Saturday, 2 April 2011

Life, Work, the Universe...... SUNRAY DOWN

I suffered a collapse at work yesterday and was taken to A&E by ambulance. Glad to report that I'm fine and was released later in the day. Heart, blood pressure etc, OK, but I'm still feeling a little out of sorts.

The care I received from the paramedics, nurses and doctores was first class, and I can't praise enough the colleagues at work who came to my aid when I suddenly went down and looked after me until the paramedics arrived.


I can't say I was worried or scared at anytime, or that it has been a 'shock'. On the contrary I was overcome by a sense of deep calm and serenity. I seemed to feel distanced as if viewing everything from down a long corridor. 

This 'event' has provided me with a good heads up on both where I am with my hobby and where I want to be going forward. Nothing profound. I feel a need just now to lift my boots from the streets and alleyways of New Grozny or whatever you want to call it. Put aside my companies of 15mm Grav armour and with my new WTFN (Why The Fuck Not) Engine, reach for everything that is fantastical and awe inspiring about space, time and continuum. Reliving through the medium of tabletop miniatures the Sci Fi books I loved so much as an early teen such as EE Doc Smith's Galactic Patrol with but a twist of Mass Effect thrown in.

GALACTIC PATROL?
Blue Moon 15mm Sci Fi
15ALN-112 Nova Patrol
  
 Work is going to be stressful over the next two months as I bring the various high profile project streams to reality. So let's concentrate on 15mm retro Sci Fi adventures from the starlogs of the Galactic Patrol, the rap sheets of Precinct 13 in downtown Mudd Eisley or pulled from the sub-ether waves of the Bermondsy Cluster.

Will be resting up for a few days before getting back fully in the saddle.

Cheers
Mark

15 comments:

  1. Take care, Mark. Best wishes to you and Heather.

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  2. Mark, take it easy and rest as much as possible. I suggest a small bell to summon the Dropship Bunny for your every need... you'll probably get away with two rings before she shoves it where the sun doesn't shine but it'll be worth it!!!!

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  3. Holly sh**e Mark, not good ! High levels of stress can manifest itself on the body in strange ways. The few days off will do you good. I have the perfect answer in fact, MORE GAMING IS REQUIRED ! Simple eh ? :)
    Joking aside, take care of yourself.
    Vulture

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  4. First off, I am glad to hear you pulled through okay. It's awesome that both the professionals and your coworkers were so on top of things as well.

    Take care of yourself, have fun, and take it easy. There is time for everything, just take care of stuff one thing at a time.

    -Eli

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  5. Best wishes, Mark. Don't let the day job keep you down, buddy!

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  6. Resting a bit would not be out of line, obviously. I am nigh convinced that no other wargamer works as hard as you at this point...

    Good luck pursuing the avenues of sci-fi that are fun for fun's sake...

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  7. I wish the best health to you!

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  8. Rest up and take it easy, a bit of retro sci fi sounds just the ticket. Best wishes.

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  9. Take it easy Mark. The NHS often get slated but my experience is when you really need them, they excel...

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  10. Thanks guys.

    Phil, that bell wouldn't last one ring before my prostrate got a companion!

    Thanks for the 'dip'.

    Was still winging in and out yesterday, but feeling much better and in control today.

    Cheers
    Mark

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  11. Hey Mark glad you're feeling better - hoping you make a full recovery!

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  12. Mark,
    Take good care, hope your back up and running soon.! ACPro is sending a care package, hope it helps with your recovery!

    Best to ya buddy,
    jimbo

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  13. Wow sorry to hear about that. Take care of yourself old sausage.

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  14. Mark,

    I love your blog and follow it on my Google Reader religiously. I am very sorry to hear about your collapse but I am relieved to hear that you came through ok. If it is a warning of issues that you need to take care of please do so for your own sake and for us, your adoring fans. Take care!

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