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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:52 PM
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Johns Hopkins has verified that Andy Stephenson is in surgery right now.
I just got off the telephone with the Johns Hopkins Hospital office of corporate communications. They confirmed to me that Andy Stephenson is "in surgery as we speak" at Johns Hopkins Hospital. They also confirmed that the surgery was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but it was changed to today.

Now that Johns Hopkins has verified directly to me that Andy is in fact a patient at their facility, we consider the issue of his alleged fraud to be resolved and closed from further discussion on Democratic Underground. We understand why some members may have had questions or concerns about this issue in the past when the facts were not known. There is a huge difference between the malicious trolls who outright lied (and were since banned), and legitimate DU members who had honest questions. The fact that I have verified that Andy is indeed in surgery does not give anyone license to ostracize or attack DU members who held a differing opinion in the past. We hope that now we can put this conflict behind us and move toward healing for this community.

We wish Andy Stephenson good luck in his surgery. He has had a very tough time these last few months, and hopefully now he can begin the road to recovery. We are anxious to hear any updates that people have about his condition. If anyone does have any news, please feel free to post about it on Democratic Underground.

Skinner
DU Admin
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:53 PM
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1. Thanks Skinner! *hugs*
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:54 PM
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2. Thank you Skinner.
Thoughts and prayers are with Andy.
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Fud Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 11:12 AM
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143. Finally people can put the lies and spectulation behind.
I don't know Andy that well cept for a few emails back and forth. But i trust him totally on his word. The naysayers can bite my bum cheeks.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:55 PM
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3. Thanks Skinner.
:hug: to Andy
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:55 PM
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4. Thanks for clearing it up
n/t
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:55 PM
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5. Good luck Andy.
Come back stronger than ever!
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:55 PM
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6. That Is Good To Know, Sir
Thank you for the information.

Let us all hope for a favorable outcome.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:56 PM
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7. I'm glad that this is sufficiently 'cleared up'
although still amazed at the mayhem over the last couple weeks.

Well, everyone keep sending good thoughts to Andy and see the other thread for updates!
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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:56 PM
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8. Thank you, Skinner!
You are the BEST! :) Ida
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KaryninMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:57 PM
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9. Thank you. Now let's all focus on helping Andy get better soon!
He's going to need lots of love and support from this community so keep those prayers and healing messages flowing. Knowing Andy, as soon as he is able, he'll be back on line and right back here to his friends at DU.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:58 PM
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10. Thanks Skinner!
I wrote Andy email the other day, and he wrote me back. I wish him well and speedy recoverage!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:59 PM
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11. God bless Andy
And thank-you Skinner for verifying this and putting up with all of the crap that has gone on over the past few months. :yourock:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 12:59 PM
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12. We will wait for the good news of a good outcome of this surgery
Best wishes godbush&cheney.

T_C_O
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:00 PM
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13. Thanks and good luck Andy
We're pullin' for you :hug:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:00 PM
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14. I pray everything works out for him........
he has a long day ahead. Get well soon Andy. :thumbsup:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:02 PM
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19. He went in early this morning
around 7:30 - so it should be finished soon.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:00 PM
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15. Good news
A speedy recovery to Andy
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:00 PM
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16. Good for Andy!
I have a candle lit for him.

Now will the person who made the accusation against a desperately ill man please step forward for their well deserved beating?


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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:00 PM
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17. I'm sending strength to Andy
:-)
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:01 PM
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18. well for those who are inclined
i guess we`d better pray for him. thank`s for informing us.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:04 PM
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20. Good news! And the very best wishes for Andy's recovery
and successful surgery!

:hug:

DemEx
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:05 PM
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21. Thank you for the update, Skinner
I hope that his surgery goes well and his recovery is speedy.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:06 PM
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22. DU'ers are truly PRO-LIFE
We opted for life rather than cynicism in Andy's case.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:41 PM
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46. Excellent way of putting it!!! (nt)
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 07:14 PM
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149. So if you're PRO-LIFE because you trusted that Andy was telling the truth,

that means those who questioned whether we were getting the whole story are PRO-CHOICE. By your definition, cynicism is a quality of pro-choicers.

:shrug:

Why not just avoid ascribing new meanings to a well-known and well-understood term such as "PRO-LIFE"? It means "opposed to abortion on demand," which most DUers are not. (Some DUers and some pro-lifers agree that euthanasia is wrong and/or that the death penalty is wrong. Some DUers and some pro-lifers are pacifists, or opposed to most wars. But most DUers support abortion on demand, which is not at all a pro-life position.)

Better yet, why not avoid casting aspersions on any DUer who questioned some aspects of the various accounts of Andy's illness?

I never posted on this topic at all, was away and missed all the deleted threads. But, after the troll was banned, I read some of the later threads to see what was going on. There was a legitimate basis for the questions asked by real DUers. They don't deserve to be branded as cynics for saying more information was needed.

After all, Skinner banned further threads about Andy until he got some confirmation, some more information, from Johns Hopkins. That doesn't mean Skinner is a cynic, does it?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:06 PM
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23. Thanks Skinner
Let's hope this is a step toward healing for Andy and everyone at DU.

Remember, people, we got bigger fish to fry.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:06 PM
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24. Thanks Skinner
Will you tack this to the top of the forum like you had your other message about Andy? It would be nice if you would, just for the day.

Some folks were hurt by the nastiness and the assertions, they may feel a little better knowing that you have posted this message.

:hi:

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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:14 PM
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33. Excellent suggestion (nt)
Peace.

((((((((( Ripple Effect )))))))))) :yourock:
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:07 PM
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25. Good luck Andy and best wishes for a speedy and complete
recovery! :hug:
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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:07 PM
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26. Adding my thanks to everybody's elses!
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Caoimhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:07 PM
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27. Be Well Andy!
You have a lot of people thinking about ya!
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:08 PM
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28. Thank you Skinner and everyone at DU for supporting Andy.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:08 PM
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29. Skinner, with all due respect,
Edited on Wed May-25-05 01:13 PM by sfexpat2000
I'd like to point out that the organizers of the fundraiser, myself being one of the most active, went out of our way throughout this process to provide the best answers we could to our fellow DUers who asked reasonable questions, yourself included. As this situation developed, we were able to lay hands on better information. That is the nature of medical crises.

And I'd also like to point out that we have been accused of everything from obfuscation to outright fraud. It has been a sad time in many ways.

It is my hope as well that we can move on, with lessons learned both about the strength of this community as well as about its sensitivities.

best to you all,

Beth

/typin'
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:19 PM
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39. Don't worry
its not your fault and there's nothing you could have done to prevent the problems. You all did an exemplary job. When you do fundraising - there are always people who complain, though usually not many. As they say - no good deed goes unpunished

;)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:39 PM
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45. LOL! I just wanted us to be able to enjoy what we did.

DUers ROCK!

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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:54 PM
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62. Thank you Beth for your excellent fundraising
I'm sending good thoughts Andy's way. He's a swell person and so are the many people who aided him in this trying time.

Juanita
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:09 PM
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30. Thanks for the update, Skinner
And prayers for Andy O8)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:12 PM
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31. Thank you Skinner for this Great Post! Here's to Andy's speedy recovery!
Edited on Wed May-25-05 01:13 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:13 PM
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32. Thank You Skinner
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:14 PM
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34. Well, Praise the Lord
and Pass the Get Well Wishes! :)
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:15 PM
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35. Thank you, Skinner!
I have loved this site for a long time. I haven't known all that much about you personally, so as difficult as this situation has been, I'm grateful for the opportunity it has given me to see the integrity, wisdom and strength of character that you have. (all the more impressive in a young pup like yourself...I've seen the picture!) :)

Being part of helping Andy has renewed my faith in what people who come together can achieve. I am really proud to be a part of this DU community, and grateful for what it gives me every day. So, thank you Skinner! :bounce:

So, here's wishing Andy a speedy recovery, and a long and healthy life to Andy AND DU!

:grouphug:


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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:16 PM
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36. Thanks!
I think you guys handled this well. It's a shame about the trolls, but I suppose that's the nature of the medium.

All best wishes to Andy and Termite!!

SJ
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:16 PM
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37. Prayers for Andy
Thanks, Skinner. Job well done in a difficult situation. Can you keep us posted when he gets out?
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:17 PM
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38. Well Said.
Thanks Skinner!
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:24 PM
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40. Get Well Soon Andy
You have a team of people routing for your speedy recovery!

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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:26 PM
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41. Thank you, Skinner! I think you handled this whole "episode" very well,
under the circumstances.

Here's pulling for Andy!
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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:26 PM
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42. kick for andy.
Thank you skinner.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:27 PM
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43. This should be pinned. Thanks for the update!
:hi:

Prayers and positive thoughts to you Andy.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:34 PM
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44. Thanks, Skinner.
I am about to call Termite to see if there is news yet.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:41 PM
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47. Update -- I just talked to Termite.
Six hours after the surgery began, Andy is still in the OR. He is doing fine through the surgery and Termite has been informed that they got the entire tumor. Bev is on its way to pathology.

No word yet on how much longer.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:42 PM
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48. oh that is great news!
thanks!
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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:45 PM
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50. maybe start a new thread GAOT
great news.!!!!!
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:52 PM
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52. Thanks for the update on Andy! n/t
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:44 PM
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49. Thank you, Skinner, for keeping on top of this
and for navigating DU through the troubled water with steady hand and assured manners.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 01:45 PM
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51. Skinner, thanks for your sensitive handling of a difficult situation.
Nobody could have done it better, and most administrators couldn't have done it as well. My hopes and prayers are with Andy as always.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:04 PM
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53. Johns Hopkins is on the scam...don't you see?
:evilgrin:

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Seriously, I wish Andy all the best and a very speedy recovery. :thumbsup:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:10 PM
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55. Yeah, the biggest hospital in the world is IN ON IT!
:rofl:
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:18 PM
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58. I NEW IT.....
I had my suspicions.......hospitals are gutting America....

Oh Pooh....I don't joke effectively do I?????????

I'm too damn serious....

:spank:


I'm on pins and needles today....The battle has begun. :pals:

We all need to pull together for the long hall.

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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:19 PM
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59. THIS IS HUGH!!!111
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 05:11 PM
Response to Reply #59
94. who is Hugh??
oh...maybe you mean huge??

:hide:


So glad Andy has finally gotten the surgery! :)
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 08:55 PM
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124. In case others aren't in on the joke....
Here's the thread that started it all:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 10:50 AM
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130. D'OH!
(Don't hang around in the lounge.....)

Hugh...mmmm...nice.....
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 09:01 PM
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106. LOL.
Thanks Will!

A good laugh with my warmed heart.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:09 PM
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67. This was a big step. And it looks like it went very well.
:toast:
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:09 PM
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54. Get well soon Andy
and thank you Skinner!
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:13 PM
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56. Yay!
The sooner Andy's in the sooner he'll be OUT and on the road to recovery!

:woohoo:

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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:17 PM
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57. sometimes you just have to go with your gut.
Edited on Wed May-25-05 02:17 PM by FarceOfNature
my gut told me Andy's condition was serious and he needed our help, though it's nice to have one's instinct verified. Good luck Andy! :hug:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:22 PM
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60. Thank you Skinner
for bringing everyone up to speed. Best of luck to Andy.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 02:37 PM
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61. Well handled Skinner! And very best to Andy for a speedy recovery.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:00 PM
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63. Remarkable group, you Duers
Take a bow, all of you .............

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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:02 PM
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64. Goodboy reports on other thread surgery OVER!!! Andy ok.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:03 PM
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65. Deleted message
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:29 PM
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72. I can answer that: yes. And Skinner has the doctor's statement
that explicitly names the type of cancer, pancreatic.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:48 PM
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:53 PM
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77. Skinner has the doctor's statement that was provided to the
Hirshberg Foundation in application for their grant. Why someone would need more than Agi Hirshberg and her Foundation require, I don't know. Maybe PMing Skinner with your concerns would be a good strategy. :)
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 05:22 PM
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96. For some odd reasons
some folks thought a cancerous tumor in the pancreas was not pancreatic cancer.

Go figure.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:06 PM
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66. thank you!
:toast:

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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:09 PM
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68. Thank you!
It would be nice if people who have some 'pologizing to do would be big enough to do so.

Yeah, that sounded a little preachy, but I'm a big believer in taking responsability, admitting one's wrongs, making amends. Shows character and great courage, IMO. I kind of stopped following the messiness, though. Maybe people already did this. If so, I salute you and offer hugs.

anyway, Skinner and everyone, thank you!

Sending more good vibes, for Andy and all of us.

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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:11 PM
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69. Any word?
How is Andy doing?
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:20 PM
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70. Thanks for the update...
I've been sending my prayers along with all of yours ... with all that energy coming his way he'll be doing cartwheels in no time. :)
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:25 PM
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71. Best Wishes Andy
O8)
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:44 PM
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73. Thanks Skinner, for helping clear the air on this
Edited on Wed May-25-05 03:44 PM by VelmaD
And get well Andy. :)
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:48 PM
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75. Thanks, Skinner!
Get well Andy, 'kay?
:woohoo:
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 03:52 PM
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76. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Andy.
Thanks for the update Skinner. DU is the best!
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:03 PM
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78. He's out after 7 hours and groggy........
the docs say please leave him be- no phone calls until saturday.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 05:07 PM
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92. That is excellent advice.....
He is the scarry phase now. Anyone who has never experienced surgery, ever and undergoes a Whipple......well it's like a man having a baby.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 11:57 PM
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126. Here is a link
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 12:07 PM
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120. Thanks for the update bettyellen
Give him a big hug from me if you go down to see him.
:hug:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:04 PM
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79. UPDATE FROM BRADBLOG - Andy's in Recovery after 7.5 hours of surgery
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00001418.htm
Word on Andy Stephenson...

I've received word from Johns Hopkins where our friend Andy Stephenson, who has been tireless for years in his efforts to fight Election Fraud in this country, has just completed 7.5 hours of surgery.

He has come through the surgery successfully and his tumor was removed. He is currently in Recovery and on his way to Intensive Care shortly.

I have been asked to keep further details of the surgery and his further prognosis private as of now. It has been requested, however, that I pass along the news above for those who are concerned about him, and, as well, to ask everyone to say their prayers for Andy at this time.

Blogged by Brad on 5/25/2005 @ 1:43pm PT...
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:17 PM
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83. That's great Thanks for the update
thoughts and prayers going out to Andy

:)
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:53 PM
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91. Thanks for the update!
Great news his surgery was successful.
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:09 PM
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80. Thank you for your good work.
I haven't commented on the whole debacle before, but I want to commend you for your adroit handling of the matter.

And I have Andy in my prayers. I hope everything goes well.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:15 PM
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81. Thank you!
Best of luck to Andy in his recovery process!
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:15 PM
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82. Thank you for being so generous
We are all praying and sending positive energy to Andy.
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BobMorr Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:27 PM
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84. Thanks Skinner
Prayers being sent for Andy. Hope for a speedy recovery!
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:28 PM
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85. I'VE STARTED A NEW THREAD now that Andy's out of surgery.
It has the Bradblog announcement that he's in Recovery and mentions bettyellen's statement that the doctors want no phone calls to Andy for now.

The new thread is here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thread title: "Update from BradBlog - Andy Stephenson in Recovery after 7.5 hours surgery"
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:28 PM
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86. Thank you, Skinner
!!
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:30 PM
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87. Thank you Skinner
A wise and wonderful man are you. *yoda off*
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:39 PM
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88. Thanks Skinner, and good luck, Andy :-)
Things solved, and even the most inquiring minds should have their curiosity satisfied by now :)

This calls for a beer! :toast:
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:41 PM
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89. Good news!
Recover quickly, Andy! I'm glad you are out of surgery.

Thanks Skinner for the update.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 04:52 PM
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90. Thank you so much Skinner!
We appreciate this update on our friend. Good news all around!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 05:08 PM
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93. Right on. Thanks. To Andy: Get well soon, sir.
Edited on Wed May-25-05 05:08 PM by impeachdubya
You don't want to endure hospital food any longer than you have to!

Here's to a speedy recovery.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 05:13 PM
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95. Thanks, Skinner & ((hugs)) to Andy
well, ok, :hug: when he feels up to it :)

DR
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 05:25 PM
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97. Good to hear, hope all goes well for Andy
Best wishes to Andy and kudos to everyone who helped him out.
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 06:04 PM
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98. Good luck and hang in there, Andy!
:thumbsup:
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:09 PM
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99. Get well soon Andy
Mary
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:18 PM
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100. Thanks, Skinner! You handled the whole thing so professionally....
we are so happy for Andy and pray for his speedy recovery!


:bounce:
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:18 PM
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101. Thanks very much.
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Domitan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:21 PM
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102. I wish Andy the very best
I'm also heartened to know that this is genuine. During my 10 years on the net, I've seen so many false scenarios played out (e.g., faked deaths, dramas, and so on). Very pleased to know that it's not the case here at all.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:26 PM
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103. He still need our good thoughts and wishes. Chemo can be a
nightmare, but with people who love you with you, it can be gotten through.
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Andromeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:32 PM
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104. Thanks, Skinner...
Edited on Wed May-25-05 07:33 PM by Andromeda
Many blessings, Andy--there are lots of folks out here who may not know you personally but think of you as a brother. Get well! :grouphug:
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 07:42 PM
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105. Thanks for providing a place that helped to save Andy.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 09:03 PM
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107. Thank you, Skinner. Such excellent admin. on your part.
What a community. You should be very, very proud.

:thumbsup:

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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 09:13 PM
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108. I Knew but couldn't say: Heppa. Thanks Skinner.
My family works there. JHH protects your privacy big-time. The mere mention of Heppa stands hair upwards.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 09:37 PM
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109. I told you
naysayers suck it
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 09:41 PM
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110. Andy, eat your jello.......thanks Skinner
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 10:51 PM
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111. Blessings to Andy, Skinner,Termite and those wonderful dedicated
collectors. Also thanks to all our generous DU's.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 10:56 PM
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112. Thanks David...I want to get you for Secretary of State some day...
the way you handled this situation has been diplomacy of the highest order. :D
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 11:16 PM
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113. Good luck, Andy!
Sending good vibes your way!
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 11:25 PM
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114. Best wishes to Andy S and The Other Andy
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:49 AM
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115. Thanks Skinner, and get well soon, Andy! n/t
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 03:46 AM
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116. Get Well Soon! :-) n/t
Edited on Thu May-26-05 03:47 AM by AmyDeLune
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:20 AM
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117. I thought we weren't posting about this anymore? Oh, we are?
Okay. Good luck, Andy!
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Henny Penny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:28 AM
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118. Best wishes Andy!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:48 AM
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119. thanks Skinner
I am thinking good thoughts for Andy and his loved ones. :)
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Garth Beaumont Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 04:55 PM
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121. Never doubted
it! I hope he recovers fully!
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 05:37 PM
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122. Thanks so much
for the update and info.

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 06:56 PM
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123. Thanks, Skinner
I've been looking all day for a post confirming that he was having his surgery today, as originally scheduled, and totally missed your post up at the top that he had it yesterday. I wish Andy luck and hope everything works out well for him.
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:29 PM
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125. I never had any doubts.
Thanks for the update.
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blue northern Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 01:12 AM
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127. Best wishes Andy.
Your political activism has shown us all what a fighter you truly are.
I'm looking forward to reading your posts again once you're feeling up to it.
Until then Godspeed your recovery.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 09:36 AM
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128. All the best to Andy!
:hug:
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 10:31 AM
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129. For The Record Fuck The Freepers Who Suggested Otherwise!
Get well soon Andy!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 11:32 AM
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 11:51 AM
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132. See ya.
Edited on Fri May-27-05 11:52 AM by Bunny
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 11:54 AM
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 11:55 AM
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134. I'd make a suggestion to you, but it's anatomically
impossible. Go crawl back under your rock.
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 12:07 PM
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135. shirley2004, spamming the board
ugly stuff
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 05:27 PM
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136. Thanks Skinner. That's good news.
But with HIPPA regs now I'm suprised they would even acknowledge him even being there. Andy must have a release of information or something.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 06:26 PM
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137. Fyi, HIIPPA isn't all it's hyped to be. They made a big point
of trying to sell how much harder it is for common folk to get information to distract from the fact that it greases the government's ability to get our information.

Same old same old.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 06:40 PM
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138. You know, I never thought of it that way.
Because they don't even present the other side of the story.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 06:54 PM
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139. They're good at what they do. I didn't either until I asked a pro
friend of mine.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 01:48 AM
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140. sending major mojo to Andy!!!!
Thanks, Skinner.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 07:59 AM
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141. Thanks Skinner - Best to you Andy! n/t
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 09:46 AM
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142. Good luck!
Hoping for the best. Doctors nowadays are capable of incredible feats when it comes to treating what in the past were untreatable diseases. Andy, you will come through and be better than before!
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 04:22 PM
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144. Thank you, Skinner!
I'll definitely keep Andy in my thoughts and prayers.

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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 10:57 PM
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145. I have been off & had not heard about Andy, thank you for posting
:kick:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 02:58 AM
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146. I am glad this has gotten cleared up!
Thank you Skinner for posting this update.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:54 AM
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147. Whew....long surgery.
Post surgery news would be great!
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 07:11 PM
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148. Yea, how's Andy doing?
Anyone talk to him? Don't keep us in suspense....unless it is Andy who will break the silence.......hmmmmmmm?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 07:07 AM
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150. There have been a number of postings already!
Just none in this thread.

The Search feature will find them for you.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 07:15 PM
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tmooses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 07:33 PM
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152. Thank you very much for the update and clarification. I wish Andy
a speedy recovery and a quick return to the causes we all hold so important.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 08:44 AM
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153. Heal up Andy! I wish I could have given more.
Take care, Laura
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JackieO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-05 03:27 PM
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154. BEST WISHES FOR YOUR HEALTH, ANDY!
I hope we get to talk again soon when you are feeling better!

Lot of love to you!

:hug:
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