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    Received today from John Strange........


    Irene explained the circumstances and asked if the following could be put on site.


    "At 0400 hours this morning Wednesday local time, Vernon complained of
    feeling very unwell.

    An ambulance was called for and he was taken to the local hospital,
    where, not long after arrival he suffered a heart attack.

    He is comfortable and being cared for as would any patient undergoing such.

    He will remain in this hospital for the next week so he can gather some
    strength.

    He underwent a Anigiogram which showed a 75% blockage.

    He will be transferred to a larger hospital next week where he will have
    a triple by pass.

    As you will understand as a result of this he will not be on site for
    some weeks."


    Rene tells me that he is comfortable and in a positive frame of mind.


    Sorry it was not better news Brian but having a heart attack in a
    hospital is the best place you can have one.


    I will update you as soon as any other information comes to hand.

    I will arrange a get well card on behalf of all site members and forward
    to Rene.


    Best regards


    John
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    lets hope they can unblock using stents I had 6 put in just after Christmas the things they do nowadays is unbelievable they went through my heart to get at the blockage I have more plumbing in me that's under our sink lets hope doc is well soon come on doc you are a fighter ? jp

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pruden View Post
    lets hope they can unblock using stents I had 6 put in just after Christmas the things they do nowadays is unbelievable they went through my heart to get at the blockage I have more plumbing in me that's under our sink lets hope doc is well soon come on doc you are a fighter ? jp
    Sorry John but in the case of Vernon that will not be possible. Damage is such that the only option is a by pass.
    But yes agree, Stents do a great job.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Here's hoping that he recovers soon, I had the same experience 20 years ago, also having a heart attack and having to undergo a triple bye pass.
    Please let Vernon know that I've had a very happy and enjoyable life since I had my one and I am sure there are many productive years yet in the old sea dog.

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    john here is hoping doc will recover well the things I seen in Liverpool heart and chest was unbelievable even with age in todays medicine and wishing doc the very best we often message on facebook. jp

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    We hope you have a speedy recover.
    All the best we are all thinking about you
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    Irene phoned this morning and said that after Vernon had been stabilised at our local Katoomba Hospital he was taken by ambulance down the Mountain to Nepean Hospital where he is on a blood thinning drip that is dissolving a blood clot. From there he will be taken later to Westmead Hospital closer to Sydney where his bi-pass operation will be carried out.

    As an assurance of the treatment Vernon will receive I mentioned to Irene that in March 2005 I did exactly the same journey, hospitals and multiple b-pass treatment. It is fourteen years ago and only recently have I had problems with my heart. These problems seem to be fixed with a pacemaker fitted three weeks ago. I was out this morning, as in most mornings, at the local off leash dog park here in Katoomba with my big dog chasing balls and playing with his friends.

    Vernon, mate, just get well real soon.
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    Irene phoned me this morning to say Vernon had a good night and is comfortable.
    The medical team are preparing him for the surgery next week which Irene said may be early in the week.
    She will know more later today possibly.
    She said to thank all those who had contacted her and she will keep us updated most likely via Brian as from next week to mid July I will be away.

    I have, on behalf of Brain and all members, sent a get well/ thinking of you card to Vernon.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    John, Richard thank you. It is invaluable to be helped by people like your good selves keeping us up to date. It is so frustrating being so far away with no means of full communication and of course not wishing either to become a nuisance to Vernon's family. Your kindness in being a link between us and Vernon and his family is, I am sure very much appreciated by us all. Thank you for sending the card a very nice idea. I am presuming that you are going on holiday next week John, so have a great time and stay safe. Thanks again John & Richard.
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    It's good to see you posting Richard and to hear you and Yoshie are back in the park again, "Long may it last''. All the best John F

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