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Trad climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Dude, wait till you get some of those pity sticks under your arms. They're better than a half dozen puppys when women are around. Big, handsome and vulnerable goes a long way.
Milk it for all it's worth.

Heal fast, but not too fast.

P.S. Calcium and vitamin D. Good for dem bones.

Dec 4, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Jl I just spoke to Louie at the gym. He said you and I now
share a common injury though to different parts. Mine opened
hours after and prior to surgery he said he thinks yours opened
at the time of injury? I'm curious about the pain compared to
mine if it did open at the time of injury.

Mine was a 10 day stay within the hospital, however just a few years
after a family member of mine became an amputee with a 3-4 day stay.
Apparently in just a few years they improved upon the marrow infection
risk though I think he had a high chance of dying from infection with
other causes if he chose to risk re-attachment.

I'll send you a email.

Boulder climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
b e s, John has a broken ankle, it would seem that you have, a brain injury, take your meds.
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 4, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
P.S. Calcium and vitamin D. Good for dem bones.

One of my docs said it's good to have calcium and vitamin d... before you break your bones. He said it's what you have in reserve that counts, taking it while healing really doesn't come into play. He also cautioned against NSAIDS like ibuprofen, etc., they supposedly impact bone healing negatively.

Dec 4, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
my injury above was a broken wrist though doctors refer to it
as a open distal radius fracture. I was able to read the xrays
myself. When I broke my ankle I was not able to read the xrays
nor understand the crack until the doctor showed me.

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 4, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
Good to know he was adhering to the "Safety third" rule.
The Warbler

the edge of America
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
So it takes a man down to flush you out, Richard?

Whatever it takes, good to see you old friend!

Hope you're all well, and more of the same to JL

Big Wall climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:33pm PT
the one time i was at that gym i met largo working out there. dude, i hope you heal up ok, you are a hero to a lot of us. ss

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
I added my 2 cents to it and then re-posted this post that "Blueblocr" posted a couple weeks ago on the "religion" thread, but I thought it would also be relevant here. Probably what everyone already knows, but worth repeating...
Your grace with the use of words is inspiring! I think it is great how you can elaborate so much on just one term. I can definitely read in your pens soul as being thoughtful, humble, patient, positive, provoking, mature and loving! Thank You! I can't wait for you to come over to the Lords side, You are surely to become a 21st-Century David!

Jus Thank'in!

Very well said, and so true!

JL has always been that way. I haven't crossed paths with him since around '89/'90, but ever since I first met him at JT in the early 70's, he has always been the same.

This one afternoon I was having a difficult time on this popular boulder problem which was located near the entrance to Hidden Valley campground. It was the first time I had tried it, and after a half hour or so of flailing on it, I was about to give up. Suddenly Largo arrives with a couple of friends and he jumps out of the car and runs over and sends it in his tennis. Frustrated at how easy he made it look and by what little progress I had made on it, I give it one last all out effort. But I decide to try and mantle the crux crimp move, since I had zero success the obvious way. Somehow I pulled off the mantle, but that was as far as I got. I fell back to the ground, feeling pretty discouraged with myself.

But Largo changed all that in one sentence, "Wow, you just mantled that crimp, I've never seen anyone do that before, I know I couldn't!" And then off he went to rejoin his friends. I don't recall if I ever did get that boulder problem, but I never forgot those words of inspiration. They lifted me up and made me feel like I had just won the lottery or something. Like I was actually someone, not just a flailing n00b!

That was my first encounter with him, and it is just one example of what I came to recognize over the next few years as his everyday, honest and good natured self. Not so preoccupied with his own ego or reputation that he wasn't willing to lift someone else up at his own expense. I never forgot that first encounter, because it meant a way to much for me at the time to ever forget.

Thanks John, and please get well soon! Because there are a whole lot of noobs out here, young and old, that appreciate your presence a lot more than you will probably ever know!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
The one time I was at that gym I climbed with Largo...a few topropes...
It was the day I turned 30....I was was a great day
I guess I am the same age now as Largo's was then...about 13 years ago now.....damn where does time go.....crazy
I remember thinking damn Largo is in shape for an ol I know he wasn't old at
As I was an old bodybuilder type it was easy to see Largo had about the perfect build for any man - big wrists, narrow hips, V -shape, perfect height, solid, etc..
He was in shape...

I love that 11b crack in that gym...

Heal well.JL

Mountain climber
Venice, ca
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
You decked. so what? Sh#t happens. You were thinking about something else. This is not great, but it does happen. At least you were thinking . xxoo

Mountain climber
Venice, ca
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
OLD guy? may your tongue shrivel into ribbons. John Long is a young guy And awesome.


Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:58am PT
OLD guy? may your tongue shrivel into ribbons. John Long is a young guy And awesome.

Tongue? I'm pretty sure Riley was using his fingers to type that...unless he was also mouthing the words as he hit the keys.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:47am PT
Update on John???

Las Vegas,Nevada
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
They say you can't keep a good man down. Here's hoping for a full recovery!

Mountain climber
Northern surly
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
Wow Dean,

The guy was only trying to help. JL did not break his ankle BTW.

He has a very bad open fracture of his tib fib.

Dec 5, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
Credit: B_E_S
dave yerian

Trad climber
the parking lot
Dec 7, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Care about you, John. Let me know if I can help out at all.

Best Wishes, Dave Yerian

Trad climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
I'm late to the game, but of course do want to wish you the best in as easy and smooth a rehab as possible. Very glad that the injury, bad as it is, is not as bad as it could have been.


Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 7, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
Heal up fast, JL. My best wishes are with you!
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