Wed 2nd April 14
Called in on Frank again today he was sound asleep, he'd been watching a movie and dropped off.
He woke up and it took him a short while to start to focus but we chatted away awhile when a nurse came in, a young Vietnamese nurse I'd met on a previous visit, she's very nice &
She asked us both if we'd like a couple of pancakes and not one to knock back a pancake we both accepted her offer, wow!! they were very tasty so when she offered another couple we
again accepted, pancakes with strawberry jam & cream, mouth watering yet?
For Bobby Bradford's benefit I can tell you Frank had another crash in his wheel chair bent the foot rest again I guess the same maintenance man will fix it for him.
Frank has so many movies and TV series shows to watch he can stay where he is for the next 12 months and still have more to watch that he hasn't seen. He has 128 movies on a USB
flash drive. but even with all these he looks forward to people visiting him.
If you do get a chance to visit any of our members in sick bay please send me an email with your visit details so it can be added here.
Mon 7th April 14
Joined a few of the Galahs this morning for a cheer up visit to Frank Garaty. We lunched at the Bass Hill RSL and Frank motored down in his new electric wheels.
Great company and was a tonic for Frank who had many funny tales to relate.
We have decided to make this a "Day for Frank" on a monthly basis to give him something to look forward to.
Nice to see two ladies (Bernadette and Harriett) join in the day. The food was very inexpensive, fresh and also plentiful. Another reason for bonding with Frank at this venue.
Tues 15th April 14
Visited Frank today and he was on a bit of a downer not too good at all. Was unhappy with everyone.
I'll call again on Saturday to see if he's improved.
Sat 19th April 14
Today Frank was upset his (sports car) chair was not working so confined to bed I know absolutely nothing about the workings of a wheelchair so he was going to speak to Bobby to see if he
could do something to get it fixed. He loves that chair, gives him such a feeling of independence.
I know others have visited Frank so if you would like to let me know when you visit I can add your message re Frank's health.
Fri 29th June 14
Called in on Frank today found him sitting in the electric chair, nah, he'll be OK not switched on. by the way the chair is working OK however Frank sais "Touch Wood"
He was saddend to hear of the passing of Lola said she was a real honey.
He also said that tomorrow, Saturday 21st will be the 3rd anniversary of his stroke and hearing the Doc telling his wife and daughetr that his stroke expectancy would be known within the
Frank told me he'd died 3 times so apparently he is not wanted up there just yet.
If anyone has some time to spare I know Frank would love to see you even for a few minutes.
Another item I know he is looking forward to is the next trip down the road for the gathering of the Galahs
Frank on Friday 20th June 2014 Pix: Noel Clarke
Tue 8th July 14
I visited Frank today and ended up chatting for quite some time arriving at 2:15pm and leaving at 4:45pm
It's Franks birthday next Thursday 17th July, I spoke to Bobby Bradford
and he is arranging a day at the Bass Hill RSL club for 1:00pm so if anyone would like to attend to cheer our
mate up just pop along by 1:00pm and join the group for some lunch. 4 Echidna members, Roland Hastings Bobby Bradford, Kenny Graham & Noel Clarke
have indicated they will be attending.
Whilst I was there Roland rang to check in on Frank who really appreciates receiving visits or phone calls.If you can spare a little time to give Frank a call he can be contacted on 0412 180 241
Frank really does need visits or calls to keep him going, as he is becomimg very disponded and sick of his current situation.