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Author Topic: Longtime DC Member JoTo is in hospital again -- address for sending postcards  (Read 10604 times)

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A long time DC member who is not as active on the forum but is very active in the daily DonationCoder Chat Channel is in the hospital again, with a relapse of his past serious infection.

Last time we sent him postcards and it really cheered him up and made him seem like a star celebrity in the hospital, and it seemed to help, so i'm hoping we can do so again.

Here is his address, please send a postcard if you can:

Katharinenhospital
Jörg Töllner - Zimmer 673
Kriegsbergstr. 60
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 12:48:41 PM by mouser »

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Thanks for letting me know, mouser. I missed sending him a card last time - I won't miss this time. Hope he is better soon.
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Got some Aussie post-cards on my lunch break. Will send one over the w/end. Hope he's doing OK.

Ehtyar.

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i'm sorry to hear the news of the relapse but i'll try to cheer him up with a home-made postcard.

btw, did a search and found the thread of his return to good health the previous time. :)

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Yikes! that's sad news! :( I hope he's back with us soon!

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Card sent.  Any word on how he is?
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Anyone know if you can just print off a standard Photo and mail it as a post card? It appears to be exactly the same size as a postcard I recently received.

Or does USPS require special postcards?


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photo is fine

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You should be able to just address it on the back and apply postage...
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You should be able to just address it on the back and apply postage...
Apply postage?  Apply postage!
Are you made of money?
Print a photo of the stamp on the back...  :D

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wow, just seen this
he's probably not checking in here but Gute Besserung JoTo if you are!
will send card today
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JOTO'S BAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!
JOTO'S BAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!
JOTO'S BAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Ehtyar.

P.S. Come visit the IRC channel to say hi ;)

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Crap. I mean, er, great! The crappy thing is that this is the SECOND time I neglected to make good on my promise to send JoTo a postcard  :( >:( :-[ :-[

So... WELCOME BACK JOTO! I'm glad that you are back on your feet and look forward to seeing more of you around DC  :Thmbsup:

PS as embarrassed as I am, I hope that no further opportunities to rectify my negligence present themselves...
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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First (short) Hello from me
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2009, 03:11:01 AM »
Hi Folks,

Just a quick "hello" for now from me. I'm preparing a longer post with the photos of the postcards i got and a more detailed situation explanation. But i first have to fight against 3000+ mails (total including spam was 14000), renew some subscriptions that expired on 31st December and so on.

So thank you all for all the good wishes and giving me the feeling that something is missing on DonationCoder when i'm not here. :D

CU soon on IRC or in the forum
JoTo

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Nice to have you back - hope you heal up fast and without complications :)
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JOTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOTO JOTO!!! I miss ya! Hope you're feeling better! Get well and hop into the IRC channel!
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Welcome back joto!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Welcome back!  Yes something is definitely missing when you are not around
Impossible is nothing

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:-[   How i forgot this thread last month >:( .

Welcome Back Joto :)

I missed you on IRC.  :beerchug:

P.S:  Hope you heal up fast so that we can start SPAMing on IRC again  :D

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Welcome back Herr Joto! missed you in the chat-room. my heartiest wishes for your good health. :-*

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JoTo, when are you going to stop faking and join us for more "Poke fun at mouser" funtime on IRC? You are perhaps the best participant, well second compared to yours truly, but yes, we want you back!

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Catchup of my actual situation and in the last weeks inclusive postcard scans
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2009, 04:24:26 AM »
Dear DC Members,

as promised, now a bit more detailed and longer catch up about my
actual situation and in the last weeks, inclusive scans of the
postcards i got from members.

First let me thank you all again for all the kind words. It's a real
good feeling that there is somone out there that cares.

This time i got the same problem as in 2007. A pus filled abscess that
grows inside my belly. The difference to 2007 is, last year i got 2
smaller ones in the left and right chest while this time it is 1 big
one in the middle lower belly.

The first week (from 24th, Nov. 2008) i stayed at home with care of my
normal doctor. On 1st, Dec. 2008 she saw that it grows instead of
healing. So she decided, that we can't wait any longer and sent me to
hospital. I was so dizzy and exhausted from the infection and
inflammation, that she called an ambulance for transport. After 10
min. i was in the emergency department of the hospital. (That was a
first time ride in an ambulance car for me. Interesting i must say! :D )

They have to make an operational cut of about 11 inch wide
and 3 inch deep. That size of the wound explains why i had to stay in
hospital for about 8 weeks. In that 8 weeks i got a total of 11
operations, all with full anesthesia. That was a bit of stress for my
physis and psychic of course.

But after the first operation the pain stops immediately. So i felt
good after a few days and the boring waiting phase in hospital starts. :(

Now (since 23st, Jan. 2009) i'm home again. But the wound is still
wide open. It has to heal slowly from bottom to top and that takes its
time (at least another 1 or 2 months from now on). I get visits at my
house from a nurse every day to change the bandage and inspect the
wound so it didn't get infected again. So far the wound is still clean
and begins to heal as expected.  :up:

Looking back it was a very good decision from my doctor to sent me to
hospital. The abscess was grown so big in the meantime, that only 1
inch of meat seperates the pus from the abdominal cavity. If the pus
would have entered this, some of the inner organs would have been
infected (a so called Sepsis) and that would have meant serious lethal
danger to me (dying rate of sepsis patients are about 70%!). :o But
thanks god this was prevented just in time. So i wasn't in real lethal
danger at last.

The bad thing is, that nobody knows if this shows up again in the
future and nothing can be done to prevent it actively. So the only
thing i can do is to hope that this time was the last time i got such
a crap.  :'( Please keep fingers crossed for me for that!

I don't have to go to work at the moment until the wound closes at
least mostly. So, at the moment, i enjoy a kind of vacation. :Thmbsup:

That completes my actual situation description.

At last i want to send special thanks to the postcard senders for the
good wishes. It was really fun to get the cards in the hospital and
they made some of the long boring days a bit brighter. Thanks guys!!!

A side effect was again the bragging i can do when the nurse brings me
the cards from all over the world with a headshaking, wondering where
i know from all this people from all around the globe. Felt like a VIP
then!  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks also goes to all others who sent me PM on the forum or yells
cheers for me when i re-enter the IRC channel first time again.

At the bottom of my post please find the scans of the postcards i got.

Greetings to the most kind and best Community on the web
JoTo

Postcards from members i got
(in alphabetical order)
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from Computerfritze
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from Cranioscopical
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from Ehtyar
[attachthumb=#4][/attachthumb]
from Mouser
[attachthumb=#5][/attachthumb]
from Tomos

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Thank you for the update Joto.. It sounds really scary and we are all very very glad to hear that you are recovering.  The Joto tree postcard is funny :)

I think it's time for you to stop eating whatever crazy food you are eating that is causing this problem!