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Checking in With GigaOM Readers: An Update

So due to unforeseen complications, my homecoming was delayed by a day or so. That also means my therapy is going to start a day later, but who’s counting? If you haven’t already read it, Dan Fost’s article in the New York Times outlines some of my vices. Believe me: my Mom has been giving me an earful. Your overwhelming response — thousands of emails, hundreds of voicemails and a bonsai — I cannot thank you enough for your wishes. Let me just say that your prayers are the reason I am going to be able to blog again. For next few months, my focus will be on rebuilding my body and mind and taking it slow. Hopefully you will come back and share in the process.

I also want to thank a service called GotVoice. It is sort of like Yahoo for voicemail — a nifty web-based voicemail management system. I had signed up for it before the holidays to “review” the service. It worked with my iPhone, my AT&T line and my softphone VoIP service. It pulled the voicemails from the various systems and put them in the order received. More importantly, it sent me a transcript of the voicemails in the email inbox. In less that 50 minutes I read your sentiments. Some of the transcriptions were not too good, but I got the feelings loud and clear.

Thank you all, and slowly, I will call you back.

38 Responses to “Checking in With GigaOM Readers: An Update”

  1. Stu Browne

    three things to get you better: Nopal ( Mexican catus in a capsul)-has lowered my colesterol, Alaska salmon fish oil (200 mg)- will help unblock arteries, GOLF with no cart…ie walking 18 holes ( get a caddy to carry your clubs) will help relieve stress plus its fun. Get well fast and nameste amigo.

  2. Victor Blake

    So sorry to hear you were not well, but glad that you’ve got the help you need. When I read vices I thought for a moment you had a secret vice! Coffee, good food, and cigars! We’re all in trouble! Seriously, my prayers are with you and of course we’ll all understand that you will need some well earned time.

  3. Great to hear that you’re coming through this well and that your attitude is so positive. Here’s hoping you find some new, fun, healthy “vices” to replace those that you’re leaving back in 2007. Cheers!

  4. I can only imagine what you must be going through right now. Rebuilding your body, spirit, and mind after such an ordeal isn’t an easy task. We’re all pulling for you, my friend.

    As I blogged a while back, your experience is strengthening my resolve to get my own health in gear.

  5. Om – good to see you back here but really… do take some time off before returning to writing full time. Cleansing/rebuilding the mind comes first – the bloglines can wait.