29 July, 2016 A message from the old bloke with the Dickie Ticker I've finally gotten myself organised enough to reply to all your caring thoughts and wishes. I am truly overwhelmed by the responses I've received and have had difficulty in putting in to words how I am feeling (Yes, Jobbo is finally lost for words!). But, firstly to Mike and Todd; my deepest gratitude for your efforts and skill in keeping my ticker going until help arrived. If I had possibly been anywhere else especially alone at the time, I would not be here now. This thought keeps echoing through my mind and an event like this certainly brings one face to face with one's own mortality. But enough morbidity; suffice to say that I have learn't one of life's most important lessons and that is that my greatest responsibility is to care for myself if not for my own sake, but to make damn sure I don't cause any fear or pain to those I love and who love me. I don't ever want to see the pain and fear in Jennie's and my children's eyes that I saw this time. Something else that is also humbling is the response from the emergency services, I am told that 2 ambulances, police rescue, 2 general duties police cars as well as detectives responded. I am contacting them as well to extend my deep appreciation for their huge effort in coming to assist. To the 'Ambo's' a great shout for bringing me back and for being there for Jennie. To St Marys G3 Baseball team and club, my apologies for spoiling the game, we were having so much fun up until then, I'm glad you got the win though and I hope you progress right through the finals. To Kev from Penrith Wildcats, thank you for your best wishes and I agree totally with you, we don't turn up to lose but what's the point if we don't have fun too. Finally, to all my friends on and off the field thank you for your kind words and love and again, I am deeply sorry for causing you stress and worry. Love You All, Jobbo
18 July,2016 Update on Glenn Monday 18th July 2016
Early this afternoon I spent some time with Glenn and we had a nice long discussion about different things. He feels overwhelmed with all the fuss and kept apologizing for what he had put us through,
He is feeling much better albeit sore and was hoping to see the specialist later today to see what there next move will be.
Will update again later in the week .
17 July, 2016 Update from Jenny last night Saturday 16th July 2016 Transcript From Jenny “Jenny has just left the hospital and is in good spirits indeed. Jobbo ate dinner tonight and was chattering endlessly. Surgeon will install a defibrillator in his chest on Monday. They could not find any new heart damage to speak of. The only physical damage is a broken rib. Jenny asked me to thank everyone for their support and help. He is in the Infectious Diseases Unit until they can find a bed in Cardiac. He's gonna be okay.”
Transcript from Jenny: Sunday 17th July 2016 “Jobbo has had breakfast and up and talking normally. He is in Nepean Hospital Ward 5, Room 1, West Wing. This is outside the Day Surgery entrance, Visiting hours 10 till 8.”
I am please to inform all members, players, family and friends that Glenn is recovering well considering the turn of events that occurred yesterday afternoon. As per the transcripts from Jenny and the family he is doing well eating, talking and resting. He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow to insert a mini defibrillator into his chest if any further issues occur.
His family wants to thank everyone for their well wishes.
Wil Maartensz President
16 July, 2016 Open Letter From The President
Today at 1.36pm during the G3 game at Lomatia Park Springwood we saw just how people can help when an emergency occurs. Glenn Jobson, Life Member and stalwart to the club, suffered a major medical episode whist pitching. The quick thinking of both clubs especially Mike Brogan ( Blue Mtns ) & Todd Allchin ( St Marys ) took control rendering CPR to Glenn whist awaiting medical assistance to arrive. The wait seemed an eternity; then the paramedics and police arrived and took over. I, as the President, am proud of each and everyone who in some way helped a fellow team mate and human have a chance of survival and I'm sure more praises will come in the days and weeks ahead. I can inform you all that Glenn is in a serious but stable condition at Nepean Hospital undergoing tests and thanks to Mike & Todd things could have been much worse.
To his family we wish you all the very best at this time. I will update everyone when further details come to hand and we wish Glenn a speedy recovery.