Another of Ours Hit Hard- Oly Update

| May 21, 2020

Fyrfighter sends us an Oly update. If you recall:

The not good news:
He’s asking once again for our support for one of his own driver/engineers. A former Navy diver, Oly, was medically retired due to an injury suffered during a dive. Since then he’s been a firefighter for over 35 years. A little over a week ago, he started having some weakness on duty along with some other signs of a stroke. Turns out he has a brain aneurysm that threw a clot, resulting in a TIA or mini stroke. That has resolved, but the aneurysm is serious, and he is scheduled for surgery next week. The docs are saying 3-6 months off after that, though the fact that he’s 60, there’s a good chance that he won’t come back to the fire department.

The welcome news:


Oly had surgery today, and reports are that it went well, and he’s recovering in the ICU.


Thanks for the update, Fyr, and thanks for all the TAH love that was sent Oly’s way by the usual suspects.

Category: Feel Good Stories, Veteran Health Care

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Prayers out once again.

  2. Blaster says:

    God bless you brother.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Prayers up for Oly. Take your time healing and recovering.

  4. Fyrfighter says:

    Thanks much guys / gals, as always! The on duty crew took a drive to the hospital this evening, to light up the parking lot below his window and show some support. Hopefully the news continues to be good.

  5. Graybeard says:

    Glad to hear he is getting good news. Continued prayers for Oly and your crew, Fyr.

  6. The Other Whitey says:

    Good to hear!

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    Hang Tuff Oly, you got this and we are all right here with you. Saint Florian’s Brigade is not needing you yet and Lucifer is afraid that you will piss in his lake and extinguish the fires of hell. We will continue to offer up our prayers for your continued recovery.

    Thanks for the update Fyrfighter. Saw my Chancre Mechanic Wednesday. BP was 133/72, resting heart rate 58 bpm. Best it’s been in a good while. In my case, Heaven don’t want me and hell is afraid I’ll take over.

  8. 26Limabeans says:

    Glad to hear the surgery went well.
    Have a friend dealing with the prospect of the same
    type of surgery and he is scared.
    I will tell him about Oly’s success.

  9. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Thanks for the update… wishing for Oly to have a speedy recovery!

  10. OWB says:

    Great news about Oly! Thanks for sharing with us, Fyr.

    Prayers continue on general principles, of course.

  11. Wilted Willy says:

    May God Bless you Oly! Glad to hear the surgery went well. That same kind of thing is what got my dear mother-in-law! Rest up and recover well.

  12. I hope everything works out Oly, and my prayers are with you Brother.

  13. Skyjumper says:

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop about Oly, Fyrfighter.

    This old altar boy is sending a couple of prayers upwards for him.