Franz Co (ms_slasher@mail.com)
Sat, 26 Aug 2000 01:58:38 -0400 (EDT)


Get well soon -Z-, hope that nothing else happens to you or to anyone else
in the GML.

I would also like to take this time to apologize for anything i have posted
that may have offended anyone.

------Original Message------
From: "-Z-" <z@gundam.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: August 25, 2000 10:29:37 PM GMT
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.

>-Z-

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