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I\'m on my way!
Taken August 12, 2016 on the true summit of Stonehedge ridge by Gimpilator. It was exciting to be head ache free and feeling much better! Dome Peak and Sinister are behind me.

The medication is finally working, I can finally think clearly and start taking bigger steps at getting my life in order. If this keeps up I can officially exit out of an era of suffering and look forward to the future. I have a lot to be thankful for and have big plans ahead. A huge thanks goes out to all of those who have supported me during this endeavor, including the tiniest of encouragements.

I am training hard for my next upcoming adventures, my dream of being an alpinist is looking more possible. I'm eating healthier than I ever have and am making strong efforts at avoiding high calorie items. Eventually I plan on encouraging others to join in.

Despite life making me a pessimist, my enthusiasm is rising. I've always been hoping for the best in all things. I'm planning on going to church more and am excited about what God has been pouring into me. It's been a rough road, but it has crafted a meticulous person who wants to do great things for the world. There have been times where it was very hard to understand why things got so messed up. The shadows of doubt have passed.


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rdmcGreat news....


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.... I pray GOD will continue to pour into you as you walk in faith.

Posted Aug 22, 2016 6:21 pm

Josh LewisRe: Great news....

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Thanks Rdmc. There have been some rough times and much discouragement throughout this ordeal, but God has shown me a way through it.

"I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all of my troubles my joy knows no bounds." - 2 Corinthians 7:4
Posted Aug 26, 2016 1:19 pm

rdmcRe: Great news....


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He is faithful to show you the path..."In HIS presence is fullness of joy..." Psalms 16:11
(A favorite verse)
Posted Aug 26, 2016 7:39 pm

colinrGlad to See...


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You are picking up momentum and still Truckin'! What a long, strange trip I suspect it's been! Congrats!
Posted Aug 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Josh LewisRe: Glad to See...

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Thanks Colinr. I've been trying for this for quite some time, but I ran into a lot of difficulties. The head aches discouraged me from writing. Now that they are not as bad it is much easier to write.
Posted Aug 26, 2016 1:21 pm

dadndaveNo need for the photo!


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I can see you from here in those shorts!

Do they glow in the dark?
Posted Aug 23, 2016 1:25 am

Josh LewisRe: No need for the photo!

Josh Lewis

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They roll up easy (unintentionally) which makes them at times look shorter than they actually are. ;-) I wish they glowed in the dark. Anyways, been trying to stay cool for performance reasons. Water access is getting harder with more difficult trips coming in.
Posted Aug 26, 2016 1:24 pm

selinunte01Great news!!


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Keep the fire burning!
Posted Aug 23, 2016 3:27 am

Josh LewisRe: Great news!!

Josh Lewis

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"The flames are hot, but my heart is chill" - Andy Samberg

The momentum is picking up, now I just need to start posting again.
Posted Aug 31, 2016 4:54 pm

Silvia MazzaniHappy....

Silvia Mazzani

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you're feeling better, i see you in great shape in this picture!
Posted Aug 23, 2016 8:54 am

Josh LewisRe: Happy....

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Thanks Silvia, I thank all of those who have been a positive influence and have shown me that I needed to re-think how to be healthy. For some it was minor details, but those minor details can make a big difference.
Posted Aug 31, 2016 4:56 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadGlad to hear

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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that your health has improved that much, it certainly must feel good to be free from a chronic headache, you look fine now. Best wishes for your plans for the future!
Posted Aug 23, 2016 2:38 pm

Josh LewisRe: Glad to hear

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Thanks Ejnar. I'm not out of the woods yet, still getting head aches daily. The good news is that they are more like normal head aches which is much better than what I was facing. In addition to them being less powerful, they seem to happen less frequently. While my world of pain was tough, losing the ability to think was the worst part. But things are better now. Much work lies ahead. :-)
Posted Aug 31, 2016 5:00 pm



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That's great man! Good to see you are feeling better and better..
Happy Climbing :-)
Posted Aug 24, 2016 2:31 am

Josh LewisRe: Great

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Thanks Lodewijk, it's been a very long road. But finally I'm getting back into the game and will soon be stronger than ever. It was quite a challenge to never lose hope, there were times were it felt hopeless. Not just months of difficulty, but as it dragged out two years. I am extremely grateful that things have taken such a positive turn.
Posted Aug 31, 2016 5:05 pm

ExcitableBoyFantastic news!


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We will need to plan a trip together when I am fully back on my feet.
Posted Aug 24, 2016 12:08 pm

Josh LewisRe: Fantastic news!

Josh Lewis

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Any time EB, just say the word "climb" and I'll try to arrange something. If you would rather do something easier, I'm not too picky. :-)
Posted Aug 31, 2016 5:02 pm

MoapaPkwiser and stronger


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Good luck
Posted Sep 1, 2016 3:09 pm

Mark DoironGood for You, Josh!

Mark Doiron

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Have fun and stay safe out there!
Posted Sep 3, 2016 7:47 am

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