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2013-03-20 02:20:26 PM
Had a long talk with Vincent_blackshadow's wife. He's doing better. They were going to take the endotracheal tube (breathing tube) out yesterday but decided to leave it in for a while as a precaution. He is on dialysis three times a week, because the infection went from his lungs to his kidneys, but that may end soon. So, all in all, slow but positive progress.
I had this shiat (MRSA) and it is no joke. At the worst they told my wife to make funeral arrangements. Cancer, heart disease and the like can be prevented and treated but medical science has no clue about this stuff. It comes out of nowhere, hits the perfectly healthy, and a fact that they'd like to keep hidden, kills most victims. Death rate is about 30% during the first 30 days. Bad, bad odds, much worse than most anything else, and I think that the mortality rate is understated I was lucky that I had a world class infectious disease doctor on my case. He calls me his "once in a life time miracle patient". I will need to take oral antibiotics for the rest of my life and get a monthly blood test.

Vincent is one of the lucky ones. His wife is reading these posts to him so post your good wishes and snark here. He's over the hump, but let me tell you, his recovery will be long and hard.
 
2013-03-20 02:23:49 PM
I'm very happy to hear about positive progress.
 
2013-03-20 02:24:29 PM
She is?

Dear  Vincent_blackshadow,

Your wife is an incredibly attractive woman, you lucky, lucky bastard.

Sincerely,
Men of TFD

P.S. Something, something get well.
 
2013-03-20 02:26:54 PM
Holy crap...this is the first I'm hearing about this.  That's terrifying.  Vincent_blackshadow is a great guy, and I'm glad he's doing better.  I'll keep both him and his wife in my thoughts.
 
2013-03-20 02:27:45 PM

WTF Indeed: She is?

Dear  Vincent_blackshadow,

Your wife is an incredibly attractive woman, you lucky, lucky bastard.

Sincerely,
Men of TFD

P.S. Something, something get well.


Note to Mizz Blackshadow,

This is quite tame. That's a sign of the great respect that TF holds V_B.

BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.
 
2013-03-20 02:28:29 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: Holy crap...this is the first I'm hearing about this.  That's terrifying.  Vincent_blackshadow is a great guy, and I'm glad he's doing better.  I'll keep both him and his wife in my thoughts.


It was green lit a couple of days ago. Search back.
 
2013-03-20 02:28:38 PM
I don't live very far from you guys these days. If there's anything I can do, EIP.
 
2013-03-20 02:29:04 PM
Dear Vincent_blackshadow:

I'm so glad you're getting better. For all her support during these hard times, you should treat your wife to pedicures every day for the rest of her life....in Aruba.

With much love,
Ras
 
2013-03-20 02:29:46 PM
glad to hear he's getting better, I read that there are super infections that can't be cured with any antibiotics and well ... it scared the ever lovin shiat out of me. superbugs. yikes.

Anyways, keep us posted as you get better!
 
2013-03-20 02:30:09 PM
That's great news!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-20 02:30:38 PM

smells_like_meat: BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.


Then take that picture and place it in a folder, then zip the folder, then place the zipped folder in another folder and zip that.  Do that about 20 times, it's like a Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF.
 
2013-03-20 02:30:50 PM

smells_like_meat: Had a long talk with Vincent_blackshadow's wife. He's doing better. They were going to take the endotracheal tube (breathing tube) out yesterday but decided to leave it in for a while as a precaution. He is on dialysis three times a week, because the infection went from his lungs to his kidneys, but that may end soon. So, all in all, slow but positive progress.
I had this shiat (MRSA) and it is no joke. At the worst they told my wife to make funeral arrangements. Cancer, heart disease and the like can be prevented and treated but medical science has no clue about this stuff. It comes out of nowhere, hits the perfectly healthy, and a fact that they'd like to keep hidden, kills most victims. Death rate is about 30% during the first 30 days. Bad, bad odds, much worse than most anything else, and I think that the mortality rate is understated I was lucky that I had a world class infectious disease doctor on my case. He calls me his "once in a life time miracle patient". I will need to take oral antibiotics for the rest of my life and get a monthly blood test.

Vincent is one of the lucky ones. His wife is reading these posts to him so post your good wishes and snark here. He's over the hump, but let me tell you, his recovery will be long and hard.


So ye had an endotracheal tube, not a tracheotomy?  That's good.

/hope there's no perm kidney damage,
//thanks for the update
 
2013-03-20 02:31:36 PM
They almost took off my foot because of MRSA.

I'm glad he's (somewhat) okay.
 
2013-03-20 02:32:16 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: glad to hear he's getting better, I read that there are super infections that can't be cured with any antibiotics and well ... it scared the ever lovin shiat out of me. superbugs. yikes.


Its even scarier when at least two people on TFD have had it. Mortality rate is 30% in the first 30 days. I was on a liter of IV antibiotics a day for 3 months. No prior health issues.
 
2013-03-20 02:32:41 PM

WTF Indeed: smells_like_meat: BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.

Then take that picture and place it in a folder, then zip the folder, then place the zipped folder in another folder and zip that.  Do that about 20 times, it's like a Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF.


"Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF" is the name of my Tatu cover band.

And get well soon, V_B. Next time I'm down in LA I'll take you out for a beer.
 
2013-03-20 02:33:08 PM
Dear Vincent_blackshadow,

I'm sorry you contracted MRSA.  On the plus side, the antibiotics they've been giving you have almost certainly cleared up that chlamydia by now.  As soon as they pull the catheter, it shouldn't burn anymore when you pee.  So you've got that going for you.  Which is nice.

Cheers,
A guy you've never met.
 
2013-03-20 02:33:22 PM
Damn I had no idea this was going on. I'm glad to hear things are moving toward the positive and that he is getting better.
 
2013-03-20 02:33:52 PM

basemetal: So ye had an endotracheal tube, not a tracheotomy?


I might have gotten it wrong. I just picked the first thing on google that came up on "breathing tube"
 
2013-03-20 02:35:13 PM
Yikes.....I was unaware of this until I saw the thread yesterday.

Get well soon, California Man.
 
2013-03-20 02:35:50 PM
Glad he is improving all the time!! Can't wait to see you back around these parts VB!
 
2013-03-20 02:36:33 PM
goddammit goddammit dont GIS MRSA fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu(k
 
2013-03-20 02:37:24 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: goddammit goddammit dont GIS MRSA fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu(k


I did for the first time today. shiat. I am lucky beyond belief.
 
2013-03-20 02:38:09 PM
dear v_b,

you have the whole, entire internet behind you! thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

f.
 
2013-03-20 02:39:24 PM
I donated what I could the other day. Did they ever meet the goal for the medical costs?
 
2013-03-20 02:40:41 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: goddammit goddammit dont GIS MRSA fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu(k


Heh, stay away from YouTube too, it's a little graphic.

/get well soon VBS
 
2013-03-20 02:41:31 PM

Mirrorz: I donated what I could the other day. Did they ever meet the goal for the medical costs?


I was not involved with that in anyway. Ask Witchdiva.
 
2013-03-20 02:44:20 PM
BTW the antibiotic that I must take everyday's price has gone from $5 a month to $60 overnight, with insurance. Bastards. Better than dieing but I should have taken up meth, the manufacturers are likely more honest.
 
2013-03-20 02:44:50 PM
This is good news.  There is still time to contribute to helping offset those pesky life saving bills.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7648564/
 
2013-03-20 02:45:04 PM
Hey V_B:

Get better soon!
Sincerely

Anonymous internet person.
 
2013-03-20 02:46:22 PM
All the best of luck and science and modern medicine to you, Vincent_blackshadow.  I expect to be able to wish you a happy birthday this summer, mkay?
 
2013-03-20 02:46:48 PM
Awesome. Truly one of the good people of TFD

which means he is nothing like me
 
2013-03-20 02:49:15 PM
I'm so glad to hear this.

Hang in there vincent_blackshadow and you, too, FishWife.  Get a little rest now that he's out of the woods.  *hugz* and shiat.
 
2013-03-20 02:49:30 PM
Holy crap, that's scary. Glad he's on the up and up!
 
2013-03-20 02:50:46 PM
What a Vincent Blackshadow might look like:

www.theworldofmotorcycles.com


pic is borrowed
 
2013-03-20 02:53:16 PM
Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs.  Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

Let's hope that V_B recovers faster. This stuff is no joke.

i271.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 02:53:21 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: Holy crap...this is the first I'm hearing about this.  That's terrifying.  Vincent_blackshadow is a great guy, and I'm glad he's doing better.  I'll keep both him and his wife in my thoughts.


Here's the main page thread.
 
2013-03-20 02:54:17 PM
I chipped in because it drove me to tears to just imagine my own husband in that situation. FishWife, you are one of my heroines; bless you hundreds of times and I am so, so happy to read the happy news.

Mrs.Sharpier: goddammit goddammit dont GIS MRSA fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu(k


nooooooooooooope
 
2013-03-20 02:54:54 PM

smells_like_meat: Mirrorz: I donated what I could the other day. Did they ever meet the goal for the medical costs?

I was not involved with that in anyway. Ask Witchdiva.


In that thread she said they had reached their $5k goal but everyone knows medical bills are outrageous.
 
2013-03-20 02:55:16 PM

smells_like_meat: Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs.  Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

Let's hope that V_B recovers faster. This stuff is no joke.

[i271.photobucket.com image 640x480]


:( Aww....I'm glad you recovered from it and are making progress.

Also, your dogs are adorable.
 
2013-03-20 02:55:36 PM
\o/
 
2013-03-20 02:57:40 PM

Fondle My Sweaters: smells_like_meat: Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs.  Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

Let's hope that V_B recovers faster. This stuff is no joke.

[i271.photobucket.com image 640x480]

:( Aww....I'm glad you recovered from it and are making progress.

Also, your dogs are adorable.


TY, much appreciated.

I really hope that it goes faster for V_B.
 
2013-03-20 03:01:29 PM

smells_like_meat: Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.


I'm glad that you're still with us. Scary, scary stuff.
 
2013-03-20 03:02:19 PM
Ah, green. Don't be shy folks Fishwife is reading this to V_B. Creative snark greatly appreciated. She's hip or hep or whatever you crazy kids call it these days.
 
2013-03-20 03:04:09 PM
First I've heard of it as well, glad to hear his condition is improving.  Those super bugs are absolutely terrifying.
 
2013-03-20 03:05:55 PM
Glad to hear that you're getting better. Come back to Texas and (since I missed it the first time) we'll try to light SchlingFocker on fire again so we can both enjoy it!
 
2013-03-20 03:07:05 PM
Hey, smells_like_meat  - thanks for posting this! :)

Quick reminder for everyone who might be interesting in donating towards v_b's hospital bills, and who missed the first thread about this:

we do have a PayPal account set up to receive donations. We've managed to raise enough since Saturday to cover the deductible, but any of you who have experience with illness know that there are a ton of incidental costs which insurance and Disability just won't cover. If you have a few shekels laying around, please consider sending them over to
vblac­k­s­had­ow­*fund­r­a­i­ser­[nospam-﹫-backwards]liamg*com (please note that you can't copy/paste an email address from Fark, and also please send it as a "gift" or "personal" to minimize the fee PP takes from every transaction.
 
2013-03-20 03:12:17 PM
Crap I missed this. v_b, kick it's ass, and join the elite club of Farkers that have beaten this crap!
 
2013-03-20 03:16:23 PM
I don't know you that well, V_B, but I hope you get better. If I ever make it to a SoCal Fark party, I'll buy you a drink of your choice.
 
2013-03-20 03:21:39 PM
v_b and fishwife, from a Liter who isn't able to jump into the thread yet, "mr_bunny wishes you all the best in a fast recovery. I really do love you, man"

From me, I hope you come out of this experience feeling like a new man (ready to hit ALL the Fark parties, of course)!
 
2013-03-20 03:22:00 PM
Get better, Vinny. You're a good shiat.
 
2013-03-20 03:32:10 PM
Get well soon  Vincent_blackshadow!
 
2013-03-20 03:32:36 PM
Survive and thrive, friend stranger
 
2013-03-20 03:33:39 PM

techmom: smells_like_meat: Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

I'm glad that you're still with us. Scary, scary stuff.


I'm pretty hapyp about it too ;-)
 
2013-03-20 03:34:16 PM
Keep getting better! :)
 
2013-03-20 03:44:20 PM
Get well, I'll meet you at 7 Grand and buy you a beer.
 
2013-03-20 03:53:15 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Glad to hear that you're getting better. Come back to Texas and (since I missed it the first time) we'll try to light SchlingFocker on fire again so we can both enjoy it!


Oh man, I might come for that.
 
2013-03-20 03:53:43 PM
I had a staph infection almost kill me. 11 days in hospital and two surgeries. I took so many antibiotics, I didn't see a zit for two years and that was fine w/ me since I got the infection from a zit! We are really fragile beings and I too would have had a harder time had it not been for all the support I got while I was sick. Hang in there you farker. You can do this. http://youtu.be/-hjqrxfvJ0A
 
2013-03-20 04:05:10 PM
...I really hope fishwife is prepared for the inevitable BIEvalanche that is headed v_b's way.

/no, not from me
//homey (homette?)  don't play dat
 
2013-03-20 04:07:43 PM

Sensei: Oh man, I might come for that.


Eyewitness reports say it was quite the scene.
 
2013-03-20 04:08:13 PM

smells_like_meat: Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs.  Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

Let's hope that V_B recovers faster. This stuff is no joke.

[i271.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Every time I see that picture, it reminds me of my two Shepherds. (who look exactly like his from the coloring to size)  Good boys!

/glad to here he's doing better
 
2013-03-20 04:12:44 PM
Hey Vincent,

I'll be glad to help out by fulfilling any "husbandly duties" in your bedroom.

Would want her to cheat on ya cause she's frustrated!

/actually would probably remind
her how lucky she's married to you ;)
//yes I have no class.
 
2013-03-20 04:20:55 PM
I am so glad to hear things are looking up.  Get better or I'm gonna come to your house and beat you up.

Love,
Feasy
 
2013-03-20 04:22:14 PM
FishWife here. V_B asked me to pass on this message to all you fine folks:  "I love you all very much. Those I haven't met, I intend to meet. Your generosity is overwhelming. Beer's on me when I get outta this mess.  And Drew ---- where the hell are ya?"
 
2013-03-20 04:22:30 PM
Good to hear he's getting better.
 
2013-03-20 04:27:03 PM
Ugh... I hadn't heard about this.

Glad he's feeling better. And if you see Death, kick him in the balls and tell him to GTFO.
 
2013-03-20 04:29:48 PM
Hey, v_b - beer's on you when this is all over? Funny, you don't strike me as a sloppy drunk, ya big galoot! :P
 
2013-03-20 04:34:18 PM
\o/
 
2013-03-20 04:37:45 PM

FishWife: FishWife here. V_B asked me to pass on this message to all you fine folks:  "I love you all very much. Those I haven't met, I intend to meet. Your generosity is overwhelming. Beer's on me when I get outta this mess.  And Drew ---- where the hell are ya?"


You've only been propositioned twice. Everyone must be on their meds today. Wait till it his the main page after work. those guys are deviated preverts.
 
2013-03-20 04:44:52 PM
I will accept any BIE for Vincent Blackshadow and send them along as he recovers as a way to set goals for him.

I promise that I won't look at any.

EIP.
 
2013-03-20 04:49:01 PM
FishWife-- Awesome user name! Tell Mr. B that I am using my naughty bunny mug daily in tribute. I, too, have two grown sons who turned out well in spite of me.

The Husband had MRSA in his NOSE two years ago. We caught it quickly..but he was pretty miserable for awhile. And I never want to pack a nose-wound again.  bleargh. That right there, is a testament to how much I love the man. In other words...message me if you need someone to talk to!
 
2013-03-20 04:49:05 PM
Continued bestest wishes for a speedy recovery my friend. You've been a huge help with so many things I can't even count, not the least of which was being the official sunglasses bearer at my wedding. We'll be seeing you both soonish and have the mother of all fark parties.
 
2013-03-20 04:52:55 PM
i786.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 04:53:29 PM
Woo hoo! Continue with the better-getting!
 
2013-03-20 04:54:57 PM

E-Brake: which was being the official sunglasses bearer at my wedding

If I had known that he was going I would have shown up in a gurney because that's how I felt that day.

Roman Fyseek: I promise that I won't look at any


No, boobies. How about some hot wet beaver?


i271.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 05:05:36 PM
EuroFark party in Liverpool this fall...

You'd be THAT much closer to where they make Newcastle....
 
2013-03-20 05:06:28 PM

smells_like_meat: No, boobies. How about some hot wet beaver?


I shall be in my bunk.
 
2013-03-20 05:07:50 PM
So glad you're on the mend. I hope to see you at another Fark party soon.
 
2013-03-20 05:19:59 PM
Hooray!! We'll been down soon to celebrate, as soon as you guys are up to it, we'll meet at the Redwood for a beer. :) Sending love from the whole family.
 
2013-03-20 05:22:04 PM

ffish: WTF Indeed: smells_like_meat: BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.

Then take that picture and place it in a folder, then zip the folder, then place the zipped folder in another folder and zip that.  Do that about 20 times, it's like a Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF.

"Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF" is the name of my Tatu cover band.

And get well soon, V_B. Next time I'm down in LA I'll take you out for a beer.


You. I'm back.

Bathia_Mapes: Fondle My Sweaters: Holy crap...this is the first I'm hearing about this.  That's terrifying.  Vincent_blackshadow is a great guy, and I'm glad he's doing better.  I'll keep both him and his wife in my thoughts.

Here's the main page thread.


I owe you a thank you, so--thank you!
 
2013-03-20 05:27:04 PM
Thank you kindly for the update, smells_like_meat!  Glad to hear that things are improving for v_b.

vinny, you and the missus and all-a-y'all will be in my thoughts and prayers.  Take care out there, buddy, and speediest of recoveries to ya.


smells_like_meat: Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs. Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.


All the best to you as well, s_l_m.  You take care, too - cheers!
 
2013-03-20 05:32:33 PM
Get better soon dude.
 
2013-03-20 05:33:53 PM

Witchydiva: ...I really hope fishwife is prepared for the inevitable BIEvalanche that is headed v_b's way.

/no, not from me
//homey (homette?)  don't play dat


Wait, I have to send BIE?

Okay, but do I need to shave'em first?

TsuZi: You. I'm back.


\o/

If you're driving down to LA, swing through SF if you can (I know it's kinda out of the way, but we throw a good party).
 
2013-03-20 05:34:35 PM

smells_like_meat: Had a long talk with Vincent_blackshadow's wife. He's doing better. They were going to take the endotracheal tube (breathing tube) out yesterday but decided to leave it in for a while as a precaution. He is on dialysis three times a week, because the infection went from his lungs to his kidneys, but that may end soon. So, all in all, slow but positive progress.
I had this shiat (MRSA) and it is no joke. At the worst they told my wife to make funeral arrangements. Cancer, heart disease and the like can be prevented and treated but medical science has no clue about this stuff. It comes out of nowhere, hits the perfectly healthy, and a fact that they'd like to keep hidden, kills most victims. Death rate is about 30% during the first 30 days. Bad, bad odds, much worse than most anything else, and I think that the mortality rate is understated I was lucky that I had a world class infectious disease doctor on my case. He calls me his "once in a life time miracle patient". I will need to take oral antibiotics for the rest of my life and get a monthly blood test.

Vincent is one of the lucky ones. His wife is reading these posts to him so post your good wishes and snark here. He's over the hump, but let me tell you, his recovery will be long and hard.


Damn!  MRSA?!  *grimaces*  Get well v_b.
 
2013-03-20 05:35:15 PM
definitely one the truest and coolest folks around here, I was gutted when i saw the initial thread.  i went to LA recently and emailed him, and thought it mighty unlike him not to answer, but unfortunately when i saw the thread the answer was evident.

let's get together sooner rather than later friend, have some laughs and suds on the beach.

warmth, humor, and strength from the heart of the sonoran desert.
 
2013-03-20 05:38:16 PM

Starryeyes: I expect to be able to wish you a happy birthday this summer, mkay?



hey wait a minute....isn't he also in "the club" *wink*?

mums the word, capisce.  you know.  operation codename:  yadthriB yppaH?
 
2013-03-20 05:40:40 PM
I've got my fingers crossed that things continue to improve.
 
2013-03-20 05:43:26 PM
Keep getting better!
 
2013-03-20 05:45:33 PM
I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.
 
2013-03-20 05:47:02 PM
Since it's been a while, and he's in here, I thought I would brighten all your days!  Good news V_B!

(See if you can find him)


i226.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 05:47:41 PM
Kick it's ass, sir.  We need you around because there's more beer out there to drink.  I'm almost positive I still owe you a Duvel.

-That one guy from a while ago
 
2013-03-20 05:48:03 PM

smells_like_meat: Vincent is one of the lucky ones. His wife is reading these posts to him so post your good wishes and snark here. He's over the hump, but let me tell you, his recovery will be long and hard.


I see what you did there.  Staph infection.  Long and hard.
 
2013-03-20 05:48:22 PM
V_B,hang in there. I'm generally a liter and a lurker and I have yet to attend a Fark Party, but I pay attention. You're one of the good 'uns.

I'm sorry to hear about your illness and glad to hear things are on the mend.

/Wish I had some snark to share, but I'm tapped out thanks to a 24-hour GI bug I picked up. So as miserable as I've been, I feel about 1/10,000th of your pain.
 
2013-03-20 05:52:33 PM

valar_morghulis: I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.


You spelled "Marisa" wrong.
 
2013-03-20 05:54:46 PM

ElAuttin: Kick it's ass, sir.  We need you around because there's more beer out there to drink.  I'm almost positive I still owe you a Duvel.

-That one guy from a while ago


Wow, this is really bringing all the weirdos out of the woodwork.
 
2013-03-20 05:59:42 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: What a Vincent Blackshadow might look like:

[www.theworldofmotorcycles.com image 468x310]


pic is borrowed


HST would be proud!
 
2013-03-20 06:00:21 PM
I've been keeping tabs since day one. Fish Wife and I are going to be going over his insurance coverage and claims as soon as she has a minute to breathe. I'm sure he could still use donations if there's any money to be squeezed from Farkers further, but it sounds like for the most part we're just worried about the $7500 deductible. I'll have to look at the actual insurance verification to see what the patient responsibility is after that, but it shouldn't be too scary.

That being said, V_B and Fish_Wife, I hope the opportunity arises for me to meet you two in person. I'll buy a couple of beers for each of ya.

Hang in there, V_B!
 
2013-03-20 06:07:45 PM
Good
 
2013-03-20 06:08:58 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: valar_morghulis: I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.

You spelled "Marisa" wrong.


I can think of at least one Marisa whom I wouldn't mind being on my face.
 
2013-03-20 06:14:51 PM
Get better soon - I'll try to drop in early April!
 
2013-03-20 06:22:50 PM

TsuZi: ffish: WTF Indeed: smells_like_meat: BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.

Then take that picture and place it in a folder, then zip the folder, then place the zipped folder in another folder and zip that.  Do that about 20 times, it's like a Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF.

"Russian nesting egg of failure for the creepy men of TF" is the name of my Tatu cover band.

And get well soon, V_B. Next time I'm down in LA I'll take you out for a beer.

You. I'm back.

Bathia_Mapes: Fondle My Sweaters: Holy crap...this is the first I'm hearing about this.  That's terrifying.  Vincent_blackshadow is a great guy, and I'm glad he's doing better.  I'll keep both him and his wife in my thoughts.

Here's the main page thread.

I owe you a thank you, so--thank you!


You're welcome. :-)
 
2013-03-20 06:24:27 PM
 
2013-03-20 06:24:44 PM
Glad to hear this. I hope he continues to improve.
 
2013-03-20 06:28:40 PM
How long before he can handle a decreasing radius turn through eucalyptus?
 
2013-03-20 06:31:35 PM
Dear Vincent_Blackshadow,

I don't know you, you don't know me. But I could immediately tell the fark community loves you, and I was touched by the plea for help. You have an amazing community that cares for you, and it makes me proud to be part of that group. I'll save the teary-eyed stuff for later, but I want to tell you that when life gets you down, it's like a clam dig. You have to get down and dirty, right there in the cold, wet sand, and dig furiously with your hands for that clam. Sometimes you get the clam, pull it out of the ground and hold it above your head triumphantly, shirt wet and caked with sand and exclaim "look at that clam! We're eating well tonight!"

But sometimes you don't get the clam, you rise up, cold, wet, and smelling of defeat. You trudge home with an empty pail, having to tell your kids why they don't get to eat at home tonight, and instead have to suffer through the torture of rooting through your wallet to scrounge up what bills you have to go to an expensive four star restaurant. They will be disappointed, but hopeful that they can get at least a grilled cheese.

Perhaps I got a little off-track there, but what I mean to say is this, don't let anything knock you down for long. If something knocks you down, you get back up. You take your punches, sometimes you fall, sometimes you bleed, but you spit that blood out, you get back up no matter how punch-drunk you are, you get back up, look what knocked you down in the eye and say "I'm not afraid of you."

Be strong, Vincent-Blackshadow.
 
2013-03-20 06:31:38 PM
I made you a very special get well card today  V_B, should be there in a day or two. I sterilized it but you might want to have  FishWife open it for you just to be on the safe side.
 
2013-03-20 06:33:11 PM
Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?
 
2013-03-20 06:37:04 PM

RexTalionis: Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?


He's been hospitalized since Super Bowl Sunday. Here's the original thread. It gives more details.
 
2013-03-20 06:39:21 PM

RexTalionis: Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?


Super Bowl Sunday.  I was sick too, but that was because of the 49ers' first half.

Get well, v_b!  Kick the shiat out of that shiat!
 
2013-03-20 06:43:23 PM
Dear vincent_blackshadow,

I abhor the idea of you being in pain & I am sending all jujus & hope that it lets up real soon. I miss seeing your sweet face all over the intarwebs. I'm still going to San Diego in July & we still have to purchase beers for each other and hug. Bring your beautiful wife. I know you like her a lot & I'd love to meet her, too. We have many funs to make.

Love & miss you. xoxox

Di
 
2013-03-20 06:43:49 PM
It's been brought to my attention that I had been implying that they shouldn't need funds beyond the deductible for their insurance coverage. My wording came out completely different than I had it in my brain, and that is 1000% my fault.

FishWife and I haven't had a chance to really sit down and look through it all yet, and my brain shorted out. That's on me, and I'll be squeezing out a few bucks when I get home.

Anybody getting paid on Friday? They can still use any help available from whomever can spare it, and I'll be careful not to overstep my boundaries/knowledge from here on out.

Peace!
 
2013-03-20 06:43:58 PM
And I would just like to say that even though I don't know you, life is like playing an according behind the Olive Garden at 4:00 in the morning.  Sometimes the cops come, sometimes the bums pop out of the dumpsters and dance, sometimes the waiter comes out to tell you to stuff that infernal squeeze box up your butt and pull it out your ears.  The point is, you just have to keep playing.

And drinking orange juice.  Orange juice was invented in the 14th century when two field workers were frying their shoe leather and dropped their oranges onto a rock.  That rock fell, dumped the orange and the guys stepped on the oranges in the shoeless feet.  Juice was spilled and they drank it.  They drank it and they liked it.  Not us much as grilled cheese but that wasn't to be invented until 147 years later a three armed boy with a lisp barfed on a cat but that's another story.

I may have gotten a little bit off track here but what I am trying to say is that horses and shrimp do not live in the same neighborhoods.  Neigh, get it?  Shrimp hoods?  Get it?  Anyway, if you find yourself looking for a place to house your prawns and ponies, don't give up.  You may get a lot of doors slammed in your face but then next one that opens, you look that fool in the eye and say, "I have a hole in my pocket and a bionic fist."

God speed Vincent-Blackshadow.
 
2013-03-20 06:48:24 PM
Dear Vincent_Blackshadow:
I heard about a study (not sponsored by anyone who will gain from it monetarily) that showed that Manuka Honey is quite effective at battling antibiotic-resistant infections, so I would recommend having a tablespoon of it each day. It's got lots of benefits, including not killing off your helpful stomach flora, and it has no drawbacks. Even if it were completely ineffective at helping kill the MRSA, it's very pleasant-tasting and relatively low-cost. :-) Hope that helps!
 
2013-03-20 06:50:44 PM

KangTheMad: Dear Vincent_Blackshadow,

I don't know you, you don't know me. But I could immediately tell the fark community loves you, and I was touched by the plea for help. You have an amazing community that cares for you, and it makes me proud to be part of that group.


QFT. I'm gonna take a knee and ask my personal deity that if this ever happens to me please grant me such good, caring, loving friends to help me over the hump.  But while I'm down here I'm saying one for you and FishWife first.

/ All my thoughts and wishes.
 
2013-03-20 06:51:04 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: And I would just like to say that even though I don't know you, life is like playing an according behind the Olive Garden at 4:00 in the morning. Sometimes the cops come, sometimes the bums pop out of the dumpsters and dance, sometimes the waiter comes out to tell you to stuff that infernal squeeze box up your butt and pull it out your ears. The point is, you just have to keep playing.

And drinking orange juice. Orange juice was invented in the 14th century when two field workers were frying their shoe leather and dropped their oranges onto a rock. That rock fell, dumped the orange and the guys stepped on the oranges in the shoeless feet. Juice was spilled and they drank it. They drank it and they liked it. Not us much as grilled cheese but that wasn't to be invented until 147 years later a three armed boy with a lisp barfed on a cat but that's another story.

I may have gotten a little bit off track here but what I am trying to say is that horses and shrimp do not live in the same neighborhoods. Neigh, get it? Shrimp hoods? Get it? Anyway, if you find yourself looking for a place to house your prawns and ponies, don't give up. You may get a lot of doors slammed in your face but then next one that opens, you look that fool in the eye and say, "I have a hole in my pocket and a bionic fist."

God speed Vincent-Blackshadow.


This is pure gold. I'm stealing this. Do you share drugs?
 
2013-03-20 06:52:10 PM
We, as a society, can thank ourselves for MRSA.

The R stands for resistant.

Sure, in 10,000 years the staph aureus might have developed it's own resistance, but this one is all on us.

How to help:

Are you healthy?
  Answer "yes" and an antibiotic for a "cold" or "URTI" is not going to help.  Man up and it will be gone in 7-10 days with or without an antibiotic.

Does your kid have a cold?
  Answer "yes" with a fever under 101?  She/he will be fine in 7-10 days with or without an antibiotic.  Do not give Motrin or Tylenol for the fever unless the kid is complaining.  That extra 2 degrees will help fight the infection.

BTW:  If you are healthy, using Tamiflu when you have influenza is usually a waste of money.  All it will do is add to your agony of being sick with nausea and vomiting. Suck it up.
 
2013-03-20 06:53:22 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: And I would just like to say that even though I don't know you, life is like playing an according behind the Olive Garden at 4:00 in the morning.  Sometimes the cops come, sometimes the bums pop out of the dumpsters and dance, sometimes the waiter comes out to tell you to stuff that infernal squeeze box up your butt and pull it out your ears.  The point is, you just have to keep playing.

And drinking orange juice.  Orange juice was invented in the 14th century when two field workers were frying their shoe leather and dropped their oranges onto a rock.  That rock fell, dumped the orange and the guys stepped on the oranges in the shoeless feet.  Juice was spilled and they drank it.  They drank it and they liked it.  Not us much as grilled cheese but that wasn't to be invented until 147 years later a three armed boy with a lisp barfed on a cat but that's another story.

I may have gotten a little bit off track here but what I am trying to say is that horses and shrimp do not live in the same neighborhoods.  Neigh, get it?  Shrimp hoods?  Get it?  Anyway, if you find yourself looking for a place to house your prawns and ponies, don't give up.  You may get a lot of doors slammed in your face but then next one that opens, you look that fool in the eye and say, "I have a hole in my pocket and a bionic fist."

God speed Vincent-Blackshadow.


Orange juice is amazing. And I think you're on E, but I won't judge too much.
 
2013-03-20 06:53:55 PM

Evil High Priest: Englebert Slaptyback: What a Vincent Blackshadow might look like:

[www.theworldofmotorcycles.com image 468x310]


pic is borrowed

HST would be proud!


"If you rode the Black Shadow at top speed for any length of time, you would almost certainly die." In this line he was comparing the "straight line" VBS to more maneuverable and modern cafe racers. You would put down the Black Shadow if you tried to reach speed on anything but a runway.

/my $.02
 
2013-03-20 06:57:13 PM

Bathia_Mapes: RexTalionis: Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?

He's been hospitalized since Super Bowl Sunday. Here's the original thread. It gives more details.


Damn, I did not know that.
 
2013-03-20 07:00:14 PM
v_b over the hump...that'll be the day! Tell him mmagdalene has an ampersand and a Bloody Mary waiting for his dried-up, broke-down sorry ass excuse for a cowboy carcass.

Cocksucker!
 
2013-03-20 07:02:18 PM
Get well soon buddy --- head up and keep fighting the fight!

S~
 
2013-03-20 07:02:41 PM
SAVE
FERRIS


/and get well soon
 
2013-03-20 07:03:36 PM

smells_like_meat: WTF Indeed: She is?

Dear  Vincent_blackshadow,

Your wife is an incredibly attractive woman, you lucky, lucky bastard.

Sincerely,
Men of TFD

P.S. Something, something get well.

Note to Mizz Blackshadow,

This is quite tame. That's a sign of the great respect that TF holds V_B.

BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.


Fist of an angry etc etc
 
2013-03-20 07:04:46 PM
Dear vincent_blackshadow

Try not to die.

Love,
Wegro Froestu
 
2013-03-20 07:06:49 PM
temeez.com
/to hear ;-)
 
2013-03-20 07:12:49 PM
I don't hang out here much, and can't even remember if I've ever "crossed paths" with vincent before. I do know that it's pretty rare for a group of people, on a web site like this, to rally around one of their own to this degree. That can only speak to "Mr. Blackshadow's" character. He must be a pretty damned good dude.

:::Raising my cheap, domestic, but oh so tatsy beer:::

Here's to your health, brother. Thoughts and "prayers"(for whatever they're worth) to you and your family.
 
2013-03-20 07:25:51 PM
Any improvement is good to hear about. I know it's going to be a long and slow recovery, but you'll get there. Best wishes and hopes to you and your wife. Stay strong.. both of you!
 
2013-03-20 07:27:34 PM

smells_like_meat: Vincent is one of the lucky ones. His wife is reading these posts to him so post your good wishes and snark here. He's over the hump, but let me tell you, his recovery will be long and hard.


/Methinks you're baiting us farkers here with such verbiage. Like, hell yeah, recover your wife long and hard baby! Get that hump back here, I covered it once and will recover it now!

//terrible, I know. At least he doesn't have flesh-eating bacteria of the wang... Or does he?
 
2013-03-20 07:28:27 PM
Here's to you, VB!! Get better. We're counting on you.
 
2013-03-20 07:30:01 PM
Get betterr soon dude.
 
2013-03-20 07:31:55 PM
My second wife died from this.
Best of luck in your recovery, MRSA is a bytch to fight off, even if the doctors say you are "in the clear".
 
2013-03-20 07:34:12 PM

smells_like_meat: Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs.  Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

Let's hope that V_B recovers faster. This stuff is no joke.

[i271.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Saw that in the first thread and though "you're a better man than I, Gunga Din." Good luck with your recoveries, both of you! And thanks for the update SLM.
 
2013-03-20 07:38:36 PM

Sensei: Dancin_In_Anson: Glad to hear that you're getting better. Come back to Texas and (since I missed it the first time) we'll try to light SchlingFocker on fire again so we can both enjoy it!

Oh man, I might come for that.


www.misterfadedglory.com
 
2013-03-20 07:39:17 PM
Hey, here's an idea. I could sell some of my pin-up photo sets to donate to the cause, since I don't have any extra cash.

Would there be any takers? They were really good and professionally taken, and I looked real purdy...

/yes I know, cow/milk discussion
 
2013-03-20 07:44:22 PM
*either that or we set up a new PayPal acct, and anyone who donated $10 for V_B would get ten of my pinup shots via email.

I'm taking a nap, but everyone, and Fish_Wife and WitchyDiva especially, let me know if there's any interest. EIP.
 
2013-03-20 07:52:27 PM
http://www.fark.com/comments/7655824/83147645#c83147645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">valar_morghulis: I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.

You spelled "Marisa" wrong.

Thanks for that one; I just spat my therapeutic glass of wine all over my laptop.
 
2013-03-20 07:55:43 PM
i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 07:56:54 PM
Vincent_blackshadow,

After lurking through the threads at Fark for the last 11 years, I've finally registered a screen name. The sole purpose of doing so is to tell you that this will get better. I've been where you are today. In November 2011 I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. I've often assumed most farkers are brain damaged. You don't need to make that assumption with me; it's true. Maybe that's why I identify with so many of you.

After a long and difficult stay in the ICU, I underwent 10 months of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy. I had to relearn how to talk, walk, and use a computer. Learning, up until that point, had been easy for me. That was no longer the case. I had to relearn the process of learning.

Define what motivates you, and work toward that as a singular goal.

I know what it's like to be conscious but intubated and unable to speak.
I know what it's like to have doctors speak to your spouse in hushed tones because they doubt your survival.
I know what it's like to have your own body fail to do what you ask.
I know what it's like to doubt that there will ever be improvement.
I know what it's like to doubt your own survival.

What I need you to hear is this: it will get better. It's going to be a long and difficult process, but you will change for the better.

I'm still here, 16 months on from my injury, back to work, parent to my two kids, and husband to my wife. I got better. You will too.

While I still deal with sequelae from my injury, I don't let it define me. Don't let this define you.

If you're ever in Maine, let me buy you a beer.

I'm sorry I didn't post this sooner; it's that damn 6 hour wait for new accounts.

-Baldrick
 
2013-03-20 07:58:17 PM

FishWife: http://www.fark.com/comments/7655824/83147645#c83147645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">valar_morghulis: I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.

You spelled "Marisa" wrong.

Thanks for that one; I just spat my therapeutic glass of wine all over my laptop.


I hope he gets well soon, mainly because I'll feel less creepy hitting on you, even though our screen names lend themselves to some obvious jokes.

Signed,
The thin geek with glasses who said hi to y'all in Vegas when you were at the bar and I was just arriving with my stuff in tow. (Also, the guy who tried to meet up with y'all over Thanksgiving but couldn't because our schedules just didn't work out.)
 
2013-03-20 07:59:52 PM
I am happy he is on the mend. You are both in my thoughts. Thanks, also meatman for delivering the meat, err, update.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:13 PM
Seeing a group like this rally around one of their own should be cause for suspicion, but in this case I'm gonna ignore that and wish only the best for both vincent_blackshadow and FishWife. :-) Glad to read that things are getting better. May your recovery be swift and complete, and may you be quaffing the beers soon.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:27 PM
Yaaaay!

/prints thread
//tightly rolls thread up
///laminates thread
//uses thread as swizzelstick in dubiously concocted rum drink
/yay
 
2013-03-20 08:03:54 PM
Get well, man.
 
2013-03-20 08:13:55 PM
Baldrick, that was inspirational. Thank you for sharing your struggles, and welcome to the madhouse.

Just stay away from that ffish guy. He's trouble.
 
2013-03-20 08:14:14 PM
Damn sounds like I lost the pool.

/snark for guy I don't know
//get better soon
 
2013-03-20 08:36:26 PM

vegaswench: Baldrick, that was inspirational. Thank you for sharing your struggles, and welcome to the madhouse.

Just stay away from that ffish guy. He's trouble.


One of the best pieces of advice I ever received in the business world was to keep my head down and my mouth shut until I figured out what the hell was going on.

It only took 11 years of lurking and a head injury to figure it out. This should be fun.
 
2013-03-20 09:05:42 PM
Where the hell is my awesome comment?

The one where I say I love you and promise you a shiatload of brisket when you are better?

That sucks that it disappeared. I blame that Chuck or Darren or whatever his name is that runs this joint.

farking a.

Anyway, I love you. Get better. I will make you a bunch of brisket to put more meat on your bones. So get better. Like soon.
 
2013-03-20 09:07:21 PM
Okay this is take 3 on this damn tablet.

Sigh.

get better. brisket for you. like all you can eat. jesus christ, get better.

also, like you, I am not wearing pants
 
2013-03-20 09:11:20 PM
Done in one. I can't believe someone sponsored me for totalfark after one post. Thanks, anonymous sponsor, I won't let you down. It was quite a surprise to see the TF after my name. Damn it's dusty in here.

/posting from my basement while I do laundry, really it's dusty.
//I've always wanted to do slashies :-D
 
2013-03-20 09:11:40 PM
I was completely swamped so I didn't see the original thread. MRSA, fark me running. I'm convinced MRSA or XDR-TB or some other superbug is gonna get me. Someone's gotta get on this crap, figure out the next line of defense. C'mon, science!

I get paid tomorrow, so my donation is coming.
 
2013-03-20 09:26:07 PM

shaft6969: Methinks you're baiting us farkers here with such verbiage. Like, hell yeah, recover your wife long and hard baby! Get that hump back here, I covered it once and will recover it now!


::busted::
 
2013-03-20 09:26:10 PM
Vinnie honey baby sweetheart, if I can call you that, have your people call my people, we can knock out a deal on the screenplay this week, maybe talk merchandising percentages after a few focus groups, but this is gonna be a monster, through the roof, I mean, THROUGH THE ROOF, lambkins, if I can call you that.
 
2013-03-20 09:47:07 PM
Is there like a Fark Immortals badge for people who've met a serious illness, grabbed it by its throat, kicked it in the balls and spit in its eye before snapping its neck?  Because if there is, I think v_b (and smells_like_meat and probably some others) earned it.
 
2013-03-20 10:12:53 PM

Kensey: Is there like a Fark Immortals badge for people who've met a serious illness, grabbed it by its throat, kicked it in the balls and spit in its eye before snapping its neck?  Because if there is, I think v_b (and smells_like_meat and probably some others) earned it.


Seconded. It is a profoundly life-altering experience. It changed my base outlook on life: goals, expectations, stressors, and baselines of happiness and sadness.

It is not a good time.
 
2013-03-20 10:38:24 PM
Straight from Readers Digest:


Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down, I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."

/Get well soon, then get your ass to New Orleans
 
2013-03-20 10:42:32 PM
Hiya, V_B.

Get some more Buzz Aldrin on and keep punchin' the sh*t out of that MRSA.
 
2013-03-20 11:18:28 PM
HOW DID NOBODY TELL ME ABOUT THIS.

If/when you read this, we're all thinking of you, bud.
 
2013-03-20 11:30:27 PM
A good day today.  He can finally feel the difference in his strength from one day to the next, and the medical staff is making noises like maybe, MAYBE (fingers, toes and eyes crossed) they'll kick him loose next week.  If he keeps pushing himself like he has been, he'll get sprung soon.  That light at the end of the tunnel is finally growing brighter.

The first thing he wants me to do when I get to the hospital each day -- well, maybe not the first thing, usually I -- never mind. That's for another Fark thread.  He really looks forward to reading your messages.  Thanks again, one and all, for your support. It means the world to us.
 
2013-03-20 11:36:50 PM
Hey guy,

After being so worried abt you I finally love hearing good news. I know you will be ok. I know you will come out swinging.

Now get better please.
 
2013-03-20 11:37:20 PM
files.g4tv.com

Your blood? Um, I'll pass.

That hottie next to you... hey, how YOU doin'?

/srsly VB, glad things are looking up
 
2013-03-20 11:40:26 PM

FishWife: A good day today.  He can finally feel the difference in his strength from one day to the next, and the medical staff is making noises like maybe, MAYBE (fingers, toes and eyes crossed) they'll kick him loose next week.  If he keeps pushing himself like he has been, he'll get sprung soon.  That light at the end of the tunnel is finally growing brighter.

The first thing he wants me to do when I get to the hospital each day -- well, maybe not the first thing, usually I -- never mind. That's for another Fark thread.  He really looks forward to reading your messages.  Thanks again, one and all, for your support. It means the world to us.


\o/

Good to hear! :-)
 
2013-03-20 11:49:32 PM
I don't think we've ever "met" here on Fark, but speedy recovery to you. And to his wife, hang in there.
 
2013-03-20 11:52:17 PM
Hey everybody,

We're still taking donations from anyone who has a few bucks to spare.

See my incentive thread below, if you're TF (waiting for green light)

http://www.fark.com/comments/7656344/
 
2013-03-20 11:54:58 PM
v_b, hope you're feeling much better soon. You should be home just in time for the beginning of baseball season. :)

/go Doyers
 
2013-03-20 11:55:54 PM

FishWife: A good day today.  He can finally feel the difference in his strength from one day to the next, and the medical staff is making noises like maybe, MAYBE (fingers, toes and eyes crossed) they'll kick him loose next week.  If he keeps pushing himself like he has been, he'll get sprung soon.  That light at the end of the tunnel is finally growing brighter.

The first thing he wants me to do when I get to the hospital each day -- well, maybe not the first thing, usually I -- never mind. That's for another Fark thread.  He really looks forward to reading your messages.  Thanks again, one and all, for your support. It means the world to us.

I am so glad to hear this..
I have had to deal with death the past few months like never before in my life.You Farkers are family.You crack me so consistently.......UP!!!!!
 
2013-03-21 12:48:46 AM
I am sure this won't mean much, but here's a get well wish from a complete stranger on the internet.
 
2013-03-21 02:05:00 AM

Do the needful: I am sure this won't mean much, but here's a get well wish from a complete stranger on the internet.


Yes, I, too, as a stranger, would like to say that "You'll be just fine.", even though I have no real way of knowing that. You'll be just fine.
 
2013-03-21 02:21:55 AM
me to Vincent

get well soon brother .Im gonna make that wierd stuffed turkey
with the polish sausage and oysters and italian sausages and onions as soon as you can eat it.
 
2013-03-21 02:46:25 AM
Hey v_b, I don't think we've ever talked here on fark. but you seem to have a way of bringing out the best in people, so I just wanted to send you best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. I I lost a dear friend to MRSA a few years ago, and I sent what I could at the moment.

I've heard so many amazing stories over the year from Farkers who have been to hell and back. I believe you could hardly find a more supportive community than the one here. Keep your spirits up, and kick this thing's ass!
 
2013-03-21 06:42:27 AM
jesu, that's a scary thing to go through.
for BOTH of you.
Glad things are looking up
 
2013-03-21 07:24:42 AM

Bathia_Mapes: He's been hospitalized since Super Bowl Sunday. Here's the original thread. It gives more details.


Thank you for the info - I have donated.
 
2013-03-21 07:33:21 AM
I love Fark. Get well, motorcycle man.
 
2013-03-21 07:43:56 AM

FishWife: FishWife here. V_B asked me to pass on this message to all you fine folks:  "I love you all very much. Those I haven't met, I intend to meet. Your generosity is overwhelming. Beer's on me when I get outta this mess.  And Drew ---- where the hell are ya?"


LAX. If he pretends to care about one of his snowflakes he has to care about us all
 
2013-03-21 07:44:59 AM

Drew: Get better soon - I'll try to drop in early April!


I was incorrect. Obviously he cares about one of us
 
2013-03-21 08:04:56 AM

gambitsgirl: FishWife: FishWife here. V_B asked me to pass on this message to all you fine folks:  "I love you all very much. Those I haven't met, I intend to meet. Your generosity is overwhelming. Beer's on me when I get outta this mess.  And Drew ---- where the hell are ya?"

LAX. If he pretends to care about one of his snowflakes he has to care about us all


Oops. He's at LEX. I'm sure many people confuse Lexington with LA
 
2013-03-21 08:22:38 AM

Warthog: As soon as they pull the catheter, it shouldn't burn anymore when you pee.


STAPH infection, not STAFF infection!!
 
2013-03-21 09:23:05 AM
Awww yiss. Get better!

And THANK YOU for updating us! I'm always a tiny bit hurt when we don't get updates. Even a "He's dead, Jim" is better than not knowing.

Clearly, he ain't dead yet!
 
2013-03-21 10:15:05 AM
BTW, has the fundraiser hit the $5000 needed for v_b that isn't covered by insurance?
 
2013-03-21 10:22:23 AM

RexTalionis: BTW, has the fundraiser hit the $5000 needed for v_b that isn't covered by insurance?


The five thousand is AFTER his $7500 deductible, which also isn't met. So, no. That's at MINIMUM $12,500 they'll have to pay out of pocket right away. Which was why I was attempting my own fundraiser for him but the Fark mods have a stick up their arses.
 
2013-03-21 12:30:49 PM

kiwimoogle84: RexTalionis: BTW, has the fundraiser hit the $5000 needed for v_b that isn't covered by insurance?

The five thousand is AFTER his $7500 deductible, which also isn't met. So, no. That's at MINIMUM $12,500 they'll have to pay out of pocket right away. Which was why I was attempting my own fundraiser for him but the Fark mods have a stick up their arses.


IWhy are you dissing on the mods?
 
2013-03-21 12:54:22 PM

Bathia_Mapes: kiwimoogle84: RexTalionis: BTW, has the fundraiser hit the $5000 needed for v_b that isn't covered by insurance?

The five thousand is AFTER his $7500 deductible, which also isn't met. So, no. That's at MINIMUM $12,500 they'll have to pay out of pocket right away. Which was why I was attempting my own fundraiser for him but the Fark mods have a stick up their arses.

IWhy are you dissing on the mods?


I actually was corrected on that a few minutes ago- sorry for that. I thought the mods, not ADMINS, decided which threads greenlight. I don't submit a ton of links so I didn't know the difference. But it may get greenlit tomorrow, and I'm stoked about that, and so is Fish_Wife.
 
2013-03-21 01:00:41 PM

kiwimoogle84: Bathia_Mapes: kiwimoogle84: RexTalionis: BTW, has the fundraiser hit the $5000 needed for v_b that isn't covered by insurance?

The five thousand is AFTER his $7500 deductible, which also isn't met. So, no. That's at MINIMUM $12,500 they'll have to pay out of pocket right away. Which was why I was attempting my own fundraiser for him but the Fark mods have a stick up their arses.

IWhy are you dissing on the mods?

I actually was corrected on that a few minutes ago- sorry for that. I thought the mods, not ADMINS, decided which threads greenlight. I don't submit a ton of links so I didn't know the difference. But it may get greenlit tomorrow, and I'm stoked about that, and so is Fish_Wife.


Cool!

And FYI-If you click on our profiles (admin or mod), there's a link that tells you the difference between admins & mods. A lot of people aren't aware of the link's existence. It's also in the FArQ.
 
2013-03-21 01:27:21 PM
I hope that you're recovery continues unabated, and that it does so on a Richter-like scale.

I'll be in LA for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in April.  Maybe if there is smoke rising from your chimney, I can catch a wave from within the assembled crowd below your apartment window.

Get well, get strong, get thirsty!
 
2013-03-21 01:48:59 PM
it "will be long and hard "  At least he's got that going for him.

Which is nice.
 
2013-03-21 08:22:52 PM

Baldrick's Cunning Plan: Vincent_blackshadow,

After lurking through the threads at Fark for the last 11 years, I've finally registered a screen name. The sole purpose of doing so is to tell you that this will get better. I've been where you are today. In November 2011 I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. I've often assumed most farkers are brain damaged. You don't need to make that assumption with me; it's true. Maybe that's why I identify with so many of you.

After a long and difficult stay in the ICU, I underwent 10 months of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy. I had to relearn how to talk, walk, and use a computer. Learning, up until that point, had been easy for me. That was no longer the case. I had to relearn the process of learning.

Define what motivates you, and work toward that as a singular goal.

I know what it's like to be conscious but intubated and unable to speak.
I know what it's like to have doctors speak to your spouse in hushed tones because they doubt your survival.
I know what it's like to have your own body fail to do what you ask.
I know what it's like to doubt that there will ever be improvement.
I know what it's like to doubt your own survival.

What I need you to hear is this: it will get better. It's going to be a long and difficult process, but you will change for the better.

I'm still here, 16 months on from my injury, back to work, parent to my two kids, and husband to my wife. I got better. You will too.

While I still deal with sequelae from my injury, I don't let it define me. Don't let this define you.

If you're ever in Maine, let me buy you a beer.

I'm sorry I didn't post this sooner; it's that damn 6 hour wait for new accounts.

-Baldrick


Baldrick, that was very touching and equally true.  I won't pretend to know what you've been through, but I've been through the death of a very young Daughter to Leukemia, and your words brought tears to my eyes.  After 2 years of being alive for no other reason than I woke up that morning, I pressed on.

After 12 years I've come to realize the age old adage of "That which does not kill me makes me stronger" are words to live by.  I'm glad to hear you're doing better and I also wish the best of recoveries to Vincent_Blackshadow.

Don't let life get you down, it does get better!
 
2013-03-21 08:53:10 PM

Darmichar: I know what it's like to be conscious but intubated and unable to speak.
I know what it's like to have doctors speak to your spouse in hushed tones because they doubt your survival.
I know what it's like to have your own body fail to do what you ask.
I know what it's like to doubt that there will ever be improvement.
I know what it's like to doubt your own survival.

What I need you to hear is this: it will get better. It's going to be a long and difficult process, but you will change for the better.

I'm still here, 16 months on from my injury, back to work, parent to my two kids, and husband to my wife. I got better. You will too.

While I still deal with sequelae from my injury, I don't let it define me. Don't let this define you


Yes, yes a thousand times yes. My brain infection was exactly the same. You doubt your sanity, you doubt your ability to get well. will this ever end???? A good woman got me through to the other side where I firmly now reside. Now, anything that I experience or do, for better or worse, is an extra a bonus. I'm not religious at all, but I lived instead of died for a reason. It may be as simple as giving a child a hug or it may be something great. Don't know, doesn't matter.
 
2013-03-21 11:24:29 PM
Glad to hear the numerous updates in this thread! V_B, you damn well better get better soon! I always enjoy your posts of international news on FB and other totally random stuff. And yet somehow after all these years, I had no idea your wife was on here. Thanks for the updates on him FishWife. I hope the recovery is speedy and full, and you can get back on the tubes (THE GOOD INFORMATIONAL TOOBS!!!) soon.
 
2013-03-22 12:07:22 AM
Another good day today. V_B's voice is stronger still, and he's really giving the nurses the business. I've been sneaking decidedly unhealthy but tasty food in for him (no beer, though; that's going to have to wait until he gets home, tempting though it is to bring him one. Or two. Or six.).  He's impressing the hell outta the doctors with how much progress he's made just in the last few days. He's on a roll now! Thanks again, everyone, for your posts in this thread; we're both enjoying them.
 
2013-03-22 12:42:47 AM

FishWife: Another good day today. V_B's voice is stronger still, and he's really giving the nurses the business. I've been sneaking decidedly unhealthy but tasty food in for him (no beer, though; that's going to have to wait until he gets home, tempting though it is to bring him one. Or two. Or six.).  He's impressing the hell outta the doctors with how much progress he's made just in the last few days. He's on a roll now! Thanks again, everyone, for your posts in this thread; we're both enjoying them.


Woot! :-)
 
2013-03-22 12:59:44 AM

FishWife: Another good day today. V_B's voice is stronger still, and he's really giving the nurses the business. I've been sneaking decidedly unhealthy but tasty food in for him (no beer, though; that's going to have to wait until he gets home, tempting though it is to bring him one. Or two. Or six.).  He's impressing the hell outta the doctors with how much progress he's made just in the last few days. He's on a roll now! Thanks again, everyone, for your posts in this thread; we're both enjoying them.


Is he asking for Tommyburgers yet??

Glad to hear that he's doing much better!
 
2013-03-22 08:14:48 PM

Lorelle: FishWife: Another good day today. V_B's voice is stronger still, and he's really giving the nurses the business. I've been sneaking decidedly unhealthy but tasty food in for him (no beer, though; that's going to have to wait until he gets home, tempting though it is to bring him one. Or two. Or six.).  He's impressing the hell outta the doctors with how much progress he's made just in the last few days. He's on a roll now! Thanks again, everyone, for your posts in this thread; we're both enjoying them.

Is he asking for Tommyburgers yet??

Glad to hear that he's doing much better!


Lorelle, the very first thing he wants to eat when he busts outta this joint is an In n' Out Double-Double Animal Style, with Animal Style frys and a vanilla shake. I've been bringing him beef burritos and sweet potato fries; the nurses have told him that it's OK now for me to bring any outside food that he wants.  It's been an interesting mix of items, to say the least.  But at this point, I am more than happy to bring him whatever his little heart desires.
 
2013-03-22 08:45:52 PM

FishWife: Lorelle, the very first thing he wants to eat when he busts outta this joint is an In n' Out Double-Double Animal Style, with Animal Style frys


Ah, a man after my own heart. And stomach. I'm glad he's hungry. It took 4 months until I could eat.
 
2013-03-24 10:48:43 PM
DAMMITSOMUCH.  I really thought v_b was going to be getting out of the hospital in a week or so, and now the doctor's talking another MONTH of rehab.  SHIAT.  Something tells me that v_b will get his hiney outta there sooner, but that was a slap I wasn't expecting.  I know, I truly do know how fortunate we are that he's doing as well as he is, but I want him home already!

Thank you again, one and all, for your messages.  He loves to read them.
 
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