The Mike Moffat (#2 at Schiit) Blog

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  1. Habano

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    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Wishing Rosie and you all the strength and morale to overcome this challenge.
     
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    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    A shared fear, sadly. Medical sciences are improving at an alarming rate, but there's still a helluva lot about these weird meat robot bodies we have no idea about. Reading your post was frightening, but I'm happy to read that you're onto something and have the assistance of genuinely talented and skilled people.

    Not something I advertise but despite all my cursing I'm also religious, even if churches are corrupt as fuck. Prayers, but also fingers crossed you get a "proper" diagnosis, and a treatment plan that just works.

    You've done a lot for this hobby and are a really cool person besides I think. Thank you, and best wishes.
     
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    @baldr, I am sure you are beset by unsolicited and probably unwanted medical advices from those who don't know wtf they are talking about. So hey, here's mine.

    I guess you have told your docs about your lifetime crouched over a hot soldering iron?

    Yes, of course you have. I'll let myself out.

    Anyway, really sorry to hear about your health problems, and the frustration of lack of diagnosis. Wishing you all the best.
     
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    GoodEnoughGear Evil Dr. Shultz‎

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    @baldr, sorry to hear of the affliction. I have a still-undiagnosed disorder that manifests with autoimmune symptoms, and when I was living in L.A. I ran the gamut at UCLA medical center. In my 30's at the time apparently my symptoms were interesting given my age, and I seemed to generate a lot of interest in the various specialists, but once they came up against something that knocked out their diagnosis they passed me on very quickly. Eventually the docs were asking me what I thought they should do next, as I was the only one who had a full history of what had been done. So I insisted on being assigned a doctor who would operate as the central point of connection for the various specialists instead of bouncing from doctor to doctor. I suggest you take the same tack if it looks like you're not getting a coordinated service from them.

    Best of luck. My symptoms are nowhere near as scary as yours, so I've now just learned to manage them and called it a day. I tested out of every damn thing they could think of. I hope you get to diagnosis swiftly!
     
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    I have changed to a primarily meat diet recently to lose weight. 2 weeks in my stamina is noticeably better. Rather than struggling and giving up while trying to keep pace with my grand nephews, I have found that I can keep pace during walks with ease, important when on sidewalks on busy streets. Feel better than I have felt in a long time and haven't really lost any weight yet.
    I only mention this because I think it's an avenue worth exploring as there have been positive studies on keto and carnivore diets and autoimmune diseases and Alzheimers and other brain disorders and brain development..
    Best of luck.
     
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    There goes the environment!

    No, seriously... Consider that followed by a "lol." Fellow omnivore here and, as much as veggie-ism appeals ethically, it does not suit my body.
     
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    Mike your work in creating audio equipment has changed many peoples lives for the better on a daily basis, mine included... feel like I owe you more than just a simple thanks! I hope these health issues are soon wrangled in and there is a more effective treatment on the horizon. You genuinely seem like an awesome person, please take care!
     
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    My wife is a nurse on a nurology floor and knows all to well your struggles from seeing other patients.

    We're all pulling for you and wish the best.
     
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    @baldr Sorry to hear about your problems. Hopefully the neurologists at the new hospital do better than IDKWTFYH syndrome and find a treatment to get you better soon! The world is a lesser place without you using your soldering iron! (Thanks for sharing with us, I imagine it’s much harder to go through and contemplate than the lighthearted story you wrote for us).
     
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    Mike from Theta to Yggdrasil audio gear you have designed has given me so much listening pleasure. Best wishes for sorting out your medical issues soon.
     
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    MisterRogers Ethernet Nervosa

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    Damn. Hang in there @baldr, you have my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    I like to throw in my 2cents hopefully it's another avenue for you to examine. Have you consider acupuncture? My dad had a very severe issue with his back which cause him great pain in the lower part near the buttocks, and could not walk at one time. I forgot what it call, but medicine wasn't working well. We turned to acupuncture and after 6 months of treatment really help, he continue the treatment for a year and now was able to walk and function normally again. I too have shoulder pain, and has been going to the same acupunturist. I only go once a week vs. my dad couple times a week, but I do feel it's helping, maybe it's placebo...

    Any how, thought I share...Wish you best of luck and quick recovery.
     
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    FWIW acupuncture also worked on my dog - it was quite clear that the treatment improved his mobility and I doubt that placebo had much to do with that.

    The skill of the acupuncturist matters a lot, though.
     
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    baldr Schiit-sterer

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    My sincere thanks to all who have sent wishes, regards, or sent up good mojo on my behalf. I go to Westwood tonight to see the super specialist. A particular loud thanks to the pms, which I will return in detail when I get back from UCLA.
    My Schiit Wagon Walker is starting to look good with its flames!
    That which cannot be mentioned will soon be in production.
    Work on our autoswitching USB speed CD transport continues as soon as Ivana returns from Serbia.
     
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    Good luck Mike! Hope they figure this thing out for you. If you can figure out how to make USB sound good, surely they can figure out this schiit!?

    Also- “autoswitching USB speed CD transport”??
     
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    I wish you a good luck and I hope things turn out to be as good as it gets.
     
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    @baldr it was pretty clear from the first installment of Schiit Happens from Jason that you're a one of a kind. However, it's a given that none of us wants that sort of special-ness when it comes to health.
    Great to read that you're taking your situation head on.
    Reading about how you and Jason have got your Schiit together has partly inspired me to try my hand at DIY amp building. That may not help your bottom line but I'm grateful for the influence. Your sense of humour along the way certainly has made it all a joy to read. So, please keep more of it coming and I'm looking forward to reading about when you park the Schiit Wagon and put it up on blocks. May that day come soon.
     
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    Could be what's called a transient ischemic attack.
    They tend to repeat and get worse until you actually get a real stroke. This would explain why you never got a stroke, but had all the simpoms of one, multiple times, progressively worse. That's the best I could think of that's relatively common, and I'm just a future neuroophthalmologist, not a nerurologist.
    This doesn't seem as a neuromuscular disease to me, at least not one with ground in immunology, they tend to be much more like clockwork, while tia's are more random. Tia's would explain the word salads, neuromuscular diseases, not really. Good regulation of blood pressure, losing weight etc... only way to go against these. These ultra hyper neurologists will do all they can though for you, for sure. Probably thought of this too, and I'm stupidly redundand, but that's a risk I'll take if there's a small chance to help in some way.
    Anyway sorry I read this just now, hope you're doing fine or better atm.
     
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    Where's our buddy Mike?!
     
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    Hi Baldr, welcome back! I have recently bought and upgraded my dacs to bifrost multibit and a Modi 3. I use the bifrost for the 2 channel and modi3 for my headphones. I really appreciate your creativity and am looking forward to more of your schitt weather verbiage or physical;)
    Please keep keeping on!!
     

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