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    Sorry folks I have been a little MIA the last 2 weeks. Just returned home from shooting in NY and putting another huge convention together but worst part I got really really sick and finally i am maybe about 50 percent back to normal. I won't go into details but stuff like swine flu, migraines, pneumonia and all kinds of fun names came out and bottom line was i could walk about 50 ft and HAD to sit down. Went through 3 bed sets a night from sweating fevers ands flu like symptoms and coughing and was just a freaking mess. Bad part was there were like 8 others on staff that had the same symptoms and such. I felt bad because maybe the first time in 2 years i actually did not go online to my own forum. You know i was sick if something can keep my big trap shut for that long. Anyway off for vacation in a few days but I am around just slowly getting back. Thanks to Jack and the mods. for handling things and thanks to all of you for being part of our family
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    Glad you are getting better. Hope you are pretty much back to normal before the vacation. Sounds like you could use the time off.
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    Glad that you are now on the mend, but there was never a proper diagnosis made, right?

    Cripes, it's bad enough to be that sick and know what you have, but not to know is truly scary. Take care and, obviously, get all the rest you can.
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    No idea what it is but I was seriously ready for a IV antibiotic fill up. Came real close to making that call.
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    Bummer Guy. Glad it's over for you. Sounds an awful lot like the Salmonella I picked up in Fiji. I recovered on the way home but went to the doc when I got back. Tests confirmed Salmonella. If you go that route (testing) and it does turn out to be S., get ready for a call from the CDC.

    Enjoy your vacation!

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    Yikes,
    I knew you were in NY and are pretty quiet during the show. I didn't realize it was that bad. Feel better. We've hit. Some ugly weather along with no Internet to post pictures. Using my iPhone sparingly as it gets a weeeeee bit expensive.

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    My worst nightmare ... being on location and sick as a dog. How'd the job go? Sounds like you were out of commission. NIGHTMARE!

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    Hey Guy, glad to see tou stepping back from the brink.
    Weekend before last I enjoyed four doses of IV Keflex for a leg infection I picked up after a fall. This being sick thing has absolutely nothing going for it.
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    Hi Guy
    Really sorry to hear about that - glad to hear that your recovering - have a grand holiday!

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    All the best to you Guy. Get some rest and enjoy the upcoming vacation.

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    Get well soon!
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    Glad you're back at it. I guess, if you were lucky, you got the swine flu -- lucky because your body is now able to make the anti-bodies that may (or may not) protect you if that flu bug mutates into something more sinister and comes back around.

    In any event, glad it wasn't any more worse for you than it was.

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    Glad to hear you are on the mend Guy!

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    Glad you're back, glad you're taking some time for vacation with family, glad it wasn't worse, though bad enough--and glad to see you back on the forum--even when I'm not as interested in the thread, I may read it if I see you posted just because I enjoy your posts *smile*.

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    sorry my town didn't treat you better. mend away

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    Well luckily I got all my shooting in except for shooting the swimwear competition. I just could not stand up and shoot that one. Now you know how really sick I was. Missing swimsuit is like missing your own funeral.

    I will get to posting some images later actually have a shoot in town this morning BUT the P30+ at ISO 800 stuff is amazingly clean from the show so my effort to go from the P25+ to the P30+ for that extra stop of noise relieve was bottom line a brilliant move. Still have my eye on the P40+ but let's get the economy to pick up first , work is actually starting to come back. Hopefully others are starting to see this a little as well. Also I need to talk to Jack but got some great inside scoop on the Oregon Coast for a workshop plus I can get us all the models we need if we want to do some of that on location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    sorry my town didn't treat you better. mend away
    I would move back in a NY heartbeat if we could. My whole family loves NY
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    Very glad to hear you're getting better. There's nothing worse than being sick away from home - been there done that and it isn't fun.
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    Good to hear you are getting well again, Guy. Have a nice holiday
    Here's a salad illustration to help regaining the appetite



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    It's 115 degrees F (or about 46 degrees C) in Phoenix right now, so I bet that salad looks pretty refreshing to Guy!
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    Certainly does. LOL That and a really cold beer.

    This weather is not even fit for snakes. My wife flies in today and she is going to have one bumpy decent into Phoenix Sky harbor airport today. Landing here in this heat is like being a part of a pinball machine. Seems the whole west side of the country is under extreme heat warnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Well luckily I got all my shooting in except for shooting the swimwear competition. I just could not stand up and shoot that one. Now you know how really sick I was. Missing swimsuit is like missing your own funeral.
    Guy,
    I hope indeed that you are late for your own funeral, but I am just a few hours away and could of helped with the swimsuit bit, although it is just a bit more clothing then I am used to.
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    LOL yes one event I look forward too, who wouldn't. About 1200 models in swimsuits. I sent in my backup shooters to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Guy,
    I hope indeed that you are late for your own funeral, but I am just a few hours away and could of helped with the swimsuit bit, although it is just a bit more clothing than I am used to.
    -bob
    As seen in a German photo mag:

    the photographer has a very pretty model in a swimsuit.
    He asks her if she would mind being photographed with no clothes on.
    She replies, if you want to take your clothes off, that's fine with me.

    Sorry for that
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    LOL great answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    As seen in a German photo mag:

    the photographer has a very pretty model in a swimsuit.
    He asks her if she would mind being photographed with no clothes on.
    She replies, if you want to take your clothes off, that's fine with me.

    Sorry for that
    That would certainly have cleared the room LOL

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    HI Guy
    Been lucky and never sick on the road sorry it happened to you. Feel Better. David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    As seen in a German photo mag:

    the photographer has a very pretty model in a swimsuit.
    He asks her if she would mind being photographed with no clothes on.
    She replies, if you want to take your clothes off, that's fine with me.

    Sorry for that

    I think it was Ted Orland that did a photo like that years ago -- pretty model and a naked guy bend over looking into a view camera and his head under a focusing cloth.

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