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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Cascade Scrambler » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:47 am

Kick this thing's ass EB.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Fight on, possitive thoughts and prayers for your healing EB.

All my best,

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:34 am

Hello all,

Thanks for all the well wishes. I am back on the internets. The infection destroyed the lenses in my eyes so I was blind for a few months. After a couple surgeries I can see again, although not well. I will need to get bifocals. This disease has taken nearly everything from me and stripped me to the marrow. If I do get better I don't know what will be left of me. Right now climbing is a pipe dream, my biggest hope is being well enough to work again. Be careful out there, climbing is dangerous.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:09 am

Can you get the lenses replaced? I need readers to see near, but have good vision for distance.

It's a new baseline. Maybe it's not climbing, but there is something that you can do, to keep you absorbed. Make stuff to help with your rehab, or just buy it. Bongo boards, wobble boards. Get books on "tape." Work with dumbells. Now is a time to think of the "other" ways to do stuff. Just don't get bored. You will get more ingenious than you have been before.

Good wishes. I can't say I've been through anything this hard, but I've been through stuff that gave me a whole new perspective.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby adventurer » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:20 pm


Hang in there, Sir. All the best!
"When you travel, if you avoid the people, reject the food, ignore the customs, and fear the religion..... you might as well stay home"
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Cissa » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:51 pm

All the best EB!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Sarah Simon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:52 pm


Extreme life trials like these show us what we're made of. Like the mountains, this trial you're facing "doesn't lie," it doesn't bullshit, it just "is." Stand up to this monster with the same strength you've used in the highcountry. Stay strong. Keep your head high. Sending the best.

Go climb a mountain
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ScottHanson » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:07 pm

You have a lot of people rooting for your recovery. Remember that!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Fletch » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:14 pm

Be well buddy. Lots of people thinking about you. All the best.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby dskoon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:48 pm

Damn good to hear your voice again, EB! And glad you're seeing again.
Wishing you all the best in good health. Remember, this kind of shit is usually full of day to day, simple goals.
Best to you.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Hotoven » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:44 am

Glad to hear from your EB! I was getting worried as I hadn't received an email response from you in a while. Sounds like this thing has taken a toll on you, but you sound positive for having so much happen. If there is anything I can do, let me know. Were all here routing for you. I will be praying for you.

(I just thought of you yesterday as I stood on top of Mount Sniktau, I was examining the North Face of Torreys peak and thinking of climbers I could possibly climb it with. My mind wondered to you and I hoped you would be doing well. The next day your on SP!)
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby attimount » Wed May 01, 2013 5:00 am

EB, wish you all the will power to recover as soon as possible.
Positive vibes from Calgary.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby sharperblue » Wed May 01, 2013 9:43 pm

Wow - just got thru the thread - considerably more serious than I was hoping/expecting - really very sorry to hear about this; you've contributed so much meaningful stuff to the SP community - thanks for that! Keep fighting the good fight; slow and steady, small victories etc etc: you know the drill, and we're all heaping on the good vibes!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby SJD » Thu May 02, 2013 6:08 am

Hey EB,

I too just read this thread, sadly for the first time. Just wanted to pass along my best wishes and positive vibes to you too. You've obviously made a difference in lot of good souls out there, time for that karma to do its thing.

Hang tough.
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