Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Post general questions and discuss issues related to climbing.
 

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Jerry L » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:22 pm

Hey E B................don't post much here anymore but I am wishing you the best in your life battles.
User Avatar
Jerry L

 
Posts: 668
Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:39 pm
Location: Living on the Road Like a Nomad, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:41 pm

Best wishes, EB. Thanks for all you have shared here and take care of yourself.
Bob's Law: The rationality of a person is inversely proportional to the number of political and religious bumper stickers on his car. Around bumper-sticker warriors, smile, speak calmly, and get the hell away as fast as possible.
User Avatar
Bob Sihler
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 7290
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:20 pm
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Thanked: 1812 times in 1027 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Jaskic » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm

Get well soon EB.
User Avatar
Jaskic

 
Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:25 am
Location: Virginia, United States
Thanked: 3 times in 3 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Greg Enright » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:17 pm

Hang in there EB. Sounds like a tough battle. You are in my prayers.
User Avatar
Greg Enright

 
Posts: 554
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:16 am
Location: Crowley Lake, California, United States
Thanked: 53 times in 37 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby kamil » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:26 pm

EB, you're in my prayers brother.
Thanks Michael for letting us know and especially Chief for some wise words...
User Avatar
kamil

 
Posts: 598
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:31 pm
Location: Aódź, Poland
Thanked: 22 times in 17 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby asmrz » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:02 pm

Best wishes for complete recovery and a return to the hills. Get well soon, Alois.
User Avatar
asmrz

 
Posts: 924
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2002 7:52 am
Location: Idyllwild, San Jacinto Mountains, California, United States
Thanked: 146 times in 99 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:14 pm

Thanks for all the well wishes. I literally cried reading this thread to my wife. I am especially touched by The Chief's support, a MAN I have enormous respect for, but unfortunately have not met.

Josh, you always come up with the most inspirational quotes. One that sticks with me is "Do no wish for easier lives, wish to be stronger men". JFK. Love that one.

For those interested in my condition, I have Job's Syndrome, AKA Hyper Ig E syndrome. This rare immunodeficiency is why I have problems with infections. The antifungals I am currently taking burned my skin off, painfully, which is what landed me in the hospital again.

For the record, MVS and I did North Ridge of Forbidden in more like 15 hours :D. I recall our climb of Orbit, a climb that earned one skull in the old guidebook due to ambivalent protection on a pitch or two. MVS did great. His humble attitude belied an alpine demon :twisted: . His enchainment in the Pickects stands out as one of his great acheivements in the Cascades, certainly better than anything I had done in that difficult, deep, dark range. Athough MVS and I are continents apart, I will always condier him one of my great friends.

Thanks so much for this thread. Right now I'm living on memories.
User Avatar
ExcitableBoy

 
Posts: 2876
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:33 am
Location: Issaquah, Washington
Thanked: 422 times in 306 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Josh Lewis » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:44 pm

Hang in there buddy. I have another quote for you:

"Don't be covered up by the sands of time; please stay on top of them !" -lcarreau

Image
My Websites: Alpine Josh · Alpine Ascent · AceMaps
User Avatar
Josh Lewis

 
Posts: 2272
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:12 pm
Location: Lynnwood, Washington, The Cloudiest Place on Earth, United States
Thanked: 472 times in 323 posts

The following user would like to thank Josh Lewis for this post
lcarreau

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby surgent » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:12 pm

Here are some positive vibes from Arizona. Hope to read about your exploits soon!
User Avatar
surgent

 
Posts: 459
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:45 pm
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Thanked: 85 times in 54 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby adventurer » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:17 pm

EB,

I've found these words to be true regardless of the challenges life may bring us.

"Everyday you make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever lengthening, ever ascending, ever more challenging path. You think you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, far from discouraging, only adds to the glory and joy of the climb."
Sir Winston Churchill

All the best to you, Sir.
"When you travel, if you avoid the people, reject the food, ignore the customs, and fear the religion..... you might as well stay home"
James A. Michener
User Avatar
adventurer

 
Posts: 189
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:24 am
Location: Virginia
Thanked: 105 times in 63 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby SeanReedy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:16 pm

Much wisdom, inspiration, and examples of gratitude to be found in this thread.

But in the mud and scum of things
There always, always something sings.
--Emerson

EB,
I hope you get to share better news about your health soon, followed by an inspirational return to the mountains.
User Avatar
SeanReedy

 
Posts: 732
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:37 pm
Location: Santa Clara County, California, United States
Thanked: 354 times in 280 posts

The following user would like to thank SeanReedy for this post
Josh Lewis

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:50 pm

Thanks all, and especially to MVS who started this thread and also followed with a beautiful, personal email. I have to say that this experience has been the lowest point in my life, and MVS's and everyone else's well wishes certainly lifted my spirits. Thanks to all.

And to the young, ambitious, strong climbers out there: be safe, you only get one body in this life and there is no return policy. Or maybe there is with reincarnation, I don't actually know.
User Avatar
ExcitableBoy

 
Posts: 2876
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:33 am
Location: Issaquah, Washington
Thanked: 422 times in 306 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:00 am

-

ouch...that skin reaction sounds painful. EpiCeram is highest quality but an expensive Rx. Pure aloe gel is also popular.


a lot of people swear by this stuff--which I'm sure you have heard of.
vvvvvvvv
http://bagbalm.com/



of course you have to run everything by your MD first, right?


stay strong and hang in there!

-
User Avatar
jesu, joy of man's desiring

 
Posts: 674
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:54 pm
Thanked: 441 times in 328 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:53 am

I'm not one for being maudlin... but man, get better.

When I was left partly paralyzed at 47, a friend wrote, "The warranty expires at 40." Some people thought that was cruel, but it was strangely comforting to me.
User Avatar
MoapaPk

 
Posts: 7598
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 7:42 pm
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Thanked: 735 times in 474 posts

Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ScottHanson » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:50 am

Hey EB,
Get well soon!
You have made some great contributions to this website. Thank you!
Best wishes for a complete recovery,
Scott
User Avatar
ScottHanson

 
Posts: 156
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:28 pm
Location: Oregon City, Oregon, United States
Thanked: 21 times in 11 posts

PreviousNext

Return to General

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.