Taking a Step Back

Hey Machiners, Kaldath here with a bit of an announcement. I would like to start off by saying that I love this community and have been proud to be the leader of it in Jeff's stead for these long years  but I had been getting burned out for a long time now and then I had this serious illness. I haven't told anyone in the HM community this until now but I came very close to death. The doctors told me if I had waited just a couple more hours before seeking treatment it is very unlikely I would be here right now. Besides the infection in my foot that resulted in my toe and a couple other bones being removed my diabetes was completely out of control, my blood sugar was over 500 and I was in what is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis ( you can look it up if you like ) and that is what nearly killed me.


Now I will admit that I have been considering hanging up the cape and resigning my position as Moderator and blog author here at HeroMachine but instead I have decided to step back and go extremely part time  for the rest of this year so I can work on getting my health back in order as well as recharge my batteries. I have just sent an email to Jeff and JR to that effect and wanted to let you all know as well. I will still be around watching over the place from the shadows for spambots and rules breakers ( too much of the security guard in me to stop being a rules enforcer I guess ) and I will still write a post now and then like I have been recently but for the most part I will be leaving this place in the hands of JR whom I have asked Jeff to promote to the same level of authority on the site that I have.


Anyway I will see you all around and hopefully come January I will be back in action ready and raring to go !


About Kaldath

EMAIL ADDRESS: Kaldath@HeroMachine.com ---------- TWITTER HANDLE: @Kaldath ---------- YOU CAN FIND ME ON GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+HarryCreter/about ---------- FIND ME ON DEVIANTART: http://kaldath.deviantart.com/ ----------

10 Responses to Taking a Step Back

  1. Brons Brons says:

    Take care, man, and be well.

  2. hawk007 hawk007 says:

    It has been an honor, Kaldath. May you fare well until we next see you. I hope you may find what you are looking for. Thank you for all you’ve done.

  3. Avatar Herr D says:

    May your recovery be swift, your sugar even, and your return imminent. [all eleven tentacles sag] I tried, man, but I may be getting too old for that to work.

  4. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    Herr D:
    May your recovery be swift, your sugar even, and your return imminent. [all eleven tentacles sag] I tried, man, but I may be getting too old for that to work.

    Thanks, I am recovering fairly well all things considered I have my last iv infusion treatment this coming tuesday and with that ending a great deal of my pain issues should go with it as the daptomycin I am on is causing a lot of that pain. Within the next week or so ( after a battery of tests I might add ) I will begin hyperbaric treatments. 5 days a week for 2 months I will be going to the hospital to be locked inside a tube with 100% oxygen where they will increase the pressure a bit and leave me there for 2 hours. This will cause my blood to become super oxygenated promoting quicker wound healing and increase the bodies immune system to help fight off infections. Once my foot is fully healed from the surgery and I get this damn MRSA completely out of my system I hope to be my old self again. Right now I find myself sleeping half the day away and the other half vegging in front of the tv trying to ignore my back and muscle pain. The pain is much better then it was and no longer keeps me from being able to do things, but it is ever present and exhausting snd this from someoone who has lived with chronic pain for decades now!

  5. Avatar Thundersong says:

    All the Best!

    Mahalo nui loa

  6. Linea24 Linea24 says:

    I guess this means I should really start posting stuff again. But anyways, I’m hoping that you get better. My prayers will be with you, if you believe in that sort of thing.

  7. Avatar Arioch says:

    Wow, that’s shocking.
    I’m both frightened and relieved that you went so close to death but escaped it.

    I’ve said it before, but take care of yourself first. Such a serious illness can’t be ignored.

    Thanks for everyting you’ve done for the HM community

  8. wolvie316 wolvie316 says:

    Get better bro

  9. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    I thank everyone for the well wishes, hopefully things will be back on track for me come the new year!

  10. Avatar The Atomic Punk says:

    Gesundheit! Take care and don’t leave those issues to fester like that!