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#51 Datapanic



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:46 PM

Really glad to know you are recovering! Take good care of yourself and do your best!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! ;)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

Wow Mark, Was praying for your recovery in a timely manor. Glad your home an out of the Hospital. Now you can get back to the order of checking out telescopes on line and maybe get a peek or two at the sky!
You West Coast Buddy

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

Mark; so glad your on the mend, take it easy dont push it.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

Nice to hear good news. :ubetcha: :)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:10 AM

Wow, a really close shave! Great to hear you are now back at home recuperating, here's hoping for a quick recovery.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Take care and you will be back to your "new and improved" old self at the eyepiece before you know it. In the meantime keep I touch with all your friends on here.

Welcome back!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

Great to hear of your recovery! +1 on Braveheart, after going through that valve replacement! Hearing that your coronary arteries were in such good condition puts icing on the cake. Hang in there and the stars will be at your command again before you know it!


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Best wishes for a full and quick recovery

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

Recover Quickly ! Sorry to hear of your condition. Be well.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:35 PM


Glad to hear the good news you are home and doing well.

There's nothing like family support when you need it.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

Saw the Cardiologist today, he said that the blood pressure levels I am experiencing will fade and go back to bad again. So I will have to start walking daily, lose weight and learn to eat like a bird..perhaps I can mitigate the future return of the high blood pressure. It sure is great to have normal readings like a kid.

Breathing is labored though, no pneumonia but build up of fluid in the lungs after surgery ask Darren Drake it can be hard to talk.

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Funk 2013


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

nothing like life changing events to put things in perspective
you can get that diet going with a little self motivation
things will fall in place.
i lost quite a bit when i went through my divorce and
my life did not depend on it so you can do it easier than i did.
get recovered first then you will find the rest easy.
were so close to each other we Need to have a AP And Zeiss Shootout...
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#64 mikey cee

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

Hi Mark! Well Hostess couldn't have went out of business at a more convenient time. But watch out if someone else buys up those $valuable$ brand name trademarks like Twinkie's and HoHo's. Take care bud. Fight like heck with a hobby like this to help you along! ;) ;) Donna & Mike

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

Mark, diet is what ever works for you, in my case, I simply stopped eating after 9 pm, ate smaller portions, walked, and exercised when ever I could, dropped 70 lbs.
Im prayin for yah , this hobby needs all the good guys we can get.

#66 mike bacanin

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Hi Mark,

Wishing you a speedy recovery, you have certainly gone through alot.
Take it steady and you'll be back enjoying the hobby we love.
Best Wishes from the UK


#67 Preston Smith

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Mark! Dude!

I go away for a short period, come back and find my NEAF buddy is in recovery mode! :foreheadslap:

Take care my man! You're officially on the prayer list.

Enjoy the bird food - not exciting but sure beats the alternative...

Darren - thanks for reporting!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

Holy cow, how did I miss this thread!!???

Mark I am very happy to see you're on the road to a full recovery! One thing for sure, we ain't what we used to be 40 years ago that's for sure!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

You can do it. When they told me I had gout they were ready to drug me up. I changed my life style, started eating very healthy and have been very happy since. It is amazing what we will do when our survival instincts kick in.
God bless you to good health and clear sky observing.

#70 Darren Drake

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

I just talked to Mark minutes ago. He had treatments for his vision and it it 100% improved. He may have to have more treatments but he was lucky as he was told he almost lost vision in his right observing eye. He is going to get a ride now to get a haircut which is basically his first time getting out to do something. He hopes to be driving within a couple weeks. I offered to when he is ready to come out with a friend and do all the lifting and set up the AP superplanetary. He was excited about that. He starts very light tread mill workouts tomorrow. For now all he really can do to improve is eat and sleep. Soon though he should be slowly becoming more active.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Thanks for the update Darren.

Mark, a healthy diet and an active lifestyle is something we must not neglect. Once you start you won't be able to stop and you'll feel and look so much better. Last year I started running 15-20km a week and it's one of the best decisions I ever made. It was really hard at first but now I crave it and can't go more than a few days without it. It's like a drug! Good luck and I hope you get back to observing with your new AP refractor soon.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Best wishes..we do heal and we do get better each day.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:51 AM


I told Cardiac Rehab I want to get up to 5 miles a day on the treadmill and then incorporate that into my new lifestyle.


Getting stronger every day

#74 bob midiri

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:04 AM

Keep up the good work Mark!!!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Mark you and your cardiologist must have your wires crossed up. Five miles a day on a treadmill would kill me on the spot. :foreheadslap: :help: Mike

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