If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Fark)   Fark favorite vincent_blackshadow has been hospitalized since Superbowl Sunday. His family is in over their heads with bills and you mothercluckers better give like there's no tomorrow. DIT   (fark.com) divider line 448
    More: Scary  
•       •       •

14294 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Mar 2013 at 10:14 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



448 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-18 11:04:40 AM

bhcompy: Strange definition of Fark favorite.  TMLO, SMH, kwame.. fark favorites.  This guy?  Farker.  Hope he gets better, thoug


Arelas. Carl. Nassar.

You named FARK legends. Favorite is saved for humans.

/although we have petitioned for a title change so as not to confuse the confusable.
 
2013-03-18 11:06:00 AM

gambitsgirl: bhcompy: Strange definition of Fark favorite.  TMLO, SMH, kwame.. fark favorites.  This guy?  Farker.  Hope he gets better, thoug

Arelas. Carl. Nassar.

You named FARK legends. Favorite is saved for humans.

/although we have petitioned for a title change so as not to confuse the confusable.


Although we love TMLO, SMH, & god forbid, Kwame too
 
2013-03-18 11:06:05 AM

dv-ous: Witchydiva: Sorry, back from my own doctor appointment. You guys make me cry happy tears.

Current PayPal balance:   $3,978.41 USD

I'm all for "from each according to ability" but which one of you twerps sent $0.41? Fess up.

:-)


It was the fee PayPal took out of a $10 donation that wasn't marked "Personal" or "Gift".
Though I'd laugh if someone sent an odd number to to be funny. :)

Also- kiwimoogle84 - thank you again for the awesome, incredible offer. Wow!! I know fishwife is reading this thread, but I emailed your contact information to her as well.
 
2013-03-18 11:07:38 AM

olddeegee: Johnny Swank: Still having problems with the email address. Someone please PM me the addy and I'll make it so. biatch of a thing to be going through.

-JS

What am I doing wrong. Paypal isn't taking the email addr. vbl­ackshadow­*f­u­ndra­iser­[nospam-﹫-backwards]lia­mg*com . Is that right?


FARK shanks the email so spam it's cant grab it. Type it out removing hyphens and dots and such. Make it look like a logical email addy.

;-)

And thank you for being willing to do it
 
2013-03-18 11:08:20 AM

techmom: dv-ous: Witchydiva: Sorry, back from my own doctor appointment. You guys make me cry happy tears.

Current PayPal balance:   $3,978.41 USD

I'm all for "from each according to ability" but which one of you twerps sent $0.41? Fess up.

:-)

It probably has to do with the fees being taken out of the balance rather than being covered by the donor. Or perhaps an international donation, those can get weird.


Logic sodimizes fun, mom
 
2013-03-18 11:09:00 AM

techmom: kiwimoogle84: FishWife: All of you wonderful, amazing folks are making V_B and I cry, but in a good way.  You all ROCK.  We can't ever thank you enough for helping us; your willingness to jump in without hesitation is, well, nothing less than awesome.  Mike is improving every day; probably another couple of weeks before I can spring him from the hospital, but if his determination (read: stubborn streak) has anything to do with it, it will be sooner rather than later.  THANK YOU ALL, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

CONTACT ME AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE BILL. Not kidding. If ANYTHING is out of sorts, you can go as far as calling your insurance company on and telling them I'm authorized to speak on your behalf. I've done it for another Farkette and I saved her $3800 because someone calculated her deductible wrong.

If I come into any money, some is going your way.

I can't even imagine how good/relieved an offer like this would make me feel. Expert advice = priceless.


It's what I do. No one- literally NO ONE- unless they work in the industry, have any idea what DOFR, a DRG, or reasonable and customary rates even mean. Shoot, some people I work with have a hard time with it. If you don't know exactly what your insurance is doing, it's hard to fight them when you don't have all the information.

I said above but the "shame on you farkers" comment was deleted (thankfully, I'll admit) I have no money, but this is what I can offer. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

V_B any better today? Inquiring minds, as they verify insurance coverage for labor and delivery claims, want to know...
 
2013-03-18 11:10:20 AM

olddeegee: Johnny Swank: Still having problems with the email address. Someone please PM me the addy and I'll make it so. biatch of a thing to be going through.

-JS

What am I doing wrong. Paypal isn't taking the email addr. vblackshadow[* image 7x13]fundraiser[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]liamg[* image 7x13]com . Is that right?


The problem is that Fark adds a bunch of gobbledy-gook in the coding so that you CANNOT C&P an email address form any page or profile - it's to foil the spambots and their harvest techniques. You have to try someting else:

vblackshadow.fundraiser at the gmailplace, you know...
 
2013-03-18 11:13:24 AM
Witchydiva: dv-ous: Witchydiva: Sorry, back from my own doctor appointment. You guys make me cry happy tears.

Current PayPal balance:   $3,978.41 USD

I'm all for "from each according to ability" but which one of you twerps sent $0.41? Fess up.

:-)

It was the fee PayPal took out of a $10 donation that wasn't marked "Personal" or "Gift".
Though I'd laugh if someone sent an odd number to to be funny. :)

Also- kiwimoogle84 - thank you again for the awesome, incredible offer. Wow!! I know fishwife is reading this thread, but I emailed your contact information to her as well.


I do what I can. Sending hugs. Lots of them. And if I was closer, I'd send homemade food. I can do that too.
 
2013-03-18 11:14:02 AM

kiwimoogle84: V_B any better today? Inquiring minds, as they verify insurance coverage for labor and delivery claims, want to know...


According to something FishWife posted on the hospital/family's journal last night, he is breathing on his own. After a month (Feb. 7th) - and they may remove the trache tube tomorrow.
 
2013-03-18 11:14:14 AM

gambitsgirl: You named FARK legends


#ohjesusgetalife
 
2013-03-18 11:17:20 AM

arethereanybeernamesleft: gambitsgirl: You named FARK legends

#ohjesusgetalife


2/10 since you cared enough to add the hash tag.
 
2013-03-18 11:20:44 AM

kiwimoogle84: techmom: kiwimoogle84: FishWife: All of you wonderful, amazing folks are making V_B and I cry, but in a good way.  You all ROCK.  We can't ever thank you enough for helping us; your willingness to jump in without hesitation is, well, nothing less than awesome.  Mike is improving every day; probably another couple of weeks before I can spring him from the hospital, but if his determination (read: stubborn streak) has anything to do with it, it will be sooner rather than later.  THANK YOU ALL, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

CONTACT ME AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE BILL. Not kidding. If ANYTHING is out of sorts, you can go as far as calling your insurance company on and telling them I'm authorized to speak on your behalf. I've done it for another Farkette and I saved her $3800 because someone calculated her deductible wrong.

If I come into any money, some is going your way.

I can't even imagine how good/relieved an offer like this would make me feel. Expert advice = priceless.

It's what I do. No one- literally NO ONE- unless they work in the industry, have any idea what DOFR, a DRG, or reasonable and customary rates even mean. Shoot, some people I work with have a hard time with it. If you don't know exactly what your insurance is doing, it's hard to fight them when you don't have all the information.

I said above but the "shame on you farkers" comment was deleted (thankfully, I'll admit) I have no money, but this is what I can offer. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

V_B any better today? Inquiring minds, as they verify insurance coverage for labor and delivery claims, want to know...



I think any and all well-wishes, educated advice, love, snark, et al. are welcome. Not everyone has spare funds (obviously, given the topic of this thread). I'm a bit skint right now, myself. I get it. We give what we can, and at least folks in this thread know that whatever they give is appreciated.


UPDATE ON V_B:
"After more than a month (February 7th, to be exact), Blackshadow is breathing on his own! The trache tube will come out tomorrow. His blood pressure is good and steady; now, the physical therapy begins in earnest. Hopefully we can get him outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine for a little bit this week."
 
2013-03-18 11:20:45 AM

techmom: olddeegee: Johnny Swank: Still having problems with the email address. Someone please PM me the addy and I'll make it so. biatch of a thing to be going through.

-JS

What am I doing wrong. Paypal isn't taking the email addr. vblackshadow[* image 7x13]fundraiser[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]liamg[* image 7x13]com . Is that right?

The problem is that Fark adds a bunch of gobbledy-gook in the coding so that you CANNOT C&P an email address form any page or profile - it's to foil the spambots and their harvest techniques. You have to try someting else:

vblackshadow.fundraiser at the gmailplace, you know...


It worked. I've been unemployed for a couple of years, wish I could help more. Good luck!
 
2013-03-18 11:25:13 AM

olddeegee: Johnny Swank: Still having problems with the email address. Someone please PM me the addy and I'll make it so. biatch of a thing to be going through.

-JS

What am I doing wrong. Paypal isn't taking the email addr. vblackshadow[* image 7x13]fundraiser[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]liamg[* image 7x13]com . Is that right?



Type it in. It wasn't working for me until I entered it all myself.
 
2013-03-18 11:25:26 AM

Witchydiva: kiwimoogle84: techmom: kiwimoogle84: FishWife: All of you wonderful, amazing folks are making V_B and I cry, but in a good way.  You all ROCK.  We can't ever thank you enough for helping us; your willingness to jump in without hesitation is, well, nothing less than awesome.  Mike is improving every day; probably another couple of weeks before I can spring him from the hospital, but if his determination (read: stubborn streak) has anything to do with it, it will be sooner rather than later.  THANK YOU ALL, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

CONTACT ME AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE BILL. Not kidding. If ANYTHING is out of sorts, you can go as far as calling your insurance company on and telling them I'm authorized to speak on your behalf. I've done it for another Farkette and I saved her $3800 because someone calculated her deductible wrong.

If I come into any money, some is going your way.

I can't even imagine how good/relieved an offer like this would make me feel. Expert advice = priceless.

It's what I do. No one- literally NO ONE- unless they work in the industry, have any idea what DOFR, a DRG, or reasonable and customary rates even mean. Shoot, some people I work with have a hard time with it. If you don't know exactly what your insurance is doing, it's hard to fight them when you don't have all the information.

I said above but the "shame on you farkers" comment was deleted (thankfully, I'll admit) I have no money, but this is what I can offer. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

V_B any better today? Inquiring minds, as they verify insurance coverage for labor and delivery claims, want to know...


I think any and all well-wishes, educated advice, love, snark, et al. are welcome. Not everyone has spare funds (obviously, given the topic of this thread). I'm a bit skint right now, myself. I get it. We give what we can, and at least folks in this thread know that whatever they give is appreciated.


UPDATE ON V_B:
"After more than a month (February 7th, to be exact), ...


Good to hear! Don't know the guy but I gave what I could, I know medical bills can be real beasts.
 
2013-03-18 11:27:34 AM
I never met the man, but I'll defer to what is obviously Fark's great respect for the man. I can wish him nothing but the best. I wish I could donate, but I'm pretty much in need myself at the moment. All the best to him.
 
2013-03-18 11:27:57 AM
Get well, vincent_blackshadow. We need you at a Fark party soon, and in traditional Fark garb!

 i577.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-18 11:28:03 AM

Witchydiva: think any and all well-wishes, educated advice, love, snark, et al. are welcome. Not everyone has spare funds (obviously, given the topic of this thread). I'm a bit skint right now, myself. I get it. We give what we can, and at least folks in this thread know that whatever they give is appreciated.


Any update for maybe snail-mailing something  Witchydiva? I'm unable to use PayPal. EIP if you don't want to blast a mailing address in the thread. V_B is one of the guys in white hats in my book.
 
2013-03-18 11:28:14 AM
...as a sort of macabre aside, I'm really glad to be able to see this kind of love shown for one of our own without the person having to earn Beyond Fark status (Arelas, Bufu, Carl, Nasser, etc).
 
2013-03-18 11:33:33 AM

Witchydiva: kiwimoogle84: techmom: kiwimoogle84: FishWife: All of you wonderful, amazing folks are making V_B and I cry, but in a good way.  You all ROCK.  We can't ever thank you enough for helping us; your willingness to jump in without hesitation is, well, nothing less than awesome.  Mike is improving every day; probably another couple of weeks before I can spring him from the hospital, but if his determination (read: stubborn streak) has anything to do with it, it will be sooner rather than later.  THANK YOU ALL, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

CONTACT ME AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE BILL. Not kidding. If ANYTHING is out of sorts, you can go as far as calling your insurance company on and telling them I'm authorized to speak on your behalf. I've done it for another Farkette and I saved her $3800 because someone calculated her deductible wrong.

If I come into any money, some is going your way.

I can't even imagine how good/relieved an offer like this would make me feel. Expert advice = priceless.

It's what I do. No one- literally NO ONE- unless they work in the industry, have any idea what DOFR, a DRG, or reasonable and customary rates even mean. Shoot, some people I work with have a hard time with it. If you don't know exactly what your insurance is doing, it's hard to fight them when you don't have all the information.

I said above but the "shame on you farkers" comment was deleted (thankfully, I'll admit) I have no money, but this is what I can offer. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

V_B any better today? Inquiring minds, as they verify insurance coverage for labor and delivery claims, want to know...


I think any and all well-wishes, educated advice, love, snark, et al. are welcome. Not everyone has spare funds (obviously, given the topic of this thread). I'm a bit skint right now, myself. I get it. We give what we can, and at least folks in this thread know that whatever they give is appreciated.


UPDATE ON V_B:
"After more than a month (February 7th, to be exact), Blackshadow is breathing on his own! The trache tube will come out tomorrow. His blood pressure is good and steady; now, the physical therapy begins in earnest. Hopefully we can get him outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine for a little bit this week."


The air will never have tasted so sweet. Wonderful news VB&J ;-)
 
2013-03-18 11:40:01 AM
Dude, knock it off.

I spent a week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics last year.  The third one worked.  You did not need to one-up me.
 
2013-03-18 11:50:10 AM

Dheiner: I spent a week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics last year.  The third one worked.


:o  If the third one worked, why'd you get four antibiotics?
 
2013-03-18 11:54:05 AM

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Get well, vincent_blackshadow. We need you at a Fark party soon, and in traditional Fark garb!

 [i577.photobucket.com image 289x480]


Passed out naked covered in empty beer bottles?
 
2013-03-18 11:55:42 AM

stevarooni: Dheiner: I spent a week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics last year.  The third one worked.

:o  If the third one worked, why'd you get four antibiotics?


Not sure if serious.jpg

But

The reason is they have regular course antibiotics they throw at crap first. Then they ramp it up. Clyndimiacin is what got my son's MRSA (although with these drugs come dangers). Depending in the strain that drug might not work. These are high test drugs and are really not used often. The more we throw at them the more they mutate.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 12:01:03 PM

stevarooni: Dheiner: I spent a week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics last year.  The third one worked.

:o  If the third one worked, why'd you get four antibiotics?


Heh.


Witchydiva: It was the fee PayPal took out of a $10 donation that wasn't marked "Personal" or "Gift".
Though I'd laugh if someone sent an odd number to to be funny. :)


I'm attempting to now and I keep getting prompted to see if I'm willing to tack on the fee to my personal gift. Am I doing it wrong or is it that most people are just taking care of the fee on their own? It's not a ton and I'll cover it if that's just how it goes, I'd simply rather not give Paypal anything if I can avoid it.

(to avoid any farksnark: yes, I'm on the Personal tab, with 'Gift' radio button selected)
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 12:02:52 PM

DGS: Witchydiva: It was the fee PayPal took out of a $10 donation that wasn't marked "Personal" or "Gift".
Though I'd laugh if someone sent an odd number to to be funny. :)

I'm attempting to now and I keep getting prompted to see if I'm willing to tack on the fee to my personal gift. Am I doing it wrong or is it that most people are just taking care of the fee on their own? It's not a ton and I'll cover it if that's just how it goes, I'd simply rather not give Paypal anything if I can avoid it.

(to avoid any farksnark: yes, I'm on the Personal tab, with 'Gift' radio button selected)


Actually, I believe I sorted out the issue and you can disregard.
 
2013-03-18 12:03:06 PM

DGS: Witchydiva: It was the fee PayPal took out of a $10 donation that wasn't marked "Personal" or "Gift".
Though I'd laugh if someone sent an odd number to to be funny. :)

I'm attempting to now and I keep getting prompted to see if I'm willing to tack on the fee to my personal gift. Am I doing it wrong or is it that most people are just taking care of the fee on their own? It's not a ton and I'll cover it if that's just how it goes, I'd simply rather not give Paypal anything if I can avoid it.

(to avoid any farksnark: yes, I'm on the Personal tab, with 'Gift' radio button selected)


PayPal takes a fee either way - either you can pay it, or it will be deducted from the amount you give before it hits the receiving account.

I feel the same way about PP, but couldn't think of a more convenient way to organise this thing (for a variety of reasons). :/
 
2013-03-18 12:05:03 PM
oh no!  that's terrible
i almost lost my wife to MRSA after the doctors made a balls of the delivery of our first child...

so glad to hear he'll pull through!
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 12:07:42 PM

Witchydiva: DGS: Witchydiva: It was the fee PayPal took out of a $10 donation that wasn't marked "Personal" or "Gift".
Though I'd laugh if someone sent an odd number to to be funny. :)

I'm attempting to now and I keep getting prompted to see if I'm willing to tack on the fee to my personal gift. Am I doing it wrong or is it that most people are just taking care of the fee on their own? It's not a ton and I'll cover it if that's just how it goes, I'd simply rather not give Paypal anything if I can avoid it.

(to avoid any farksnark: yes, I'm on the Personal tab, with 'Gift' radio button selected)

PayPal takes a fee either way - either you can pay it, or it will be deducted from the amount you give before it hits the receiving account.

I feel the same way about PP, but couldn't think of a more convenient way to organise this thing (for a variety of reasons). :/


It's because I was only set up to transfer referencing a card. I'm adding a bank account to transfer directly from and I hope this will resolve the issue. Maybe that'll be useful for someone hoping to avoid a fee.

Anyway, good on ya for doing this, good on ya folks that are contributing (be it in advice, funds, etc), and I hope for the best possible recovery, TFer_I_dunno_but_have_a_feeling_I'd_have_a_blast_hanging_out_with.

/That was way more annoying to type than it was to read, I assure you.
 
2013-03-18 12:13:22 PM

gambitsgirl: stevarooni: Dheiner: I spent a week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics last year.  The third one worked.

:o  If the third one worked, why'd you get four antibiotics?

Not sure if serious.jpg

But


:D  Heh.  I was pretty sure that Dheiner actually meant "intravenous" antibiotics, so no, I wasn't serious.  And you're not Shirley.
 
2013-03-18 12:15:37 PM

Witchydiva: Shoot me an email to the above address if you keep having problems, please.


done.
 
2013-03-18 12:19:50 PM

Witchydiva: "After more than a month (February 7th, to be exact), Blackshadow is breathing on his own! The trache tube will come out tomorrow. His blood pressure is good and steady; now, the physical therapy begins in earnest. Hopefully we can get him outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine for a little bit this week."



man. torn between "that farkign sucks" and "awesome!  he turned teh corner!"

V_B is about the coolest guy i know on fark/tf.  like i siad, one of my oldest friends from here.  my "first call" when i go to LA.  I thought it was mighty unlike him to even answer my email recently.
 
2013-03-18 12:20:31 PM

stevarooni: gambitsgirl: stevarooni: Dheiner: I spent a week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics last year.  The third one worked.

:o  If the third one worked, why'd you get four antibiotics?

Not sure if serious.jpg

But

:D  Heh.  I was pretty sure that Dheiner actually meant "intravenous" antibiotics, so no, I wasn't serious.  And you're not Shirley.


I'm fark's slow-but-harmless kid sister

Thank you for your gentle explanation. I ate half a chicken wrap yesterday before the waiter let me know the kitchen hasn't added chicken. I totally hadn't noticed. It tasted awesome. Whatever.

/surprised husband lived 4 years
 
2013-03-18 12:24:27 PM
My thoughts and prayers for Blackshadow and his family.

I cannot contribute at this time, but good on all of you who did.
 
2013-03-18 12:49:32 PM

SploogeTime: Who?


A cool guy.

I am not surprised that you don't know him.
 
2013-03-18 12:53:24 PM
Much love to vincent and his family, stay strong.  Gonna be a little while before I can pitch in but I'll throw some in the bucket as soon as I get paid.
 
2013-03-18 01:03:09 PM

SploogeTime: Who?


a good guy.
He has the Fife stamp of approval.
which may mean little here.
 
2013-03-18 01:14:56 PM
Good luck
 
2013-03-18 01:23:35 PM
With a user name like that Im down to give up a few bucks. Hope you have a quick and full recovery good sir!
 
2013-03-18 01:25:28 PM
Hey--the 49ers choked that day too...he'll get over it.
 
2013-03-18 01:26:36 PM
Another MRSA survivor here...got it in March '06 and took almost 2 years to fully recover. I am allergic to penicillin so had it very rough and almost died.

You have an awfully long road ahead of you. Accept help if you need it, ask for help when you need it, and most of all remember that you WILL get better. Never doubt that.

Sending you lots of love and good vibes.
 
2013-03-18 01:28:52 PM
Donating as we speak!!
 
2013-03-18 01:45:57 PM
sent
 
2013-03-18 01:50:19 PM

McFifenstein: SploogeTime: Who?

a good guy.
He has the Fife stamp of approval.
which may mean little here.


Good enough for me...
 
2013-03-18 01:55:09 PM
I can donate on Friday. Keep gettin' better!
 
2013-03-18 02:01:08 PM

McFifenstein: SploogeTime: Who?

a good guy.
He has the Fife stamp of approval.
which may mean little here.


Hey, buster. Watch how you talk about Fife, he's a friend of mine.
 
2013-03-18 02:10:09 PM
bought him a sixer of Newcastle. Get well soon, VBS!
 
2013-03-18 02:20:12 PM
Thanksobama.jpg
 
2013-03-18 02:23:00 PM

techmom: Hey, buster. Watch how you talk about Fife, he's a friend of mine.


awww
thanks

but nobody is talkin' about me.
 
2013-03-18 02:41:23 PM
No one should have to worry about paying the bills in a time of crisis. Certainly not the family of one of my favorite people. I hope that my donation will cover enough co-payments to take some of the worry off these good people's shoulders. Love ya, Mike.
 
Displayed 50 of 448 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report