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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

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

Best wishes, EB. Thanks for all you have shared here and take care of yourself.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by Tools_Incoming » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm

Get well soon EB.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

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

Hang in there EB. Sounds like a tough battle. You are in my prayers.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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...

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by asmrz » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:02 pm

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

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by 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.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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

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by surgent » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:12 pm

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

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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"
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by colinr » 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.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

by 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

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