The Process of Life


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dave yerian

Trad climber
the parking lot
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 3, 2018 - 03:46pm PT
After being left for dead by a hit and run driver 43 years ago on my ten speed bicycle and living with the results of a broken back and a damaged face I recently decided to pick up the pieces of my life and rebuild it. So I made the decision to get surgery on the side of my face most impacted, especially around the eye and temple.

I've been holding on to so many things from the wreck and now I am free and I can let it go and transcend and continue on with the process of my new life and living.


Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 3, 2018 - 04:23pm PT
+1 for letting go of the past, committing to being the best version of you that you can be.
life is a bivouac

Trad climber
Oct 3, 2018 - 04:32pm PT
Dave, Your strength of character, clarity of purpose and, need I say, purity of mind, have done you well... Your focus will guide; the eyes in the forest are your friends.
Your Brother, Russ

Oct 3, 2018 - 04:40pm PT
As my physical therapist used to always tell me about where I was in my process of “recovery”, you’re 100% of where you’re at today.

That’s not a bad place to start. Best wishes moving forward.
David Knopp

Trad climber
Oct 3, 2018 - 04:55pm PT
Dave i wish you all the best on the next step of many on your journey.

Social climber
Pasadena and Ojai, CA
Oct 3, 2018 - 08:46pm PT
Sharing a Lakota healing prayer. Give yourself whatever gifts of time and rest you need to heal.

Our Father, the Sky, hear us and make us strong.
Our Mother, the Earth, hear us and give support.
Spirit of the East, send us your Wisdom.
Spirit of the South, may we tread your path of life.
Spirit of the West, may we always be ready for the long journey.
Spirit of the North, purify us with your cleansing winds.

Laura and Martin from Yellow Pines/Facelift
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oct 3, 2018 - 08:56pm PT
Great to hear that you are on the mend, heal up quick and grab some shades cuz the future is bright.

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Oct 3, 2018 - 09:19pm PT
Dave, your spirit far outshines any of your physical elements.

Great to see you, and resolutions of past angst always brings growth.

Funny I never even noticed.

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 3, 2018 - 09:39pm PT

Life is about direction, not location, so I love your attitude!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2018 - 06:08am PT
Best Post of the Week, hands down!
Attaboys abound, Dave.

edit: Bluelens, that was YOU? YOU GUYS ROCK!
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Oct 4, 2018 - 09:09am PT
A brave and wise choice, Dave, the benefit of which spreads out away from you as you chose to share this with us. My humble thanks for your sharing, and my support across the miles as you journey forward.
Most outstanding!

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
Oct 4, 2018 - 10:41am PT
You won't be sorry you did this. Your only regret will be that you didn't do it sooner. And you'll get good drugs. Controlling the pain and not being too stoical about it, will really speed the healing.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 4, 2018 - 10:46am PT
Good on you Dave!
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Oct 4, 2018 - 07:06pm PT

Dave - You are beautiful! And knowing you are beautiful everything on your path blossoms!

Many Blessings to you!


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 4, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
Good luck, strength and patience Dave!

Edit and yes, you already were beautiful, before!
ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2018 - 10:40am PT
Yo Yerian,
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2018 - 11:14am PT
We are all Yerian backers round here.

"Keep on processin'."

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Oct 5, 2018 - 11:26am PT
Somewhere Bachar is smiling too...
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Oct 5, 2018 - 12:20pm PT
Ho man,
Heal up quickly!

Rick and Gerry
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2018 - 06:36pm PT
Totally here.
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