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Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 17, 2013 - 10:14pm PT

Just got off the phone with the Rev. Bill Blitzo...

Amazing, positive attitude...

We were cracking up the same as always...

Dude really IS, the Mack!!!...

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 17, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
I spent 24 hours in the Davis med center after being diagnosed with a broken neck at about 8 hours in, on a late Saturday night. David Med center is a major trauma center in Sacramento and as such the ER sees serious action.

I was waiting for a bed in the Spinal ICU.

A guy died on the table to my right, the dr. shouting at him to fight. The guy on my left projectile vomited straight up like a geyser all the while apologizing WHILE vomiting.


But I had a broken neck, was flat on my back unable to turn this way or that, unable to rise.

Well I hadn't a piss since the accident hours earlier. I had to go bad but due to pain, prone and people I could not. My bladder got worse and worse. Finally it worse than my neck.

A nurse had offered me a catheter which I declined. An hour later I begged her for it.

Slight burning sensation going in but hardly a fly walking on my back. But the relief? Ahhhhh the blessed relief..... and I didn't have to go take a wizz for two days! I liked it!

I imagine ole blitzo is experience something similar.


susan peplow

Joshua Tree, CA
May 18, 2013 - 10:56am PT
This is a message from Agent Leigh-Ann. If you've got what she's looking for you it can be sent to our address which is listed in this thread in a few places as:

HC 1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

You can also write on Blitzo's FB page - Bill Serniuk that is :)

"HELLO BLITZO's FRIENDS: I need some help with something, so ya'll pass the word... I am currently scanning and organizing about 30 yrs worth of Blitzo's photos. I am setting him up with a Blog so that he can share these photos and the amazing stories that go with them. (I will announce address when it goes live next week) My ultimate goal is to make a photographic biography with him.
Here is what I need:
1. USB Flash Drive (as many GB as I can get) so I can transport photos to hospital easily for him to work on BLOG while doing Chemo/etc
2. EXTERNAL HARDRIVE (I have one but I need one more as a backup, these files are HUGE) And it needs to have a lot of Storage.

ALSO: If anyone has a second pair of headphones (not the earbud kind) that they would like to donate to Blitzo, let me know

Thank you guys!!!"

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 18, 2013 - 11:22am PT


Just emailed Russ...



Social climber
May 18, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
hey there say, blitzo... my card, etc, is late... but it's getting done, :))

god bless!

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 18, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
What locker said! I've never met the guy in person, but Blitzo just exudes megawatts of positivity. Can feel it washing over my house now!

Thanks for all the reports, everyone!

Fish Finder

Social climber
May 18, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Look at Blitzo gettin all Phone Home ET! <br/>
Get well Bloot.
Look at Blitzo gettin all Phone Home ET!
Get well Bloot.
Credit: Fish Finder

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
May 18, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
May you heal fast Bill. All my best!

Northern Mexico
May 19, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Looking Good Rev.

Keep the faith young Sir.


Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 19, 2013 - 01:25am PT
OUCH! ^^^^^^^

The Bloot
has a finger like ET.


Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 19, 2013 - 02:38am PT
Credit: StahlBro

Heal up soon!

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 19, 2013 - 11:43am PT

Talked with the n00b for hours yesterday...

Other than the obvious, he remains unable to stand or walk on his own...

Maybe still due to swelling and trauma to the area from the Surgery???...(EDITED: I am not really asking anyone here to answer that... Just wondering)

I do know that the Doctor said the surgery went well...


Northern Mexico
May 19, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Thanks for that Locker

Hang tough Rev.

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 19, 2013 - 05:50pm PT

On the phone with the n00b...

His physical therapy went well today and he was able to stand on his own for a bit, and even took two steps...



Somewhere out there
May 19, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Thanks for the update locker.

Keeping the possibility of full recovery in mind at all times, as it is one of the many options available.

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Just saw teh Bloot. He's out of the ICU, in a regular room, and looking better by the day. Said he was able to take some steps and they unplugged a bunch of the various tubes, monitors, and wires and whatnot, so he's stoked on that.

Once he heals a bit from the surgery, radiation and chemo will start. So he is a long, long ways from being out of the woods. Keep him in your thoughts, he's tough but everyone can use some lovin'.

Somewhere out there
May 20, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Thanks for the update Will.

Doods got a great network of peeps out there in the desert.
susan peplow

Joshua Tree, CA
May 21, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Yeah they're talking about releasing him into a Physical Therapy location and/or just out all together! Seems they can't start any sort of radiation until those staples and hardware from his back are out. Details from oncology is a little foggy and no doubt getting the bulk of the care from the neurologist team.

Meanwhile, the suggestion from both myself and Leigh-Ann is for him to start sandbagging his progress in regards to walking. NO WAY is he ready to be released and personally prefer he get regular, daily, hourly attention and PT from the comfort of his hospital bed. He needs to get this sh#t zapped from his body asap and releasing him to home would only complicate such a goal. Mobility being a big issue but outpatient for 3 hours round trip at this stage of things....not good!

Tomorrow we're hopeful to speak to an oncologist with an a plan of action. Until then, I told the Bloot to start stumbling on his feet.......literally!

Thanks for checking on him tonight Will, we're on for tomorrow. Meanwhile, Leigh-Ann is hot on the task of working the blog reports and looking into a new computer for him. The hand-me-down that came from Russ requires to be plugged in at all times and that's not really that conducive to working. Surfing, sure but not really getting work done. So, is anyone looking to sell a Mac laptop for reasonable? One that has actual battery life? If so, shoot the details to Russ as the specs of a mac would be lost on me.

Photos are coming along; it's a huge catalog in which he and his agent have been working on. Vintage climbing, historical stuff, flowers, landscapes, etc. An incredible collection taking a lot of time to document and get ready to launch. So much of it required scanning and description as well. The plan is to have fine art, stock, signed and much more available. So those of you waiting for some Blitzo Collection your time is coming!


Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 21, 2013 - 12:51am PT
The Agent: checking in with Bloot's FAMILY
Really nice to meet you all!

Blitzo and I are on a roll getting his photography organized. I hired a young lady today to give me a hand with all the scanning....There is a ton of film...prepare yourselves for time travel and memory sensory overload. Gonna be a fun trip down memory lane for many of you.

BLOG slash online portfolio going live this week. I will send out the address once all the kinks are worked out.

Speaking OF: I need email addresses: yours, friends of yours, anyone who wants info on Blitzo's prints, etc. I will be sending out an email at some point on how to purchase prints, etc.

Here's the deal...Blitzo wants all money made from his prints after he has left this world to go into a scholarship/fund for kids who want to climb and make pictures. I'm gonna work with Soooze and FISH to make sure this happens for him.

Also, if you are a person who is requesting Blitzo's photos for magazine, etc...let me know and I will find what you need. We hope to have all the images cataloged by end of summer. There are a sh#t ton so wish me luck.

Yeah I painted his toes...CAUSE he is my BITCH!
Yeah I painted his toes...CAUSE he is my BITCH!
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Fish Finder

Social climber
May 21, 2013 - 01:15pm PT

Me thinks you should be dubbed "The Angel" more fitting than "The Agent"

Billy ? What do you think when you look at your toes.

Whats next, are you going to join the Circus?

Maybe travel to North Korea and talk climbing with Kim Jong

Get well quick!

Edit: before lipstick enters the equation!

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