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#244897 - 08/16/08 02:11 AM Greetings for Jarrad
Thad Offline
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Here is a thread for posts that will be forwarded by Larry to Jarrad. Please keep it on topic and we will see that he gets your message.

We will post updates on his condition in another thread as they become available.

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#244904 - 08/16/08 03:30 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: Thad]
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Hi Jarrad!
I had sent you a PM that you didn't have a chance to read; i had recently gotten into Cyndi Lauper big-time, and noticed for her latest album, she decided to have disco balls and GNOMES everywhere! You were the first person i thought of (that old avatar?), and it made me smile.
Thanks for all the times you've made me smile, Jarrad; no one can put a price on that. I wish i could give you a hug, but this is the best i can do:
((((((((Jarrad))))))))
-dgoods

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#244908 - 08/16/08 06:24 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: dgoods]
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Greetings Jarrad,

I hope that you are feeling better and that you make a full and complete recovery. Be comforted in knowing that we are all thinking of you. I will keep you in my prayers.

Dan


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#244909 - 08/16/08 07:02 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: DanM]
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Jarrad:

I certainly feel for you and your struggle for freedom. I had a number of productive conversations with you, both on the forums and privately. Just in the time that I knew you, I felt that you were making progress away from your angry and confrontational manner of writing. It is a critical part of the recovery and personal growth process.

I look back at where I was early in my first attempt at recovery and there were a lot of similarities then with the place that you are at now. I was a really unpleasant and negative person to be around at that time, with ongoing drug and alcohol problems, and rather extreme issues with disrespect for authority and angry, abusive language. I hung with the obvious wrong crowd and it often seemed that I did anything that I could do to make other people shy away from me, fear me, or dislike me. I never got comfortable with my first support group and left them when school let out for spring break in the Spring of 1988. Two days after my first wife left me 2 years later I ended 3 years clean off of cocaine in a really big way. Then it was 7 years of progressively worse hell before I found my way back to treatment and therapy though the crisis and intervention route. I OD'd at least a dozen times on IV cocaine before developing a really bad crack cocaine addiction, I hated myself and other people worse and worse, and I had a really bad attitude where I just didn't care about myself or anyone else either. I became really withdrawn and I lost lots of friendships during that time, and am really lucky that I survived it to share it with you and the other guys now.

I would really hate to see us give-up on someone who was making good progress towards personal freedom just because they were in a similar place that I once was. I am proof that someone doesn't have to stay that way forever. You have an awful lot to lose, my man. I've been there, and I know.

Get well soon, my man. We're thinking of you.

Mark




Edited by Trucker51 (08/16/08 07:06 AM)
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#244911 - 08/16/08 07:14 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: Thad]
Sans Logos Offline
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jarrad, your brothers over here at ms miss you terribly and wish you all the best as you continue on your path toward greater healing. you have an incredible spirit and i personally admire the sunburst that is you.

i know that somewhere you are lightening up a room, causing eyes to roll and laugh, quickening a pulse, causing a chest to rise and fall more quickly, bringing smiles to the corners of a mouth, and i hope it can be here soon, because we miss it, and we need it here.

hey popeye! get well soon


fondly,

ron

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#244927 - 08/16/08 08:38 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: Sans Logos]
roadrunner Offline
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Guys,

I have just forwarded the above messages to Jarrad. I will be back here every morning to see if there's anything to collect for him. If you see your comment is above one of my posts on this thread, you can be sure your greeting has been passed on to him.

If you want to post more times than one, please feel free. There is no such thing as being cared about too much!

Much love,
Larry

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#244937 - 08/16/08 09:37 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: roadrunner]
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Hey Jarrad,

I have missed seeing you in chat. We didn't get to talk too much but i always found you to be a breath of fresh air in chat. Even though i did not know what had happened with you have been in my thoughts and prayers since late June. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope to hear good things from you soon. Just wanted to show you some love.

Derek

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#244945 - 08/16/08 09:58 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: HurtinginMD]
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*Post deleted by ModTeam*



Edited by ModTeam (08/16/08 11:33 PM)

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#245045 - 08/16/08 04:03 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: BJK]
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Jarrad,

When I first came here, I looked around and turned to you for help dealing with an emotional issue. In your typical fashion, you cut me no slack, offered no BS, and warmly offered me welcome. I do hope that you will find your way back so I can give you back that hug you gave me (or was it a swift kick in the pants?). Be well, and take good care of yourself.

Brian

"We All Live In A Yellow Submarine"

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#245051 - 08/16/08 04:41 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: LN3(SS)]
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Jarrad

On this day of days, Madonna's birthday, I think of you... our missing Madonna
Here's a little musical interlude to speed your recovery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LfMaVOleSA

I'd be in yer corner of the octagon anyday

C

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#245103 - 08/16/08 10:13 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: ineffable]
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(((((Jarrad)))))

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#245141 - 08/17/08 02:39 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: Still]
Brian Offline
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Jarrad, I hope you're feeling better. I'm thinking of you.

Brian

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#245219 - 08/17/08 05:25 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: Brian]
roadrunner Offline
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I'm a bit late today, but I'm now collecting the latest greetings to send off to Jarrad.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#245253 - 08/17/08 07:59 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: roadrunner]
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Hi Jarrad,

I hope you get better soon, looking forward to having you back on the site when you are feeling better

Lewis

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#245265 - 08/17/08 08:25 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: king tut]
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Thinking of you, J...

Andy

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#245304 - 08/17/08 11:04 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: FormerTexan]
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Miss you Jarrad, Hope you are doing better.

Tom


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#245381 - 08/18/08 01:05 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: Healing Circle]
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Jarrad,

You and me, we have not always get along so perfectly, but always I have had respect for your strength and honesty, toward everyone, including your own self. Perhaps 'brutal' at some times, but always true. Knowing some similiarness of our backgrounds do make me feel more close to you, even with not knowing you so good. I am sorry for the pain that cause this issue, and I am hoping you to feel better in physical and mental health soon. I do not know if you are to return to here, but I hope whether it is here or somewhere else, that you are able to receive the support you deserve to help you to move to a better place in your life.

Vitaliy


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#245641 - 08/19/08 09:17 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: VN]
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Guys,

Just got a message from Jarrad. He is well enough to be released so he's back home now.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#245689 - 08/20/08 12:31 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: roadrunner]
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Jarrad,

I've been thinking of you. I'm glad you are feeling better. You have some valuable gifts in life that we all need.

Allen aka Puffer


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#246149 - 08/22/08 01:01 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: pufferfish]
lostcowboy Offline
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Hi Jarrad, I've been away from the site for a while, so I have been out of the loop. I hope you are doing well.

Take care,
Clifford

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#247085 - 08/28/08 03:27 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: lostcowboy]
DanM Offline
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Loc: So. California
I was wondering if there was an update on how Jarrad is doing?


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#247090 - 08/28/08 03:36 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: DanM]
ak Offline
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Originally Posted By: DanM
I was wondering if there was an update on how Jarrad is doing?


As I know it, he is at home and doing ok.


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#247524 - 08/30/08 10:16 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: ineffable]
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Jarrad,

You are missed and loved.

Glynn

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#248032 - 09/03/08 02:56 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: River]
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Jarrad.. I had hoped you were just taking a brake or was busy or something and was really sorry to hear that we were loosing you because of some disagreement with MS. I understand if you have decided to leave..I don't know what the reasons are but knowing you as little as I do I can still assume they are good ones, but that said, I and obviously many others really do miss everything you brought to this site and I/we are feeling the emptiness of your absence an awful lot.

I guess I'd be lying if I said I didn't hope you can work it out somehow and come back, but then I really don't know what it's best to hope for because I know almost nothing about anything.

Good luck, brother, and take care of yourself however you can. You are worth it and you deserve it.


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#248061 - 09/03/08 07:04 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: ineffable]
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Loc: Clinton Indiana
Jarrad I miss you and hope your okay.


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#248071 - 09/03/08 07:34 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: JerrySan]
MemoryVault Offline
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Jarrad --

I miss your voice here, too. I'm wishing you the best and hope you find lots of support from people who value you. And keep the sense of humor!

David


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#249369 - 09/13/08 08:48 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: MemoryVault]
rcm Offline
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Loc: Boston, MA
to jar jar hope you are well, just dropped by to say hi, haven't been here in monhts. best to you, raul aka rcm aka rcastanon

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#250076 - 09/17/08 10:20 PM . [Re: rcm]
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#252268 - 10/01/08 01:17 AM . [Re: GoFigure12]
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#252388 - 10/01/08 03:05 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: GoFigure12]
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Jarrad.

I miss you on this site, i hope that you are ok.

Duncan

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#252556 - 10/02/08 09:10 AM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: GoFigure12]
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GF12,

Originally Posted By: GoFigure12
Larry, any way we can have Jarrad say hello, maybe through a proxy (i.e., you...) or something? All this one-way talking to him leaves me with an empty spot. Just a little note or even a phrase, saying how he's doing, saying whether our messages are encouraging him, saying that he's busy going through other pressing challenges right now and though he appreciates our well-wishing he sort of wishes maybe we'd give him some room for a bit: anything, as long as it's Jarrad's words, not a de>
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As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
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#254256 - 10/10/08 09:37 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: roadrunner]
arronb Offline
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Jarrad …

Hope you are doing well …

You’re egotistical and self centered and there is rarely stuff you give a rats ass about …
stupid things matter to you ... important things are never that important ...

yours is a unique and much needed different perspective …

That’s why it’s fun talking to you & that’s why people love ya Jarrad … that and cause ya ass is pretty damn sweeeet too LOL …

Hurry on back kid, you know what you need to do, so just do it … isolating doesn’t help …

but know you are missed …

(PS … morse code especially dedicated to you … HAHA … )

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#267766 - 12/18/08 07:01 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: arronb]
Danbuff Offline
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Loc: NY state
Jarrad,
Since my recent return, I have wondered about you and finally came upon a thread of hello's from others. I am not sure what happened but I know you are strong even when it feels like you are not. You are in my thoughts and I send you well wishes always.

Heal and recover
Peace,
Danbuff

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#342515 - 10/19/10 07:47 PM Re: Greetings for Jarrad [Re: duncanUK]
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hugs jar jar hope u r doing better

MJ

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