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Josh Lewis

Postby visentin » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:08 pm

I was expecting to find out more here but to my great surprise nothing yet.
So here it is, today morning I found out on Josh's facebook account that he had a bad fall near the Banff area and just returned home with many injuries.

Here is a first mention of his accident :
"Josh is in Calgary, and his mom has spoken to a doctor at the facility. He has a spinal and collarbone fracture and and is undergoing surgery tomorrow to his finger. Josh's mom feels that his climbing partner was very heroic in his endeavor to get Josh safely off the mountain and is grateful for all of his help."

Here is his first post since returning home :
"I am so thankful to have made it home alive from a serious mountain climbing accident. I broke my collar bone, shattered my pinky, fractured many spots in my back and neck, a nasty puncture in my side, big lacerations in my head, and many more minor injuries. It will be a long time until I get back into climbing. Even being able to eat food by myself sounds good."

Seems that Josh is already back online and probably will soon connect to SP. Let's wish him a quick recovery.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby Marcsoltan » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:17 pm

Glad to know you're back home Josh. Let's face it, it could've been much worse.
Wishing you a quick recovery.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby Kiefer » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:50 pm

Hope you heal quickly buddy! Considering what COULD have happened, glad to hear you're home and healing under loving touches. Maybe now you'll have time to work on that side-project of yours, the Haagen-Daz flavor a day project! :wink:
Keep us posted on your recovery, Josh.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby Tonka » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:19 pm

GWB (get well buddy) is a whole lot better than RIP. You'll be back, just take your time.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby Marmaduke » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:12 pm

Dang! Hope for a speedy and very healthy recovery, all the best to you Josh!
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:18 pm

Ho man! Sad to hear that, josh. Give your partner a pat on the back from me, for going into hero mode.

This stuff happens to all climbers, sooner or later. Welcome to the club!
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby surgent » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:19 pm

Pleas accept my good wishes and gratefulness that you are alive and that your partner was able to get you to help. I hope you recover well and at the very least, have a great story to tell.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby MoapaPk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:27 pm

Wow Josh... let's hope the only lasting result is that now you can tell stories about the incident. Get better.

There was once a time when the most I hoped for was being able to walk again. A good physical therapist makes a huge difference. When the time comes, look for a PT with similar interests.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:07 pm

Sorry to hear the news! So glad you're still alive! Get well soon!
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby Snowslogger » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:30 am

Sorry to hear about this. Hang in there and heal up Josh! Just like climbing, one step at a time.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby RoryKuykendall » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:32 am

Get well Mr. Lewis. Sorry to hear about this, thankful it wasn't worse.
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:32 am

Josh, you know that Peladobaton has seen a lot of emergency room trauma--he's a doctor. I'm sure he might have a piece of advice about your back and neck, if you contact him?

...and be sure to take your pain meds!
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby Bark Eater » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:17 pm

Hang in there, Josh!
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Re: Josh Lewis

Postby mfox79 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:30 pm

I hope you have a speedy recovery Josh.
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