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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby LuLuLuv » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:38 am

Jeff, hope you're up and hiking soon!!
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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby jlodico » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:52 am

Hi everyone,

Wanted to let you all know that they released Jeff from the hospital on Friday and moved him to the rehab facility which I guess is the building next door. He seems to be doing fine, eating well and is going to the gym to perform his exercises. I think his phone is functional again so you can call or text if you want. Not sure he can text back ?

Hard to believe that two weeks ago today he was caught on a mountain at 13K. Freezing his butt off and getting ready for one of the most difficult nights of his life. And tonight he's safe in a hospital room and his biggest decisions are what to order for dinner and where he can go to smoke the cigar one of his buddies brought him..... LOL :)

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers, please visit or call him if you can.

Joe

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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby jmc5040 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:55 am

Jeff, really glad to hear that your making good progress and getting better! Hope your back in the hills soon :-D
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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby kushrocks » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:13 am

jlodico wrote:Hi everyone,

Wanted to let you all know that they released Jeff from the hospital on Friday and moved him to the rehab facility which I guess is the building next door. He seems to be doing fine, eating well and is going to the gym to perform his exercises. I think his phone is functional again so you can call or text if you want. Not sure he can text back ?

Hard to believe that two weeks ago today he was caught on a mountain at 13K. Freezing his butt off and getting ready for one of the most difficult nights of his life. And tonight he's safe in a hospital room and his biggest decisions are what to order for dinner and where he can go to smoke the cigar one of his buddies brought him..... LOL :)

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers, please visit or call him if you can.

Joe


Absolutely awesome to hear!!! =D> I love how Jeff is already talking about getting back into the mountains. There are lots of people on here that care about you. marie123 and I are wishing you our best for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby unclegar » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:07 pm

Great to hear you are doing so well, Jeff!

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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby MountainHiker » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:18 pm

Happy to hear you're out of the hospital. Hope your rehab goes well.

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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby Winter8000m » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Visited Jeff yesterday. He is still cracking jokes and being himself. He seems to be doing a lot better and recovery time sounds like it's not going to be a crazy amount of time. He is eating well. I was quite jealous of the dinner they brought him. Encouraging to see.
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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby TallGrass » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:52 pm

jlodico wrote:... moved him to the rehab facility ... biggest decisions are what to order for dinner and where he can go to smoke the cigar one of his buddies brought him..... LOL :)
Wild guess here, his physical therapist disabled the cigarette lighter on the stair machine? :wink: Glad to hear he's on the de-escalator of recovery to getting out and back home!
Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:

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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby B-Dog » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:49 am

I've been following the thread(s). Glad to hear the good news!

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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby jlodico » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:39 am

Great News,

Jeff should be released from the hospital today and will be continuing rehab at home till his return to work !!!!! Thanks to all for all your help, thoughts and prayers.

To anyone who knows Jeff, please reach out to him when you can. He will need some help getting things done around the house, grocery shopping and things of that nature as he is unable to drive and has limited use of his hands.

We also need help getting his truck from the hospital to his house for anyone who lives in that area that could help.

Thanks Joe

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Re: Get Well Slimshady (about JUST slimshady)

Postby Amurph » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:15 pm

Where is the truck going from and to?

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