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gblauer
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Oct 6, 2009, 3:27 PM
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Back to Vanessa.

Latest update:

She is having another surgery tomorrow morning to do more work on her spine. She is experiencing numbness in her legs, so they need to place some additional hardware.

Vanessa is in good spirits and appreciates the kind thoughts and prayers.

PM me if you would like to get in touch with her.


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gblauer wrote:
Back to Vanessa.

It's really great your'e doing this.


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  I donít want to judge here neither condemn, I just want to say

that it is not necessary to "prove yourself" to anyone.
Do your best. That's all you can ask of yourself. If you
did your best and things just didn't work out, you don't
owe an apology to anyone. And you certainly don't
need to feel 'bad' about it -- or, worse yet, guilty.
What happened is what happened. You're not the 'villain' here. It's
just what happened. And there is aď Soul Reasonď for that.

What about to be willing to understand the others?

Thank you gblauer for all your work, thatís all what counts. Your news make my work for Vanessa easier. Iím not able to visit her, but tell her Iím with her very often.
Zlatica.


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zlatica wrote:

Thank you gblauer for all your work, thatís all what counts. Your news make my work for Vanessa easier. Iím not able to visit her, but tell her Iím with her very often.
Zlatica.

Zlatica...She had a very long surgery yesterday to put more screws into her spine. The surgery was longer than expected, but Vanessa was awake later in the afternoon.


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I realize that this is a delayed reaction, and apologize for that... But the cleaning of this thread is about to begin. The guidelines for posting in A & I are:

This forum is reserved for polite discussion of specific accidents. Please keep posts on subject and respectful of both the people involved and other users.

Therefore, anything not about this accident and not respectful will be hidden.

Please keep on topic. And here's to Vanessa's full recovery. Thanks, Gail for keeping us all in the loop and keeping things back on track! You are an amazing person for being there for her. There should be more people in this world like you!


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Best wishes for a very complete recovery to Vanessa.

Gail "Gud'on ya!!!!"

Gunks for WE, down early Sat, back late Monday. PM if you would like to tie in at any time. Bill


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Gail, thank you.
I have something, what could be very useful for Vanessa at the time when all that turmoil chills out and the inner work begins. It helps to understand what happened, accept "the bad times" in our lives and show how not to stay there longer than necessary.
Maybe she will give them a chance. It is a very new book, easy to read, even for me (I never had English at the school, learning by my self).

WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGES CHANGE EVERYTHING from Neale Donald Walsch.

It is the first book that doesn't let me feel bad about not being "positive" for 24 hours a day.
This book brought many people to a fast recovery too.

I wish her for now, from the deep of my heart, lot of patience by waiting for" the full stop" of this "sentence". I believe in her, she is strong, after all, she did survive all that.

Zlatica.


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A Vanessa Update:

Thank you to those of you who have gone out of your way to visit with Vanessa. She really appreciates the visits and everyone's good wishes.

I went to see her today. She is feeling a bit better (less pain), but she is still very uncomfortable. She is not at all mobile. She needs a back brace when sitting and cannot put any weight on her right foot. Her left arm is in a full cast, further limiting her movements.

It's going to be a long trip back for Vanessa. Please continue to include her in your prayers, as this is the toughest part of her journey.


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All,

Vanessa's father has to leave for a week. This will leave her without any support in Philadelphia.

Would you be willing to visit with a fellow climber by:
1) Giving her a call on her cell?
2) If you are local, going to visit her?

Please PM me, she really needs support as she is going through a very tough recovery.

Thanks,
Gail


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Few questions -

Any idea how long Vanessa will be at her current location?

Is she lucky enough to have a TV with DVD player in her room?


If she is going to be there for a bit, has a TV and is interested, I'd like to set her up a Netflix account. If she has a computer she can go in and add movies to the queue or give me call and I'll do it for her. The first ones can be there in 2-3 days with fresh ones as fast as she can watch em. It's not much but it might help the lonely hours of the evening pass a bit faster.


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Wow, that's really kind of you.

She doesn't have a PC and she does not have a DVD player. She has a standard issue hospital TV. She is likely to move in a week or so.


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That sucks. I figured the DVD player was probably a longshot but sometimes you see the built-in combo units.

When she moves, is that likely to be back home or to another hospital? Hopefully they can set her up at home because hospitals may be a lot of things but comfortable and relaxing they are not. You need that when your trying to heal.


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She will move to a rehab facility. She will be in a wheel chair for 3 months as she cannot use crutches (broken arm).


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Sounds like thats probably for the best then.


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I know, to call her from Germany will bring some costs for her too,
but I have an other idea. I will PM you my cellphone number and if she is in pain or she need any calming, consolation, she can write me a text msg. at any time. Even at night, when she can't sleep, it is the perfect time because of the time difference from USA to Germany (I guess plus 10 hours from there).
Zlatica.


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An idea for while she is going through rehab if she can get a laptop with a mouse she should be able to operate Eve Online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq2oxt7Nrxo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNyfI4dv1dg

I know a lot of people don't like games and they aren't ideal. But I think they are better then TV and the one I mentioned is very high quality in terms of its depth. I know for me when I was injured and didn't have the option of doing the things I love to do it helps to have something that at least lets me feel like I am doing something, rather then just flipping channels all day.

The controls for that game can all be done with a mouse. Communication could be a hassle if she can't type but nearly everyone uses voice coms anyway so she shouldn't need to type.

PM me if she is interested and I can get her connected to several cool groups of people in game, and can help get past the learning curve.


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The power of recovery....

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ost=2223757;#2223757

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