Tom's up date

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  1. Tom-D

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    Well, I dont think I will ever forget September 18, 2019. My dad had a stroke that resulted in his speech being impaired. He is doing great physically. But speaking more than a few words has been hard. Still having trouble reading and writing and comprehending. Doctors have pinpointed high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a urinary tract infection as the main causes of his stroke. His doctor has increased his meds for these and he is trying hard to be patient but gets frustrated a bit when he can't find the words. It will take time to improve and he has appreciated all the thoughts and prayers. Keep them going, they are working. Love you dad! We are in this together!

    Lisa
     
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  2. Lndwarrior

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    This is so sad. I dont even know Tom but i respected him very much. He put up with so much crap from the idiots on this board, but kept helping those of us who appreciated his wisdom.

    I wish Tom and your family well.
     
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    Thanks for the update Lisa and all the best to you, your dad, and the whole family.
     
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    Lisa,

    Thank you for the update. Please let Tom know he is in our thoughts.
     
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    I was thinking about your dad the other day while I was driving through Hamden on my way to the recycling center. Please send him my regards and wishes for a full recovery.

    Rich
     
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    We missed him. I was thinking about him yesterday.
     
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    Hang in there Tom! Hoping for a full recovery.
     
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    I just want to be clear; my "like" on that post is about the update and hoping for a full recovery.
     
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    Stay positive, Tom. A friend of mine had something similar happen. He found it helped to type out what he wanted to say on his phone now and then. Sometimes that helped with the frustration.
     
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    Praying for a full recovery and peace in the process.
     
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    Lisa,

    Thank you for the update. And if you (or family) or Tom need anything do not hesitate to ask.

    Take care,

    Tim

    Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
     
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    Tom................Hang in there............we need you!!!

    Best wishes, Karl
    Tom and his Fairchild
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    Sorry to hear about this. Take care Tom!
     
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    As an aphasia sufferer I sympathize utterly. The best to Tom. There are lots of folks thinking about him.
     
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    Prayers for a speedy recovery Tom!
     
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    Ugh, I hate to hear this!

    Stay strong Tom and get well soon!
     
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    All the best, Tom!
     
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    Speedy recovery Tom, sorry to hear this, never met you but like your posts and I know you’re a fighter, you’ve got this!
     
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    Wishing all the best to Tom a and his family.
     
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    Best wishes Tom!
     
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    Best wishes to Tom and his family!
     
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    Amen.

    and a question, too-
    ....Lisa, is his right hand okay?
     
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    Tom...prayers for a speedy recovery pal. ;)
     
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    Best wishes Tom.
     
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    Lisa makes sure Tom knows how much we miss him and are all pulling for his recovery! He was so generous when I first bought my plane and had 10 billion “dumb questions”, he patiently and thoroughly took his time to share his knowledge and insights w a guy like me that we’ve never met. Class act! Our thoughts are with him and your family.

    Next time I fire up the Continental I’ll think of him so he can go flying with me...
     
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    Prayers for a speedy recovery, Tom!
     
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    I've seen Tom take more than his fair share of abuse on this board, and he always shook it off like mud off a dog! A little thing like a stroke won't keep him down for long. Here's to his great health and happiness! Thanks for the update, and tell him to hang in there.
     
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    Tom, your presence on the forum is greatly missed. I think I speak for all of us when I say that.

    I hope your condition improves and you'll soon be able to return to your shop. It's a great therapy.
     
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    Tom, best of luck for a full recovery!
     
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    Yup. For me, anyway. Get well soon, Tom.
     
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    Lisa, thank you for the update.
    Thank you, Tom, for your patience with me and Gregg for the past 15 years. You were generous with your knowledge and trust. Every annual, repair, and maintenance was a special event we looked forward to. I will never forget the 5606 bath we took when we serviced the main struts on the Warrior. Nor the day you let me start the Franklin. Good memories all. I cannot thank you enough for the knowledge you imparted. Your work for us and your own projects was always impeccable.

    And in all that time, I don't think you ever repeated a story.

    Keep up the good fight. My father recovered fully from a similar stroke. My wife's mother is recovering very well from a major stroke about 6 months ago.

    You are in our prayers and thoughts often.
     
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    Hang in there Tom, and wishes for a quick recovery!
     
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    Best wishes to Tom for a complete recovery.
     
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    Prayers and Godspeed on a recovery, Tom. Thank you for keeping us updated, Lisa.
     
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    Praying for you, Tom.
     
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    Lisa,

    Thanks for the update.

    Tom,

    Do what the doctors tell you to do. Get well as quickly as possible. We're all praying for you.
     
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    Lisa,

    Thanks for the information. I have always admired Tom. My wife has family on Whidbey. Tom and I have discussed getting together for lunch the next time we make the trip. Tell him I am holding him to that, to stay tough, and get better.

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    Best wishes Tom.
     
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    Have any of us heard any updates on our buddy Tom?
     
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    He seems to be doing okay, he’s very active on Facebook.