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Jerry, back from the brink….

Forums General Melanoma Community Jerry, back from the brink….

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    tanyasteve
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    For anyone who didn't hear, I was in a very bad horseriding accident on Sept. 13th. I was flown from my daughters house in Hartel, Colorado to a level 1 Trauma center in Denver. I was in a coma for 2 weeks. The doctors gave very little hope for my survival. My son, a paramedic, agreed with them and told my wife that if my body survived overnight I would most likely be brain dead. The day after one of the trauma doctors told my daughter that my organs WOULD start to fail and that they needed to just let me go, I opened my eyes.

    For anyone who didn't hear, I was in a very bad horseriding accident on Sept. 13th. I was flown from my daughters house in Hartel, Colorado to a level 1 Trauma center in Denver. I was in a coma for 2 weeks. The doctors gave very little hope for my survival. My son, a paramedic, agreed with them and told my wife that if my body survived overnight I would most likely be brain dead. The day after one of the trauma doctors told my daughter that my organs WOULD start to fail and that they needed to just let me go, I opened my eyes. In the accident, every bone in my face was broken. I was on a ventalator, feeding tube, cath, and all kinds of IV's. I had reconstructive surgery to put my face back together. I was taken from the Trauma ICU to a Long Term Acute Care Facility. I have been here for three weeks and will be released tomorrow to home care. Most people leave this type of care to a inpatient rehab or skilled nursing home. I am not like most people and will be skipping those levels. I have been encouraged by the emails, postings, phone calls, ect from all of you. Thank you for all the prayers and help to my family.

    My vision is not as good as it was and I don't read a computer screen well right now. I am hoping to get a bigger screen and have my vision improve so that I can be on here more. I missed the interaction with all the great people on here. I look forward to my late night chats(and anytime chats) with you all again. My daughter is installing high-speed internet at her house for me so hopefully I can be on even more than before. You can email me at [email protected] to send personal messages.

    Semper Fi, JerryfromFauq

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      dian in spokane
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      Yay Jerry!! SO MANY people have been praying for you and asking about you. I am so happy to see you posting. I hope one to the TECHIES from the MRF sees this and sends you an email to help you get your password back to you so that you can post with your own name.

      When your kids first posted, and posted pics on fb from your accident, I was worried that you'd never recover., But when I aw that you were talking and asking the nurses what meds they were giving you, I KNEW you'd come through!

      You are our hero big guy!

      can't wait to see you in chat!

      dian

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      dian in spokane
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      Yay Jerry!! SO MANY people have been praying for you and asking about you. I am so happy to see you posting. I hope one to the TECHIES from the MRF sees this and sends you an email to help you get your password back to you so that you can post with your own name.

      When your kids first posted, and posted pics on fb from your accident, I was worried that you'd never recover., But when I aw that you were talking and asking the nurses what meds they were giving you, I KNEW you'd come through!

      You are our hero big guy!

      can't wait to see you in chat!

      dian

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      jackiewin
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      Hey Jerry.  It's great to see you posting.  You've been missed around here.  I'm in Va and will miss seeing you and Sue this trip.  I'll be looking for you in chat.

      Jackie W

       

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      jackiewin
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      Hey Jerry.  It's great to see you posting.  You've been missed around here.  I'm in Va and will miss seeing you and Sue this trip.  I'll be looking for you in chat.

      Jackie W

       

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      lhaley
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      Jerry,

      I was so happy to chat with you the other night.  Glad your posting!!!!  You are one strong marine!

      Great that you get to move on to your daughters,

      Linda

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      lhaley
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      Jerry,

      I was so happy to chat with you the other night.  Glad your posting!!!!  You are one strong marine!

      Great that you get to move on to your daughters,

      Linda

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      jag
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      God is Good.  Glad to have you back.  Did you get right back on the horse yet?yes

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      jag
      Participant

      God is Good.  Glad to have you back.  Did you get right back on the horse yet?yes

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      BethA in VA
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      You are a fighter.  Nothing is getting you down.  I'm glad you are getting better…keep up the fight.  You are doing a great job of proving Dr's don't know everything!!  Prayers sent your way…BethA in VA  3/B

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      BethA in VA
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      You are a fighter.  Nothing is getting you down.  I'm glad you are getting better…keep up the fight.  You are doing a great job of proving Dr's don't know everything!!  Prayers sent your way…BethA in VA  3/B

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      Kevin from Atlanta
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      Jerry,

      You stubborn old bastard. Now you have an excuse for your typing skills, eyesight:)

      Set your computer screen to a higher zoom level. I run mine at 125% with no issues.

      So glad to hear you will be leaving the hospital. You are blessed to have such wonderful children.

      Semper Fi

       

       

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      Kevin from Atlanta
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      Jerry,

      You stubborn old bastard. Now you have an excuse for your typing skills, eyesight:)

      Set your computer screen to a higher zoom level. I run mine at 125% with no issues.

      So glad to hear you will be leaving the hospital. You are blessed to have such wonderful children.

      Semper Fi

       

       

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      Jim in Denver
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      Hi Jerry,

      Thank you and Tanya for being a great hosts today.  It was wonderful to meet you both, and the time just flew by as we got to talk about a lot of things.  I posted something about you over on the regular board just now, like I said I would.  Sometimes I get long winded, but I had a few things to say about you.  Most of them are true:)  We all hope to see more posts from you real soon.

      Best Wishes,

      Jim

       

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      Jim in Denver
      Participant

      Hi Jerry,

      Thank you and Tanya for being a great hosts today.  It was wonderful to meet you both, and the time just flew by as we got to talk about a lot of things.  I posted something about you over on the regular board just now, like I said I would.  Sometimes I get long winded, but I had a few things to say about you.  Most of them are true:)  We all hope to see more posts from you real soon.

      Best Wishes,

      Jim

       

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      NicOz
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      It's damned good to hear from you, hun :) xxx

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      NicOz
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      It's damned good to hear from you, hun :) xxx

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      Bonnie Lea
      Participant

      Oh great to see/hear/read your words Jerry.  Welcome back from 'the brink?"  seriously I miss our chats as well.  take care and soon I hope your screen is larger to make it easier for you.

       

      Bonnie Lea

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      Bonnie Lea
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      Oh great to see/hear/read your words Jerry.  Welcome back from 'the brink?"  seriously I miss our chats as well.  take care and soon I hope your screen is larger to make it easier for you.

       

      Bonnie Lea

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      Yawn
      Participant

      Really friggen impressive.  Well done, Jerry.  Glad to know.

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      Yawn
      Participant

      Really friggen impressive.  Well done, Jerry.  Glad to know.

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