L. M. Lloyd (ubik@austin.rr.com)
Fri, 25 Aug 2000 18:09:07 -0500


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Wow, sorry to hear it. I hope you can turn it around (as much as it
can be) through a combination of diet and insulin treatment. Diabetes
runs in my family, so I understand the kind of complications it can
cause, and wish you all the best.

Don't have any regrets about your postings. You have been a valuable
contributor to this list, and that is all that matters. We all get
carried away in the heat of argument sometimes, it is nothing to fret
over.

Good luck, and I for one certainly look forward to your recovery and
return to the list.

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From: -Z- <z@gundam.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 5:29 PM
Subject: [gundam] Down But Not Out

> Dear Friends:
>
> On Friday, 18 August 2000, I was stricken with a mild heart attack,
> a blockage of a blood vessel known as angina pectoris. This was
> quickly and easily corrected with an angioplasty procedure, a sort
> of "roto-rooter" removal of the blockage, followed by the insertion
> of a "stent" or tubular reinforcement of the arterial wall. So
> far, so good, but during my hospitalization I was also diagnosed as
> having diabetes, which may indeed have been the proximiate cause of
> my coronary problem. The diabetic imbalance is quites advanced,
> having gone undetected for at least 18 months and possibly a full
> two years. The combination of the two has kept me in the hospital
> until just yesterday and looks to keep me on bed rest and
> rehabilitation for at least the next month.
>
> The upshot of all this is that my online activity is being severely
> rationed if not altogether curtailed for the next two to six weeks
> and will have to be limited to no more than a few hours per day
> thereafter. I currently have 396 unread messages from this list
> and it's not likely that I'll be reading any but the most select
> few. My postings will likely be few and far between and not nearly
> as in-depth as is my wont, but it's still one of my favorite
> pastimes, so you will still be hearing from me to whatever degree
> I'm able to participate.
>
> Near-death experiences have a way of making one appreciate the joys
> in one's life all the more and you lot, for all that signal to
> noise ratio can sometimes veer tediously into the noisy end of the
> spectrum, have long been one a joy in mine. You can help me keep
> my hand in by making a conscious effort to keep things on the
> signal end and make every post count.
>
> Be good to one another and let your enthusiam unite, not divide,
> you all. I, myself, now regret some of the things that I've posted
> here.
>
> I'm quite tired now, so I'll probably have to work through 500
> message tomorrow instead of the nearly 400 already on hand today,
> but I'll get through them eventually.
>
> Please make it worth my time.

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