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Author Topic: I'm worried about Cliff  (Read 5523 times)

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Offline RAB

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I'm worried about Cliff
« on: June 19, 2006, 11:23:56 PM »
I received a message from Cliff saying he's not doing well at all.  He said he was on his way to the hospital.  He is currently in Paris so the language issue may also present a problem.

I know Cliff fairly well, if he is freely opting to go to the hospital, then I'm pretty certain he's suffering.

I hope we hear something soon.

Click the link below for some details.

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RAB

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 11:27:15 PM »
That sounds very scary! I hope he checks in soon.

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Offline Teresa

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 11:28:08 PM »
So sorry to hear that. Hopefully he will get whatever treatment he needs at the hospital to feel better. I hope

you hear something soon.

Will say a prayer for him!

Sending him good thoughts also

Teresa
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Offline The Canuck

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 11:33:44 PM »
Sorry to hear that as well !! Let's hope he'll be back soon with good news in regards to his health.

All the best to you Cliff.

The Canuck

Offline AlanBama

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 11:42:37 PM »
Cliff,

sending you good thoughts and positive energy, my friend.   Hope you get over this episode quickly.

Love,

Alan
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Offline livingpositively

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 01:46:51 AM »
Sending good thoughts and positive energy Cliff's way.

Get better quickly.

Shane
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Offline Robert

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006, 01:56:32 AM »
Oh now I'm worried too.  A lot.  I won't rest until I hear something.  Please keep up posted, Rockie.

robert

(could it have something to do with his "herpes"?  clif posted in the Treatment section today about how he is not responding to the medicine he is taking for it.)
..........

Offline david25luvit

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006, 01:59:51 AM »
Rab...the last time I spoke with him he was talking about how hot it was in Paris....said even the air conditioner in the bldg where he worked was working well....  I hope he's ok?  Let us know if you hear anything?
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Offline Markmt

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006, 03:33:23 AM »
Sorry to read that, it is worrying...hope to hear from him soon.
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Offline Cliff

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2006, 05:06:12 AM »
Thanks guys.  I'm okay.  I went to the hospital and they gave me some meds via IV.  I discharged myself this morning, cause they were going to keep me until I start to heal or show a response....but that's a bit hard to explain to bosslady.

Communication was a problem, but if I understand correctly it sounds like the doctor doesn't think resistance is an issue, just that I started the meds too late and my immune system didn't control the outbreak well enough.

No A/C at the client and am using the metro (no A/C, plus lots of walking) probably explains why it got so bad.  Back in London on Thursday and all of next week, will try to get it taken care of then.  Plus I'm overdue for my 3 month checkup (and a Hep B vaccine booster).

Thanks again (especially Rocky)

Offline eirin

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 05:12:07 AM »
Thinking about you, and wishing you speedy recovery!  :-*

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2006, 07:19:50 AM »
Hello Cliff,

Hope all is going well, and that your getting good treatment. Get in touch when you can.


Ray
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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Offline Lisa

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2006, 07:25:09 AM »
Oh Cliff, ........all I can say is ouch!  What a crappy break for you. Hot, miserable, probably in a ton of discomfort to boot, and miles away from home.
I will be thinking of you today, as I'm sure it will not be a picnic.
Hope you recover quickly, with as little discomfort as possible.
Poor baby.
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Offline Nadine

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2006, 07:27:51 AM »
Feel better Cliff!

Offline joemutt

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2006, 07:45:58 AM »
Cliff I m glad you re well again, this place just isnt the same without your input ;)

Offline Markmt

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2006, 07:58:27 AM »
Thks for news Cliff, Seems like a cooler front should be setting in Paris and London will be few degrees cooler anyway. Stay well and keep us posted.
"Live to love and love to live."

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Offline RAB

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2006, 08:20:22 AM »
Thanks guys.  I'm okay.  I went to the hospital and they gave me some meds via IV.  I discharged myself this morning, cause they were going to keep me until I start to heal or show a response...


Cliff:  Thanks for the update.  But this idea of discharging yourself may have been one of the dumbest things you've ever done!   Seriously dude!    >:(

RAB

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2006, 08:21:50 AM »
Sorry to read you've been having "difficulties," Cliff. Hopefully you'll get things cleared up and back on track in London next week.

Of course getting through even a few days can be a long time, so hope it goes well.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline jack

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2006, 08:29:04 AM »
rab,i cant blame cliff. Its summer in Paris and there is little A/C there. It can become very uncomfortable.

Offline Trish

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2006, 09:58:19 AM »
Hey Cliff,

Hope you're up and about before you know it.  Hang in there.  Sending you get well wishes and keeping you in my thoughts.

Feel better hon,

Love,

Trish :-*
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Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2006, 10:33:22 AM »
Cliff..

Sorry to hear of your trouble.  It's no fun to be away from home and not feeling well.  Hope you get some relief soon!

Hugs

Phil
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Offline Markmt

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2006, 10:48:25 AM »
Quote from: RAB

Cliff:  Thanks for the update.  But this idea of discharging yourself may have been one of the dumbest things you've ever done!   Seriously dude!    >:(

RAB

I agree with RAB. Health is more important then what the company boss thinks, what worries me is that 73F (23C) is hardly eligible for heat exhaustion!.

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Offline kcmetroman

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2006, 11:33:37 AM »
Get well soon bud. 

Offline Cliff

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2006, 11:46:12 AM »
Thanks guys. 

I should probably explain why I left. If I stayed in the hospital I would have faced the very likely prospect of having 2 or 3 coworkers rushing to the hospital to check up on me, (one of which is a friend from college that I've known for decade+).  There were bound to be questions.

Given that I may not have resistance, I decided to check-out, as there is little they can do at this stage.

Not ideal, but the option with the least amount of risk/anxieties.  Though it does put another notch on the it's time for a new job belt.  A silver lining...

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2006, 11:49:07 AM »
Cliff... my thoughts are with you. Though were I your bf, I would tie you up and send you back to the hospital. Then again, were I your bf, you'd be spending a lot of time tied up anyhow, so what would be new? Seriously.

Take care of yourself. You have a bouncing baby shirt to pay for.

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Offline angels4kelly

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2006, 11:58:24 AM »
Okay, now I am concerned also and I can't say I even know Cliff at all.
I am very sorry to hear that he may be sick and my thoughts and prayers are with him.

Strrength and Love to Cliff
and angels4cliff ;),
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2006, 12:23:01 PM »
Add my wishes for a speedy recovery also Cliff.  Hope things are going better for you at this point.

Take care,
John

Offline Jena

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2006, 03:06:38 PM »
I hope you're feeling better Cliff. I agree theres nothing worse than being sick when you're far from your own bed. Please be well
Love
Jena

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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2006, 03:10:37 PM »
 hehehe......LOL@ bouncing baby shirt to pay for. ;D
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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2006, 03:37:16 PM »
Hi Cliff...

Get better soon, honey!

Love,

Zephie :-*
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Re: I'm worried about Cliff
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2006, 05:27:13 PM »
Hi Cliff,

Zoster? It's a bitch.......

get well soon!!

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