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Completely exhausted

November 15, 2005 11:18 PM

Right now is the most stressful and completely exhausting time of my life. And that's saying something.

Spent all day yesterday at UCLA medical center trying to push things along, meanwhile the film is just blowing up beyond all imagination. Everyone is completely swamped. We were on Good Morning America this morning and didn't even know about it until later. 7000 screenings are happening this week, and it seems even that number is low based on the emails we're getting.

I found out my lung capacity is down to 18%.. which is just ridiculously low. The only thing keeping me alive is that I'm young and in relatively good health otherwise. The good news is that it looks like we've gotten through to the people at UCLA that they better get their act together and move this train along. We have -- what seems at the moment -- a solid day for when we'll know if I get on the lung transplant list. December 1st is D-Day.

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Read the 4 comments.

Joseph Minton Amann:

Congrats on all the publicity for the film. I'm seeing it mentioned everywhere. O'Reilly looked like a loon tonight when he discussed it. He defended all of Wal-Mart's business practices in the first segment. Later in the show he criticized them for not using "Merry Christmas" in their advertising. What a loon.

Stay strong.


Tue Nov 15 2005 11:26 PM


I saw the ad in today's Daily Pilot for the screening at Orange Coast College tonight with special guest Jim Gilliam!!!

Congratulations on the film!!!

Wed Nov 16 2005 12:14 PM

Dave E.:

Navigating through lung transplant bureaucracy while dealing with the hit advocative documentary frenzy, with only a few corners of the lungs to breath it all in.

Say hello to the John Wayne of progressive activism.

Good luck on the 1st.

Wed Nov 16 2005 12:51 PM

Dave E.:

Make that "breathe". Always get that wrong.

Wed Nov 16 2005 12:52 PM

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