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As if 2 strokes in 15 months plus a double lung transplant isn’t enough I have now been told I suffered a mild ( thank the Lord mild) heart attack recently which I wasn’t aware of.

“Possible inferior infarct- age undetermined “ is their medical term for a myocardial arrest.

Suppose on a positive note I must be stronger than I think!!!

Anyway…During a curfew in Belfast which ordered all of the public to be indoors by 7pm private O’Malley spotted a guy walking down the street at 6.40pm and subsequently opened fire and shot the poor guy..

Raging with anger his captain said to him “ ffs O’Malley it’s 6.40 what the hell were you thinking of, we are in big trouble???”

O’Malley, without a care in the world replied

“ It’s ok Sir, I know where he lives and he would never have made it back in time”.

Stay safe…xxx

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JJ_7 profile image

Hahahaha....good joke. On the more serious side , I think you have been coping with alot. I hope your pain is getting relief xxxx

helenlw7 profile image

Your joke made me smile.

On a more serious note, you have been through such a lot lately. Sending gentle hugs.

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Mrbojangles in reply to helenlw7

thank you Helen and your hug was lovely…

Hazel-mary profile image

great joke.

You seem to suffered a lot recently, fingers crossed for good stable health coming your way now.

Take care

Hazel x

sassy59 profile image

Thinking of you Mrb and hoping you now recover well from everything. You are strong so sending positivity your way. Keep going.

Love the joke. Hugs to you 🤗💕 xxxxx

Troilus profile image

We’ll Mrb. They say things come in threes. So, it’s onwards and upwards from now on.

Donald_1931 profile image

You amaze me Mr B. I reckon you're bomb proof!! Which is perhaps as well telling jokes like that! 😂

Mrbojangles profile image
Mrbojangles in reply to Donald_1931

from Belfast.. we had to laugh during the troubles or we’d all be on anti depressants.


Donald_1931 profile image
Donald_1931 in reply to Mrbojangles

I see even Liverpool FC are trying to cheer you up. 😉

Mrbojangles profile image
Mrbojangles in reply to Donald_1931

they caused the effing strokes…

Donald_1931 profile image
Donald_1931 in reply to Mrbojangles

🤣🤣🤣🤣 Sorry!

Katinka46 profile image

Wow…. You are one hell of a guy. What a lot you have to cope with. And jokes…

Love and hugs

Kate xxx

Alberta56 profile image

I hope your heart attack turns out to be as harmless as mine was back in 2013. It was worse than yours (boast, boast) cos I needed a bypass. I've had no problems with it till lately, when it has got slightly worse. You're such a strong gent that I sure you can tell your heart to behave itself. Fingers crossed that you will soon be feeling better. Thanks for the joke.😂😂😂I hope Donald's good news does not mean that Tottenham lost😒😕🙃.

Donald_1931 profile image
Donald_1931 in reply to Alberta56

Jeeze! What am I doing in here it’s full of broken down old crocks?? 🤣🤣xx

Alberta56 profile image
Alberta56 in reply to Donald_1931

What are we supposed to do? hobble off into a corner and die? Shan't! So there! 😂😂

Donald_1931 profile image
Donald_1931 in reply to Alberta56

We elderly are supposed to be highly respected, treated reverently and cherished. Can't say I've noticed much of that......yet. 🤔xx

Mrbojangles profile image
Mrbojangles in reply to Donald_1931

We will never be broken.

“Out of order” for a while until spare parts arrive.

Donald_1931 profile image
Donald_1931 in reply to Mrbojangles

I should have put in a offer for your old parts, I'm sure they must have been in a better condition than these old things of mine.

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Patk1 in reply to Donald_1931


Copey399 profile image

If it's any consolation Mrb, my partner has had 2 heart attacks, 2 strokes, has raging diabetes badly controlled and goes for renal dialysis 3 times a week for kidney failure. I'm his carer and have had breast cancer and currently suffering with chronic myeloid leukemia. We're like the walking (well in his case hobbling) dead! We don't buy green bananas these days .. lol.

Alberta56 profile image
Alberta56 in reply to Copey399

Keep on coping, Copey. You sound a great couple. xxx

Thepainterswife profile image
Thepainterswife in reply to Copey399

😂 Bless you , life must be very tough 🥲 keep up that sense of humour to help you get through 🙏 xx

Greenthorn profile image

Mr B- that is 100% Irish humour. 😂😂😂. And yes, you are stronger than you think. Im visiting UCLH this morning. I wonder what tune's I'll play. Last time i was in, I played Chet Baker (But Not For Me) at his wifes request and the guy came alive - began talking and his wife said that's the first time he's been like that in 8 week So she asked fir details of the Bluetooth speaker and will invest!

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Mrbojangles in reply to Greenthorn

if I fall off the perch I have left instructions for them to play 2 songs my Dad recorded..

“Goodbye “ from the Whitehorse inn and “Blaze Away” .

Should get a chuckle!


Greenthorn profile image
Greenthorn in reply to Mrbojangles

I will check those out Mrbojangles. It will be like trying out a new scent! (I bought one yesterday from L'Occitane, St. Pancras. ) I'm not a great fan of two-fingered humour at funerals. One friend of mine chose 'Take the A Train' by Duke Ellington. At least as I left the service I was near dancing down the aisle. I shall listen to 'Goodbye' to see how my emotions are affected but one that would bring me to tears would be 'The Town I Loved So Well'. Oddly, I remember a joke my mother told me - a man was very proud of his singing parrot and boasted to his friend, "If you lift up b his right leg, he'll sing God Save the Queen and if you lift up his left leg he'll sing Rule Britannia. The friend asked "What if I were to lift both his feet up"?The parrot replied, "Well I:d fall off the effing perch!"

Keep rooted Mrb. There is more to come.

Patk1 profile image
Patk1 in reply to Greenthorn

😂My nieces mil requested "the witch is dead"+ they did play it at her funeral,everyone did laugh,between tears x

Greenthorn profile image
Greenthorn in reply to Patk1

OMG - where is the reverence?! I will have to look up that song! I guess its the British sense of humour - laugh in the face of death. I can well understand a mix of tears and laughter! I suppose its like the deceased having the last word. Like "Up yours vicar, I'll do it my way."

Zand60 profile image

Oh my they don't believe in holding back do they! You are strong and whatever gets thrown at you there is jokes, keep going and making us chuckle x

Mellywelly profile image

🤣🤣🤣 you've got a cracking sense of humour, I think that's partly what's driving you to get through this. Keep the jokes coming!!!

Seapop-in20 profile image

Morning I have been following your progress with interest and you are doing fine. I had a single lung transplant in November and still struggling. I had a cardiac arrest after transplant, pneumonia, bronchial problems, heart problems, Had numerous bronchals to clear lungs of focus, transcopinary, put in coma, blood transfusions, fungus in new lung which is causing problems. I’m in and out of hospital - every time I go home after two weeks I’m back in hospital - the consultants think it is my home and I’m allergic to something inside. So my dog has gone to friends to see if it’s dog hairs that is effecting me. I’m in contact with environmental health to see if they can visit my home and see if there is anything in the air that’s effecting me. As I was laid up in hospital for 3 months I’ve had to learn to walk again and breathe again - which is s problem as my diaphragm is weak and I’m having to learn to breathe correctly as my brain thinks it’s still shallow breathing like being on oxygen. I do breathing tests and exercise every morning and still only on 50%lung capacity my other lung is dead. It’s about keeping active as much as possible so I try - I have panic attacks as feel I can’t breathe especially bending down - but I’m getting there. The drugs immosuppressants like you must be taken same time each day as do the others … it’s a small price to pay for being alive. So all I can say is bear with it, stay positive and relish the beauty of nature you like me are lucky to be here - keep safe and don’t mix too much with people and keep safe.

Alberta56 profile image
Alberta56 in reply to Seapop-in20

Gosh! I didn't realise just how much you transplant folk have to deal with. Best wishes

Mrbojangles profile image
Mrbojangles in reply to Seapop-in20

Great advice thanks..

By golly ( trying to be posh) you are struggling but your positivity will get you through this.

Stay strong!

Seapop-in20 profile image
Seapop-in20 in reply to Mrbojangles

I’m trying and you too x

Donald_1931 profile image
Donald_1931 in reply to Mrbojangles

Living dangerously seems to be your forte Mr B. 😉

Mrbojangles profile image
Mrbojangles in reply to Donald_1931

that’s what Belfast does…

Shirleyj profile image

Your definitely made of strong stuff. Loved the joke. Stay strong and take care 💪 x

LissacFrance profile image

Stay safe reminds me of carefull crafted sign to hang round my neck. My sister and everyone else tells me I need to lose weight, and I agree but sister sent me this little signe which say, in big letters. "Heavy people are harder to kidnap, stay safe, eat cake." I always do as my sister says. have a good day, Chris.

Thepainterswife profile image

😂🤣 good one ! I think it’s amazing just how much the human body can take if the mind is strong . In my experience beating Ill health is 50% medication and 50% determination . Your obviously a fighter 💪 On a very positive note my father in law suffered two mild heart attacks in his late 50’s , one he was totally unaware of and one , when he was told, he associated with chest pain he had had 18 months previously that passed after a few hours without treatment . The good news is that he died 30 years later of a totally unrelated short illness . Tough though it is now just keep going . Best wishes xx

Izb1 profile image

Its amazing just how strong the human body is when in tune with the mind. Keep up with the positivity and humour Mr B and take good care x

crashdoll profile image

You’ve been through so much. It must feel really overwhelming some days. Hope you’re doing ok and know we are here if you need us. 🙂

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Mrbojangles in reply to crashdoll

thanks crashdoll, means a lot..

Mavary profile image

Ha Ha! I loved the end bit but blimey you don’t do things by halves do you. At least you are still here to tell the tale. I hope you keep on the up now.

Souielouie profile image

🤣 very good. You’re a walking miracle 🥰 enjoy the rest of your life. Sending you a big hug 🤗

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Mrbojangles in reply to Souielouie

hug received and it was lovely thanks….

Souielouie profile image
Souielouie in reply to Mrbojangles

there’s nothing like a big warm hug, so pleased you enjoyed it 🥰

Nicholatracy profile image

Nice one. Wishing you well, stay strong 🐞

Stratos20 profile image

Oh flippin heck Mr Bo you don’t half invite trouble🙄 You’re right though , you are stronger than you thought. Keep on keeping on 👍🏼

Ha ha loved the joke 😃

horseygirl_0103 profile image

Yes it put a smile on my face too. sounds like youve been through a lot - sending you lots & lots of hugs

Ern007 profile image

Well done standing up to all that - You must be strong, I have cancer. lung and heart problems but, problems but - I wonder could I have been strong enough to have gone through a "double lung transplant " If my current cancer treatment fails, I will be offered a bladder removal as first choice - I wonder would I be brave enough to go through with that. You Mr B are inspirational and witty with it - Take Care,

Morrison10 profile image

Just catching up, interesting funny and amazing. I have PCD with one lung partly collapsed onto other, not had any suggestions for treatment! My very best wishes, keep fighting, Jean x

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