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Posted by helenofjoy - Dec 27, 2014 - 8:00am
To those who remember LennytheB, an update on his recovery from a battle with the bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus (sp?) after eating a raw oyster on the beach in Alabama.  He very nearly lost his life, then very nearly lost his leg, then very nearly lost his foot.  He did lose part of his foot and with the help of some very talented medical professionals at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and the good wishes and prayers from many of you here, he has emerged alive and grateful for everything in his life.  I visited with the young folks in the family that shared Christmas at his home this year, and they think he is much too skinny, but in good spirits.  His gut has not fully recovered from the bacterial onslaught and the medical intervention necessary to keep him alive long enough to begin healing.  It is still going to be a long road to full recovery.  His devoted wife, JoAnn was by his side the entire time and continues to be the best wife and partner a man could ask for.  She recently bought him a trip to Hawaii for his birthday in November!  I will house sit for them in their beautiful lake front home and keep the dogs company for a month and am delighted to be able to help out somehow.  I'm very grateful to this community for offering up their energy so he could live on!  Maybe when he recovers a little more I can convince him to expend some energy once in a while to post in RP again.  I always enjoyed his writing and he has always been a source of inspiration and understanding for me.  Thank you all again for being a part of his recovery!  {#Good-vibes}
7 comments on this journal entry.
Still here somewhere....
onlylynne Avatar

Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River

Posted: Dec 31, 2014 - 6:23pm

I have thought of him often.
Your posts have drawn me in.
So glad he is nearly recovered.
What a crazy thing to go through!
Be well, Lenny the B!
swell_sailor Avatar

Location: The Gorge

Posted: Dec 30, 2014 - 1:52pm


miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)

Posted: Dec 29, 2014 - 11:58am

Shine On.
Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise

Posted: Dec 28, 2014 - 8:02am

Thanks for the good news.
Living with passion
Alexandra Avatar

Location: PNW

Posted: Dec 28, 2014 - 5:31am

Good news.

Antigone Avatar

Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley

Posted: Dec 27, 2014 - 2:52pm

We're all riders on this train
ScottN Avatar

Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary

Posted: Dec 27, 2014 - 1:02pm


May he continue his recovery.  It seems he as very caring support.   {#Cheers}