! Thanks for keeping us up to Date Roger your doing a great job.

Roger Dyer
19th June 2019, 02:39 PM
Shipmates,

Irene phoned this evening (Oz Time) to give me the latest news re Vernons progress. I was surprised and disappointed to learn that he is still in the ICU at Westmead Hospital. Apparently, the optimistic expectations of last week may have been a little premature and from what Irene described I got the impression that they won't allow Vernon to go home just yet. Irene's is most concerned that he has lost his appetite. As much as the family try, he just won't eat anything. Tomorrow, his daughter, Cheryl, is going to try and tempt him with a Macca's Cheeseburger(one of his favourites!). Blimey, it must be serious! but if that's what it takes why not ? In truth, he has lost 6 kilos since his admission to Penrith Hospital two weeks ago, and personally I can't see the doctor's discharging him until he gets some of his strength back. Irene said the nurses have him sitting up in bed and they take him for the occasional walk. Most of the time he is alert and aware of all that is going on around him, but is '' not as chirpy as usual" (her words). Although in some discomfort (to be expected I guess) the doctors have been giving him some pain-killers. The way Irene described it to me it sounded as if one of the magic pills might be opium-based, but, surely, that wouldn't be right, would it? Furthermore, she said there's been two occasions when he appeared to be hallucinating. Strewth ! if they are dosing him up on magic mushrooms he may not be in a hurry to go home just yet anyway.......(only joking, folks).

Originally, it was my intention to visit Vernon at Westmead sometime this week, but now will probably wait until he is out of Intensive Care or discharged. Irene has kindly agreed to furnish me with a frequent update so that I can pass it on. Next time I hope the news is more positive.

b.r. ...............Roger

Keith Tindell
19th June 2019, 04:45 PM
Once again Roger we all appreciate your efforts, however, he is in the best place with 24 hr care for the moment, kt

Captain Kong
19th June 2019, 04:54 PM
Many thanks for the update on Vernon, Roger.
It is very worrying that he is not recovering as he should be.
Brian

John F Collier
19th June 2019, 09:08 PM
Once again thank you Roger for your update on Doc's recovery, so sorry to hear of this setback and can only give my very best wishes
for Doc to pull through and make that full recovery that we are all hoping for, I understand how stressful it is for Irene as I've been there
myself. hope to hear some better news on Vernons recovery soon for his and Irene's sake, all the best John F

Keith at Tregenna
20th June 2019, 01:44 AM
Ditto: RE - Once again thank you Roger for your update on Doc's recovery.

Cheers all for keeping us informed.

Keith.

Richard Quartermaine
20th June 2019, 07:21 AM
Roger,
This is very worrying. I just opened my PC. I do not drive very far but certainly can to Blackheath. I do not want to interfere at this stressful time, but if there anything you feel I can do for Irene just let me know.
Richard

Jack Jenkins
21st June 2019, 04:32 AM
Best wishes Vernon...get well soon....Kia Kaha !!

Roger Dyer
21st June 2019, 09:51 AM
Hi Richard,....your #94 refers,

Thank you for your concern for our mate and your kind offer of support to Irene should the need arise. Although I have their home telephone no., Richard, I do not have Irene's Mob.No., so must rely on her to contact me periodically with the latest news regarding Vernon (it's a system that's seemed to work O.K. so far). I expect to hear from her later this evening and will, of course, pass on your message. Although Irene is a very capable, independent lady (I hope she won't mind me saying that) I'm sure she, too, has derived great comfort from the many kind wishes sent to Vernon by his mates far and wide, not least of all your own.

Please say hello to Margaret for me.


............Roger

Roger Dyer
21st June 2019, 03:03 PM
Shipmates,

I received the following from Irene earlier tonight (Friday, Oz time). Vernon was moved out of the ICU on Thursday and is showing some improvement. He is now able to make his way round the ward(s) unaided for short periods at a time and manages to shower himself o.k. He still gets a shortage of breath from time to time, but apparently this is to be expected during the early stages of his recovery, bearing in mind he has been virtually inactive since his operation eight days ago. I don't imagine his loss of appetite helped matters either. Irene will be seeing him again tomorrow (Saturday) and hopes to get some idea of when he will be discharged. Will pass any information on as it comes to hand.

Goodnight all.

.....Roger

Neil Morton
22nd June 2019, 01:26 AM
As always many thanks Roger for your thoughtful updates . Fingers crossed all will be well for Vernon and Irene soon .

Best regards Neil .

Graham Shaw
22nd June 2019, 06:28 AM
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST,MATEY



from

Graham Shaw and Gulliver
28879

Roger Dyer
24th June 2019, 10:28 AM
Shipmates,

This afternoon (Saturday, Oz time), Vernon phoned my home whilst I was out. He spoke to my wife, Pauline, and told her that he had been discharged from hospital this date and was in the process of being driven home by his daughter, Cheryl. He left a message for me, specifically asking that I not phone him back, but, rather, wait for him to contact me. Pauline said that when he called she gained the impression he was still in need of peace, quiet, and plenty of rest......(if that is the case, I think we can all understand why). Now that Vernon is able to read these forums once again, I don't imagine get-well messages would be unwelcome, but please don't expect or be offended if an immediate response is not forthcoming...........Somehow, I don't think phone-calls (however well-meant) would be appreciated at the present time. Should I receive any phone calls or info from Vernon, I will pass it on a.s.a.p.

..........Roger

John Callon
24th June 2019, 10:46 AM
Good to read that you have been discharged from hospital Vernon. Plenty of rest and recuperation is the order of the day, so just take things easy and get used to being spoilt.
Best wishes
John C.

Ken Norton
24th June 2019, 10:56 AM
Very best wishes Vernon for a speedy and excellent recovery. Absolutely amazing how far medicine has progressed in the last few years. Take it easy and take care. I feel sure that you are in good hands.

John Arton
24th June 2019, 12:19 PM
Just a little uplifting thought.
Mick Jagger of the rolling stones, 76 years old, had a heart valve replacement surgery one month ago. Last night he was strutting his stuff in front of 61000 fans in Chicago and his roadies reckon that by the end of the tour he will be the only one of them left standing. This is a guy who in his earlier days had a love of Mars bars, alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, doesn't seem to have done him permanent damage, so perhaps that thought could cheer up Vernon.
Rgds
J.A.

John F Collier
24th June 2019, 12:27 PM
Hi Vernon, great to know you are back home with your loved ones, hope you are beginning to feel better as time passes ,"No Hurries No Worries"
take things one step at a time and you will soon feel as fit as a fiddle, GET WELL SOON DOC :thumbsup: All the best, John F

Roger Dyer
24th June 2019, 12:54 PM
Hi Shipmates.......#100 refers

Please accept my apologies for an error made in this post. When referring to 'This afternoon (Saturday, Oz time) I did, of course, mean (Monday, Oz time). Please accept my sincere apologies for any confusion or inconvenience I may have caused.

.......Roger

Red Lead Ted
24th June 2019, 02:40 PM
Great news, Vernon. Take things easy mate you will be back blocking posts before you know it hope you can cope with a little laugh Terry.. I went out this morning shopping for nuts and bolts 6 inches long no chance anywhere locally, As i walked out the last port of call this guy called me over just heard he said what your looking for 3 blocks down Knowsley Road you can get anything like that the shop is in fact called Knowsley nails RRRRRR AYE MATE THANKS VERY MUCH...………………………. Found the shop ok got the metal plate in my arms which is already drilled for the job walked in the shop...………………… Full of Woman and young girls getting there nails painted Can we help you sir ER I ER WAS LOOKING FOR ER :cripes: searched the whole of Seaforth for that blurt and my search will never end. :Seeya:

Tony Taylor
24th June 2019, 03:17 PM
Great news, Vernon. Take things easy mate you will be back blocking posts before you know it hope you can cope with a little laugh Terry.. I went out this morning shopping for nuts and bolts 6 inches long no chance anywhere locally, As i walked out the last port of call this guy called me over just heard he said what your looking for 3 blocks down Knowsley Road you can get anything like that the shop is in fact called Knowsley nails RRRRRR AYE MATE THANKS VERY MUCH...………………………. Found the shop ok got the metal plate in my arms which is already drilled for the job walked in the shop...………………… Full of Woman and young girls getting there nails painted Can we help you sir ER I ER WAS LOOKING FOR ER :cripes: searched the whole of Seaforth for that blurt and my search will never end. :Seeya:

Try e bay Terry

Richard Quartermaine
24th June 2019, 10:59 PM
No inconvenience from you Roger. You and Pauline are there and that is a great plus. All the best to you and Pauline from Margaret and I and to you and Irene, Vernon.
We want to see you bright and chirpy soon, just like this time we met in the Supermarket.
Richard

Ron B Manderson
25th June 2019, 11:21 AM
Can't keep a good man down
Brill news
Ron the batcave

Denis O'Shea
25th June 2019, 02:07 PM
Best news ever Doc, take care and slow down to a GALLOP. Rgds Den

Rodney Mills
25th June 2019, 02:37 PM
Great News Doc: Welcome home.

I'll drink a toast to you this arvo in my favorite glass. You'll know which one that is.

Cheers, Rodney

Keith Tindell
25th June 2019, 02:52 PM
Complete rest is the order of the day, at least for a while Doc, welcome back on board, kt

John F Collier
25th June 2019, 03:02 PM
No inconvenience from you Roger. You and Pauline are there and that is a great plus. All the best to you and Pauline from Margaret and I and to you and Irene, Vernon.
We want to see you bright and chirpy soon, just like this time we met in the Supermarket.
Richard

Hi Richard that's a smashing picture, you've had your share of health probs in recent years and got to say you're wearing well, hopefully
it won't be too long before you can all meet up again and Doc will be back to full health, all the best John F

eric fisher
25th June 2019, 03:20 PM
Thanks to All for the Great News. Told Ya Vernon, Whisky, wine an' women are the key. Raised a glass for you at the tavern, Friday.

Dalmore, 12 year single malt, cigar Sunday, works for me, will work for You, I'm sure. Keep goin' old chap! Cheers, Eric

Doc Vernon
8th July 2019, 01:52 AM
Shipmates,

Have spoken to Irene this evening and you will, I'm sure, be pleased to learn that Vernon is fine. He underwent his operation yesterday. The procedure lasted 4 and a half hours and he came through it all with flying colours. Contrary to what he was expecting, the surgeon(s) decided it was only necessary to carry out a triple bypass rather than the five or six he had anticipated. Irene said that when the doctors told him this, Vernon said, "" Well don't think you're coming back to have another go ! " :D Today, he's been quite chirpy, sitting up in bed and annoying the nurses, no doubt pleased the worst is behind him. Tomorrow, they are going to get him up and take him for 'walkies'. If he progresses as expected, the doctors will be sending him home next Wednesday or Thursday. They don't hang about do they ? I hope to see him sometime next week and will give you a further update when I do.

b.r. ......... Roger

Thanks Roger
Just to clarify it was a Four Bypass Op the 5th which was one I had a Stent in some 20 Years ago was also blocked but nly to 50% so they left that one alone.
The other two were it seemed not necessary ,as they were almost completely blocked at over 95%
But I am now getting a lot better,still a way to go,but will get there.
I must apologise for not clicking Likes and Thanks before this on all the Threads Bout me,but have not been up to it.
Once again my Sincere thanks to everyone ,I feel very humbled with such great support.
As said you are all a great bunch of lads!
I am back!! But not fully LOL
All the best to one and all.
Regards The old Crock Doc!

Doc Vernon
8th July 2019, 01:59 AM
I must apologise for not clicking Likes and Thanks before this on all the Threads Bout me,but have not been up to it.
Once again my Sincere thanks to everyone ,I feel very humbled with such great support.
As said you are all a great bunch of lads!
I am back!! But not fully LOL
All the best to one and all.
Regards The old Crock Doc!