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Title: Thoughts, prayers, and vibes for Mr. White
Post by: johnnYYac on Dec 01, 2017, 01:51 AM
Got news tonight that John, aka Mr. White, has been in a serious car accident near his home. He has been transported to a hospital in Louisville. Car is totalled, but other car hit his passenger side, and no one was seated there. His brother posted on Facebook and I will update if I hear more.

John sort of took over my role as Forum Postmaster General when I was hospitalized three years ago and never let up. He is a kind and generous man and a passionate fan.

My love, thoughts, and healing vibes go out to him, his family, and friends. Be well, John!
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Post by: CC Baxter on Dec 01, 2017, 04:07 AM
good wishes to John,
hoping for a speedy recovery!

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Post by: davymac on Dec 01, 2017, 06:50 AM
Sending positive vibes to Mr. White! 
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Post by: searchinbig on Dec 01, 2017, 06:57 AM
John, healing vibes your way. Thanks for all you post around here.

One of the good guys for sure. I will keep you in my thoughts.
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Post by: ericm on Dec 01, 2017, 07:18 AM
Hang tough Mr.White and heal up quick.

Sending some vibes and prayers your way and keeping you in my thoughts.
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Post by: rkwedge on Dec 01, 2017, 08:28 AM
Thoughts and prayers for you John. I wish you a speedy recovery, we need you back here ASAP.
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Post by: crooney on Dec 01, 2017, 08:41 AM
Get well, Mr. White.  We are all pulling for you.
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Post by: millerjustin on Dec 01, 2017, 09:31 AM
speedy recovery to the video master and all around great guy!
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Post by: ditty on Dec 01, 2017, 10:50 AM
Thinking of you, John.  Heal quick, hope to see you soon!
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Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Dec 01, 2017, 11:28 AM
So sorry to hear and I hope he will be ok.
Please keep us posted. You'll be in my thoughts, Mr. White.  <3
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Post by: johnnYYac on Dec 01, 2017, 11:33 AM
Good news from John's brother on Facebook:

Matt Haskins: Good news this morning. John is doing very well. Just broken bones. That will heal. He may even be released from the hospital today if they can get him mobile. Thank you MMJ family for your love. We are all very lucky.

Continued healing vibes to John. Get well, friend.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: oistheone on Dec 01, 2017, 11:47 AM
Thank heavens Mr White is alright! Horrible news but sounds like one of the better outcomes we could have hoped for. Sending good vibes your way and hope you heal up soon!
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Post by: APR on Dec 01, 2017, 12:37 PM
I was worried there big time.  Until.....What a relief to read what his brother posted. 

Get well soon Mr. White, aka video master!
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Post by: Lonndown27 on Dec 01, 2017, 02:01 PM
OH MY GOD THIS IS TERRIFYING!!!! i love Mr. White! He's such a goddamn good person and nothing bad should be happening to him whatsoever.

YES!!! So good to hear he's gonna be okay but maaaaan seeing this news on the facebook page early today freaked me out.

I wish i'd known earlier.

Darkstar, Mr. White, John...we Love You brother! You will heal just fine to the power of the jacket and i'm so glad you're okay.
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Post by: rincon2 on Dec 01, 2017, 03:09 PM
I'm so glad to hear how he is doing today. Last year I was rear ended on the freeway and my car totaled. No real injury. This year I was hit by a car walking my dog. Broken left shoulder and right knee. These things come out of nowhere and you often have zero control over them. Sounds like thats what also happened to Mr. White. I hope he heals as well as I did.
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Post by: sillyboob on Dec 01, 2017, 03:17 PM
Does anyone know if he's in need of help financially, or if a go fund me has been set up for him?
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Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Dec 01, 2017, 03:59 PM
So relieved to hear he's ok.  Thank you for the update!
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Post by: Mr. White on Dec 02, 2017, 09:00 PM
Thanks to all who were thinking of me  during this tough time for me.  My brother came up from Nashville to help my wife and daughter take care of me. I've been home for about a whole day now. I have 4 broken ribs and some bruising and scrapes but in surprisingly good shape considering the severity of the crash. I might post a couple of pictures later on. Thanks again for all the kind thoughts and prayers.
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Post by: rkwedge on Dec 02, 2017, 09:13 PM
Great to hear from you John. Im so glad it wasnt worse, although broken ribs are painful. Rest and take it easy and come back stronger than ever. Were gonna need your video making abilities after NYE :beer:
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Post by: johnnYYac on Dec 03, 2017, 12:33 AM
Welcome home, John. Take care of yourself and rest. Good to know you're on the mend.
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Post by: walterfredo on Dec 03, 2017, 11:50 AM
Well wishes on a speedy recovery mr White.
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Post by: Mr. White on Dec 03, 2017, 05:10 PM
Here's a video I took earlier today at the place they took my wrecked Mazda 3 (wreck on Thursday, November 30, 2017).

"Always starting over, but somehow I always know where to begin."

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Post by: ericm on Dec 03, 2017, 05:25 PM
Here's a video I took earlier today at the place they took my wrecked Mazda 3 (wreck on Thursday, November 30, 2017).

"Always starting over, but somehow I always know where to begin."


Jeez man that's some serious damage. All I could think looking at that is thank God you weren't hurt worse and no one was in the passenger seat.

Heal up my friend and do whatever you need to get back to 100%. Looking forward to seeing you again at RR or whatever show we get to in the future. Gotta get another pic of us.  :beer:
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Post by: APR on Dec 04, 2017, 03:52 PM
That looks really scary.  Thankfully your injuries are not permanent or worse than they actually are.  It's all relative, but you could consider yourself lucky by the looks of that wreck.  I'm glad you're back home recovering and if you're in Denver, I'd definitely like to meet you there (and thank you in person for all the great MMJ videos and my hopes for more of the same and hopes to never see another demolished car video).
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Post by: Jackets N Pones on Dec 04, 2017, 11:32 PM
Get well soon Mr. White. Glad to hear you are going to be ok.
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Post by: Mr. White on Dec 22, 2017, 05:10 PM
Thanks again for all the thoughts, prayers, well wishes, and cards etc. that I have received during this very difficult time for me and my family.

I actually had a setback last week. I returned to work last Monday, 12/11/2017 and worked two days out of three (had a follow-up x-ray on Tue.). However, on my third day back, Thursday, 12/14/2017, I had a major amount of blood come out of me when I went to the restroom at work. I lost enough blood to cause me to pass out when getting up too quickly (loss of blood pressure along with dehydration) that they had to call an ambulance to take me to the hospital. I stayed for 2 days and 4 hours into the 3rd day. I have Diverticulitis (infection in the intestines) caused by bacteria getting into pockets/pouches called Diverticulosis (didn't even know I had this condition). Stress and high doses of ibuprofen may have played a part in the bleeding. Anyway, I had a colonoscopy today (first one ever - I'm 51 years old) and everything seems to be OK (no signs of cancer, no polyps, no other signs of problems other than some minor hemorrhoids and the Diverticulitis of course). I'm home again and plan on resting up the rest of my Christmas/Winter Break Vacation.

Thanks again for all the good vibes sent my way. I love you all.
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Post by: rkwedge on Dec 22, 2017, 05:27 PM
Sorry to hear you had a set back Mr. White. Glad to hear your test came out good. Take it easy this next week and let you body heal, sounds and looks like that was a nasty accident. Happy Holidays to you and your family, I look forward to your NYE video when it comes out.  :beer:
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Post by: ericm on Dec 22, 2017, 07:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your setback Mr.White.

No doubt the Ibuprofen had something to do with the bleeding. I'm on some meds myself and am not allowed to take that as a precaution against bleeding.

My doc tells me instead of taking that extra half step forward and pushing it, take a half step back. You'll still get there just gonna take a little longer.  :smiley: Sage advice and it's worked well for me the past two years even though I keep having to remind myself of it.  :wink:

Hang tough and rest up over the Christmas break, and I hope you're feeling better soon. I want to see more pics of you rocking out with your grandson going forward!  :thumbsup:

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Post by: johnnYYac on Dec 23, 2017, 03:01 PM
I love Eric's advice, John. Heed it and be well. Hope to have our paths cross in 2018!
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Post by: Varitek on Dec 25, 2017, 03:39 AM
Hoping you finish the year off with no more setbacks Mr White. Wishing you a Speedy recovery and solid start to the New Year.
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Post by: gardenparty on Jan 08, 2018, 06:31 PM
oh no, sorry to hear this.  Glad it appears to not be as serious as initially though

Best wishes to Mr White for a speedy recovery!!