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Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
Hi John:

Just below your thread is a Warren Harding one: Park Rat says:

Here is some more background to the picture of Harding in the hospital.
It was originally in the Sacramental Union Friday, September 19, 1969
One of Harding's comments on stepping in front of a pickup truck.

"All I know is this is the silliest thing that ever happened to me"

What he didn't know at the time was that his shattered leg and knee would have to be re-broken and set again in December with various pins added.
Come to think of it Harding always approved of adding a few pins not to mention a few bolts.Our intrepid climber would be back on the mist Trail in late May 1970, not only hiking but carrying a huge pack."" (End of Quote from her thread)

So, if his shattered land and knee had to be rebroken, et. all and then later he was back on the trail with a huge pack, you can do it too.

Best wishes for a good recovery.


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:18pm PT

Glad you're home, John!
Heal up!

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Very glad to hear that you have surpassed this significant hurdle. As you probably know or have heard by now, extended hosptal stays can lead to aquiring a contagious and ultimately fatal disease such a pnuemonia. It is what first crossed my kind when a patient was not responding, or taking longer than normal to the post-op restorative therapy which was required, as far as enabling them to transfer out. Big resposibility which layed primarily on the therapist shoulders. Next stop (often as short as 4-7 days post op) was a rehab/nursing home where it (contagious diseases breed with a vengence).

Anyway, welcome back society and best wishes on the road to full recovery, big guy!

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Glad to hear you're through what has to be the worst part of the whole ordeal.

We're all looking forward to reading more about it and to more of those brain twisting contributions on philosophy.

Keep on keeping on with the healing !

Trad climber
Grand Junction
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
From those thigh scars looks like you got a gracilis free flap and a split thickness skin graft for medial coverage.
Hope the healing continues to go well.

Trad climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Most excellant, sounds like your on the right road

Hebrews 1:3
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Even now Ronnie Johns can't tell you to HTFU.

portland, Oregon
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Glad you are feeling better John. Hope the rehab goes quick and you are back at it again soon.

Jan 8, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
WTF who's John Long and is that his real name or porno name.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
"Falling bodies is what gravity does"

Hope you bring it back

Trad climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Enjoy being home! May it just keep getting better!!

Jan 8, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Glad to see you recovering with Lynn H.

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Credit: stonemasters

All Our best to the best! Get better soon.

The Warbler

the edge of America
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
I hope you heal well and as quickly as possible, John.

Perhaps a book on the dangers of gym climbing is in order.

Looking forward to seeing you again,



Jan 8, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Awesome! Yeah, Lynnie sure has some healing powers! :)
Good fortunes to you Largo.

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Right on John, hope you get some killer writing time in, give us some good reading please!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Glad you made it thru modern medicine and are now on the mend. Great pic of you and the real Lynnie. Life is a trip.....

Jan 8, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Glad you are on the mend John. Hopefully getting home will help speed things along (festering in the hospital sucks, as many of us know). Hope to see you up and about and around some of the old haunts soon.


Trad climber
Washington DC
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:25am PT
John, all the best.
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