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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby jlodico » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:36 pm

Thanks to everyone and your help in getting Jeff's truck back. He was supposed to have surgery today on his wrist and fingers. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.
Tony also has his gear, phone and camera. Could we make sure this is gathered up with his truck ?

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Shogun » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:34 pm

jlodico wrote:Thanks to everyone and your help in getting Jeff's truck back. He was supposed to have surgery today on his wrist and fingers. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.
Tony also has his gear, phone and camera. Could we make sure this is gathered up with his truck ?


Absolutely!

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby jlodico » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:31 am

I spoke with my sister this morning, the surgery went well. The Dr was happy with the results. He is still in ICU and wearing the mask, he refuses to let the Dr put the breathing tube back in ( classic Jeff ).

He is still weak but feels better as the day goes along.

Thanks as always for your thoughts and prayers.

Joe

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby susanjoypaul » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:47 am

jlodico wrote:I spoke with my sister this morning, the surgery went well. The Dr was happy with the results. He is still in ICU and wearing the mask, he refuses to let the Dr put the breathing tube back in ( classic Jeff ).

He is still weak but feels better as the day goes along.

Thanks as always for your thoughts and prayers.

Joe

That's GREAT news. We're all hoping for the best possible outcome and it sounds like Jeff is well on his way. Thanks for the update, Joe... nice to see this thread turn from potential tragedy to rescue (to truck rescue) to Get Well card. Way to go, Jeff =D>

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Scott P » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:14 am

We wish you a speedy recovery. Hang in there.
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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby unclegar » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:33 am

Thanks, Joe, for the update. That sounds like great news! Continued prayers for Jeff to continue recuperating after the surgery. He probably likes the extra challenge of breathing without the tubes. He does climb 14ers, you know. :-D
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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby ulvetano » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:15 am

Awesome news. Keep getting better! And as my mom, who's a nurse would say, get those damn tubes out of you as fast as possible, even if the doctor tries to encourage otherwise!!

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby csmcgranahan » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:25 am

Wishing you the best for recovery Jeff. I can only imagine the mental toughness required to get through that night on the cliff. Stay tough.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby scottfarish » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:18 am

Great to hear about his progress. Knowing Jeff, I wouldn't be surprised if he is requesting a fine cigar and the hospital's best single malt... in some sort of IV drip form :)

on a side note, Part 1 of the truck recovery should be taking place right about now

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby MountainHiker » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:43 am

He just had an operation. That means they put him on a liquid diet the day before. I expect Jeff is eating everything he can get them to bring him and now he’s anxious to get out of there. Take care of yourself Jeff. Heal well.
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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby michaelgrundy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:16 am

Good luck Jeff. Get well soon!

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby LuLuLuv » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:07 pm

Thanks for the update Joe. Still sending get well wishes Jeff's way!

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