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slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
Enough lnot talk.

Largo;

Make sure you get a pair of MobiLeg crutches.. they are really good, no nerve damage, spring loaded etc..
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:43pm PT

"Indulge in the kindness of others for a while and be good to yourself while you heal. :-)"

Thanks for that line. I'm learning that such indulging is the highest form of humanity - so long as it runs both ways. Life makes little sense without compassion to sustain it. When one of us goes down - it matters little who - we somehow revert to being divine supports for each other. That's been my experience in this hospital bed, and it has transformed my spirit.

As mentioned, all the orthopedic stuff is done. Now (tomorrow) they transplant a thin slice of muscle over the hole in my shin from where the bone came through. A tricky operation, but with a high success rate here at UCLA.

Hope to have good news soon about this whole fandango.

Love each other. There isn't anything else worthwhile.

JL
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
"Love each other. There isn't anything else worthwhile."



Truth...heal well, John.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
"Love each other. There isn't anything else worthwhile."

Ill second that....

John.... good to know your doing better, keep it up, the PT gets fun quickly.

Is this the first time you have been injured? Badly?

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Hey buddy,

Glad to hear you're in good hands and better spirits. I guess it was just your turn this time, eh? Most of us have a turn at it, sooner or later.

From one "frankenankle" to another, enjoy your off time, do what the docs say, and eventually you'll be back on the rock.

Don't worry or fret - just heal, and then - one day - shut up and climb.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
John,
Believe me, I know how lonely those Hospital rooms can get.
Here's an ole' timer get well card:

Credit: PhilG
Get Well soon, man.


Consider coming up to my place in Washington ("the Green State") for some rest, relaxation, and rehabilitation.

Phil
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
glad yr at ucla largo.

a top teaching & research hospital is a good place to be at times like this.

MH2

climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
Yes, they could learn something from JL.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:11am PT
HOW THE SAM HILL DO YOU SIT STILL IN THAT HOSPITAL BED??!?!!?!?!?!

Dammit , man, I was laid up in horsepistol with a myocardial infarction for three WHOLE days in '08 & it made me CRACKERDOG.

GTFO of that bed and back into service!!!!

Grins.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:59am PT
Credit: TYeary
TY
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:44am PT
Love each other. There isn't anything else worthwhile.

Don't mind being the one to "Third" that.

May the healing journey bring new insight and evolution

Because we gotta make the best of everything. My two injuries definitely contained blessings in disguise

peace

Karl
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:33am PT
Wishing you a solid recovery John.

I went thru a very serious tib fib break in 2007, and I was not smiling like that within the first week, so I can safely say you will be fine. I did make a full recovery though, and became a real climber again this year.

Hang in there bro !
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
Yesterday at UCLA;.....John is on the mend. It was good to see him.



John and Tony Yeary......



go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
Careful JL, those water and piss bottles are too dame close together!
Good to see you smile!
GOclimb

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Jan 18, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Not sure if I've missed it, as I don't follow all the threads on the Taco, but has anything come out on the cause more than "unfinished knot"? I had a friend tell me that he'd read that the knot *was* finished, but there was no backup tied. I do not want to spread rumors, and if nothing has been said, that's fine. I would just like to know if what i was told is true.

GO
yeahman

Mountain climber
Montana
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
It was unfinished.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Well John now that you have joined the middle aged gimp club (I am a member)
you can help petition for a handicap system like in golf. A 10a could become 10c if you have arthritis or 11b if missing a limb. Cosmic Cragsman might rate an 11a once his shoulder heals a bit.
Todd Gordon will get nothing for his hair-challenged situation but taking care of 3 young kids would rate a 1 letter boost.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
i have one hand free 2nd weekend in march,
maybe one of yuall could meet up
with me in some sketchy ghetto
and help me kick my own asse.

i need's some recovery to
exhaust all this runaway well
being's i've been joying
GOclimb

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
yeahman said:
It was unfinished.

As has already been pointed out upthread, "unfinished" can mean several things. If you've a link to anything more clear, that would be appreciated.

GO
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 18, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
I made the two bowline loops, and threaded the rope through my harness, but I didn't bring the rabbit out of the hole and around the tree.

So "unfinished" in the sense that he began climbing before finishing tying the knot, which means there was no knot at all.

NOT "unfinished" in the sense that the bowline was tied but none of the possible bowline back-ups were applied.

The Bowline-Instrument-of-Death crowd leaped on this as an example of the danger of bowlines, but exactly the same type of accident might have (and has) occurred with a figure-eight.
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