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Darren Drake
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Napersky on road to recovery
      #5647883 - 01/28/13 11:30 AM

Mark Kuba aka Napersky had heart surgery on friday. The procedure went well and he is in intensive care and will soon be back home recovering. Mark has way to many projects in the works to stop now. Soon we will be seeing more posts on his interferometer, his Unitron, his 1920's Zeiss, and of course his new AP Superplanetary. See you soon Mark!

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Grava T
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Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5647922 - 01/28/13 11:47 AM

Get well soon Mark. Wishing you all the best with your speedy recovery and may you use this restful time to recharge and renergize. Looking forward to having you back soon.

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droid
rocketman
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Reged: 08/29/04

Loc: Conneaut, Ohio
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Grava T]
      #5647942 - 01/28/13 11:54 AM

wishing him all the best, and a speedy recovery

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: droid]
      #5648087 - 01/28/13 12:49 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery Mark.

My sister in law had a quadruple bypass last March, and was home "one" week later; her life is much better now.

All the best !


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mikey cee
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5648101 - 01/28/13 12:55 PM

Mark we both wish you a pain and complication free recovery. Fight like hell my friend. Mike & Donna

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Nave
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 02/23/10

Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5648140 - 01/28/13 01:12 PM

Get well soon, Mark!

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PiSigma
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/14/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Nave]
      #5648177 - 01/28/13 01:27 PM

Mark,

Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can be back under the stars soon.

Best,


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The Planetman
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Reged: 01/27/06

Loc: Western KY
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5648184 - 01/28/13 01:30 PM

Get well soon Mark!! Hope it wasn't scope induced!!
Darren, thanks for the heads up and please keep us updated.


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tim53
Postmaster
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: The Planetman]
      #5648229 - 01/28/13 01:45 PM

Definitely get well soon!!

-Tim.


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Dan /schechter
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 12/21/06

Loc: Long Beach, Calif.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: tim53]
      #5648319 - 01/28/13 02:19 PM

Good to see you're on the mend. Looking forward to future reports on your projects.
Dan


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Masvingo
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: tim53]
      #5648323 - 01/28/13 02:20 PM

Best wishes too from Scotland for a speedy recovery.

James


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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5648485 - 01/28/13 03:26 PM

My best to mark for a speedy recovery!! he is a class act. Get well soon. Bob

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starman876
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Reged: 04/28/08

Loc: VA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5648598 - 01/28/13 04:12 PM

the best for a complete recovery to be able to enjoy life and this wonderful hobby.

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Joe Cepleur
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/18/10

Loc: Dark North Woods
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: starman876]
      #5648661 - 01/28/13 04:41 PM

Best wishes to one of our stars.

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Bill Griffith
sage


Reged: 08/12/09

Loc: Ca.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: starman876]
      #5648665 - 01/28/13 04:42 PM

Mark,

You were doing a bunch of outreach with Darren and all of those incredible projects you have going at the same time with a persnickety ticker?


I thought you were a dynamo already!

Ease back into this stuff Mark. You will make the rest of us look like slackers!

Speedy recovery

Bill


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dgreyson
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Loc: South Carolina
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Bill Griffith]
      #5648689 - 01/28/13 04:52 PM

Get well soon Mark

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sgorton99
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Loc: Wisconsin, Madison
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: dgreyson]
      #5648749 - 01/28/13 05:17 PM

Best of luck Mark - speedy recovery!

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terraclarke
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Loc: Just South of the Mason-Dixon ...
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5648853 - 01/28/13 05:58 PM

Best wishes for a full and quick recovery.

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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5648880 - 01/28/13 06:14 PM



Get well soon, Mark!

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Sean Cunneen
Let Me Think
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Reged: 08/01/07

Loc: Blue Island Illinois
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5648886 - 01/28/13 06:18 PM

Glad to see you getting better!

Sean


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Darenwh
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5648894 - 01/28/13 06:23 PM

Sending prayers your way for a fast recovery Mark...

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Dave M
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Loc: Ohio
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darenwh]
      #5648959 - 01/28/13 06:49 PM

All the Best Wishes, Get Well soon Mark..

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mustgobigger
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Loc: Michigan
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Dave M]
      #5649056 - 01/28/13 07:37 PM

hope to see you back soon mark..
glad everything went ok.


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tecmage
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/13/10

Loc: Glenview, IL
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5649164 - 01/28/13 08:19 PM

Mark, get well soon.

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gelkin
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 09/22/10

Loc: Western, MD.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: tecmage]
      #5649213 - 01/28/13 08:41 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Mark
Wishing you only the best and hoping you will be where you belong soon. Behind the eyepiece.


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: tecmage]
      #5649333 - 01/28/13 09:52 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Mark at my place with his Zeiss Telementor. We were testing it by aiming it into my 18 inch with an insertable artificial star.

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strdst
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Loc: Oregon Territory
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5649358 - 01/28/13 10:10 PM

Hi Mark,

Sorry you had to go through heart surgery, but I'm sure that you will feel so much the better for it. Slow and steady wins the recovery race. The stars will wait for you till you're ready, I promise! Take care!


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joerbiker
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Reged: 01/08/11

Loc: Illinois
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5649513 - 01/28/13 11:42 PM

Mark! Get better soon!

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albert1
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: Southern New Jersey
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: joerbiker]
      #5649535 - 01/28/13 11:59 PM

Mark,

My dad had a quadruple bypass a couple of years ago and today he's feeling better then ever he says. You will too. Rest up. Wishing you many, many more years of splendid nights at the eyepiece and fun-filled days playing with these great toys of ours.


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clintwhitman
Caveman
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5649649 - 01/29/13 02:29 AM

Mark speedy recovery,
Debbie and I are praying for your health and heart. If we were closer we would be at your door. C&D (avepeople


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gts055
sage


Reged: 05/01/06

Loc: Victoria, Australia
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5649732 - 01/29/13 06:13 AM

Best wishes for your recuperation, Mark (Australia)

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nightpilot
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Loc: Southern Suburbs, Chicago
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: gts055]
      #5650163 - 01/29/13 12:03 PM

Mark,

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Bob


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magic612
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Loc: S. of Chicago's light dome
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: nightpilot]
      #5650168 - 01/29/13 12:07 PM

Hey Mark - glad to hear you're all fixed up; get well soon!

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actionhac
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Loc: Seattle
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: magic612]
      #5650309 - 01/29/13 01:20 PM

Hi Mark,
hurry up and recover we miss you.

Robert


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Vesper818
Astronomess
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Reged: 11/21/05

Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: actionhac]
      #5650950 - 01/29/13 06:59 PM

Keep on tickin', Mark!
Best wishes and a speedy recovery from the left coast.
Clear skies and apple pies!
Carol


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astro140
super member


Reged: 01/28/08

Loc: Mayhill, New Mexico
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Vesper818]
      #5651412 - 01/29/13 11:43 PM

Speedy recovery!
Steve
NM


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Compressorguy
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 03/14/09

Loc: Clayton, NC
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: astro140]
      #5651613 - 01/30/13 04:43 AM

Hi Mark, praying for your health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon.

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Copernicus1473
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Compressorguy]
      #5651704 - 01/30/13 07:15 AM

Hi Mark,

Glad the surgery went well. Hope that you up and about soon and doing the things that you love the most.


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Copernicus1473]
      #5654024 - 01/31/13 10:26 AM

I just spoke to Mark and while he is getting better it was a very difficult time and there were complications that required another trip to the OR and he has been in great discomfort. He will be in rehabilitation for about 2 weeks and then be at home about 12 weeks before returning to work. His vision has been affected by high blood pressure and he hopes it can be improved with treatments. So while it was a very difficult first few days the surgery was literally a life saver as his condition was very bad and he was not aware of this until his last doctors visit. So it will be considerably longer than expected before Mark is active in the hobby again but he will be back and posting here on CN. He was very happy and appreciative to hear of the well wishers here in the classics forum.

Edited by Darren Drake (01/31/13 11:34 AM)


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Darenwh
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5654204 - 01/31/13 12:02 PM

That's great news. Lets pray for a speedy recovery.

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SteveNH
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Reged: 07/10/11

Loc: Millbrae, CA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darenwh]
      #5654369 - 01/31/13 01:51 PM

So sorry to hear about this! Hang in there Napersky Mark, all will be better in no time! Your diet will change dramatically, and you will eventually gain back your strength for full recovery - this is my second year anniversary after my own heart attack with complications and following 2-week stint in intensive care; with many doctor visits thereafter. But after this all passes, you will feel as good as new, and healthier to boot.

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: SteveNH]
      #5665499 - 02/06/13 03:22 PM

I talked to Mark and he is doing much better. He has not had any internet accesss. He thinks he will be able to return home Saturday but it will still be a while before he can become active again. Also his vision is affected but still he hopes that can improve. I'm hoping we may hear from him here by the later part of the weekend.

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Napersky
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5671368 - 02/09/13 08:18 PM

Thanks Darren for the thread and for everyone's kind wishes and prayers. The surgery was indeed life saving. 14 months ago I end up in the hospital with a 500 blood sugar count after a routine 6 month blood draw for my high blood pressure. The ER doctor back then ordered an EKG as I responded yes to mild chest pain. The EKG failed as a fluke, my electricals were fine and subsequent EKGs but this triggered my Cardiologist to order an Echo Doppler the next day which revealed two things.

First I had a congential condition of 2 leaflets instead of the standard 3 in my aortic valve. Second Severe Aortic Stenosis. The pressure gradient was a 44, 40 being severe.

The Cardiologist said that I would need to retest every six monnths. The next test the presuure gradient rose to 48 and the test I had a few weeks ago showed accelerationn to a 59. Surgery and valve replacemennt was necessary immeidately, I was given 1 week to get my affairs in order.

The day before the surgery I had an angiogram which confirmed the aortic stenosis but revealed that my cornary arteries were "excellent" so no additional bypass surgeries were necessary. Thanks to 12 years of my mom's Cardiologist's care with Crestor and hight blood pressure medicine.

I am home now recovering, my cousins showing themseleves to be closer than brothers to me, as I have no siblings. I am only on one blood pressure medicine instead of the usual four and my blood pressure is excellent almost unbelievable.

The fluke failed EKG and subsequent diagnosis of aortic stennois and valve replacement saved my life I might not have lasted another 6 months.

I really should change my screen name to "Swine Heart" as I have a pigs valve now.

Wonderful to see the replies from all my online friennds.

My eyesight is really really bad as the high blood pressure from the stenosis burst blood vessels in my retina. However I expect all to return to normal after a course of treatment.

For a while there is no telescopes or lifting more than 5 lbs per arm. I am happy to be home.

Mark


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sgorton99
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671381 - 02/09/13 08:25 PM

Glad your on the mend, Mark. Best of luck to you!
Steve


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Grava T
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5671386 - 02/09/13 08:33 PM

The stars will always be there Mark. Gotta look out for number one first. Take care!

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Dan /schechter
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Reged: 12/21/06

Loc: Long Beach, Calif.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671415 - 02/09/13 08:53 PM

Great news Mark and more important than any telescope, congratulations on a new lease on life.
Dan


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pbealo
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/12/06

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Grava T]
      #5671418 - 02/09/13 08:55 PM

Dude,

Take care of yourself! Don't dkip the meds and listen to the docs!

Peter B.


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strdst
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Reged: 03/23/08

Loc: Oregon Territory
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671458 - 02/09/13 09:33 PM

Or BraveHeart.

That is a hell of a journey to accept as an elective. Godspeed Mark.

other keith


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Ducky62
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Reged: 10/31/10

Loc: The ATL
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: strdst]
      #5671467 - 02/09/13 09:41 PM

Great to hear you're home and on the mend, Mark.

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mikey cee
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Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5671542 - 02/09/13 10:58 PM

Hi Mark. I'll let Donna know that you are home and doing as well as can be expected. I'll bet it's nice to be out of the IC unit. Be so ever thankful for family be it close or extended. Take care my friend. Mike

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Datapanic
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/17/09

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5671604 - 02/09/13 11:46 PM

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

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R Botero
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671800 - 02/10/13 04:26 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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clintwhitman
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Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671808 - 02/10/13 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
(aveman


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droid
rocketman
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Reged: 08/29/04

Loc: Conneaut, Ohio
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5671831 - 02/10/13 05:22 AM

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

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671833 - 02/10/13 05:29 AM

Nice to hear good news.

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Masvingo
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Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671945 - 02/10/13 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.

James


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terraclarke
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5672052 - 02/10/13 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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SteveNH
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Loc: Millbrae, CA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5672411 - 02/10/13 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!

Steve


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Happy-Idiot
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5673113 - 02/10/13 09:34 PM

Best wishes for a full and quick recovery

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bremms
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/31/12

Loc: SC
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #5673141 - 02/10/13 09:50 PM

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

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niteskystargazer
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Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5674078 - 02/11/13 01:35 PM

Mark,

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

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

CS,KLU,

Tom


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Napersky
Carpal Tunnel
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Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: bremms]
      #5682819 - 02/16/13 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.

"I sleep all day, sleep all night"
"I don't know where I'm go in"
Funk 2013


Mark


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5682842 - 02/16/13 05:38 AM

nothing like life changing events to put things in perspective
mark.
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...
Gladwin has the GLSG in late september.
one of the top 5 rated dark sites in usa.


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5683506 - 02/16/13 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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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5683682 - 02/16/13 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.


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: droid]
      #5683864 - 02/16/13 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

Mike


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mike bacanin]
      #5685667 - 02/17/13 06:09 PM

Mark! Dude!

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

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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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5687434 - 02/18/13 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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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Awesomelenny]
      #5687495 - 02/18/13 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.


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: starman876]
      #5687544 - 02/18/13 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.

Edited by Darren Drake (02/18/13 06:56 PM)


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5687980 - 02/18/13 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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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Grava T]
      #5688008 - 02/18/13 10:53 PM

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

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Da Bear]
      #5693877 - 02/22/13 12:51 AM

Michael,

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.

Mark

Getting stronger every day


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5693885 - 02/22/13 01:04 AM

Keep up the good work Mark!!!

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5695469 - 02/22/13 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. Mike

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mikey cee]
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Just had a nice evening with Mark, Sean Cunneen, and mirror maker Dan Joyce. It was Mark's first real social night out since his surgery. He's feeling much better these days and down 15 lbs. Soon we hope to get Mark back to some observing and to his projects in time. Sean has some cool projects in the works also as many of us know as well and tonight was a blast catching up on all this good stuff.

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5728150 - 03/12/13 01:12 PM

Yo Bros:

I'm supposed to be feeling better but truth is am not there yet. Slept the entire day Monday and last Thursday had no choice completely out of my control.

Brestbone still hurts but I cannot take pain pills or I would do nothing but sleep. Brestbone should not hurt but I had two surgeries, the valve implant then a second ripping the chest open to stem internal bleeding.

Soon I'll have a group over to observe thru the 6" Superplanetary to see it's quality. Thank God Rolland is alive and close by. I want nothing but perfection from this scope.

Mark


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5728246 - 03/12/13 02:06 PM

Hi Mark! It is nice to see you up and about. I take it that is a recent pic with Sean. I must say you look much better than in last year's NEAF photo. You my friend are damn lucky. Can't wait for more pics of you guys with the Super Planetary. Do take care. Mike & Donna

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5728339 - 03/12/13 02:57 PM

Keep at it Mark!!! No matter how tough it gets, it will get better. I found that out myself. - One of the "Truisms of life".

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Dr Morbius]
      #5728350 - 03/12/13 03:06 PM

Glad to hear that you're on the mend, Mark! I wish you even greater health than you enjoyed previously.
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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5729303 - 03/12/13 11:08 PM

Thanks folks and Mikey Cee was right I looked very bad for a couple of years because I was very sick. Now the problem is fixed and it's only and upwards trajectory! On the mend and will be better than ever.

Thank you also Fred and Steve.

Eyes were going due to high blood pressure, it got so bad I could not even read! Today the right eye tested 20-20 and the left 20-20 minus 1 (corrected of course), can't remember when they were so good.

BP averaging appx 130/70 and with regular exercise should get even better. My eye appointment 1 month ago the doctor said I was nearly at the point of losing vision in the right eye.

Mark


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5729798 - 03/13/13 07:39 AM

Hey Mark, sounds like your on the way to a full recovery. Life is tough some times but what doesn't kill ya only makes you stronger. I wish I lived closer so I could drop by say hello and take a look through that beautiful AP refractor you got there. Take care.

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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5729883 - 03/13/13 08:59 AM

So glad to hear that you are doing so much better. Keep up the good work

Glad to have you back here with us.


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5730677 - 03/13/13 04:47 PM

Nice to see you out and about. Hopefully see you at the CAS soon.

Bob


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Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: nightpilot]
      #5731578 - 03/14/13 02:52 AM

Yes, I feel I have been literally "born again". Not in a religious sense but a physical one. The surgeon said it was good that I had the surgery done when it was the valve was "highly calcified", I was at death's door.

Mark


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