September 11, 2007

Update and Hi Yall: Just a quick update and thank you.

posted by Folkways to navel gazing at 11:00 AM - 25 comments

I just wanted to say Hi Yall and thanks for all the well wishs from my SpoFi family. Out of the hospital(s) once again snd doing just fine. Ive moved from my nice country place in the hills of north-east AL to the sands of Pensacola FL as well. Just to add insult to injury I had to have both legs amputated due to a degenerative bone infection and MRSA but haveing spent the last 15 years in a wheelchair it hasnt been a major change for me. Still, I have to have one more operation in a few months. Gary, now that im in your neck of the woods we should get togeather at McGuires for a Ruben and a stout!! I have not been able to be out and about much and dont really know anyone here. Thanks again all. Peace, Love and Happiness to you all, Jamey

posted by Folkways at 11:11 AM on September 11, 2007

Whoa! I missed this news! Holy shit. I'm so sorry to hear about your legs, but I'm glad you're okay now. Wow.

posted by chicobangs at 11:50 AM on September 11, 2007

Folkways, glad to hear you're doing better. Here's to your continued recovery.

posted by apoch at 12:00 PM on September 11, 2007

You'd think that if the invasive bacteria was having fun with your legs, they could at least have let you have a go-round or two with 'em. Glad to hear that the rest of you made it out in one piece though. Best of luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:29 PM on September 11, 2007

I had no idea that you were going through all of this. It sounds like you are in good spirits, and looking to get into even better spirits (mmmmm...stout...) though. Cheers, folkways, and welcome back.

posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on September 11, 2007

Wow, folkways, talk about a supersized meal of suck with extra suck sauce on top! I'm so sorry to hear about your legs. I have to ask -- are you going to become our resident murderball expert? ;-)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:13 PM on September 11, 2007

Great to see you're doing well. Welcome back folkways.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:49 PM on September 11, 2007

Glad to have you back.

posted by yerfatma at 03:04 PM on September 11, 2007

Had no idea. Glad to have you back!

posted by jerseygirl at 03:16 PM on September 11, 2007

I'll take one of those stouts, and toast to many healthier days for you.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 03:25 PM on September 11, 2007

A buddy of mine from my military days lost both his legs after a horrific car crash about three years ago, and one of the first things he said to me when I talked to him after he got out of surgery was, "Jesus, man, think of all the money I'm gonna save on shoes and socks!" Of course, he always was a sick fucker. Best of luck, Folkways; Pensacola's an awesome place to be. I got to grow up in that area, and served at NAS Pensacola while I was in the Navy. My aircrew class' picture might still be on the wall at Trader Jon's. If it still exists, get Gary to take you to S.S. Casino Nuevo.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:00 PM on September 11, 2007

Damn man I had no Idea either. If I get down that way I'll stop and have a drink with ya. I am not sure about that stout though, maybe some of these will be a little better. On a more humorous note I have a friend that I worked with at the fire station who lost his lower right leg in a motorcycle wreck. Now when the mail lady brings the mail to the station he takes his leg off and tells her "I'll show you mine if you show me yours!" Take care, and email if you ever want to chat.

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:03 PM on September 11, 2007

Glad to see your back. I was actually going to email you to see how things were when I saw a recent comment. Email me when you're ready for that stout. My aircrew class' picture might still be on the wall at Trader Jon's. Unlikely. Trader Jon's closed a couple years ago. Last I knew they were making a section for Trader Jon memorabilia at the Naval Aviation Museum. Not sure if it ever happened. Also saw recent talk about a possible new Trader Jon's restaurant at an upcoming maritime park. get Gary to take you to S.S. Casino Nuevo Hmm, never heard of it.

posted by justgary at 07:23 PM on September 11, 2007

Folkways, glad to hear that you're back in circulation. Too bad I didn't get the news until today, as I was at Eglin over the weekend (flight testing) and had a few hours to myself. McGuire's would have been a great idea.

posted by Howard_T at 07:48 PM on September 11, 2007

Two thumbs up--you at least still got the opposable thumbs going for you, man. Seriously, glad to read you're in such good spirits. Live life, always.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:19 PM on September 11, 2007

Glad to hear you're doing well Folkie, hope the next (and hopefully final) operation goes alright. How are you liking the change of scenery? I'm sure you will enjoy it, them Floridians are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:59 AM on September 12, 2007

Take care, folkie boy. Best wishes from the other side of the world.

posted by owlhouse at 02:04 AM on September 12, 2007

Folkways! Great to hear from you. You're still my hero. Now go set new drivers on your fantasy team for this week (and tell grum@work to do the same).

posted by MrFrisby at 08:31 AM on September 12, 2007

Thanks again yall. And im looking forward to all the FREE drinks comming my way. I did say yall were bying didnt I?

posted by Folkways at 08:57 AM on September 12, 2007

Three Cheers for Folkways..........Hipp Hipp Hooray............ Your courage and optimism blow me away. God's Blessing Upon You.

posted by skydivedad at 09:13 AM on September 12, 2007

Folkways, I will definitely buy the next time I am down your way. It may not be a dark beer, though. I tend to dislike beer that I have to chew. Welcome back.

posted by hawkguy at 10:48 AM on September 12, 2007

I did say yall were bying didnt I? Anytime, any place.

posted by Howard_T at 08:55 PM on September 12, 2007

Yup. If you find yourself in the same establishment as I at any point, you might have a hard time paying for anything.

posted by chicobangs at 01:52 AM on September 13, 2007

Hi Folkways, glad to hear you're doing alright. Best wishes from Nottingham, merrie olde England. I'll also shout you a warm beer if you ever make it over to this neck of the woods. Robin Hood sends his regards too.

posted by squealy at 04:56 AM on September 14, 2007

Man, you can miss some important stuff here if you're away for awhile. Folkways, I sure am sorry to hear about your legs but your spirit sounds good. All the best to you and if I ever make it to FLA.....

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:45 PM on September 17, 2007

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