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Barry Finn in hospital (July-Aug 2005)

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Subject: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: curmudgeon
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 01:33 PM

I just learned this morning that Barry Finn, our good friend and comrade-in-song, is in hospital beginning the recovery from a liver replacement. This is Barry's second such procedure. The first didn't take and while he's known for a while that it would have to be redone, he didn't know exactly when due to the waiting list for such organs. a worsening of his condition, however, put him at the head of the list.

Barry's wife, Justine, adds, "Second time around is
a little trickier, but you know Barry's spirit. "

I'll post snail mail for card senders when I find it. Meanwhile, post messages here, send good thoughts, et al, and sing a shanty for Barry -- Tom
    Barry's on his way to recovery now - Click here for the new thread.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for posting this, Tom. I got to meet and sing with Barry a few years ago, and hope to have the opportunity again in the future. Warm thoughts and prayers.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 02:02 PM

My best wishes for a successful outcome and a quick recovery. Barry, I hope to meet you at the Getaway one of these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 02:04 PM

Thanks so much, Tom, for letting us know. Barry's been with us so long and contributed so much and has such a STRONG spirit. I was just transferring addys from one old phonebook to a new one and noticed I still had the last hospital addy from Barry's first transplant.

Barry, I am grateful you went to the top of the list, but not that it took getting worse to get there! We love you and send an unending stream of good thoughts and thanks-givings for the best possible outcome for all concerned. The Mudcat has incredible powers for helping one another at such times, as you know. I've just experienced that, myself...coming up to my 8th week after aortic valve replacement and plenty of good energy from Mudcatters helped me through.

In Love and Peace Profound,

Kat & Rog


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 02:17 PM

Jeez. He hasn't been looking that great lately, but I figured that was just Barry. I hope he got a perfect-for-him liver this time 'round, and goes on to heal perfectly too! Maybe he could have his people call John's people.

Much love to Barry and the Finn Family.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 02:25 PM

Barry's wife is expecting him to come back strong, according to her e-mail to me this morning. Who could hold Barry back? Certainly no force of nature thtat I'm familar with.

Yes, Barry was looking a little wane at the Mystic Sea Music Festival but certainly didn't hold back when he was leading songs. He's one of our best traditional style sea music singers and we owe him big time for his distinctive renditions of songs. He's also a damn fine fella.

I look forward to singing with him again this summer.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:21 AM

I'll be thinking about you, Barry, and we both send our best wishes for the best possible outcome for you and for whatever comfort and strength you and your loved ones need during this time.

Carol and Rob


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: georgeward
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:23 AM

He'd better make it. I just met him, and once ain't enough to meet a man like that.
Besides, I owe him a song. No, Barry, I did not forget. I'm sending all the best your way (song to follow).

- George


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:33 AM

My first Mudcat buddy, Barry made me feel welcome from the first and every time since. You are in my prayers, buddy.

Tom, would you be so kind as to pass on to me the contact info? A PM or through Jeri will do. Thanks, my friend.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Alice without cookie
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:38 AM

Barry, all the best to you in your recovery. Sing a song for me!

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:48 AM

I'll be thinking of you , Barry.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 01:08 AM

Best of care and luck!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 01:11 AM

Give 'em hell, Barry, lad!! We're rooting on your side!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 10:11 AM

Barry! Wish we'd known..... love and prayers from here.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: beardedbruce
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 10:19 AM

Best wishes, hope all goes well.


Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,guest tony
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 11:02 AM

Speedy recovery Barry, you,re very much in our thoughts. All the best from Tony and Mike (Mainbrace).


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 11:32 AM

Thoughts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Metchosin
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 11:45 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Barry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: CET
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:11 PM

Charmion and I send prayers for a quick recovery. Get well soon, Barry.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:15 PM

Barry has been to several Getaways and we want him back for more! This looks like the first step....If good wishes help, he will be on the mend at a rapid rate.

No one puts more into a song than Barry, and I look forward to seeing scenes like this again.

Go, Barry!


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: harpgirl
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:18 PM

Best wishes for a quick recovery and a long life, Barry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:30 PM

Best wishes and healthy thoughts Barry!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:45 PM

All the best Barry. Hope to see you at the Press Room ASAP.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:49 PM

Barry,
Tell them to get it right this time! Rest easy and heal. The shanty sings are not the same without you.
Love,
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 01:05 PM

and btw, Finn, this is a cheesy move on your part. I am finally close enough for that visit you keep promising I can partake of and you pull this crap. I need you to get out of that joint and get home so's I can git up to La Casa Finn and see's if I can talk Justine into baking me some cookies. So's its up off yer Royal backside and back to the aul house so's you can make ready for a visit from a freeloadin' old Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: karen k
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 01:14 PM

Gosh, Barry! I had no idea that this was coming. Hope you know I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. Hope you will be at the Getaway. My best wishes to you and your family.

love,
karen


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: annamill
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 02:52 PM

Barry & family...

All our love and best thoughts and wishes.

Love, Annamill & Glenn


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 04:27 PM

Barry, it was great to see you at Mystic, as ever. At last, you're getting the 2nd replacement you needed. All my good wishes, my friend.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Kaleea
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 04:40 PM

Second time's the charm. Aafter you've made it thus far, the rest is just a song. Keep singin' and you'll be doin' great! Let's all 'Catters keep sending all that positive healing energy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Micca
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 05:34 PM

Barry, Best wishes in this from CatsPHiddle and me too, we Hope to meet and greet you soon, our thoughts are with you! Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 05:42 PM

Ok, Mate, you know how to do it, you did it before, now get on with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Susan A-R
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 06:12 PM

Barry, I hope that all goes well, and will be thinking of you and justine. Let's hope for a recovery that puts you healthy and happy at the Getaway.

Much love

Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 06:18 PM

Best wishes and peace to all the Finns. Janie doesn't know it yet, but we're going to sing for you tomorrow.

I want you to know how much your spirit and your singing have inspired me and encouraged me since we first met in person and I could put a face and voice to your words here.

Come on, y'all, this'll be another long pull:

"Oh, won't you help me to raise 'em, boys......"

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Alba
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 07:49 PM

Best of Wishes coming your way Barry.
May all go smoothly and may your recovery be swift.
Holding You and your Family in my thoughts.
Love and Light and Brightest Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: treaties1
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 08:29 PM

Barry, love and best wishes from across the pond. I met and sang with you at Getaway 2003 when over with the Shellbacks. I'm still singing the Yangzte River Shanty and was looking forward to seeing and hearing you again this year. Good luck and here's to a succesful second operation. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Theresa T


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Carly
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 08:52 PM

Best of wishes from Virginia. My brother-in-law recieved his replacement liver 15 years ago, and is in great health today; I look forward to singing with you, Barry, at Getaways for decades to come. Rest and heal well.

Carly Gewirz


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Barry Finn
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 09:38 PM

Wow, Barry will love all these posts. I will print them and bring them to the hospital as soon as he is more alert. He is really holding his own, getting stronger everyday. He hit the top of the transplant list on Tuesday at 4:00 pm, after a rapid decline over the weekend. At 9:00 pm on Tuesday, he got the call that a liver had become available. (If you knew Barry four years ago, you may remember he waited over a month at the top of the list for a match.) The surgery was long - 9 hours, then he had a follow up surgery on Friday that was another 4 hours. But now, he looks good, still heavily sedated to keep him resting, and on the road to recovery.   Thanks for all the nice comments, good wishes... Barry is lucky to know all of you. Justine

Someone asked me for an address

Mass General Hospital
Blake Building 7th Floor
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 11:19 PM

Justine, peace and rest to you, as well.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 01:16 AM

Barry, we'll be thinking of you now as you are getting through the second hardest part (the waiting is hardest, not?) I am SO glad a liver was found for you without a long wait. That should help you cope with the recovery. I have been praying all day that you will have a full, complication-free recovery this time and that the next 20 or 30 years will be the best ones of your life!

And, selfishly, that Bill and I will get to hear you sing again SOON.

Love ya Barry,
Rita F


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 02:58 PM

Geeziz Barry..........I haven't been around much lately and to come back to this really sucks. I am glad the news is what it is .......... But somehow I feel the need to chastise your ass! So consider your ass chastised for some reason and then get well.....for the long term. Too many people love you around here to do otherwise!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Tinker
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:24 PM

Went away for the weekend and just found this message. Barry from the start you've been one of my favorite Getaway people. Your music makes me just have to sing along. And after the close up's of your last scar, I figure I've got an interest in making sure you do this up right one more time and join us belting out a few more songs. Besides, someone has to keep that other Irishman in line.

Blessings and Light

Tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:37 PM

All the best from this side of the Atlantic Barry. Here's wishing you a complete recovery and a speedy return to singing. Burl


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the update, Justine!

Our thoughts are with both of you.

   JudyB


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 04:06 PM

Barry, you just keep on recovering, mate! You were one of my earliest Mudcat friends. I miss hearing you belt out the shanties, and your own songs- especially about your own child. You know how I feel about that one. Hang in there, friend!

Allison


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 04:32 PM

Barry,

I wish I knew you! I think we'd enjoy the conversations. Having you post here at Mudcat has been valuable to me on many occasions over the last several years.---Thanks for all of it.

Be well!!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 11:20 PM

Sure and you're a fighter, Barry--and we will all pull with you. My thoughts, prayers and hopefulness go out to you and your family.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 11:26 PM

Yikes, Barry! I seem to have missed this news over the last couple of days. It's the bad news and the good news: bad that it was necessary, good that it seems to be going well.

Mend quickly, my friend, secure in the knowledge that Mudcatters all over the world are thinking of you and wishing you well! I for one am looking forward to seeing you before too long, giving you a big hug, and hearing that wonderful big voice belting out a shanty!

And Justine -- thanks for all your caretaking and for keeping us informed! Much love to both of you --

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 04:39 AM

Much love Barry from your workshop co-leader :0)

Looking forward to singing with you again at the Getaway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 09:26 AM

Alright Barry - Stop being a Liver Hog! This is your THIRD!!! Most of us only get one!

Besides which, if you keep disapppearing into the hospital How am I gonna contact you when I need help with the tune to 'Sir Tristam'? I *am* gonna learn it, by golly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: ranger1
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 10:33 AM

Get well soon. I just started going to the Portsmouth sessions on an infrequent basis, and the first time I went I heard you do Juliana. I want to hear it again!
ranger1


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: radriano
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:30 PM

Barry, you old goat. It was so great to see you at Mystic Seaport this year. I'm so glad you made top of the list for a new liver. You have been such a strong musical source and so generous with your expertise that we all owe you a debt we'd find hard to repay.

Get well quickly, my friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Dave Swan
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:41 PM

All best for a speedy recovery. Come back and see us again in sunny CA.

Cheers,

Dave & Pam


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: KathWestra
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:47 PM

What they all said! Sending you heaps of love and good wishes for a made-to-match new liver and a steady, solid recovery. You're being held by lots of love here, guy, coming your way from all around the world. "This love will carry..." xo Kathy


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:32 PM

Any news of how things are progressing? It's pretty complex and extensive surgery as I understand it, so I suspect each step in recovery normally takes quite a while.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 12:36 AM

Thanks again for all the good thoughts. Barry's hit a bit of a rough spot. Tomorrow is day seven for his transplant, and the doctors need to decide if this one is working or not. If not, they will list him for an emergency liver and do another retransplant. They haven't given up and Barry hasn't either. He is sedated, but fighting. Barry believes in good kharma, positive thinking... I believe in prayer, so whatever you send his way is appreciated. Justine


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 12:40 AM

The best of luck to both of you. There's a candle burning here.

Stilly River Sage


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:15 AM

C'mon buddy. I am pulling for you. Prayers included.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: MMario
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:17 AM

Seventh day of the seventh month and seventh day of Barry's liver! How could it NOT be right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: jacqui.c
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:35 AM

Good thoughts coming from Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:53 AM

Justine, those of us on the Prayer Chain have been alerted that prayer is needed.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:58 AM

Firing up a few extra blessings and prayers. (And a couple of extra hugs for all the folks at home)

Love Ya,

tink


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 09:38 AM

Hang in there Barry........You've got prayers and good thoughts from all angles heading your way from around the world.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 09:45 AM

And here are some good thoughts and wishes beaming their way from Oz.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: freda underhill
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 09:58 AM

good luck Barry -
best wishes

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:08 AM

All together and with a will, lads, haul!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 12:02 PM

To me Way-ay-ay yah!

We'll pay Paddy Doyle for his BOOTS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Barb'ry
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 03:05 PM

Good luck Barry - get well soon. Andy and I have many fond memories of you and your songs when we came to the Getaway and expect to hear many more when we come next year.
Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: RiGGy
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 04:08 PM

Hi Barry

Please get better and better and better !

Thank you, Justine, for standin' by your man.

Riggy


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Allan C.
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 06:55 AM

Barry, I'm looking forward to hearing you sing again at the Getaway. Someone once described Janice Joplin as "singing from her heels" in reference to where she got her sound. I think you reach even farther down somehow. Anyway, get better and do it soon!


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 09:12 AM

Frankly - I've wondered from the day I met him how that much sound fits into that body. The only thing I can think of is he has a built in space-warp in his heart.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 10:19 AM

I think he reaches all the way down into the basement (where they've stashed a huge sub-woofer) to get his sound. What I'd like to know is where he stores enough air to make it all come out. Huge bellows stashed in the basement, too, I'm guessing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 12:48 PM

I wonder if this thread could be moved up to the music area? I think it belongs there.

I was hoping someone would ask - joe-clone


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 03:44 PM

Hang in Barry!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Fortunato
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 04:04 PM

Barry,

Best of luck. Be well. Heal up fast.

chance shiver


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JohnB
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 04:10 PM

Good Luck there Mate.
JohnB.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 04:47 PM

Wishing you the blessings of health from this time forward. You already have the happiness of love.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 05:32 PM

All the best, Barry. We're thinking of you and your family and sending our very best wishes and, in my case, saying prayers. (I believe in prayers too, Justine....)

Justine, thank you for taking time to keep Barry's Mudcat friends informed of how he's doing.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JedMarum
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 05:36 PM

"Best wishes for a quick recovery and a long life" from above ... my thoughts exactly.

I hope to hear your strong voice again soon, Barry. My very best wishes to your loved ones, as well - may their love and support pull you through!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Col K
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 07:18 PM

Greetings from another Shellback who met you at the Getaway. I hope that you are soon on the mend and will be back home with family and friends soon.
My thought are with you.
Colin


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Naemanson
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 08:21 PM

I was just breezing through the site and caught the title of the thread. I jumped on it to find out what was going on. But it sounds like things are going well. Barry went up on the lift for some replacement parts, lube job, and oil change. I remember offering to buy him a beer at the Press Room. His reply was, "Are ya tryin' to kill me?" I paid for his ginger ale.

C'mon Barry. You can do it again. Get through this so we can meet up at the Press Room in September. I'll send you my favorite picture, Wakana swinging me in a hammock.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 10:26 PM

Justine,

I know you will get back with more news when you are able....still praying and sending out that good energy.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: biglappy
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 12:01 AM

Hey Barry!
We're thinking of you and praying for you.
With love, from all the LaPrelles


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: mooman
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 02:08 AM

All the best Barry. My thoughts are with you.

Peace

moo (from Belgium)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 08:22 AM

I just found this thread. Heard about it in another and had to get right here. I do hope things are going well, Barry. I remember the first Getaway you attended. You and I had exchanged PM's to organize a workshop on Prison Songs having never met face-to-face. When I arrived late Friday night at the dining hall the first thing I heard was your voice ringing out with a sea chantey. The workshop went well. The next year, I think it was, you held a party for the Mudcat at your house. In a blessed moment of insanity, Marge and I drove up from Maryland. That Saturday, I joined a song circle that lasted from 1 PM to 1 AM. So many wonderful singers and players, I barely took time to eat. People wonder from where your music comes. I know it comes from a huge heart secretly hidden in your normal sized body. You are a generous and sensitive person with a lot of love for humankind. I do want you around for many more years. You are in my prayers.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Abby Sale
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 08:26 AM

Never give up the ship and fare well. (That's an order.)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Susan of DT
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 08:58 AM

Any word on whether they decided the transplant is working? (see Justine's [Barry Finn] posting July 6, above) I certainly hope they don't have to do this again. Is all going well??


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: lamarca
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 11:47 AM

Barry - maybe they forgot the onions the first time? You've got my prayers and best wishes, friend. Not to be prejudiced or anything, but I don't fancy you as a "high yaller" sort of guy - I'd much rather hear your high yelling (or rather low belting...) today and in the future.

sending love, strength and healing to you...
Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 01:54 PM

The Mystic Seaport Chanteymen are all pullin' for you Barry. Get Well!
David


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Peg
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 02:00 PM

Awww, Barry not again!

Wish I could be there to do some singing in your room like last time but I am outta town camping for a bit. My thoughts are with ya, though, my friend. We'll do a round of General Taylor for ya around the fire tonight.

Miss you and Justine and the kids. Godspeed your recovery.

love ya
peg


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 12:39 AM

Reading the thread on Shenandoah, I am reminded of so many of your contributions and inspirations, Barry.

Boy, this thing we call the Mudcat is woven of fine, fragile stuff, ain't it?

Thinking of you tonight, sending a song and a prayer to you and your family.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 12:22 PM

Hello friends,

Barry is still very ill and in the ICU. He is holding on for another liver, and is at the top of the list. The doctors are hoping it comes soon, because the recent transplant is definitely not working. Barry opens his eyes from time to time, and seems to know he is in the hospital, seems to recognize his sister and me. I printed out the entire thread and read it to him the day before yesterday. It seemed that he took it in. He is at the best facility and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your messages, Justine


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 12:29 PM

Our prayers are with you both.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 12:33 PM

Oh, Justine -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Thanks so much for letting us know the news, even though it's not the news any of us wanted. I don't know Barry as well as Charlie does, but from what I've seen, he has a really big heart and a really big soul, and I think they'll get him through this. I know it's hard to think of anything else - but try to remember to eat occasionally, and breathe! A few slow deep breaths can really help.

Love to you both,
JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 12:40 PM

I'm pulling for Barry, and your whole familiy. I wish I could donate strength the way you can donate blood.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 02:15 PM

Oh dear -- this is not the way it's supposed to be going. Justine, you and Barry are in my thoughts, and I'm hoping hard for the tide to turn and for things to get much better soon!

Love to you both,
Nancy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 02:19 PM

Continued best wishes, thoughts and prayers Barry!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: KathWestra
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 02:25 PM

Love and light to you both. Kathy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: curmudgeon
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 02:42 PM

Hang tight, Barry; you too, Justinr. More positive energy headed your way -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Metchosin
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 02:58 PM

More best wishes from here too Barry.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 03:59 PM

If anyone can manage to do this, it's Barry. He's one in a million. No need to tell him to keep hanging in there, because that's what he does best. Even better than singing. Love you, Barry.

Justine, our thoughts are with you. I agree with JudyB, do your best to get the food and rest you need and to take a few quiet minutes when you can, to just stop and breathe.

Like Nancy King I'm hoping hard for the tide to turn and for things to get much better soon.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 04:09 PM

We've got you surrounded, Barry. Heartfelt best wishes from Alaska.

Eb


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 04:45 PM

Justine, thanks so muhc for taking the time to let us know how things are. I echo the others, take care of yourself, too.

Also, you probably already know this, but I would say keep reading to him, talking to him, and play music for him, via Walkman or whatever. It all helps one in staying connected while so ill and/or unconscious. Hearing is one faculty which is always *on* so to speak and the words of love, etc. do register deep within.

We played Mozart on a cassette when my mom was very ill in ICU, many years ago. It was some of her favourite music. It helped her to focus on the uplifting music rather than the pain and fear of illness. Even when she was in and out of consciousness, she recognised the music. A loved one's voice is so reassuring, too.

Sending Love, Light and Thank-givings for a new and compatable liver and complete recovery for highest good of all concerned,

Kat & Rog


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 06:08 PM

My prayers for a compatible liver and a full recovery are with you, Barry. This is an unbelievable ordeal, and you're one amazing man.Thank you for the continuing news, Justine.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 06:44 PM

Light and love and prayers flowing your way, Barry and Justine. I'm singing for you this weekend.

Love,
Allison


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: ToneDeafDave
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 08:41 PM

Justine - we never met, but thank you for keeping us all up to date - this must be very, very hard...

Please tell Barry that David Diamond is rooting for him -

Barry, let me add my my voice to the chorus - we want you back, we want hear you sing, we want to see you and spend time with you.

Get well!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 09:31 PM

Barry,
I just mailed you a card with a somewhat risque mermaid on the envelope. If it gets past the government and hospital censors, take a look. Maybe it will jolt that liver into operation.

Justine, look after yourself. Whatever rest and food you can manage. The children need you healthy. Stay strong. I keep you and Barry in my prayers.

Large candle lit for you tonight.

Love,
Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Alba
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 09:42 PM

Oh Justine. You must be so distracted and yet you found time to let us know what was happening. Thank you.
Barry you are very much in my Thoughts.
Sending Strength and Hopefull Wishes to you Both.
I am holding you in the Light Barry Finn.
With Love and Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 09:45 PM

Such love, such strength, Justine, between you and Barry and surrounding you both from all who love Barry.... much love and prayer also from the Prayer Chain. We're pulling with you. Lean on the strength of all that love, dear, as you stay close.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 10:17 PM

Thanks for that image, Susan: "pulling WITH you."


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 11:40 PM

Justine and Barry,

All I can do is echo what everyone else has said. Holding all of you close in mindful prayer. May the care and concern offered by all feel like both a warm blanket surrounding you, and like a mighty oak supporting your back.

May you have blessings, and mercy surround you.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 12:02 AM

Barry,

    I remember so clearly when I first met you, at my first Getaway. I am from landlocked West Virgina, and don't know if I had ever heard shanties sung until that weekend. You blew me away with the passion and soul in your voice, conveying the HARD nature of the work of the sailor.

    I was really nervous at that first Getaway, and unused to singing with or for other people. You were so kind and encouraging to each person who sang. You conveyed real interest in each person's music, regardless of talent or experience. You so valued the sharing and joining together in song.

    You've got another piece of hard pulling to do. You know about hard work. Use what you know. Our hands are on the rope with you, Brother. And with you also Justine. We'll keep pulling with you.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 05:45 PM

We're all prayin' for down here in Mystic. Hope to sing with you soon Barry.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: bbc
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 06:16 PM

Dear Barry & Justine,

I'm just back from vacation, reading this thread. You have already been in my prayers & continue to be. Stay strong. You are much loved! The world is a brighter place because of the 2 of you.

love from NY,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 06:44 PM

Good news. Barry received another liver early this morning. The doctors are pleased at how the surgery went. The entire transplant team was on for this one, and it all went without a hitch. His new liver "pinked up" right away, and even made some bile! These are good things. It looks like Barry has been given another chance. I believe in the power of positive energy and prayer, and I thank all of you for the amazing support. I hope all is well with you and yours. Justine


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 06:51 PM

More Thanks-givings coming your way, Justine and Barry!! That is WONDERFUL news!!

luvyakat & Rog


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 06:52 PM

A sigh of relief! That is good news Justine. I will keep the candle lit and the prayers coming. Give him a hug for me.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Dave Swan
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 06:53 PM

OutSTANDing news. Thanks, Justine, for taking the time to write. All best to you, Barry, and his new filter.

Dave & pj


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: curmudgeon
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 06:59 PM

This must be the best message I've seen on Mudcat in years. We'll keep sending the energy Barry's way till he's out of the woods and campedt at the clearing -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: jacqui.c
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 07:02 PM

Great news! We're both keeping Barry in our thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 07:10 PM

Oh this is wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful news!

When I was in the hospital about a week after my transplant a woman visited me who had a heart transplant about 5 months earlier. She asked me, "Do you feel that you've been lifted up on a silver platform of other people's prayers?" Well that was exactly how I felt and how I feel today.

Justine thank you so much for giving us this news ... Whoops, I am crying ... time out ....

We will keep sending those prayers and warm wishes your way, Barry and Justine, and hoping that this time the outcome will be the very best you could ask for.

Rita


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Alba
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 07:40 PM

Justine...This is fantastic News. Thank you for taking the time to post this great update...Fantastic News.
Sending nothing but Love and Light to you Both.
Thinking of you Barry, Healing thoughts and a candle burning in Northern Maine Tonight.
Jude


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 07:57 PM

Grrrrreat!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:00 PM

Great news. Keep battlin' Barry and get well soon. All my very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Oh, one more thing - my friend Dr. Lecter was wondering if he could have the old liver.
Apparently he has a wonderful recipe with fava beans and chianti....

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:03 PM

Wonderful. (And I do NOT refer to Seamus's recipe.)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:08 PM

Justine,

Thank you so much for the update. It sounds very hopeful. Be sure to let the people around you help take of YOU! Continuing to hold you both and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:10 PM

No, no! Not take OF you------take CARE of you:>)

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:12 PM

Oh, gawd, Justine . . .

I know it's not over yet, but the news is good.

Barry's got the easy part -- all he has to do is ride that elephant downhill.

You, on the other hand, are stuck with all the rest of getting on with life AND dealing with the worry, etc. of the love of your life being in the situation he's in.

Been there (last year with Curmudgeon), but you've got it a heck of a lot worse.

Seriously, take CARE of yourself. Keep cheese peanut butter crackers in the car for when you've forgotten to eat. Don't sweat an extra glass of wine before you sleep. (Make sure you sleep.)

It's taken me until a couple months ago to recover from last year. You're going to be fragile for awhile.

Let US do whatever we can -- and don't be afraid to ask.

We've got the white light focussed on Barry -- but I know I've got it focussed on you, too.

Much love sent your way.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:29 PM

Seamus, yuck.
Do people really eat fava beans?

I want to echo what Tom said. I've been quite worried, and hoping to hear something good. I'm not religious, so what Barry got from me energy-wise was a lot of 'thinking of' and singing. I started singing songs I knew he knew, then figured out what he'd really want me to sing. I was pretty amazed to discover know all the words to Warren Zevon's "Carmelita." "I hear mariachi static on my radio..."

Here's to the the Old Man's liver -- may it just keep rollin' along!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:39 PM

wunnerful........Great news for everyone and may it continue! Still the best coming your way.....Thanks Justine. Take care of yourself.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 09:43 PM

I am so relieved, I think I'll take a breath....*whooosh*....now, maybe in a couple weeks--after more good news, I'll take another!

as my wife says...this is wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful news.

...and I'm too tired to make any liver puns!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 09:46 PM

Justine thanks so much for the up date. Give a few hugs around for the folks at home for all of us. I printed out one of the pictures of Barry singing at Mystic off of his Mudcat photo page and left in in a high traffic part of the house to send back a little of the energy he belts out in his singing back at him each time I passed by today. Like Jeri I found myself singing songs I know Barry sings and thinking about work songs....
well that got me thinking about working ladies so I added a few blues too...just for smiles. Just don't forget to breathe yourself ...

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 09:50 PM

What wonderful news! They do say third time's the charm!

We just got back from the first MIT Chantey Sing on the Charles, and everyone there sent their best - in fact, if you had a window open this afternoon, you might have heard the rousing chorus of "Roll the Old Chariot" we used to roll some of the energy in the room over in your direction!

I'm terribly fuzzy about names, but Lynn Noel is one of the organizers there, and she specifically asked us to give you her best wishes. Celtaddict was up from Connecticut, Alison Lee Freeman was down from Maine (as were Charley & I), and there was someone from Albany who'd heard about the shanty session at Old Songs. And lots of folks from the Boston area - a really nice session! And a lot of positive energy headed your way from those folks.

Thanks again for the news, Justine, and do remember to take a little time for yourself - breathe in, nice and slow; hold for a few seconds; and let the stress flow out with the air. And the peanut butter crackers sound like a great idea!

Love to you both (from me and Charley Noble),
JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 10:41 PM

His new liver "pinked up" right away

Wow, I knew there had to be a reason why I picked the big pink candle to light. I believe a lot of those and all the positive energy really did make a difference. Still burning the candle and sending the energy until he is out of the woods, and visualising that liver staying "pinked up".

Love to both of you, Jenny


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 11:01 PM

I hope all is well with you and yours. Justine

That you would be thinking of us as well-- you take my breath away, Justine. Bless you both, and thanks for taking a moment to update us. We will not stop praying!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 11:47 PM

What a great relief! I've been SO worried, and now I'm SO glad to hear things are on the upswing again. Obviously there's a lot of healing still to come -- how fantastic to have the chance to do it!

Barry, you're in my thoughts -- may you come through this with flying colors, and may we all get more chances to sing with you!

Justine, thanks so much for keeping us up-to-date. Be sure to take care of yourself, get some sleep, and don't forget to eat!

Love to you both,
Nancy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 11:53 PM

Just wonderful news!!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Pauline L
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 12:06 AM

I am so glad that Barry and his new liver are doing well. Barry, may you continue to heal and gain strength. I'm hoping for the very best for you.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Micca
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 01:29 AM

Barry, you were one of the very first singers I heard on my First trip to the Getaway in 2001 ( it was at the Royal Mile on the Thursday evening) and I was very impressed with what I heard, so Get well and your singing can do so again, Much best and healing thoughts from London (UK), Micca


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Lynn Noel
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 09:31 AM

Barry, you know how much I love your singing of Juliana, and it didn't seem right that our first of a new chantey sing series lacked your voice, spirit, and energy. You were hard at work starting a regular sing when I first came back to Boston seven years ago, even if it meant driving home from the North End to Portsmouth after bar time! We might not have had a Chanteyboat at the Boston Folk Festival at all if you hadn't shared your harbor cruise set with me that first year, and the audience quote is still on the front page of my website: knowing that it belongs to you as much, if not more, than to me.

"" I was expecting to get a nice little cruise around the harbor to see the sights, but hearing your voices I had attention for nothing else." (Boston Folk Festival)"

I feel the same way every time I hear you sing. I can't count the times we've sung together, from Mystic to Old Songs to the Little Red Lighthouse to the Press Room, but I treasure every one and look forward to the next. You're going to get through this and come sing with us at MIT on the Charles, because I know that having a regular chantey sing in Boston is as much your dream as mine. You are in my thoughts and prayers: with a separate prayer thread for you and the children, Justine! The Finn Family is precious to us all.

Please let us know when it's OK to have visitors, and I'll be there in a flash (packet). When you're up to it, we'll mount a Chantey Raid on Mass General, see if we don't! Yesterday we headed over to the MIT Museum and sang for the clipper ship paintings, and I know you would have loved every minute of it. We needed you, kid: you still have to teach me the Flying Cloud!

Love and prayers to all,

Lynn


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Just another Dave
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 10:39 AM

Great News!!

Looking forward to sharing more songs soon.


Dave De Angelis


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 10:58 AM

yes, Micca! I had forgotten that you and Barry were both there that night at the Royal Mile....here is a pic I took of Barry that night, (along with Ferrara and Joe Offer.....Sure hope to see that cheerful face again soon....and hear the voice.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: lamarca
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 10:59 AM

Blessings on you, Justine, for keeping all of us FOB (Friends of Barry) informed on his progress. Barry, I'm bellowing Essiquibo River for you (in my mind - folks here in the laboratory would really be alarmed if I did it for real...)

Essiquibo Barry is the King of Singers all
Buddy ta na na, he is somebody-o
Singin' from the heart, like an f***in' miracle,
Buddy ta na na, he is somebody-o...


Be strong, be well.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:03 AM

Hopefully, third time is the charm.
Wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: KathWestra
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:58 AM

The messages last week were so somber, and then Mudcat was down every time I checked this weekend. What a tremendous relief to finally get onto the site this morning and read such wonderful, wonderful news. Thank you Justine for sharing it with all of us. And thank you Barry, for being somebody who inspires so many people to care so much. Lots of love to you, and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. Whew!
Kathy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:58 AM

Great news! All the best for a quick and complete recovery!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Jed
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 11:59 AM

Ooops - that was from me!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Susan A-R
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 12:26 PM

What Kath Westra Said. I am so glad that all is going well. Thinking of you a lot and so relieved!!

Much love to you also Justine. What a rough, roller coaster time.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 01:23 PM

Having recently been "In the Pink on the Road to Wellville" I am delighted to pass on that good energy to keep your new liver "in the pink" as well...what say you, good folk? Pink undies day, again, in honour of Barry and his new liver?

What wonderful news. Thanks so much, Justine!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Lorraine
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 02:00 PM

Wonderful news. In a world with so much disturbing news it is so great to hear Barry is doing so very well. Joy joy jyo to you both. Lorraine


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Hollowfox at a different computer at work
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 04:17 PM

I just saw this thread the other day, and didn't get a chance to post. You *do* know, darlin', that you've got a steady drip feed of good thoughts coming from here, as well as a gen-u-ine purebred Midwestern @$%!-reduction candle (when I'm at home, of course). Take care, Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 04:52 PM

Hi Barry ; Great news .You've had a tough time of .But things are sounding good .I wiil look forward to seeing you again and sharing some songs again.I still remember you singing your own song on board the Whaler in the wee hours just before dawn.I want to hear it again!
We are all rooting for you this side of the Pond as well.
               All our best wishes and prayers are with you
                            Mike and Tony [ and the Gaffer..Roy ]


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 08:28 PM

Heh...reading a few of the latest jokes, it's clear Barry's new liver ain't the only thing churnin' out bile... 8-)

Glad to hear the good news, and continued prayers and healthy thoughts!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: radriano
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 12:18 PM

It's great to hear such wonderful news.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 01:51 PM

Just a thought about something I should have realized days ago: Some of Barry's friends might like to send some healing thoughts, energy, songs, prayers or whatever feels right for Barry's liver donors and their families. The first miracle with an organ transplant is always the fact that someone was generous enough to make the organ donation. I know that even though I'm not a churchgoer I always felt comforted and grateful when anyone told me they had been praying for my donor family.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Anglo
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 01:54 PM

Well, I just heard the news, and I think it's great. Congrats Barry, Long life and happiness.
John


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 02:14 PM

Rita,

I had similar thoughts but didn't think about suggesting it here. Thanks!

Barry and Justine--still a'prayin' and a'pullin' for you.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 04:40 PM

Hip hip hooray for Barry's liver! I'm so glad, and join the Mudcat chorus singing songs of joy and relief. Rita, I've been thinking of the donors, too. My daughter filled out her application for a driver's license today (shudder) and checked off the "donor" box- good girl.

Blessings on you, Barry, and you, too, Justine.

Allison


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 09:18 PM

Yes, thanks for bringing it up. Had a conversation with my daughter, who knows other folks who've had transplants, both successful and not. We talked about donors and families, and remembered to talk among each other so EVERYONE knows when you're a donor.

ALL in our prayers.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 06:28 PM

Any word on how he's doing?

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Col K
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 06:35 PM

Great news about the transplant and the new liver pinking up so quickly, I hope that everything keeps on improving and that Barry gets back singing soon. Music is a very good healer.
Positive thoughts are winging their way across the pond, good luck to Barry and keep yourself well Justine.
All the best
Col K (Shellbacker)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 10:08 AM

How are things going? We think of both of you often, and are sending positive energy your way.

All the best,
JudyB & Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 12:39 PM

Very encouraging news!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 09:03 PM

It seems Barry's doing well with the new liver. They expect he'll be going home soon (five days or so if all goes well!)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 09:07 PM

Ferrara-

Thanks for the update. Mudcat has been mostly down these last few days and I was not expecting to learn very much over the weekend.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 09:09 PM

What wonderful news - thanks so much for passing it on!

JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: beardedbruce
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 09:11 PM

Thanks, Rita!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 12:38 PM

Great to hear!

Janie


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 09:58 PM

Thank you again for all the support, wishes, and kind thoughts. Barry was taken off the respirator the day before yesterday and has done better everyday since. He immediately began singing a song from a Tom Lewis tape that was playing. It was hysterical. He is still in the ICU, but we expect good things from here on in. He is also still a little confused, but very entertaining.

Thank you all, too, for the encouragement you have sent my way. I would love to be able to tnank you individually, but there are so many. And thanks to Mario and Jacqui for the beautiful shawl. I'm not really the type of person to say this, but when it arrived and I put it on, I literally felt a warm embrace from all of Barry's Mudcat friends. Barry is very lucky to have all of you. Justine


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 10:54 PM

Third liver. This should give him permanent possession. (We all hope)


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: CarolC
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 10:56 PM

Great news. Keep up the good work, Barry!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 11:05 PM

well, of COURSE he was singing the first chance he had! *grin*...when did confusion ever interfere with singing?

great news...such VERY great news!

go, Barry...


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Celtaddict
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 11:46 PM

I love the thought of Tom Lewis songs being belted out in the Unit! (Assuming belting because I don't think Barry has any other settings...)
Good news all round and hope it keeps up! Thanks for keeping us posted; best to you both!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 08:58 AM

Absolutely amazing! You can't keep a good man down. Well Done, Barry.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:27 AM

FANTASTIC! And I agree with the belting - besides - most tom lewis songs require belting.

'minds me of the time I got hauled into hospital after I passed out with low blood sugar one night; and while waiting for the blood tests to come back sat there and sang two hours of renaissance faire pub songs.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:40 AM

Yeah!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:44 AM

deep sigh of relief. Welcome back, Barry


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: jacqui.c
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM

Ditto the above. Now you can concentrate a litle more on yourself Justine. Look after yourself please.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Alice
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 01:52 PM

Wonderful! Great relief. Get WEll soon.
alice


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Pauline L
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 02:04 PM

Singing in the ICU! That is real class! It shows a strong spirit, and I hope your body is getting strong, too.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 02:04 PM

Wow!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 02:46 PM

Oh yes wow. Barry you're incredible.

After I got my heart AND was out of the ICU (I'm not as precocious as Barry ...) they gave me a little tube thing I was supposed to blow into and make the ball bounce in order to clear out and strengthen my lungs.

I didn't like that tube thing. I decided to sing. I didn't actually belt anything out, because I hadn't had much breath for a long time and also I wasn't sedated any longer, so was aware of the neighboring rooms. But it was wonderful to be able to sing at all after months of not having the breath for it! I tried to find songs that would take a lot of breath, fast bouncy stuff. (It was late October and I remember singing Deck the Halls and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.) The lady came back and I blew into the tube and she said I didn't need to use it any more, my lungs were doing great. I never did use it.... This proves once again that that singing is good for one's health.

Keep singing Barry!

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 03:05 PM

The news just keeps getting better and better. We like it!

Give the lug an extra hug from us! And one for yourself!

Cheerily
Charley Noble & JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 04:41 PM

Great news, Barry!

...and huzzah, MMario!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 21 Jul 05 - 09:08 PM

Sounds like Mudcat may be stabilizing a bit, so I thought I'd refresh this and see if there was any more news. It sounded as if he might be coming home sometime this week, so I've got my fingers crossed!

JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Ferrara
Date: 21 Jul 05 - 09:32 PM

Well it would be grand if Barry could get home soon. If he was still in the ICU last Saturday though, it could still be a while. It varies from person to person, but they may decide to be a little extra conservative. After all, Barry's just had two bouts of major surgery, and had the extra burden of liver failure until the second liver was found.

Well I sure hope it's soon. Barry I hope you break all records for a rapid recovery now.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Pauline L
Date: 21 Jul 05 - 11:07 PM

Rita, you are so right about the physiological benefits of singing. I had a bad respiratory infection several years ago and I couldn't sing. (I've never been able to sing well, but that's another story.) I called my method Low Impact Aerobic Singing. I started singing something gentle, and when I could do that, I progressed to High Impact Aerobic Singing. I worked for a long time on Mary Ellen Carter, a real belt-it-out song. I learned to pace myself so that I could sing the entire song. That was hard. When I could do it, I kept doing it for a while. Then I worked on singing the same song one octave higher, which took more breath, and paced myself until I could do it. It certainly felt good to be able to do it.

I really don't mean to divert the discussion from Barry and his recovery. I just want to say that singing in the ICU is wonderful. I hope it means that his body and his spirirt are both strong.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: gnu
Date: 22 Jul 05 - 03:14 PM

Keep 'er to the weather!!! Continued thoughts and prayers.

g


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Pauline L
Date: 22 Jul 05 - 10:33 PM

I'm refreshing this thread because I really hope Barry continues to feel stronger and better and I really hope someone will tell us about it.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM

Refreshing and hoping all is going well and that we'll get an update soon.

Reading the last few posts, I have a vision of Barry marching (slowly) down the hospital corridor with the requisite tubes trailing behind, singing a shanty version of "Deck the Halls" at the top of his lungs! It's an interesting image!

We're thinking of you both often, and sending energy your way.

Love to you both,
JudyB & Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:43 PM

Barry has continued to improve each day. He was transferred today to Spaulding Rehabilitation long term acute care facility. We have no reason to think that he will not enjoy a complete recovery. His room overlooks the Charles River, with a view of the boats going back and forth. He was a little too tired to appreciate it after the transfer, but I know he'll be enthused about it tomorrow. There is also a beautiful waterfront park that belongs to the hospital. Barry now has the complete Mudcat thread printed out, and is reading a little of it each day. He loves it, and feels very lucky to have all of you. He'll be working hard in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and possibly speech (he's a little hoarse after being intubated so long). If I know Barry, he'll be home well before the rehab predicts. So, good news all around on this front. Thanks for everything, Justine


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: KathWestra
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:46 PM

Praise be! Thank you so much, Justine, for taking the time to tell us this terrific news so late on a Tuesday night. Give Barry my love, and tell him there's love pouring in from all over the world to help his healing along. This is just wonderful. Huge virtual hugs.
Kathy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:06 PM

That is such good news!

We'll look for you both at a future Shanty Sing


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: bbc
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:17 PM

Oh, Justine, thanks so much for the update! I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been checking each day for news. I'm thrilled that he is progressing well. Give him our love & tell him to keep up the good fight of which we know he is capable!

love & hugs,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: RiGGy
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:33 PM

Stay outta da rivah, Barry !

Riggy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:35 PM

Justine...his many, many friends appreciate the updates, and look forward to Barry finally getting home and updating us himself in one long paragraph with little punctuation...*grin*...we will read it with joy and tease him unmercifully.

I know this will take time after two surgeries in a row, but we are a semi-patient bunch when a good buddy is recovering! I, as well as others,REALLY hope to see him at a Getaway again....


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: curmudgeon
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 06:25 AM

Grand news indeed, Justine !    Here's hoping he progresses as you predict; we are going to need his voice at the Portsmouth Maritme Folk Festival -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 08:05 AM

Justine-

Thanks so much for posting this update. We'll be thinking of you and Barry this weekend while we're singing with our friends.

Give the lug an extra hug from us!

Cheerily,
Charlie and Judy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 10:27 AM

Barry - lobster boil on Saturday. Are you up for one? Justine too.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 11:10 AM

Its always a downer to hear of a Folkie having troubles , but a REAL uplift to hear the the situation is improving !! All the best to you Barry !


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 11:10 AM

Oh yes !! and 200 !!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Pauline L
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 12:00 PM

Justine, thanks for the news. I'm so glad it's good news. I hope Barry's recovery continues to go well. He has a strong spirit, and his body will soon be strong, too. Best wishes and hugs to both of you.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 12:03 PM

Still beaming Light waves and lots of love and {{{HUGS}}}} to you both, Justine and Barry! Justine, thanks so much for letting us know of his Progress.

As Art Thieme says, "Onward and Upward!"

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 07:10 PM

Great news! Justine, thanks so much for keeping us updated! Barry, please continue to get stronger! I for one am definitely looking forward to seeing (and hearing) you!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: treaties1
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 07:57 PM

Great news indeed, Good luck and love to you both


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 09:12 PM

Refresh!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 02:19 PM

Great news Justine but I just can't imagine Barry being hoarse, tired, out of breath or even a mite short of energy. Please give him best wishes from Bonnie & Dan.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 04:33 PM

Hip hip, hooray!

Allison in London


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Lynn Noel
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 04:40 PM

Is Barry up to having visitors yet? Please let me know as I'd really like to stop by Spaulding when he's feeling ready to receive friends. 978-985-2707. Thanks.

Lynn Noel


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: curmudgeon
Date: 06 Aug 05 - 07:54 PM

Had an e-mail from Justine today allowing how Barry's on the mend.

"Barry is not quite yet phone-worthy, but he is making such steady progress
that he's sure he will be soon. His voice took a beating from the tube, but
they assure him it is all reversible. H So, Barry is pushing them to let him come home this week, and finish his recuperationn here with maybe a hospital bed and some visiting nurses... Things are going swimmingly!"

Keep sending the positive energy - Tom


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 06 Aug 05 - 08:48 PM

Sounds good! Plenty of positive energy coming from here!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: bbc
Date: 06 Aug 05 - 10:52 PM

Great to hear!

bbc


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Aug 05 - 12:14 AM

Can't wait to see him again and hear him belt out a chantey or two. Keep getting better, Barry.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Aug 05 - 12:30 AM

Keeping a very close eye on this one. Keep up the good work, buddy!

Love,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Aug 05 - 04:30 AM

Me too Mick. I check in here to look for only a few things and this is one. I was excited to find this thread back up in the daily but then I opened it and found the two of you. Very disappointing................I mean you and Sins are two of my very favorite people but I was hoping for a note from Justine!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 07 Aug 05 - 08:51 PM

Been thinking about you Barry.... Now you need to picture Dani and I in her rented Magnumn with the Hemmie engine. (Never saw such a guy magnet as that car..) Belting out songs with the Johnson Girls on the CD system and sending out all kinds of good energy. We weren't all that far away on 495 so it didn't have far to travel.

tinker


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Lady Hillary
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:18 AM

When this thread refreshed, I was worried. Glad to see all is going well. Eric "EBarnacle" and Lady Hillary


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Melani
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 02:32 PM

I have been offline and just found this thread. It was scary reading, but three is a lucky number. Keep getting better, Barry!


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 03:51 PM

Glad to hear things are progressing well! I know it will help when he gets to spend some time in his own house.

Here's hoping we'll get to see - and hear! - him before too long!!!

JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 09:40 PM

A big sigh of releaf for one of Mudcats most informative and favorite sons !! Kick some doors down for us all Barry !! I do hope to meet you some time , Yours Guy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 06:26 PM

I've been in England and for the past 10 days without internet access- this looks like good news- keep us posted!

Allison


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST,Justine
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:53 PM

Some fantastic news tonight, Thursday. Barry is scheduled to come home tomorrow a.m. He had a visit at Mass General today and everything looked very good. Spaulding arranged some services for him at home, and he's been cleared to finish his recuperation here. We are thrilled that his ordeal is drawing to a close. All he needs to do now is rest and put some weight on.

Thank you all for your concern and support throughout - it really helped. It's over!

Justine


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Dave Swan
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:55 PM

That's the news we've been waiting for.

Welcome home Barry!!!

Best,


Dave & Pam


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:55 PM

Oh, WOW!! That is WONDERFUL, Justine!! Congratulations, Barry and Justine!! Being at home can do nothing but improve everything, I know this from recent experience!!

Giving thanks for this wonderful outcome and many healthFILLED years to come,

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: bbc
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 11:16 PM

That's great, Justine! Many of us have been checking this thread once a day or more, hoping to hear that news. I'm sure Barry will be much more comfortable at home & will thrive.

love to you all,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 11:19 PM

My thoughts are with you Barry. I hope to have a song with you next June in Mystic.

Marc Bernier


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 11:27 PM

Dare we hope for the honor of BOTH your presences at the Getaway?!?!

Love and congratulations all around.....

Dani


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 11:30 PM

Yay!!! Great news! Keep mending, Barry -- we're all pulling for you! And Justine -- thanks so much for keeping us informed. Don't forget to take care of yourself!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 11:44 PM

Yahoo !!!! Home is definately the place to be. But remind him there are hordes of Mudcat women willing to help you out if he tries to do too much too quickly. BG

Love to you both

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:19 AM

Good news indeed.


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 11:56 AM

Hooray!

Thanks, Justine - that's the news I was hoping to hear!!

(You do know that you're supposed to wake him up every two hours to see if he wants a sleeping pill....)

Seriously, that's wonderful news. Thanks so much for keeping us posted on his recovery, and I'm looking forward to hearing from Barry himself before too long!

All the best,
JudyB


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:12 PM

Justine-

Your good news makes it well worth checking into Mudcat every once in a while.

Give the lug an extra hug from me.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 01:34 PM

Let's end this thread and start "Barry Finn OUT of hospital"
    Good idea, Dick - Click here for the new thread.
    -Joe Offer-


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