An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby Mid_Packer » Thu May 23, 2013 7:43 am

Thanks for sharing the update, I've ben wondering why we haven't heard anything from him or about him.
Sending you good vibes Rick.

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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby tgilpin » Thu May 23, 2013 8:17 am

Sending Rick speedy recovery vibes!!! You are an inspiration to us all and we are behind you all the way!!!
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby Chainsaw Baby » Thu May 23, 2013 7:50 pm

Okay, this is a tough one in which to find a positive spin... Rick: If you hang up the elite marathon circuit, you might be interested in trying an ultra. More fun and costs less per K...

Hey! I said it was tough!
It's a hill. Get over it!

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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby FishHog » Fri May 24, 2013 7:40 am

sorry to hear this, but my best healing vibes sent for a good recovery.
Rick has been a great inspiration.

You would think rather than being bored sitting in his chair, he would be surfing RM and saying hi....but maybe that would be mentally hard.
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby flexrun » Fri May 24, 2013 4:21 pm

Thanks for posting this update Doug. I just want to thank everybody from running mania and I appreciate all of those good vibes. Runners are such great people. It is hard to find a positive sometimes but the accident could have been so much worse or I could have died. I went through some really frustrating times and rough patches along the way but the glass remains half full for me :) . I have been through the mill you could say but I plan on coming back better than ever. To be honest one of the ways that I got through this is I applied the same work ethics that I put into running, into my rehab. I was determined to get my arm working again. My last MRI showed that the bone infection had disintegrated some of my bone (no wonder why it hurt so much) so I am waiting for that to heal up.

I really miss running and I can't wait to see you on the trails again soon!

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An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby Jwolf » Fri May 24, 2013 5:37 pm

Thanks for checking in Rick!
You have a great attitude and continue to inspire.

Is the infection still there or has that been killed off?
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri May 24, 2013 6:04 pm

Jwolf wrote:You have a great attitude and continue to inspire.



x100
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby Ken B » Sat May 25, 2013 6:49 am

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:
Jwolf wrote:You have a great attitude and continue to inspire.



x100

X another 100. Good luck on your continued recovery. :)

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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby flexrun » Sat May 25, 2013 9:45 am

Jwolf wrote:Thanks for checking in Rick!
You have a great attitude and continue to inspire.

Is the infection still there or has that been killed off?


I'm not sure yet, hoping it is and that it won't come back though.
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby Nicholas » Sat May 25, 2013 9:53 am

flexrun wrote:I really miss running and I can't wait to see you on the trails again soon!

You'll be back!! Good luck with the rehab and getting your life back soon.
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby Hammie » Sat May 25, 2013 10:30 am

So sorry to hear about the prolonged recovery, but it is amazing that you can stay so positive. Best of luck for a successful recovery.
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby 5km » Sat May 25, 2013 11:19 am

Hammie wrote:So sorry to hear about the prolonged recovery, but it is amazing that you can stay so positive. Best of luck for a successful recovery.


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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby DougG » Sun May 26, 2013 7:54 am

Jwolf wrote:Thanks for checking in Rick!
You have a great attitude and continue to inspire.

:clap: :-BD
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby AndyM » Mon May 27, 2013 8:12 am

Sending positive vibes your way, Rick. We are behind you!

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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby gnu » Tue May 28, 2013 7:11 am

DougG wrote:
Jwolf wrote:Thanks for checking in Rick!
You have a great attitude and continue to inspire.

:clap: :-BD

+1!

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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby La » Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 am

So glad you checked in, Rick.
flexrun wrote:To be honest one of the ways that I got through this is I applied the same work ethics that I put into running, into my rehab. I was determined to get my arm working again.

This is exactly what the pros do! I remember Lisa Bentley saying the same thing after she had an injury a few years ago.
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Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Postby bunsontherun » Wed May 29, 2013 9:44 pm

Adding my positive vibes for you Rick. Having a positive attitude is important for recovery. Hope you are up and at em' soon.
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