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Aug 12, 2011
Crux Move
Great news. Thanks for the update, Mark. Those bracelets look cool. Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Joined Jun 20, 2008
2,113 points
Aug 12, 2011
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
thanks for the update, glad to hear he is doing better! NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Aug 12, 2011
Crested Butte, looking for a landing . . .
Great to hear. I have experience with TBI (traumatic brain injury) - was in a coma for 2 days, had to re-learn math, how to hold a spoon, and most of my basketball skills switched from my left hand to my right. It also put me in my own world for a bit. If any of Jay's family or friends would like to hear about some of the challenges, overcoming them, and issues they may deal with given their own supporting roles - I am happy to share, PM if need be.

Again, great news and best to Jay.
John Maurer
From Denver, CO
Joined Jun 3, 2008
389 points
Aug 16, 2011
Lead Mnt
Somewhere in Eldorado Canyon, Jay took me up to so...
Somewhere in Eldorado Canyon, Jay took me up to some krazy 'trad-sport' climb. He led up the dihedral then up the super-thin slab flawlessly. I was really impressed!
Glen Charnoski
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 7, 2010
2,036 points
Aug 17, 2011
not climbing
Hey Glen, This is the climb you are talking about... Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf]


Jay is improving a lot, but it will be a long time before he is "better".
He is working really hard with the therapists, but he has no short term memory yet. He almost seems like himself, but is still a little confused. Jay can now hold a conversation that almost makes you forget that anything is wrong. But on occasion he will say something outrageous. A painful reminder, but also hilarious... I asked Jay if his mother was coming to visit (I knew she was) and he told me "Nah, she probably went climbing today."


Thanks for all the positive thoughts and well wishes. It will mean a lot to him... He hasn't seen Mountain Project since the accident, but I'm sure he'll be able to soon.
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,684 points
Aug 17, 2011
Splitter Jams on the Israel/Palestine Security Wal...
Just saw this thread. Positive thoughts for Jay's progress! Shawn Mitchell
From Broomfield
Joined Mar 4, 2008
313 points
Aug 17, 2011
I just read a book, "A Stroke of Insight", that describes the journey of a brain neurologist that suffered a severe stroke and had remarkable recovery that took about 8 years. Here is a Ted talk she gave(ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylo... Bill M
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jun 30, 2010
183 points
Aug 24, 2011
not climbing
I have been visiting with Jay a lot lately. Almost every time he is a little better than the day before. Jay is working hard with all the therapists and is really looking forward to coming home. We have been watching some climbing videos and he is reading some of the climbing mags... Last night Cindy and I both visited and Jay got to look at Mt. Project for the first time since the accident. He seemed pretty excited to see some of the fun climbs that we have done together...


If you read this Jay,
Keep up the hard work! You are doing great. I can't wait till you are all better and we can go climbing.
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,684 points
Aug 24, 2011
soloing Boulder Canyon Upper Falls
Keep getting better Jay! Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
Joined Apr 4, 2006
108 points
Aug 24, 2011
Berlin
I am doing ok. Thanks everyone. Jay Eggleston
From Denver
Joined Feb 5, 2003
12,488 points
Aug 24, 2011
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good
Glad to hear that Jay! erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Joined Apr 3, 2008
360 points
Aug 24, 2011
Im glad to hear your doing better. Stay strong Brett Thompson
From Washington State
Joined Jun 15, 2011
144 points
Aug 24, 2011
Ghostride da whip!
If you run out of climbing videos you're welcome to borrow mine. James Beissel
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 8, 2004
981 points
Aug 24, 2011
Lead Mnt
Jay traversing the crux to the Loft, attempt at Pa...
Jay traversing the crux to the Loft, attempt at Pagoda in winter conditions. Jay recently remembered that I was cold on this climb, yeah, really cold!!


Jay and Anne-Marie contemplate their future...Indi...
Jay and Anne-Marie contemplate their future...Indian Peaks en route to Navahoe via Apache couloir, some time ago.
Glen Charnoski
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 7, 2010
2,036 points
Aug 24, 2011
Lead Mnt
Jay atop Navahoe, Indian Peaks.
Jay atop Navahoe, Indian Peaks.


Cramponing up for the ascent of the Trough, Long's...
Cramponing up for the ascent of the Trough, Long's Pk.
Glen Charnoski
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 7, 2010
2,036 points
Sep 6, 2011
Jay you're back! Congrats on going through the worst and coming out clean on the other side! Hope to finally meet you one of these fine fall evenings somewhere in the front range, and maybe I'll be able to hand you a nice cold one too :) Peace! RyanO
From sunshine
Joined Jun 9, 2009
131 points
Sep 11, 2011
not climbing
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Jay is finally home from the hospital! It's gonna take some time, but I'm excited to get him back on the rock...
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,684 points
Sep 11, 2011
Racking up for the 3rd pitch of Ruper
Welcome home Jay! Can't wait to get out climbing again. Cindy Mitchell
Joined Jan 20, 2006
90 points
Sep 12, 2011
The Needle, Prospect Mtn (not RMNP)Photo by Jay Eg...
Really good to hear how well you are progressing, Jay. Be patient, the rock will always be there. Rick Witting
Joined Jul 19, 2005
83 points
Sep 13, 2011
Marshmellow People
Glad to hear you are home. Get well my friend. Kevin Presley
From Loveland
Joined Apr 1, 2009
825 points
Sep 14, 2011
Lead Mnt
Hi Jay,
Bet you're glad to be back home. We've been thinking of ya at Lafayette last night, good session. I'm going climbing with Rick this saturday in boulder canyon. Take care. glen
Glen Charnoski
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 7, 2010
2,036 points
Sep 14, 2011
Credits: Marty TwoBulls m2bulls.com  indiancountry...
hi Jay welcome home! I don't believe we've met but I am so happy to hear you are doing well & making great progress. Best wishes for your continued success & full recovery *~HUGGS~*
kirra
Joined Feb 1, 2006
724 points
Sep 23, 2011
Berlin
I am back. Thanks for the positive words all. Jay Eggleston
From Denver
Joined Feb 5, 2003
12,488 points
Sep 23, 2011
Welcome back! Good to hear your getting better, keep healing up!! Wayne
From Superior, CO
Joined Jul 5, 2007
16 points
Administrator
Sep 26, 2011
Jay Eggleston wrote:
I am back. Thanks for the positive words all.


Those are some of the coolest words I've seen on the internet!

Welcome back!
Leo Paik
From Westminster, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,190 points


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