Oregon Option Gone

Three weeks on my back. Wired up and not feeling great. Have had a couple of procedures. Had an angiogram and then a stent shoved up inside me after 3 hours on my back while I was awake. I was black and blue.

They are planning on sticking some sort of balloon inside my artery/vein to blow it up. As a Father’s Day celebration! 50/50 chance it will work. If it does, they will fatten me up for another operation a few months later. If it doesn’t work, I don’t need the Oregon Option.

Never expected to have a heart attack. I was keeping the option open for cancer. Messed that up! And I’ve got no option of getting that back so I have to put up with what I am putting up with. It’s hard yakka. But I am doing what I am told because I have got no other option. I’m getting pretty good care.

My daughter Sarah is doing this for me. Hopefully I will get to see your comments but I wont be able to reply just yet.

If you want to ask anything contact Sarah: suzziqqt@hotmail.comthumbnail_IMG_2810

27 thoughts on “Oregon Option Gone

  1. Aha, there you are, my curmudgeon friend, even though it was via a proxy writer. You (and your family and puppy) have been through the mill these past few weeks, for sure. Csrolyn let some if us know that you were lolling around in a hospital, so we were all waiting for further news.

    Here’s hoping the balloon option will do the trick for you, M’Lord.

    Okay, I give up. What is an Oregon option? Google was all zipped lip on that, aside from some waffle about politics and gridiron plays.

    Guess I will go down to the train station and see who gets off the train today. 🙂

    Take care, sunshine. Don’t do anything I would do. Mwah. ❤

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    1. Hi Yvonne, I suspect the Oregon Option is m’Lord’s code for dying with dignity. He had a plan to come to the University of Wollongong, which is just down the road from me. . . . horizontally. Perhaps the universe is conspiring against the “best laid plans of mice and men.”

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      1. Thanks, Gabby One. He needs to move to Victoria, with our new legislation that permits death with dignity.

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      2. I just got this update from our Lord Beari of Bow…

        It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
        I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
        I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
        Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
        Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums
        Thank you again Carolyn
        Brian aka LBob

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        1. Thanks for passing this along xx

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    2. I just got this update from our Lord Beari of Bow and wanted to share it with you, Yvonne…

      It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
      I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
      I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
      Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
      Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums
      Thank you again Carolyn
      Brian aka LBob

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      1. Thank you for passing the news to us Caroline. Poor old curmudgeon has really been through tge mills. Coco must wonder where he is, probably thinks he’s lolling about on some sun kissed beach.

        Please tell M’Lord I have been thinking of him, and wish him all the very best in the leprosarium. ❤

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        1. You’re welcome, Yvonne!
          Yes. And I was thinking of Coco, too.
          When I replied to his update, I let him know all of us are thinking of him, missed him, and are wishing him well!
          🙂

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  2. Keep the chin up Brian. I’ll pop in to see you later in the week.

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  3. Oh what a wonderful surprise to see you again! Great to see you smiling despite all they’ve put you through. I’m sure you can’t wait to get out of there, and I look forward to your being home soon. Be well, my friend!

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    1. P.S. Thanks for doing this, Sarah!

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    2. I just got this update from our Lord Beari of Bow…

      It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
      I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
      I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
      Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
      Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums
      Thank you again Carolyn

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  4. When your name popped up in my notifications I was delighted. It’s lovely to see you and hear how you are.
    I’m sorry about your heart attack and that you’ve been through so much with those wretched procedures. I hate being awake for any procedure they can knock me out anytime, so I feel for you. I wish you all the best with the next one and my fingers are crossed that you end up on the best side of 50%!

    What would we do without our daughters eh? YSarah, you are doing a wonderful job and I thank you for this contact with our friend.

    Get well soon Brian, lots of love, 😊xx

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  5. So good to see your cheery face and read your blog.
    Thank you Sarah.
    Have checked out “Option Oregon” , who declare: “We are currently unavailable”.
    So please explain.
    Keep well and strong, and all the very best of healthy good wishes to you. You are quite a trouper.
    Shall ring in a couple of days to see if you are up for a visit.
    Ira

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  6. So very pleased – and relieved – to see and read you again, Brian

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  7. No need to comment back, Beari, we’re just thrilled to see you sitting up with that big smile on your face! As much confidence as I have in your strength, I can’t help but admit I was pretty worried. But Adam’s Woman from ‘doesit evenmatter3’ kept me informed as to your progress by emailing Sarah. You have a lot of friends out here – so build up and get strong, my friend!!

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  8. Thank you Sarah!
    Beari no doubt you’re black and blue…and possibly the air around you if they keep walking you up to see if you’re Ok and to stab you again….with something to make you sleep HAHA.
    So happy to see a post notice – and that smile.
    Rest up and take care – we’ll just chat among ourselves until your return ( if that doesn’t make you nervous….)
    Cheers and merry on!
    (Doesitevematter has been relaying info to us as it was relayed to her. Hugs to her, too)

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  9. Lisa H Perkins 05/08/2019 — 04:12

    Well my dear friend, now your talking about what i’ve gone thru the last 10 yrs. I’ve had a 5 vessel bypass, 3 heart attacks, and as of now I have 6 stints, but i am still here. Oh i did just get out of the hospital with respiratory failure after I somehow got the flu in the middle of July and after a flu shot. You will do fine. Again i will keep you in my prayers. Your just one tough old bird.
    Love ya Lisa

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  10. Bragger! You have me well and truly upstaged.
    Wondered where you had been,

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  11. I got excited when I saw the post come through, and thought, yippee! You’re home. Alas, not yet. Thank you Sarah for taking on the role of scribe and keeping us all informed. May m’Lord soon be back on his feet.

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  12. What a fantastic smile on that face. It is probably one of the best things to keep you going.

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  13. So good to see you smiling!
    We missed you around here!
    You continue to have our best wishes, our ❤ , and (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  14. Yes to your beautiful smile! The best medicine in the world. I’m sure you’ll have plenty to say later on…though the photo is more than enough. 🙂

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  15. An Update from Lord Beari of Bow:

    It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
    I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
    I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
    Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
    Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums

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    1. Beari – your friends have been kept to date by ‘Doesitevenmatter3’ – you have a great friend there!! I am very appreciative that they have kept me apprised of your condition. Don’t you worry about us out here, we’re rooting for you and will be here when you are once again strong enough to post.
      Take care, my friend!!!!

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  16. Missed this update. I was wondering why no responses to the last few emails.

    diem3 mentioned this update and I came by to check.

    I don’t know if you’ll get this but I’m cheering for you to get the best of care and top-notch surgeons.

    There’s an observation to be made about the joy and benefits of balloons both at an early and late age. May this balloon last longer and bring more joy and benefits than the ones we got when we were young.

    P.S. I’ll also send this as an e-mail.

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