Gary Rowe - CPA
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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, April 19th 2015
   Well for the first time in a week, I felt like a human on Saturday. With 48 hours of antibiotics in me to fight my pneumonia, I finally felt a little more like myself. I actually left the house for a bit and didn’t spend the entire day on my back as I have for the last 7 days. Yes, we still have a long way to go to get back but I now know I am making progress.
 
I hope to get back to work in the studio in a few days and hope to make some races next weekend. I have a follow up appointment this Friday and told myself that I would not go breath clay dust until I get the okay from my doctor as pneumonia is serious and not to be taken lightly.
 
I don’t want to take steps backwards with a long season ahead of me so it is best to be cautious at this point. When my cough gets better I’ll be able to ease into it with some interviews in the studio and with all the stuff that happened this weekend and today, I’ll have more than enough people to call.
 
Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding. It means the world to me. And you know it killed me to miss as much work as I did but I had to get better from a serious condition for a 53 year old like me.
 
I wish the racers all the best today at Utica Rome as I truly wish I could be there. But again I need to think long term. Even after a short drive in the car with the kids I was wiped out when I got back and had to lay down. I’ll be back to 100% soon and this whole thing will be nothing but an unpleasant memory. And believe me, unpleasant is an understatement.
 
Have a great Sunday, enjoy the nice day and know we’ll be back real soon. Thanks again for your understanding, your encouragement and all the nice messages you guys sent me. They mean the world to me. THANK YOU!

 
Friday, April 17th 2015
   Okay. Now we know what we're  dealing with here. I had a chect x-ray and I have pneumonia. They put me on anti-biotics and they say I will be fine soon.

 
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
   Well this has been one for the record books for me indeed. As of now we’re not sure if I have the flu or not but boy does it feel that way. I won’t get into details but those of you who have shared your stories with me, it sure sounds that way and yes, this is the sickest I have ever been.
 
I’ve been fortunate not to be sick like this before I guess. And when you are the only one who can get out the product as I am here, and you’re so sick you can’t speak without sounding like your hacking up a lung, then there is just nothing you can do but wait it out.
 
I’m doing all that I can and will find out today sometime what my method of treatment is. I’ve heard this thing drags on and on though. I’ll make sure I at least update you here as Tuesday was really the first day I was able to eat and keep my head upright for more than a minute or two.
 
I’m so sorry guys but when I do get back, I’ll try to make up for it. I am still hopeful that I’ll be better by this weekend but I don’t know. What I do know is that I have to think long term here and not try to do too much before I am better.
 
I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for understanding.

 
     
 
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