A Bazzoo Phone Contact

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A Bazzoo Phone Contact

Post by Dodge » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:27 am

A few days ago on another topic Leftiant asked about recent contact with long time AKFF member Bazzoo.

Today extracted the finger and rang Baz, first time in well over a year, to see how he was travelling these days.

Was good to have him answer the phone and reestablish our mateship after so long.

Sadly he is having a lot of health issues these days, and the bright and bubbly Bazzoo humour of old is passed, and discussion was more old people health stuff, also told him Ant had triggered my phone call after being so long out of touch.

He had just finished 3 weeks in hospital with a few different issues, spends most of his time around the house.

Walking and outings are very limited these days, has home care, and still a regular church goer as previous.

Found it a difficult conversation to have with an old mate who can no longer do the things he used to enjoy.

Will call him again in the future, and post any additional comments in this same thread.
cheers RICHO

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Re: A Bazzoo Phone Contact

Post by leftieant » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:55 pm

You're a top bloke Dodge, good on you for giving him a ring.

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Re: A Bazzoo Phone Contact

Post by BBY » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Yes, it sucks when they get to that’s stage.

We seem to have this fuzzy idea of our our lives will end but it appears the reality is rarely that dignified for most of us. We’re born they same, we die the same, it’s what how we conduct ourselves in between that usually defines us. Bazzoo, while life sounds pretty shitty for him now and I’ve never met him, is one of those who will go down as one of the good guys with lots of wisdom to share for the good of others. Walking around is a good thing, not as good as running, but better than wearing nappies and staring at the ceiling.

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Re: A Bazzoo Phone Contact

Post by leftieant » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Con speaks the truth again.

My better half's Grandmother is very close to shuffling off into the great beyond at present. It’s a sad thing to watch as someone who was a strong, loud, opinionated Queenslander has become almost a literal shell.

What I do take comfort in is watching Els reminisce with her brother and sister about the good times and happy memories. Many of these were probably forgotten, or at the least jammed in a dusty drawer somewhere in the back of their minds. But now they get to enjoy the memories again, even if they’re tinged with sadness.

It’s a sad reality that we all have to go sometime. And there’s probably no good way to go out, either for yourself or the ones you leave behind.

But I reckon there’s something to be said for going out suddenly while you’re still enjoying life. Maybe while connected to a good fish.

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Re: A Bazzoo Phone Contact

Post by Dodge » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:38 pm

leftieant wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:27 pm
And there’s probably no good way to go out, either for yourself or the ones you leave behind.
Sorry Ant have to disagree with the above.

And at age where it crosses your mind on occasion, and also we tend to mix with blokes of similar age and seen some mates go and others hang on for a while.

I find though that even though your use by date is closer, you tend to not dwell on it if you are occupied between the ears, it's not denial just commonsense..

The good way, is be surprised and just drop out of the blue, have seen it happen and maybe only lasts a few seconds and it is all over .... of course this is possibly hardest for the family, being so unexpected if the departed has been in reasonable health..

The lingering death is possibly worst for all parties, as no matter how rational you are the pain for both is there.
cheers RICHO

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