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Northern Mexico
Dec 26, 2012 - 12:12am PT

Heal up Largo

Hospitals suck

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 26, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Continuing to pray for you and remembering you in the incredible positive thoughts arena.

Sometime's hailing in the New Year has extra significance. Yours will be special I'm sure.

Lynne Leichtfuss or incognito as LL LL

Peace, Joy and Happy New Year.

Gym climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
"I'll be home for Christmas, ..."

We're with you John, because home is where the heart is. And from what I can tell, your heart is in an awful lot of places. Bring in the new year with some new light...

Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:50am PT
Visited John on Christmas day and he is rapidly improving, flirting with some nurses, conversing in Spanish with others. However he has to stay in the hospital for another week so the healing of the skin graft on his shin can be monitored. He does pullups on the trapeze thing above his head and his arms are still like young tree trunks. He is looking good, but "ho man," he had a lot of work on that leg.

I am back in Colorado so won't be seeing him in the next few days. I encourage those of you in So Cal to visit him at UCLA hospital over the end of the year and into the New Year.

John is unconquerable, but a month in the hospital is the essence of type III fun: not fun while doing it and even less fun in retrospect.

Let's hear some New Year's greetings and wishes for John.

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:56am PT
Just finished a month long hospital visit myself.

Let's heal up and crush the new year!

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Visited with John again the other night. He was doing great. Pain and discomfot are the early and constant companions of the healing. But the Dude abides! John's spirit is bigger than the myth. We jaw jacked for a few hours and I left him with some very tasty pastries as requested!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
Healing VIBES to you LARGO!

Social climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
"jaw jacked"?

Does this mean Largo might need more skin grafts elsewhere?

Big Mike

Trad climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
Heal up well John. I hope those pictures I sent you work out.

Mike Cowper

Boulder climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Credit: T H

Dec 30, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
He does pullups on the trapeze thing above his head

OK! Excellent, JL. Try working up to a front lever!

Seriously, miss your pithy and articulate posts, your turn of phrase and your humor . . . they make even the most dreadful thread a pleasure to follow.


Social climber
State of decay
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Credit: TYeary
John getting some sunshine for the first time in a month.
Photo courtesy, Lauren Di Scipio

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Largo...Looks like you are on the mend and ready to break the winter , Sherwin Grade Descent record...You'll need to dress warmer though...

Boulder climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:00am PT

John Long needs some sunglasses!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Turns out, those heavy hospital wheelchairs are much easier to control wheelies with. I got pretty good at it when I got hit by that rock that Collins pulled off the Diving Board.

When Warren McDonald let me try his ultralight high performance chair it was really squirrely and tippy.

But you might want to heal up a little more before you go tearing around on 2 wheels there John, since there is a learning curve that likely includes a wipe out or three.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Glad to see you're doing well. Know you have a ton of support, but if there is anything I can help with let me know. lynne l.

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:10am PT
John was released from the hospital on Thursday after 5 weeks there. He's at home and resting now and will rehab his leg back like the mofo he is. He's spry and well.
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