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post #1 of 26 Old 01-14-2007, 01:08 PM - Thread Starter
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in http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9452841
Amir posted this from Tom

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[Eileen, Peter, etc.; I cannot send Email to some of these lists from
this account so please forward for me, thanks. This is the first time I
have been either technically able to connect from the hospital or
coherent enough to connect at all once home, hence the lack of any
communications before this time.]

After suffering a severe seizure over the XMas holidays I have just been
released from the hospital (yesterday). The seizure resulted in burst
fractures in some of my mid-lower spinal vertebrae in addition to
cracked ribs which I've been told would have led to permanent paralysis
from the waist downward. So they locked me away in an ICU for the last N
weeks.

I am now living in an upper body brace and am pretty heavily drugged
with morphine, vicaden, Librium, and other stuff. I am told that this
was partially due to osteoporosis plus bad diet and too much stress
recently. I'll be pretty used up in physical therapy and drug/dietary
supplements over the next few weeks, and although I expect to be on line
a lot more now, physically I'll be pretty scarce.

My reason for this Email is to apologize to anyone and everyone I may
have let down during the CES lead-in and execution window. I am really
really sorry if I dropped any balls that led to problems for Broadcom,
the HPA, the IBC Council, or any members thereof. Monster people - I am
also really sorry I couldn't make your concert - I tried to fly from the
hospital direct last night but the answer from both my wife and the
doctors was NO. John Ive - I am also very very sorry about our trip.

My profound and sincere apologies. Please let me know what I can do to
help make things up or help in any way during the post CES follow-up
window.

Thank you and please accept my belated apologies - Tom.

I thought the news deserved better then just a lost post in a thread.

Tom, I am sure I can speak for everyone when I say I hope that you get well soon and regain your strength.

But since I don't like putting words in others mouths and I am not the most eloquent. Here is a thread so everyone can let you know what they feal.


Again, good luck with your recovery.

Anthony
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery. We miss you here and look forward to your return when your health allows. Good luck!
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Anthony and Amir thank you both for posting Tom's beautiful email. Tom is a great asset to our industry and this forum and we all miss your contributions.

I wish you a continued speedy recovery.

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Tom, you're an invaluable member of this forum. And a great source of information.

My very best to you for a speedy recovery. And my best to the family.

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Tom,

My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. Take plenty of rest, watch some HD movies and get yourself recovered. Your company and your work will be there to greet you (as well as this format war).

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Get well soon Tom!

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Tom,

No need to apologize -- just concentrate on getting yourself well soon!!

I, for one, always appreciated your informative posts and I'm sure you
will be back here before you realize it.


God bless,

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PS: Mods - Any chance on making this a stickie? Thanks.

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get well soon tiger!
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Praying for a speedy recovery.

Cheers...
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Prayers inbound for Tom's speedy recovery. Take care and don't sweat the small stuff.

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Yikes! Wow. May he have a speedy recovery, and I wish the best to him and his family.
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@Tom, I have one of your posts in my favourites which I'm often using as a reference. You're one of the guys who make the Industry Insiders Thread worthwhile and I hope you'll get well again soon. All the best!
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Get well soon Tom. You are being missed.

And thanks to Amir for posting this and to Anthony for putting this up on a separate thread.

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Tom - hope you make a great recovery. That sounds beyond painful, but I hope sincerely that there is no lasting damage.
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Best wishes Tom , hope you get better soon.

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Get well soon, Tom. My best wishes for a quick and full recovery.


Thanks Amir for forwarding Tom's email. Quite touching, that email from Tom.

Thanks to Anthony for starting this thread.

Mods, can we make this sticky? This can be our get-well-soon card to Tom if nothing else.

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Bump,

Tom, best of wishes on a speedy recovery.
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Best wishes.

Your contributions are always appreciated.

Get well soon.

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Tom -

Hope you get well and return soon.

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Thanks Amir, thanks, all.

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Good to see you back, Tom.

Take care,
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Thanks Amir, thanks, all.

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Welcome back Tom! I hope everything is going well for you.

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I've always enjoyed your posts, Tom, and hope you can post regularly, but concentrate on your health for now, ok?

You have my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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May god bless you and your family.

Get well soon Tom.

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