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Postby Dave Dinnell » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:07 am

Sorry to read this news. Chin up Rob (actually, lots of chin-ups and a few push-ups too) and the rocks, ice, and mountains will still be there, waiting. Mountains are very patient.
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Postby rwedgy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:46 am

Hi Carolyn, my name is Chris. Rob was to meet me at Saddlebag late
thursday/early friday(1am). I didn't sweat it, figuring he decided to stop
& sleep somewhere and would show up at 6 or 7am. By noon he hadn't shown
up, left a message or answered his phone as I was checking from the T.
Meadows pay phone. I knew there was good reason for him not showing.
Although I've only known him a short time, Rob strikes me as a stand-up
guy. He was going cragging after work thursday and didn't want to flake on
his partner so he was going to head out for T.M. after that. He had made
those plans first and didn't want to break that commitment; a very stand-up
My worst fears were realized this morning. The only bit of relief is
in his condition is "stable".
Please convey my wishes for a speedy recovery. I'll talk to him in a
few days. What he needs now is rest. After he's told the story 117 times he
can tell it to me on tuesday or wednesay for the 118th.
Please let me know as I would be happy to chip in for flowers, cards,
books , etc. Perhaps a S.P. recovery fund with a Paypal address?

Best Wishes, Chris (copy of PM sent earlier)
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Postby Rob » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:29 am

That's terrible news. Good luck to you Rob!
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Postby x15x15 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:56 am

this is completely crappy news. My well wishes as well as the best partner's well wishes are with you.
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Postby Scott » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:14 am

Man, that is bad news. Get well soon.
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Postby depclimb » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:32 am

And I just sent a cuddily stuffed Llama to keep Rob company during his total recovery rehab.
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Postby JasonH » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:49 am


I wish you speedy recovery. It seems like you just got done recovering. But I'm sure you will be out climbing and chasing llamas in no time.

Best wishes

Jason and family.
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Postby Blair » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:32 am

Man this is bad. I wish Rob a speedy recovery, and hope that he will be ok. :(
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Postby Peak Freak » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:11 am

rpc wrote:
when I first started reading this post I was prepared for something much worse so I have to say that I was very relief to find out that he's 'only' badly banged up.

my thinking too.
Wish you a quick & complete recovery Rob!!

Me three. As I clicked on the link, I was thinking "please be OK!" Although accidents suck, and recovery can be brutal, it's much better than the alternative.

I hope the next headline we read is "Rhyang has made a complete recovery, and met the llama of his dreams" :wink:

Heal quick!
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Postby eggheadsherpa » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:29 am

Oh wow, that's horrible. My thoughts and prayers are for your recovery soon Rob. Hang in there!
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Postby Zzyzx » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:52 am

I saw Rob tonight. Got to meet Vladislav, too. He brought Rob the printout of this thread and I'm sure it'll be a great encouragement to Rob to read all the posts and know how much people here care about him.
I was very happy to see him doing well, much better than on Friday night (we got there right after the surgery). The difference was amazing and I wish him and hope for a speedy recovery.

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Postby The Defiant One » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:13 am

Hate to hear news like this.

We wish you good luck and a speedy and full recovery.
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Postby Vladislav » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:17 am

Just went to see Rob. Considering what he's been through, he is doing OK. He had his dinner when I was there. It was a relief to see him being able to eat that turkey sandwich by himself without help from the nurse. It will be a long recovery process for him and our encouragement and help are quite essential. I printed out this forum with the wishes for speedy recovery from all of you and read it to him. He was touched to hear all those warm words.
Rob, you have a hell of a climb ahead of you. Climb on my friend!
P.S. Kris, it was a pleasure to meet you.
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Postby MoapaPk » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:19 am

Rob always seemed like a reasonable guy. I don't normally do best wishes -- I fear being maudlin and insincere -- but in this case my heart goes out to him.

When I complete a solo trek, I phone my wife and say --"Now for the dangerous part -- driving home".
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Postby butitsadryheat » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:30 am

I was wondering how long it would take for the llamas to surface!!!

I also wish you the best for a speedy recovery!
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