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31 May 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, Sitting on my porch, bent but unbroken (along with birthday boy Hugh Janus) , is none other than the mighty Joe Famous, who says hello and thank you for the cards and gifts. He'd have posted this himself but he cant recall his password, but we're having a good time drinking beer and hanging out.
Hooray for Joe Famous, whom I've never met, but whose long road of recent months, I do understand. It's hard to describe the process of dropping out of the world on a medical emergency, and traveling a slow, painful road back, to rejoin it. You get too familiar with all the limitations and facilities of a hospital bed, which kind of becomes your world, and your jail, for a while. Then you "get" some physical therapy, and perhaps you secretly come to hate the very people you simultaneously come to love for trying, so hard, to bring you back.

And, eventually, if you're really lucky, you slowly rejoin the world, and friends welcome you back, on a porch in Astoria, and from wherever they've followed your progress.

Welcome back, indeed, Joe Famous, from a fellow traveler of a different, but similar, long road. One foot in front of the other, bro, 'til you're all the way back!
posted by paulsc 31 May | 20:30
seconding paulsc's comment:)

Welcome back Joe!
posted by hadjiboy 31 May | 20:34
Day-um, what an awesome post. Hi, Joe! Welcome back, and it would be very very cool to see you soon, when you're up for it.
posted by gaspode 31 May | 20:55
I was going to post something very similar to paulsc's comment, having also been through that whole deal.

But yeah, soon you'll wake up, go about your day, and at some point you'll realize you haven't thought about the injuries at all, and then you'll realize it's because they're not bugging you anymore.

Good luck... things can only get better from now on!
posted by kellydamnit 31 May | 20:56
Hey Joe!
posted by mischief 31 May | 21:00
Welcome back, Mr. Famous!
posted by BoringPostcards 31 May | 21:13
This is one of the rare times when I'm not reading about the porch from work, wishing I could snap open a cold one and listen to some tunes. Instead, I hoist a beer in your general direction and say, welcome back Mr. Joe Famous.
posted by Otis 31 May | 21:17
Welcome back Joe. Have one on my behalf!
posted by danf 31 May | 21:28
Welcome back Joe. If you like I can change your password for you and send it to your gmail address.
posted by arse_hat 31 May | 21:41
Greetings to the lot of you!
posted by CitrusFreak12 31 May | 21:57
arse_hat: joe says that'd be great. it may be a few days before he can get to it, though.
posted by jonmc 31 May | 22:18
jon you can let Joe know it's done. If there is any problem or if he wants something different he can drop me an e-mail.
posted by arse_hat 31 May | 22:42
Glad he's doing better.
posted by brujita 01 June | 01:02
I hope I get a chance to meet Joe next week when I'm in NY. Any help NYC bunnies can give on this would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just for a quick coffee or something, if he's not up to coming to the meetup next Tuesday.
posted by essexjan 01 June | 01:15
Yay, Joe Famous! You've been missed.
posted by taz 01 June | 01:46
posted by chewatadistance 01 June | 07:19
It was so great to see him. I worry, you know.
posted by Hugh Janus 01 June | 08:16
Hi Joe!
posted by getoffmylawn 01 June | 09:17
Joe! Hooray! Welcome back!!
posted by small_ruminant 01 June | 12:12
Hey, Joe!

posted by jason's_planet 01 June | 19:23
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