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Author Topic: Thank you Donationcoder!  (Read 736 times)

Josh

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Thank you Donationcoder!
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:52:12 PM »
Hi all,

As those who hang out on the IRC channel are aware, this afternoon I depart in order to undergo brain surgery. During a visit to the dentist in July for what I thought was an infected tooth requiring extraction (turned out to just be a bad sinus infection), a CT scan was done. As an incidental finding to this scan, a colloid cyst was found within my third ventricle. The cyst measures at 1.3cm x .9cm.

Tomorrow, I am scheduled to undergo the removal of this cyst. 99% of the time these are found to be non-cancerous, typically gelatinous in nature. The risk of not removing this cyst is a sudden shift which could lead to rapid-onset hydrocephalus and even sudden death if it blocks the ventricle.

I wanted to post a picture of a mug and letter I received from Jesse on behalf of DonationCoder and express my sincerest thanks for him taking the time to rush this to me prior to my departure for the hospital.

Melissa will be posting updates online and I am sure Stephen will be more than willing to transcribe the here.

Thanks again for the support from the DoCo team and I hope the procedure tomorrow is uneventful (minus the removal of my brain-born hitchhiker).

- Josh sends

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 02:04:04 PM »
I'm glad it arrived in time.  :up:

We should say that the mug art was made by Nudone (Nick Pearson) many years ago and it's quite wonderful (the other side shows Cody in the bed before his recovery and is worth posting too).  It's really Nick Pearson's amazing art that deserves the thanks for the mug.  The mug has been sent to a small handful of people over the years who end up in the hospital for serious matters and need some magical luck.

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 02:11:15 PM »
Thought I posted that one too. Here it is :)

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 02:11:59 PM »
Best wishes Josh

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 02:53:16 PM »
Best of luck Josh!
(Lovely letter and cup)
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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 07:03:40 PM »


Thanks Mouser.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 07:29:03 PM »
Best wishes Josh, looking forward to seeing your bug wander on the pages again soon!! :up:
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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 07:59:44 PM »
Good luck, recovery well, and soon!


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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 01:19:18 AM »
Best wished, Josh.

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 01:28:56 AM »
Best wishes, Josh!

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 05:06:02 AM »
Good Luck Josh.  :Thmbsup:
Rest assure you will be posting messages soon  :)

Regards,

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 05:49:50 AM »
Hi Josh,

Best wishes for a successful procedure, a prosperous future and many sunny mornings during which you can drink your favourite wake-up beverage from your new mug!

Dale
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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2016, 11:32:43 AM »
UPDATE


From Facebook:

Josh Levine feeling thankful.
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This is Melissa, here's the update on Josh:
He's all done and fine. He's still sleeping and should wake within the next 30-60 minutes. The cyst (non cancerous) didn't come out in one piece but the doc is pretty sure she got the majority. He'll have to get a yearly scan to make sure it doesn't come back though. So thankfully that's all done with. Yay!

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 01:17:48 PM »
Hooray!

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 01:56:56 PM »
Great  :D
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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 02:35:45 PM »
 
    :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 05:32:23 PM »
 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:  Glad to hear Josh's biopsy was benign.   :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #17 on: Today at 12:57:42 AM »


Thanks Mouser.   :Thmbsup:
Great movie!

I own it!
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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #18 on: Today at 01:40:36 AM »
Great :Thmbsup:

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #19 on: Today at 04:23:13 AM »
Best Wishes, Josh!

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #20 on: Today at 06:57:55 AM »
Great movie!

I own it!

For a while those lines were used by stand up comedians almost as often as Ed Sullivan impressions.  :)
I think is has been superseded by "Thank you very much" said with an "Elvis Voice(tm)" though.  :)

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #21 on: Today at 10:30:18 AM »
Never mind the movie, can we get an update on Josh??

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Re: Thank you Donationcoder!
« Reply #22 on: Today at 11:17:45 AM »
Never mind the movie, can we get an update on Josh??


Josh is awake, on the road to recovery, and poking around on Facebook!  :D