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JayMark

Social climber
Oxnard, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:07am PT
Here's an account I found on the web of a similar climbing injury.

http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/recovery

JEM
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:14am PT
Klaus works in the health care industry right? Those guys can never tell you what anything costs. You don't even know the ace bandage you're applying cost $40 right?

but then again, he's not known for his bedside manner unless he's getting in the bed too

martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:22am PT
First time I met John was one night around 73 in camp 4. A group of us were messing around on some problems and John came up and challenged us to a tennis shoe bouldering contest, which he promptly won. Heal quick Largo.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:56am PT
$168,000.

Sheeit! Did they give you a guarantee?

Gimp

Trad climber
Grand Junction
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
Would not downplay this injury. Based the pattern of the fixator in the photo and what appears to be a Wound VAC hose coming from the medial side of the distal third of the tibia I would suspect this is an open (IIIB) pilon fracture of the tibia. Don't believe Kelly Cordes had an open component but you may want to look at his blog for the long rode to recovery from this type of injury even when it was closed.
As a long time weekender who has read many of his books and stores I am wishing John the best in his recovery.
Steve
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:30pm PT


"Sheeit! Did they give you a guarantee?"...

Probably not...

But I bet they'll give him the shaft...

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
Of course they gave him a guarantee.

It was the "light speed" guarantee; in a single second he could be $168K poorer!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Good luck and a speedy healing John !



ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
Can I have your external fixators John. I'm making some wind chimes and need a few more to add to mine.

Heal quick bro!
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Didn't Kauk bust his tibia in a MC crash a while back and he's ok?

This summer, Ron told me his leg has never been the same since the crash. There's no such thing as an okay broken bone that you come back from 100%. Always something a little funky afterwards.
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Could happen to anyone. Heal quick Largo!
Most health insurance policies have an "out of pocket" cap on payments. Somewhere in the $5000-10,000 range. This type of event, even to a master, is exactly why we need universal coverage. I almost started a health care rant, but this is not the time or place. Feel better John.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
The early to mid 50s seems to be a perilous time for some climbers. I ripped my right biceps off the forearm at age 50 and was out for a year (gave up bouldering); Bachar, Whillans, Edlinger and others came to tragic ends, and D'Antonio suffered a heart attack. I'm sure there are other such stories. And now JL has come to grief. I hope his pain (physical and financial) is not too great. And, yes, someone please verify the validity of the fund raising site - I recently encountered the FBI-Moneypak virus, and, boy, did that announcement look official.

;>|
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Thanks for all the support. I'l make it through this.

Any "fund" was done without my knowledge and while no doubt well-intended is not the way to go. Nobody just gives money to a slush pot for people to spend on hot rods and lap dances or whatever.
Such a plan if needed will be way later. But I appreciate the thought.

Great to have friends.

JL
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
Thanks for all the support. I'l make it through this.

Any "fund" was done without my knowledge and while no doubt well-intended is not the way to go. Nobody just gives money to a slush pot for people to spend on hot rods and lap dances or whatever.
Such a plan if needed will be way later. But I appreciate the thought.

Great to have friends.

JL
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Praying for you, John.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
Glad to see that you are well enough to post John.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:21pm PT


Probably not the coffee cups to get JL for Christmas...

...
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
^Cup O Rugosity!
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Hi John,

I'm so glad to see you posting, we're all pulling for you we know it's going to be a long haul, but you can count on a lot of support from this group.

All the best,

Susie
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
I can't believe you hit the floor...I mean..with the wings and all.......



















































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