I have been in the hospital for 18 days now going on 19. I never stated this on this forum, but one of the things that I like to do, the few hours that I am not at the restaurant, is rock climbing. Needless to say, a couple thursdays ago after a morning shift, me and a buddy set off for an afternoon at the mountain. I really dont remember anything, but here is what I have been told. My harness frayed against a rigged rock, and snapped, I fell 35 feet and tumbled another 20-30. When my buddy got to me, I was unconsious. I was rushed to a local hospital, then transfered to a hospital specializing in trauma. I suffered a severe concussion and alott of swelling of the brain, particularly the temporal lobe and vision cortex. I broke almost every bone on the right side of my body, including foot, tibia, fibula, femur, 4 ribs, separated hip, broken right hand, wrist, radius, elbow, and tore and broke just about everything in my shoulder, along with 2 lumbar disks, and bleeding in my head. Despite all of this, the doctors say I am a very lucky person, even though with the pain I am in I do not feel like it. I was in intensive car for 11 days and am now in the recovery center, which is why I can use my laptop, even tho it hurts my head and I can only type with my left had. I just wanted to let you guys know that I am doing alright, well, at least as well as I can be doing. No paralysis occured thankfully, and it looks like no permanent damage to the brain, even though the concussion will last, and it will take a while for the swelling to go down. I have had 2 surgeorys and will need a couple more to repair all of the bones, but again, all in all, I guess I am lucky. Having an experience like that really makes you realize how much the people you have in your life and the things that you have are worth. Again, I would just like to thank all of you for giving me to voice my opinions on this wonderful website, and also, listen to the opinions and advice of others. I know you guys have helped me out with advice in the past, and I hope that I have helped others. Once again, Thank You.