Tim Beidel has Guillain-Barre Syndrome


#1

For those of you who may be new to the board, it was begun and has been run for a dozen years or so by a good-humored and big-hearted guy named Tim Beidel who lives in Portland, ME. He has recently been stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an infection that quickly causes paralysis. He is now on a respirator and can only communicate by moving his eyes. There is hope of full recovery but we don’t know much right now. This is what I know…
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caringbridge.org%2Fvisit%2FTimBeidel&h=7a375a69b1531fb51e1149dd6c5f5f7c


Happily paid off a reasonably friendly wager
#2

[quote=“djones, post:1, topic:1097”]For those of you who may be new to the board, it was begun and has been run for a dozen years or so by a good-humored and big-hearted guy named Tim Beidel who lives in Portland, ME. He has recently been stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an infection that quickly causes paralysis. He is now on a resperator and can only communicate by moving his eyes. There is hope of full recovery but we don’t know much right now. This is what I know…
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caringbridge.org%2Fvisit%2FTimBeidel&h=7a375a69b1531fb51e1149dd6c5f5f7c[/quote]
Wow. Bummer. Thanks for the heads up, Dave.


#3

Wow, that’s quite a shock. Get well soon, tjb.


#4

Best wishes, Tim! Feel better soon! We’ll be here waiting for your triumphant return.


#5

Whoa. That’s a shocking unexpected blow.

Here’s to a quick and full recovery.

Thanks for letting us know Dave.


#6

I don’t know Tim other than reading his posts on this board, but I gathered he was a big music fan. As a fellow music lover, I was very happy to read he has his iPod in the room. Sending good vibes to Tim and his family.


#7

[quote=“djones, post:1, topic:1097”]For those of you who may be new to the board, it was begun and has been run for a dozen years or so by a good-humored and big-hearted guy named Tim Beidel who lives in Portland, ME. He has recently been stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an infection that quickly causes paralysis. He is now on a resperator and can only communicate by moving his eyes. There is hope of full recovery but we don’t know much right now. This is what I know…
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caringbridge.org%2Fvisit%2FTimBeidel&h=7a375a69b1531fb51e1149dd6c5f5f7c[/quote]

Wow, that’s a blow out of nowhere. I was wondering where Tim had been recently and am saddened to read this. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tim and his family. May he have a full recovery.

WE MISS YOU TJB.

P.S. Is there any way we could do something as a group for him? He’s done a lot to bring this wonderful site to us and the least we could is send him something.


#8

Wow…man,get better soon.Thanks for all of the stuff you’ve done for us.


#9

Wow, that’s quite the unexpected turn of events.

I remember back when I was in the hospital in 2004, Brandon Hassell got the entire team to sign a Penn State basketball for me. Does anyone know anyone on the team and can have this done for Tim? I’m currently at Penn State and would be willing to chip in and buy a ball at the bookstore if anyone can handle the rest (if worse comes to worse, I’ll just got to McDonalds at 2 am on a weekend - your pretty much guaranteed to see someone there, FYI ;)).


#10

[quote=“State4Life, post:9, topic:1097”]Wow, that’s quite the unexpected turn of events.

I remember back when I was in the hospital in 2004, Brandon Hassell got the entire team to sign a Penn State basketball for me. Does anyone know anyone on the team and can have this done for Tim? I’m currently at Penn State and would be willing to chip in and buy a ball at the bookstore if anyone can handle the rest (if worse comes to worse, I’ll just got to McDonalds at 2 am on a weekend - your pretty much guaranteed to see someone there, FYI ;)).[/quote]

Maybe Talor and Taran’s mom can help us out.

Get well Tim.


#11

I’ll see what I can do tomorrow


#12

Tim - So many are thinking of you. Get well soon.


#13

Good luck, Tim.


#14

Good Luck Tim you will be in our prayers. I can have Talor get that done if you would like.


#15

Good news from Wikipedia:
“Approximately 80% of patients have a complete recovery within a few months to a year…”

Here’s to a speedy recovery!


#16

I’m his brother, staying at his place (and thus logged in as him, sorry) and thought I’d check out his site this AM.

Luckily, he works with some great people that have taken care of the bill for this place, but I don’t know how much administrating he’ll be able to do for a while. So try to behave as best you can?

That basketball idea sounds great, really touching. The kind words and thoughts are appreciated as well.


#17

What a bummer in an understatement! :frowning: Get well soon tjb!


#18

Get well soon, Tim.


#19

What horrible news.

Get rested and get better soon Tim!

Thanks for the heads up Dave.


#20

Just reiterating what everyone else has already said. Such terrible news, but hoping and praying for a full and speedy recovery for you Tim. If there is anything we can do as a group count me in.