User:Tim Starling/Get Well Soon

Tim Starling has been ill for the last nine days and went into surgery today. He was originally misdiagnosed as having gastroenteritis but it turned out to be a bowel obstruction caused by bands of adhesion that resulted from an appendicectomy nine years ago. The surgery took about almost three hours since he had to have 10cm of his small intestine removed, but he's now on a main ward and recovering well.

He's likely to be in the hospital (St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne) for another week and then taking up to six weeks before he's 100% again.

If you'd like to send "get well soon" messages, please edit this page - I'll be getting it printed to take in to him in a few days. Angela. 14:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Update 11:51, 20 September 2006 (UTC): Tim is looking much better today. He's allowed to drink clear fluids and the physio even had him walking once around the ward this morning. I took in a printed version of this page which he definitely appreciated (he has no internet access there). I'll take in updates as more messages are added. Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes. :) Angela. 11:51, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Update 12:38, 21 September 2006 (UTC): Tim is still only on clear fluids, but a lot of the wires and tubes are gone (just one drip left) and he's well enough to be teaching himself python (since Civilization IV doesn't work on my laptop). The person in the bed next to him has golden staph so we're hoping he doesn't catch that and will be out of hospital early next week. Angela. 12:38, 21 September 2006 (UTC)



Get Well Soon Tim! Wishing you a speedy recovery. All my love, Angela.
Some medicine!
  • I could swear I heard several servers cry. They miss you.. Get well soon. -- 84.176.137.70 14:17, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Here's to being able to get the shits with everything again properly - David Gerard 14:18, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • It's not so much the servers but the developer team that miss him. Take care Tim! -- Mark Bergsma 14:23, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good luck. --Valepert 14:28, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Courage and to your hopping soon. Cheers. notafish }<';> 14:30, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • In bocca al lupo! and come back soon! --BrokenArrow 14:31, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Tim please get back soon the wiki is slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) Waerth 14:33, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I wish I had such a wiki page every time I've been ill or in surgery, too. Hang on! jd 14:36, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • !!!!!!! (and what Mark said) Domas Mituzas 14:38, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • dittoPhil | Talk 14:38, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good healing and come back soon! --Aeternus∞ 14:40, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • We miss you.. torna presto! :-)) Frieda 14:46, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I'm going to go to the toilet directly after I click save page on this edit, and take a dump in your stead. -- Cimon Avaro; on a pogostick. 14:49, 18 September 2006 (UTC) (P.S. appears this "get well soon" page is a bit constipated too, got an edit conflict.)
  • Get well soon but take the time it takes :) take care ! GerardM 14:51, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Auguri di rapida e buona guarigione. Ciao, M7 14:53, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I'm not worrying about you. You'll be just fine. Get well soon. :) Dungodung a.k.a Filip (§) 14:55, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Szybkiego powrotu do zdrowia, Tim! (pronounced more or less like this: /ˌʃɪbˈkɪe.gɔ pɔˈvrɔˌtʊ dɔ ˈsdrɔˌvɪa/ is Polish for "get well soon", something to keep you busy while in hospital – try to get the pronounciation right ;)) TOR 15:07, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Buona guarigione, Tim! from Italy. Get well soon. Kal-Elpost here! 15:08, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ah, life is too short to be ill. Quick recovery, from Serbia --Rainman-sr 15:22, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I'm not such a poet, but I wish you a quick recovery, too. I'd send some flowers, but they wouldn't arrive in health I guess... :-( --Leon ¿! 15:25, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't say "get back soon" because of your developer role, but i'll say a simple "in bocca al lupo" for being yourself. User:Helios89/Firma 15:33, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Bli bra igjen... Du må, du må bli bra igjen! (I'd send you the song if it was freely licensed. ;-) It's a Norwegian song by Jahn Teigen, basically meaning "get well". It's even quite catchy.) Jon Harald Søby 15:39, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • "Gute Besserung!" from Germany. Get well soon. --Frank Schulenburg 15:42, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Take care and get well quickly, Tim. All the best for a speedy recovery. – Chacor 15:45, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Friendly support to you, and to Angela as well :-) Anthere
  • You are in our thoughts - best wishes for an uneventful recovery. KillerChihuahua?!? 15:52, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes Tim, thinking of you and hoping we see you up and about again very soon :) -- sannse (talk) 15:57, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Every best wish for a speedy and safe recovery... ++Lar: t/c 16:12, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon, Tim! --Cruccone 16:16, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hey Tim, sorry to hear you've been so crook. I hope you have a very speedy recovery. Thinking of both you and Angela at this time, with best wishes, Sarah Ewart (Talk) 16:23, 18 September 2006 (UTC) P.S. Angela, please make sure you take good care of yourself as well. Sarah Ewart (Talk) 16:23, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Rimettiti al più presto, ti aspettiamo. We are waiting for you. Get back soon :) --EdoM 16:35, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes Tim for a speedy recovery, I know we'll see you back (very I hope) soon :) -- Tawker 16:35, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well! Computerjoe's talk 16:41, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • My best wishes from Switzerland. I hope, you'll be back again soon. --Mbimmler 16:50, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon, the wiki is sorely lacking without you!--digital_me(TalkContribs) 17:00, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hi Tim, I hope you already feel a bit better at the time writing and I hope to see you back with all of us soon. Take your time and relax. Well, here in the region where I live you would now get a huge basket of lemons :-) so I am sending you some virtual ones. Ciao!!! --SabineCretella 17:14, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Non sono molto presente in wikipedia, e non so nulla di te, ma ti auguro comunque una rapida guarigione. A presto! --87.28.103.185 17:30, 18 September 2006 (UTC) it:Utente:Feddar
  • Best whish to you: get well soon. AnyFile 17:49, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I won't try anything witty (I know I can't). I'll just say a hearty Get Well Soon. Those servers need some Tender Loving Care. - Mgm|(talk) 17:57, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get Well Soon: ritorna presto, ti aspettiamo (in bocca al lupo) :)--Nick1915 18:48, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes! I saw a couple of commits, so you seem to be on the right track. ;-)--Eloquence* 18:53, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hope everything comes out well down under! -- Rick Block (talk) 19:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Tous mes voeux de rétablissement, Tim. Reviens vite ;D Alvaro 19:29, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I hate hospitals probably almost as much as you. Get well soon! Storkk 20:09, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ack! Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Get well and come back to make more fun toys (e.g. m:Parserfunctions) for us Wikipedians. :] --CBD 20:20, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Come back very soon :). --DaB. 20:57, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I don't pretend to get on too well with Tim, of course, but I don't like to think of him suffering, he's a decent enough bloke in his own right. Take care and cut out the wiki crap for a while if needs be; it's doing me a world of good. :) Rob Church
  • van harte beterschap! i hope you get well soon, all best wishes, oscar 21:58, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good luck & best wishes. -- llywrch 22:26, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • You do know it's only in Soviet Russia that guts are supposed to hate you....? Hope you will feel better soon, take care! — Catherine\talk 23:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon. borgx (talk) 23:56, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon, Tim. Best wishes and regards, The Anome 00:22, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hope you are good; and get well soon Tim. Sincerly, Sugarpine t/c 00:22, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • OMG I can't believe what you've just experienced. Get well soon! Scobell302 00:28, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ouch. Hope you can get well soon. After you take the great joy and agony of shitting a brick at the amount of work you get when you get back, remember that there's a huge list of people above this name that support you. --KevinBreit 00:52, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes for speedy recovery, and good health in the future! - Amgine 00:55, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon & take care yourself. どうぞお大事に。--Aphaia 01:27, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • The servers are slow because they're thinking about you half of the time. Get well soon, no? Titoxd(?!?) 01:40, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best of luck on a speedy recovery! Your contributions to the foundation are immeasurable and invaluable! —Mets501 (talk) 01:51, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon, Tim! --Coredesat talk! 01:54, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Dude. Next round of beer is absolutely on me next time we see each other. :) Thinking of you often... --Jimbo Wales 02:51, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes for a speedy recovery and return! :) —AySz88\^-^ 03:01, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Oh dear, everybody seems to have said what I wanted to say. Get well. — Werdna talk criticism 03:39, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good luck. I hope you get back to 100% soon.Voice-of-All 04:11, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ugh. Best wishes for getting out of the hospital quickly and none the worse for wear, Tim. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 04:19, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Kernel panic? What in the world? Looks like someone's missing their daddy and needs some attention...so get well soon, Tim. CQJ 04:26, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Nothing that original to say- We need you. Get well soon. JoshuaZ 05:28, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Recover swiftly! – ClockworkSoul 05:50, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Per aspera ad astra, 頑張っては, gute Besserung! —Nightstallion (?) 06:08, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Refu'ah Shelemah -- get well soon! Dovi 06:28, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Bummer. Get well soon! - Ta bu shi da yu 07:18, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Take care of yourself. We're keeping you in our thoughts. Gil 07:22, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best of luck for a speedy recovery, Tim! Get well soon! --Merovingian - Talk 08:20, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes from enochlau (talk) 09:25, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon. And apologies for qif ;-) (although I strongly doubt you want to read about that anymore ;-). All the best to Angela too. --Ligulem 09:34, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon. BTW adhesion is a bit stubbish. Did they take any pictures when they were poking around in there? ;-) the wub "?!" 10:53, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon Tim. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 11:48, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
    I hope I'm not wasting too much of Angela's ink, but we all need flowers :-) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 11:55, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Speedy recovery, Tim! Hope the hospital has an internet connection... may be not if you're reading a "printed" version of this. Take care of yourself, hope you're up and about soon. --Canley 11:56, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Wishing you all the best, and am looking forward to seeing you back when you are ready. Take care, and don't rush back on our account. Rje 12:19, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • We miss you already ... get well soon, we pray for you. Good luck. Lincher 12:22, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Don't stress too much. According to [[small intestine]], you should have at least 490cm of small intestine left.[citation needed] While you've been away, we've switched from MediaWiki back to UseMod, and we haven't looked back. ;) - Mark 12:30, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well and take care -- Newhoggy | Talk 12:31, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Love you man. Get well and all. —Pengo talk · contribs 12:47, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hope you get well very soon, even if I have never heard of you before, good job for all the things you've done for Wikipedia --WikiSlasher 12:52, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
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  • {{getwellsoonman}}. [ælfəks] 13:12, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Beterschap! (Get well soon in Dutch). From the Nerherlands, .Koen 13:58, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • You need more chocolate! Get well soon. lucychili
  • Get well down under.- JustPhilFlag of Germany.svg 14:09, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon. --Theodoranian 15:32, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Rest and get well soon. --Mcginnly | Natter 15:36, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • What do me and intestines have in common? We're both full of crap and a pain in the bum when we stick around! At least I haven't been blocked! (Although I probably soon will be for this bad joke and pun.) Wishing you all the best and get well soon! *huggles* -- Jasabella 16:48, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Que te mejores flaco, saludos. --Alhen ♐... 16:54, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • As the Wikipedia critics always point out, you wouldn't want to let just anybody perform surgery, so we can't fix things for you directly, but we can offer our best wishes. May you be able to again eat and drink whatever you please without concern for whether your system can handle it. --Michael Snow 17:29, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Cheers and get well soon. Wikimedia and its guts miss you and yours. :-) Mindspillage (spill yours?) 17:58, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon and come back :) --Dbl2010 18:07, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Health - first of all. --Li-sung 18:38, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Tim. SlimVirgin (talk) 21:13, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Since I popped in at the wrong moment, I wish you all the best and get well soon. --Hoverfish 19:31, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for all your work on Wikipedia and all things wiki. Get well soon.
--Leon2323 19:33, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • If we all say something silly, reading this is really going to hurt, but you have plenty of guts left! Get well soon, Tim! Gribeco 19:41, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
We're all keeping our fingers crossed for you, Tim!
  • Get well soon, Tim! We're all keeping you in our mind and wishing you all the best. :) -- Schnee (cheeks clone) 20:44, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good luck, Tim, we're all hoping for your speedy recovery. haz (talk) e 20:52, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Even if I don't think we know each other, and maybe we'll never meet, I'd wish you'll come back on-line as soon as possible. Bye. --Filippof 15:46, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hey mate, get well soon! You might even get a surgery barnstar! Shadow1 21:51, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Do take a look at the non-printed version sometime, as there are a few gifs on this page! I've seen a few pics of intestinal adhesions before, and went and looked again. Bad mistake! :-) Carcharoth 22:10, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Best wishes and hoping that you get better soon. :-) -- All the best, Nickj (t) 22:47, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • What a lousy way to be forced into a wikibreak. Get well soon! Erik Zachte 23:11, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support per the above! >Radiant< 23:15, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • String soon = "now"; Programmer Tim = new GreatProgrammer(); Tim.getWell(soon);... Flcelloguy (A note?) 00:15, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon! --HappyCamper 03:57, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well, you're in my prayers. 71.240.184.200 04:01, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Yeah... get well soon! PDD 07:56, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • {{GenericGetWellSoonMessage}} :) -- Chuq 08:54, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • You are missed. Get well soon! --Connel MacKenzie - wikt 09:34, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Chocolate02.jpg
    Swift recovery pal! — Donama 10:41, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • sudo get well soon [1] (although don't laugh if it's gonna hurt) (also, if you want a meetup organised whereby eating cake &/or pizza may aid the recovery process, just say the word) --pfctdayelise (translate?) 11:30, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon! Chaddy2 12:29, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon! Yes. --Bhadani 19:27, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good luck and get well soon!Stewart 22:17, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I join the Italian friends: get well soon & take care yourself, Tim!! :-) --「Twice28.0 · contributions · talk」 22:44, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hoping for a speedy recovery. —Viriditas | Talk 01:28, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Życzę szybkiego powrotu do zdrowia, that's Polish for I wish you quick recovery to full health. Mieciu K 10:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon, Brian. Bduke 12:20, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon and don't be late in coming back. -- Szvest 15:09, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon! Please take as much time as you need to recover. We want you back and healthier than ever! Arbiteroftruth 21:05, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • You poor thing, I hope you feel better soon... — riana_dzasta wreak havoc|damage report 02:22, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon, but take as much time as you need. We'll try our best to make sure the wiki doesn't burn down while you're gone. EWS23 (Leave me a message!) 05:26, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I hope you feel better soon. -- Pakaran 06:01, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon. --roc (talk) 06:03, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hope you get well soon as well. :) --TBCTaLk?!? 06:16, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Good luck in your recovery, Tim! —Celestianpower háblame 09:11, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hope you bounce back real soon. Sincerely / Peter Isotalo 17:50, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well soon! --HartzR 17:59, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Get well and good luck with python! -Ravedave (help name my baby) 01:14, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Hang in there! RJFJR 16:26, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you all for your kind wishes. I just got home -- the nurses recommended that I discharge myself after most of my doctors decided to take Saturday morning off. I was off the IV and eating normal food, so there wasn't much point in staying in hospital. Thanks to those of you who pointed out the lack of illustration in the bowel obstruction article, I am making arrangements to obtain a copy of my series of fluoroscopic x-rays. I haven't seen them yet, but I believe they show the problem quite well.

I'll be trying to get back to work today, within reason of course. Don't worry yourselves about me stressing myself out, this is what I enjoy. It's a good activity for when I'm stuck in the house, not able to do anything strenuous. -- Tim Starling 04:15, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Get Well Soon although I'm on wikibreak, but I believe I should still give you my best wishes. Wooyi 16:33, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Get well soon,Tim.We miss you.Good luck. 5faizan talk 13:10 16 February 2008