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Author Topic: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND  (Read 2746 times)

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Offline weasel

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Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« on: August 12, 2010, 11:19:02 AM »
  

Hi all  ,
          I stopped and saw  Thom this morning before heading to the airport .

           Thom  is doing very well this morning !

              

   gotta  go ,  carl  
« Last Edit: August 13, 2010, 12:21:51 PM by weasel »
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 11:30:42 AM »
Carl , thanks for the update on Thom  ,, glad to hear all that good news...I will call him...

Nick
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Offline HippieLady

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 11:43:07 AM »
I will call him a little later after I'm done teaching the girls. 

Thanks for the update Carl and for being there for Thom.  :-*

Katie
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 12:23:28 PM »
Carl that is excellent news!

I will certainly call him!

-Will
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Offline leese43

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 01:28:24 PM »
I imagine every crank that reads this will call too...
Oct 04 - Neg
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 01:34:02 PM »
I imagine every crank that reads this will call too...

Good point, Carl, perhaps you can edit the post and remove the number and PM it to those who ask (and who you know are legit).

I think Carl is on a Plane about now...perhaps the Mods can delete the number?

-will
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Offline Tim Horn

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 02:44:42 PM »
Carl:

I've deleted Thom's hospital phone number from your message. Unless he asked for you to pass along his phone number to... well... every member of these Forums, I suggest that you wait until people contact you directly (via PM) and then pass along his phone number to members who want it.

Thanks for understanding -- we've never really liked the idea of phone numbers and e-mail addresses being posted for all to see in this online forum.

Tim
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 02:46:33 PM by Tim Horn »

Offline weasel

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 11:10:50 PM »


     My TWIN   picked up at   the    Air-0-drome    :)

     I introduced him to a few  passingers  ,    Eric is  the shy one    ::)

    A nice lady from  Argentina that lives in Saint Louis   wishes us happy birthday  :D :D

    A couple from  Connecticut gave me odd looks ,  Her husband had his  Visor on up side down

    when he was   flying ,as soon as he landed he flipped it , Of course he was a ROMAN GOD  :P

    I leaned over and said   "   flip it back , much cuter look  :o  ,  His wife thought maybe i was gay  ;)

    At the  the escalator i saw them and said FLIP IT OVER !      :D :D :D

    wifey   thought maybe i too friendly     ROTFLMAO  :P

     I just popped up , have to traipse  upstairs and find Eric or Billy or just the COFFEE  POT !

        you all be safe and have fun ,

                                                                            Carl


 P.s. total re post  ::)

  
« Last Edit: August 13, 2010, 12:44:10 PM by weasel »
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 12:20:32 PM »
    I WAS ASKED BY THOM TO POST HIS HOSPITAL NUMBER !

   AS OF THIS MORNING   I HAD BEEN THE ONLY PERSON TO SPEND HOURS WITH THOM !

   THE NURSES THANKED ME , IT WAS A PLEASURE  he is quite the man !

   TIM DID IT OCCURE TO YOU TO CALL AND ASK THOM IF HE HAD ASKED ME TO POST THE NUMBER ?

                                                                I'm in Connecticut now ,  just got in !

                                            signed , JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS FROM THOM

   

Carl, I think we were just afraid that some crack-pots that were not members of the Forum, and are only guests of the Forums, might call and say something untoward to Thom while he is in a delicate situation (those kind of people are always lurking here). So I think Tim was acting in an abundance of caution to protect Thom.

Regardless, you have been a Godsend to Thom and us, and I know I felt quite at ease knowing you were with him and constantly updating us with his status :)

You're an Angel!

-Will













 That would be unfortuante.
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Offline weasel

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 12:32:26 PM »


 Thanks  WILL ,    I was sort of tired last night  ::)

    All I'll   say  is I HAD A BALL !

     I'm sorry   we have lurkers   ???   may they be burly men to have there way ? I want one  :P

    No just joking   I have a husband !  A fine one at that  :-*

    My nature is to be as kind as i can be , and maybe it will come back in return .

  As you guys showed me in Las Vegas    WE GOT A LOT OF FINE  MEN AND WOMEN

   AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE KIND AND LOVELY PEOPLE I GREW TO ADMIRE

  IF I HEAR SOMETHIING NEWS WORTHY I'LL POST .

                                   BE WELL MY FRIENDS ,

                                                                    WEASEL


 P.S. where is the no  CRACKS bottons please    ;)
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Offline weasel

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 12:53:30 PM »


     Hippie lady !   
                       
    We spent  three hours together at the pool and I do not remember you even telling me your name  ::)

    We had quality time  , thanks  :-*

      I had fun that day  .
 
    You are so cute ,   Oh I'm gay never mind   :o

     I was too   mesmerised with our group to notice the guys at the pool .

    The more I looked at Rockey the cuter he became  :P 

    We have a really nice looking group !   VERY NICE LOOKING  :)

   Time for breakfast , PIZZA I hope  ::)

                                               Carl
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Offline weasel

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 01:05:31 PM »
I imagine every crank that reads this will call too...

   Thank you   leeze ,   I never even thought we had  bad people on here

   It was a good point , so glad you let Tim know

   Be well  my friend  maybe we can meet at the next    gathering .

  I'll   pick you  up    :)

                                   Carl   

  PS  ,no coffee yet    ::)
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Offline RAB

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 05:03:35 PM »
Thom is being released tomorrow!

Hello Everyone:

I just got off the phone with Thom's sister (she's in LV) and Thom himself.  His doctor has approved his discharge for tomorrow and they will be flying back to Virginia straight away.

He sounds 1000 times better, coherent, lucid, and full of good spirits.  He expressly wanted me to thank everyone, and tell you all that he loves us very much. 

Such good news!

RAB 

(Who didn't know which thread to put this in so went with the latest.)

Offline Robert

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 06:37:01 PM »
RAB

this is such good news.  At the time of Thom's fall, I held him up in my lap as we waited for the first responders.  He was conscious the entire time but he couldn't speak, he couldn't focus his eyes, he was very pale, his left hand was curled up into a fist and he was sweating profusely.  As Will said, on the ride to the hospital they called in a code '3', stomped on the accelerator, rode over the median and high-tailed it to the hospital.  It did not look good.

So I'm very, very happy to hear such good news. He's a strong man whose been through a lot this year.  Many thanks to you and Jan and Carl (weasel) for being there for those few extra days.  I'm sure it made all the difference. 

robert
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Offline leese43

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND / tele number !
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 07:01:03 PM »
   Thank you   leeze ,   I never even thought we had  bad people on here

   It was a good point , so glad you let Tim know

   Be well  my friend  maybe we can meet at the next    gathering .

  I'll   pick you  up    :)

                                   Carl   

  PS  ,no coffee yet    ::)


Hey Carl, I'd like that! :)

Leese x
Oct 04 - Neg
Aug 05 - infected
Oct 05 - cd4 780, vl 60k
Apr 08 - cd4 430, vl 243
Jul 08 - cd4 550, vl 896
Nov 08 - cd4 730, vl 1.8k
May 09 - cd4 590, vl 1.5k
Sep 09 - cd4 460 vl 34k
Dec 09 - cd4 470 vl 42k
April 10 - cd4 430 vl 88.5k
July 10 - cd4 330 vl 118k
Aug 10 - started reyataz/truvada/norvir
Aug 10 - cd4 380 vl 4k (12 days after starting meds :))
Sep 10 - cd4 520 vl 1.5k
Oct 10 - cd4 590 vl 44
Jan 11 -cd4 610 vl <40 cd4% 50
May 11 - cd4 780 vl UD

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010, 07:39:37 PM »
Get news Rocky. Wishing Thom all the best.

Rodney

Offline Jody

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2010, 08:52:32 PM »
Thanks for the great news Rab, it is no wonder as Thom was surrounded by the best folks possible in Vegas.  He had great support and great advocates, all of you, and kudos to his sister for her support as well.  Get back on your feet fully real soon again Thom!

Love, Jody :)
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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010, 09:30:25 PM »
RAB

He's a strong man whose been through a lot this year.  Many thanks to you and Jan and Carl (weasel) for being there for those few extra days.  I'm sure it made all the difference.  

robert

Actually Robert I didn't participate, other than standing helplessly on the sidelines .  It was you, Will, and Gary who were there at the time.  It was Carl, Jan, and Gary who made multiple trips to the hospital to visit with him.

But as you so aptly pointed out, I'm certain it made a difference.

Kudos to all of you, and thank goodness this happened at a time when he was surrounded by friends, and thank goodness also Thom will be released tomorrow.

BTW, his sister is truly a wonderful woman, how fortunate he is to have her.


RAB

edited because I forgot the / thingy

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2010, 10:21:27 PM »
Holy bejesus! I just spoke to Thom and he sounds absolutely amazing!!! I had to double check that it was him because it was if I was talking to a 21 year old!! So chatty, and upbeat! YAY I think we have our Thom back!!

-Will  :D
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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2010, 11:21:51 PM »
We have come an enormous distance since the frightening events of last Sunday afternoon.  I am so relieved about Thom's progress.  I told him numerous times this past week that Ric was clearly watching out for him from his "lofty perch in heaven."  At the Memorial service I reminded everyone about those spirits "repairing those holes in the ozone layer" and reminding us "nothing is lost forever."

What an extraordinary group I was privileged to share last week with... It is quite amazing the good we are able to do for each other when we get together.  This is a lesson...the forums can be used for fighting and name calling and dissent (and sometimes it is even entertaining) but their greater importance is the safety net they provide for all of us dealing with a life-threatening and life-alterning disease and reminding us (as I said in the Memorial) that there is ALWAYS a reason for hope!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: Thom Martin / rick Wilke's HUSBAND
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2010, 11:12:13 PM »
Thankful that I am lucky enough to have my dear friend Weasel and his kind hubby as a friends! Have fun in Connect E cut.  No worries,  I reminded your brother to starch the sheets and pillow cases for you! :D Can't wait to hear about EVERYTHING! C & D.

 


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