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This is a first--a blog post written from a hospital bed. Seems that somewhere along the way, I picked up some blood clots in my leg and lungs. So here I sit poked, prodded, and tested morning, afternoon, and night until my blood gets thinned to the proper vampirian consistency. In the meantime, I've been reading e-mails from my friends at work. Thankfully, I can remain connected via crackberry. At times like this, I am so grateful to be part of the Southwest Airlines Family. Hopefully, I will be out of here soon, and I thank Angela Vargo and Paula Berg for moderating the blog in my absence Update: I got to go home on Friday (August 17) but the docs want me to take a week off.
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Brian, Rest up and get well! I just had my third elbow surgery of the year. Thanks for the great job you do running this blog.
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Brian, Sorry to hear this. I hope you get well and rejoin the blogosphere soon. Joe
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Hi Brian, Sorry to hear you are laid up, but at least you got to go home. Thanks for keeping the blog interesting for us. Get better soon! Luv ya/ mean it! Judy B.
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Brian, I didn't realize that you were in the hospital.. I wish you a speedy recovery because the blog world isn't the same without you.. take care my friend.. USS BLOG BOY
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I hope you get well soon, & you'll be in my prayers! I noticed you'd not been on for a while & was worried. Be sure to eat lots of candy corn! 🙂
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Brian - Consider this posting as your get-well card from WTBB an d the wonderful Mrs. WTBB. We hope all is well, glad you got to leave the hospital early. We, your loyal readers, can probably (but with trepidation) get by without you for a week 🙂
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Glad the docs are treating you well, and that you should be home, by the time you read this. Your condition caught my attention, while reading the blog, in that airline travel is associated with these problems. (I am not a doctor, but I guess people don't move around much in their seats (especially when not in First Class,) and don't walk up and down the aisles much.) Email my off-list if you want some medical journal citation links. Again, hope you progress well. Bill
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Correction/update. Just read a few of the abstracts, of the thirteen articles in PubMed related to airline and DVT. Class of seating did not affect the incidence, according to one study (BEST study). Aisle seating and a raised seat (NewSit) lessened the incidence, A risk factor seemed to be for flights longer than five hours. (I don't even play a physician on television.) (Your mileage may vary.) (This is not meant to replace consultation with your personal physician.)
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Rest up Brain!
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Wow I think Bill stayed at a Holiday in last night. Just kidding Bill. I was trying to think of some way to alter your BB persona here, but Clot Boy, Clot Blog, Blog Clot just didn't sound that tasteful. ewww did I just write this anyway. Anyway here's to you having a speedy recovery and return. Everybody misses you around here. (well either that or they need some more of your wife's tomatoes)
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Brian, Hoping for a speedy recovery for you...Before you know it you will be up and at 'em... Take care Erin Duck Girl
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Ah.....that should read Holiday "Inn" up above. grrrr typo.
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Eric H - Clot Boy is hilarious! A few other names I have for Brian...B-Boy, B-Buns, Sonar, The Yellow Submarine, Mr. Limpet, Punny Boy, Buttercup...
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Hey everyone Thanks for all your thoughts and encouragement. But geez, the last thing I need is more nicknames Clot Boy
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There's always room for more nicknames. Clot Boy might stick. Miss you tons!
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My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Don't listen to USS Blog about eating candy corn - all you need is some good ole green chile from New Mexico. Take care of yourself and rest. Yolanda Delgado USS Blog Boy's Sergeant (mom)
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Wow, Brian (aka Clot Boy)! Take it easy and take really good care of yourself. I'm praying for a quick recovery and good health for you. Don't rush back to work too soon...you've got some healing to focus on.
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Blog Boy, we miss you! Hope you are staying busy and out of trouble...get well soon and get back to work...WE NEED YOU AROUND HERE! 😃
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Wow, what some people won't do for some days off.. ;) Seriously, get well soon!
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Clot Boy, here's to a speedy recovery! Jedi Blog Master
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Wow (again)! I am reminded of the inscription that Clarence wrotein the book he gave George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life": "A man who.has friends is a wealthy man."
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Just a quick followup--I returned to work today (Monday 8/27) Formerly Clot Boy
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Oh no, heeeeeesss baaaaaaccccccck! Working on a summer bank Holiday (UK) Ding! boy Joe
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I figured you returned today, Brian. 🙂
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Welcome back Brian! Were they holding off on the schedule extension just for you?
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Brian, while you were in the hospital did you eat the candy corn I sent you? I'm kidding; I really am joking! Welcome back. :) SWA LUV!
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Brian, Welcome back, buddy! I hope all of the jokes I sent you helped your recovery, or at the very least didn't overload your Crackberry! To readers of the Blog, Just to clue you in, the story about the clots was just a cover-up. The REAL reason he was in the hospital was that he had some extensive plastic surgery on his face. Brian has been embarrassed for a number of years now by his uncanny resemblance to Brad Pitt, and it is always awkward for him when folks stop him and ask for his autograph or inquire about how Angelina is doing. So, he has changed his appearance now to reduce the celebrity confusion for his sake AND for Mr. Pitt's sake, who generously funded the procedure. Brad paid for it since he has frequently been beseeched in airports for bags of candy corn and extra Rapid Rewards segment credits by people thinking he was Brian Lusk. Kim Who does not resemble Brian OR Brad 🙂
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Kim, I heard about this. I even offered my services for "laser corrective surgery", but alas, my corrective tool is on a plane to Houston. This is not the celebrity you're looking for..... Jedi Blog Master
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Gee Kim, You have it all wrong, Brad looks like ME, not the other way around. While I didn't have any surgery, I have grown a beard--don't know yet if I will keep it. Blog Boy
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Hmm. The pictures I saw of Brian don't look anything like Brad. Now there are 30 posts here. Ding! boy Joe
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31 posts. Dear mr Ding! boy, please refrain from digging up past blog posts as you make our job difficult. Thank you Clot boy Brian Lusk - Manager of Customer Communication and Corporate Editor