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Postby Rijie » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:33 pm

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With regrets, I have confirmed that, a friend of mine, and one of our own, TFMaster, had a heart attack early Thurs. For those not in the know, TFMaster is a known customizer, moderator at this site, and proprietor of Transtopia.

He was aware when it was happening, had his wife call an ambulance, and was even able to walk to the vehicle himself.

He went into Intensive Care, and has undergone both stint and balloon procedures, and is now under sedation. It appears that his arteries are clogged to the point where his heart only pumps at 10% efficiency.

He has been diagnosed with various heart issues, and the doctors have told his wife that there is a good probability that he may not survive. His problems are being viewed as genetic; his father had several heart issues during his life and passed before the age of 60.

TFM is 31yrs old, married, with one male child, age 8.

Please show some support, even if it is just an email or card. He is at St Mary's Mercy in Livonia, MI. PM me for more info. TFM cannot communicate right now, so no phone calls, please. At the least send some good thoughts and positive energy.

All of this info is straight from his wife Lauren, and I am posting it by her own request. TFMaster's life revolved around customizing and the community. Please refrain from any kind of gossip or embellishment out of respect to him and his family. I'll update as the info becomes available to me.

Best wishes, buddy. :cry:
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Postby Bluebullet » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:44 pm

Poor guy. That's terrible. I hope he gets better and doesn't suffer. :-(
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Postby Spoon » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:50 pm

PorQPine wrote:He went into Intensive Care, and has undergone both stint and balloon procedures, and is now under sedation. It appears that his arteries are clogged to the point where his heart only pumps at 10% efficiency.
Not meaning any disrespect but is TFMaster perhaps a bit overweight? I mean, arteries don't just clog up them self.
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Postby Burn » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:13 pm

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Postby Loki120 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:39 pm

Man you ever want to feel your mortality. I'm only 30 and have 2 kids, to hear that someone just one year older than me had a heart attack kinda gets you thinking.

Best wishes to him and his family, I know it has to be tough for the family.
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Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:50 pm

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Man..... :( :-( :( :-(


you and your family are in our prayers!!

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Postby Hotrod » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:53 pm

This is indeed sad news. :cry:
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Postby Neko » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:08 pm

Best wishes to him and his.
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Postby TheMuffin » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:21 pm

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Oh man this was unexpected. I hope you get well soon TFM. I'm not a really religious man but I'll be praying.
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Postby Air Commander Starscream » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:48 pm

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Prayers are with him and his family. I met him at the last Botcon, and he does great work!
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Postby Mkall » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:50 pm

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I hope that you pull through TFMaster. Please get well soon
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Postby Ninja Sixshot » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:55 pm

hope you get better TFMaster
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Postby God Magnus » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:49 pm

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Spoon wrote:
PorQPine wrote:He went into Intensive Care, and has undergone both stint and balloon procedures, and is now under sedation. It appears that his arteries are clogged to the point where his heart only pumps at 10% efficiency.
Not meaning any disrespect but is TFMaster perhaps a bit overweight? I mean, arteries don't just clog up them self.


You don't have to be overweight to have a heart attack. My best friend had one this past New Year's eve. It was six days before his 29th birthday and he's 5'10" and 165lbs. One of his arteries had a 100% clog. For him it was stress, poor diet, and smoking.

Y'know, I've only met TFMaster a couple times so I don't really know him very well but I've been thinking about this all day and I really hope I get the chance to know him better.
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Postby tequila stu » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:27 pm

hope you pull through TFM.
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Postby Senor Hugo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:17 am

Wow, that really sucks. TFMaster is a damned good guy. I hope he recovers soon. Best wishes to him and his family.
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Postby Rijie » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:50 am

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Spoon wrote:
PorQPine wrote:He went into Intensive Care, and has undergone both stint and balloon procedures, and is now under sedation. It appears that his arteries are clogged to the point where his heart only pumps at 10% efficiency.
Not meaning any disrespect but is TFMaster perhaps a bit overweight? I mean, arteries don't just clog up them self.


Yes, he can stand to lose several pounds, but I wouldn't consider him obese. I'm sure that stress, diet, lack of excercise, smoking, and depression all contributed to what happened. I guess that a healthly human heart pumps at no less than 60% efficiency, but then again, I don't have a medical degree.

Keep up the well-wishes, I'm sure he appreciates them.
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Postby soundwavegt » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:53 am

I hope that he returns to full health soon.
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Postby Spoon » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:32 am

PorQPine wrote:
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Spoon wrote:
PorQPine wrote:He went into Intensive Care, and has undergone both stint and balloon procedures, and is now under sedation. It appears that his arteries are clogged to the point where his heart only pumps at 10% efficiency.
Not meaning any disrespect but is TFMaster perhaps a bit overweight? I mean, arteries don't just clog up them self.

You don't have to be overweight to have a heart attack. My best friend had one this past New Year's eve. It was six days before his 29th birthday and he's 5'10" and 165lbs. One of his arteries had a 100% clog. For him it was stress, poor diet, and smoking.
Yes, he can stand to lose several pounds, but I wouldn't consider him obese. I'm sure that stress, diet, lack of excercise, smoking, and depression all contributed to what happened. I guess that a healthly human heart pumps at no less than 60% efficiency, but then again, I don't have a medical degree.

Keep up the well-wishes, I'm sure he appreciates them.
I see *sage nod*. Do you guys know if there is anything medical that can be done? I don't believe there is a way to 'clear' arteries? Anyway although I don't know the guy myself I Do wish him well. Hope he pulls through somehow!
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Postby ionacus » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:20 am

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i hope tfm pulls through. we met at us michiganders meeting last year and talked several times. my famolies prayers are with him and his.
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Postby Professor Smooth » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:54 am

TFMaster's a tough customer, if anyone can pull through this, it's him.
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Postby Neko » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:27 am

I can't believe TFmaster's gone...I only really talked with him once online. I feel so sad for his son. I couldn't imagine how I could live through my Dad passing away.

RIP TFMaster... :cry:
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Postby Rijie » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:10 am

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Just in case anyone missed the news headline, TFM's wife called me very early this morning to let me know that he passed away.

My sincerest condolences to Bill and his family, and the TF community will always remember him.

I'll miss you dearly, old friend.
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Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:43 am

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As I said in the other area... I really don't now what to say..

My prayers are with his family and friends..

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Postby ionacus » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:54 am

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:-( :-( :-( :-( i have no words to say how sad i am right now. bill will be missed
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Postby ScorpoMax » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:05 am

My condolences to TFmaster and his family.
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