Thanks Louie. I am in recovery 5 more weeks thank GOD for being in shape. The hip bone had been cracked awhile. Then it just decided to break. My bone density is great; who knows what I did. Without a doubt, the most pain I have ever felt. I was home alone, crawled around for 5 hours, kept passing out. I finally got to my bed with the phone on it. Using my good leg and upper body strength, it took me awhile to get on the bed and use the phone. That was at 2am. Passed out.Called my partner He is a Sergeant with LCSO; no answer; finally called 911. Got to the hospital at 4:35 am. They didnít operate till Thursday. I was on drugs. OMG how CAN anyone GET HOOKED ON that shit is beyond me. Tuesday or Wednesday, not sure, got phone call and talked for a while. I thought it was another friend and then he started talking cop stuff. Finally, I said who is this? It was Joe Lopiparo who I hadnít spoken to in years. This kind of injury affects your entire body including your brain. Doctor say it takes 6 weeks before you get back to normal; that is if you are in good health. My physical training etc. I am 3 to 4 weeks ahead of most people who get this. I am thankful but itís tough to do basic stuff like a shower, move around with a walker, pain and lousy sleep. PS I have a gun mounted in a pouch on my walker. ďJUST IN CASEĒ Thanks again Dennis
Lou, Ron had triple by pass on Thursday. All went well. He should be out of ICU by Monday or Tuesday. Stay well .
Get well wishes can be sent to him at the following address: 27 Osprey Circle, Palm Coast, FL. 32137. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I spoke to Ron last week. He had a small setback while in rehab and was placed back in ICU.
SICK DESK UPDATE TOMMY GILLESPIE
I spoke to Tommy Gillespie yestyerday (9/1). He sounded much better than the last time we spoke a few days ago. He is still at home and on Friday, 9/4, he is having a stress test. On Sept. 18th he is scheduled to have surgery on the corotid artery. He is still not up for phone calls. Please keep Tommy in your prayers.. Please no phone calls. - Lou
Hi Lou, I just had kidney surgery today (8/13). My 8th kidney surgery over the last 25 years. I am trying to heal and rest. I hope all is well with you. Thank you always for the emails about our me. Sincerely, Randy Stoever
The last email I sent out about Randy he was battling the covid-19 virus for quite a while. I am assuming he has that behind him now. He is now facing this problem now. Please keep Randy in your prayers. If you would like to send him best wishes his email address is Ranstoever@aol.com - Lou
Our prayers and best wishes go out to Randy that he may overcome his illnesses and return to good health.
For those of you who hadnít heard, my apologies for not getting this email out earlier , I wanted to let you know that Dennis fell Sunday, 07/27 and broke his hip. Completely broke the ball joint off the femur. I was on a girls vacation and he ended up dragging himself to his phone over 7 hours on the floor. Luckily 911 got him to the hospital, where they confirmed it was indeed a bad break and would require surgery. A partial hip replacement was done on Thursday, 7/30 and he came home on Friday. He will have at least 12 weeks recovery, with in house PT (3 x a week) and home health care. He is up and moving, mostly to the bathroom and back to bed!
You can keep updated via his Facebook page as Iíll will update as I can. You can reach him via email, phone, text and cards. Understand heís a little loopy from drugs. His email is email@example.com
We are asking anyone who wants to visit to understand that we are keeping those short. Please call before coming and you must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please pass on his story to friends as you see fit.
Thanks Sincerely, Mary
My phone is 352-434-2472 Cards can be sent to: Dennis Bootle 1808 Lake Eustis Dr Eustis, FL 32726
We wish Dennis a speedy recovery.
June 20, 2020 CURRENT SICK LIST AND UPDATES
Our Editor, Frank Crisa, received the following information.
HONORARY MEMBER ALICE FARKOUH
Just got a message from Alice Farkouh, wife of past Association President, Charlie Farkouh, that she is hospitized in Eatontown NJ, after an at-home accident. She suffered a broken leg and broken hip. Hospital Genesis Center tel. 732 544 1557, cell 917 5797124
We recently spoke to Alice and she is in good spirits. We wish her a quick recovery back to good health
I havenít heard from or seen any posts from Mike since before Christmas when he went into an Independent/assisted Living facility, Grand Villa, in Largo FL. With this virus and not hearing from him I got nervous and decided to call him yesterday. I canít tell you how happy I was to hear him answer his cell phone. He is fine, he sounded great, his spirits high and he loves it where he is, he said the place is beautiful. Due to the virus there arenít any visitors allowed. He has a 2-room suite and again because of the virus he canít go to the dining room for his meals, his meals are brought to his room. I am sure he would love to hear from people. His cell number is 727-510-9472
Dave Kolman called me today and informed me that he has been in South Nassau Communities Hospital, in Oceanside, LI for 2 weeks with some type of bacteria infection. They have cleared the infection but since then he hasnít had an appetite and hasnít been eating. He has no strength, canít stand up wan walk. While he is in this condition, they will not release him. Thank God he does not have Covid-19. He called me to see if I knew anyone who can get him out of the hospital, which obviously I donít. He gave me his daughter Susanís phone number who is a nurse and been speaking to doctors daily as she is not allowed to visit him, because the hospital is lock down to visitors. She told me he is confused, hasnít been able to speak with anyone and is lonely. His phone number is 917-622-4027 (cell) She believes if he gets phone calls from former co-workers would lift his spirits.