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Old 13th January 2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Maintaining Sanity

Right, six months ago I was diagnosed with a heart problem called myocarditis. This has reduced me from a keep fit drink loads and generally active person with a demanding job to a house bound and almost completely immobile and totally teetotal person. For four months I could not stand any noise, movement or even watch TV. Now movement an issue but I can at least listen to music (quietly)again (phew) although regrettably my wonderful Martin acoustic guitar is still a stretch too far. So how do I keep sane - play with high volts, a bunch of tubes and big old capacitors and see what happens. So after reading copious pages on these forums and having had little prior knowledge (I did build a 6550 kit amp 10 years ago) so far so good. Kill or cure? Dunno but it does enable me to do something to keep sane. It's a bit slow though, on average I manage to solder about 2 components a day before I have to retreat to bed. On the upside it is very therapeutic and I cannot wait to be fit and healthy again to enjoy the fruits of my labour and the great advice and helped received from this community so thanks all!
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Old 13th January 2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, sir! Be careful with the voltage, no need to tax the ticker any further!
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Old 13th January 2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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Keep plugging away, things should eventually improve! Audio is a great hobby.. Keeps me sane between job assignments..
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Old 13th January 2011, 04:52 PM   #4
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Messing with this stuff actually makes me even more insane than I already am...good luck on getting back up to your design specs...err, good health, I mean.
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Old 13th January 2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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Keep us posted as to your recovery. In the meantime Dr. Cal recommends plenty of rest and abstention from you know what.
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