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Old 09-07-2016, 05:24 PM
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Ranger Jeff's in the hospital.

Longtime Doper Ranger Jeff (The Hero of American Youth) was taken to a hospital this morning, he's had a stroke.

I talked to him a few minutes ago and he's still going through tests and they're watching him pretty closely. They're keeping him at least overnight. He is in a regular room on the neuro floor at the hospital.

I hope you all keep him in your thoughts. A prayer or two wouldn't hurt neither, if you're of that persuasion. Let's hope for best outcomes here.

I'll keep you posted.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:30 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:32 PM
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Okay, this is bad, but since it doesn't seem like he's in danger, I'll post it.

He's found his new excuse.

Best wishes and prayers, Jeff.

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:34 PM
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Okay, this is bad, but since it doesn't seem like he's in danger, I'll post it.

He's found his new excuse.

Best wishes and prayers, Jeff.

StG
No kidding. Wow.

Best wishes, dude.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:39 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:41 PM
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If he's talking, that's a good sign, especially if he might get out tomorrow. Best wishes to Ranger Jeff for a speedy recovery. He's one of the cool posters here.

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:41 PM
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I'll be thinking good thoughts and sending Slack to Ranger Jeff all day today.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:09 PM
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Get well soon, Ranger Jeff!
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:12 PM
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Get well soon, and I'll be glad to say a quick prayer.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:15 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:20 PM
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Ranger Jeff, recover. That's an order.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:25 PM
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Best of health, Ranger Jeff. Hope your path back to guitar is a straightforward one.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:30 PM
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Best wishes to you, Jeff!

And seriously...excellent excuse.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:06 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:22 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:01 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:18 PM
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Damn. All the best to Ranger Jeff.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:18 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:49 PM
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Hopefully that round went just over his head.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:11 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:31 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:42 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:47 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:04 PM
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:27 PM
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I'll be praying for you, Mr. Ranger Jeff, sir. Get back here soon and be all better.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:19 AM
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I hope things get better for you Ranger Jeff. I will certainly pray for your recovery.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:34 AM
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Ranger Jeff is in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon, Jeff!
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:30 AM
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:32 AM
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:35 AM
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All wishes for a very speedy recovery there, Ranger Jeff !!

TubaDiva, thank you so much for sharing this with us.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:23 AM
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Hang in there, Ranger Jeff, you're in our thoughts.

And thanks so much, TubaDiva.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:53 AM
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Saying prayers for you and your family, Ranger Jeff. Hope to see you back here soon.

Next time, a simple, "I can't, because the sun makes me sneeze" will be far less expensive than ending up in the hospital!
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:56 PM
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Thursday afternoon update.

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Longtime Doper Ranger Jeff (The Hero of American Youth) was taken to a hospital this morning, he's had a stroke.

I talked to him a few minutes ago and he's still going through tests and they're watching him pretty closely. They're keeping him at least overnight. He is in a regular room on the neuro floor at the hospital.

I hope you all keep him in your thoughts. A prayer or two wouldn't hurt neither, if you're of that persuasion. Let's hope for best outcomes here.

I'll keep you posted.
Talked to Jeff just a few minutes ago. He's stable and feeling as well as you can in this situation.

The Ranger tells me the plan is to move him to rehab in Peoria by Saturday and he'll be there a couple of weeks. This will involve an intensive form of therapy to get him back to himself as soon as possible. He doesn't have an address yet so I can't share but when he does we can send get well cards and other encouragement.

I expect to talk to him on Sunday, I want him to have time and space and etc and not have me bugging him overmuch, hard to be social when you're in the hospital.

Please keep our Ranger in your thoughts. He's been a part of the scene since our AOL days, when he was one of our chat hosts. I have a lot of happy memories from those crazy early times, he made that time fun. He's still making it fun nowadays as well, nice to see that continues.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:59 PM
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The Ranger tells me the plan is to move him to rehab in Peoria
Arizona, or Illinois? (Just curious.)
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:03 PM
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Arizona, or Illinois? (Just curious.)
IL.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:34 PM
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Dood. That's pretty drastic just to have an excuse.

Seriously, praying for you, Jeff. *HUGS*
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:05 PM
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Best wishes, Jeff.

And next time, for Og's sake, just move the damn cinder blocks.

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Old 09-08-2016, 04:10 PM
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Thoughts and prayers headed your way - DUCK!
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:17 AM
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Just saw this. So sorry to hear it, Ranger! Hang tough, and do what the nice physical therapists tell you. (Even when you'd rather punch them! LOL!) I've helped a couple of friends through this process, and it's never 100% fun. Challenge yourself to make use of every minute you get with them though, their knowledge and experience are priceless.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:24 PM
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Ranger Jeff's in the hospital.

Hope all goes well with the Ranger!

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Best wishes, Jeff.

And next time, for Og's sake, just move the damn cinder blocks.


How do we know that he didn't give in, start moving the blocks, and this is the result?!?

Now I have the perfect excuse next time someone asks: "Sorry, but I've heard that slinging cinder blocks puts strain on the arteries and can cause a stroke."

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Old 09-14-2016, 10:47 AM
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Get well soon! See, I have this retaining wall planned...
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:07 PM
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:54 PM
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Here's hoping to a full recovery Ranger Jeff!
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:03 PM
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I used to chat with him a lot back in the old aol days... think of him often!!
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:24 PM
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Sending my best thoughts and prayers to Ranger Jeff.

I always look forward to his contributions to threads.

Get better soon! You'll be missed.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:20 AM
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This is the first time I've seen this thread. Thank you all.

Just last Friday both the Physical Therapist and the Occupational Therapist decided I did not need outpatient rehab any more. I'm not back to where I was before this happened, but I'm also not where I was right after this happened. It affected my right leg and arm. So now I walk with a cane and wear an ankle/foot orthotic, (like a brace). I don't type very well with my right hand and the arm is a bit wobbly holding/carrying stuff. But it's better than just hanging there,m which was what it did immediately afterwards.

So, I had 8 days in the hospital, 3 weeks and 2 days in "Acute Rehab", which was an hour and a 1/2 hour of PT AND an hour and a 1/2 hour of PT six days a week. At a normal hospital you might get 45 minutes of each 2 or 3 days a week. I often found myself telling them "Look, you're the pros. This is the first time I've ever had a stroke." Once I got home, I had in-home PT and OT 2 or 3 times a week for about a month. November, I advanced to out-patient therapy starting out as 45 minutes of PT then OT twice a week and then in March I went to 45 minutes each one a week.

Oh, PT has mostly been about my leg; walking, sitting, standing, bending, stairs, etc. OT is about my arm and hand. Reaching, grasping, un-grasping, etc.

I'll tell more if this thread doesn't die of disinterest, m'kay?
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:32 AM
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Best wishes on your recovery and therapy, and thanks for the update!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:41 AM
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:44 AM
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You've been through quite an ordeal. Glad all the hard work is paying off.
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