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Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-08-2012 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From NBC - Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut on the moon, is 'doing great' after undergoing heart bypass surgery, his wife tells NBC's Jay Barbree.

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WKYC out of Cleveland, Ohio, has more details:
He is reported to be in good spirits and, according to his wife, Carol, "He's doing great."

Armstrong, who just celebrated his 82nd birthday Sunday, went to the hospital Monday for a stress test.

He flunked, and Tuesday surgeons bybassed four blockages in his coronary arteries and Wednesday he's recoverying as expected.

His wife Carol told Astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon, that Neil's spirits are high and the doctors expect no problems with his recovery.

On edit: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued a statement:
NASA wishes Neil Armstrong the very best for a quick recovery from surgery. Neil's pioneering spirit will surely serve him well in this challenging time and the entire NASA Family is holding the Armstrong family in our thoughts and prayers. I know countless well-wishers around the world join us in sending get well wishes to this true American hero.

Paul23
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posted 08-08-2012 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to him for a speedy and full recovery

Steve Procter
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posted 08-08-2012 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to the 'First Man' for a full and speedy recovery.

alexbaja
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posted 08-08-2012 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wish him a quick recovery.

Tom
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posted 08-08-2012 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes, sir, for a speedy recovery!

Kite
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posted 08-08-2012 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wishing a speedy and full recovery to Neil Armstrong, the most humble of men, despite all the fame.

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Best of luck to Mr. Armstrong... His birthday was the day before the surgery so it was no way to celebrate...

Mike Isbell
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posted 08-08-2012 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes Mr. Armstrong!

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I wish Neil Armstrong a safe and healthy recovery. At this point, he needs to get up slowly and start walking. Baby steps at first. As a member of the Brotherhood of the Bypass, I can say that walking is the best way to get better. Neil will feel better now that he has blood flowing to his heart through all four bypasses. He just extended his life.

God Speed Neil Armstrong. We are all pulling for you.

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jasonelam
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posted 08-08-2012 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery!

Grounded!
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posted 08-08-2012 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for a quick recovery Mr. Armstrong. I hope you feel better.

MCroft04
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posted 08-08-2012 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Larry McGlynn:
At this point, he needs to get up slowly and start walking.
I guess his first words when he gets up might be "that's a small step..." Nah!

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posted 08-08-2012 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best Wishes to Neil for a full and very speedy recovery!

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posted 08-08-2012 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to you Mr. Armstrong.

Paul78zephyr
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posted 08-08-2012 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul78zephyr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to a true American Hero.

God Bless Neil Armstrong

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Glad the doctors caught it, and best wishes to Mr. Armstrong for a speedy recovery.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 08-09-2012 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just wanted to wish Neil Armstrong a swift recovery... A true hero.

Jay Chladek
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posted 08-09-2012 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, as big a brain as Neil has and he flunked a test? Neil! Go back to stress school.

Seriously though, I am sure Neil does try to maintain good health, given his somewhat recent heart history (which is why he was taking a stress test in the first place). I am glad to hear it went well. And if a nurse or doctor were to pull the "one small step..." gag when Neil gets out of bed, I am sure he would probably show them his running prowess as he chases them (no punches would be thrown though as that would be Buzz's department).

In any event, have a safe recovery Neil. The world needs to hear more from the greatest pilot we ever saw.

john ffoulkes
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posted 08-09-2012 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, a swift recovery indeed Neil.

Gonzo
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posted 08-09-2012 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May he have as swift a recovery as the fleeting moments when he first stepped on the moon. There's much he can do yet!

Tonglen ... Tonglen ... Tonglen ...

spaceman1953
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posted 08-09-2012 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"One small step...", really, you guys, if he reads this unprepared, he is surely going to need re-stitching! HA! LOL! That was funny!

Here's to a quick recovery, Dr. Armstrong... a very quick one indeed! — Gene

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posted 08-09-2012 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wishing Dr. Armstrong a full recovery.

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As I saw somewhere yesterday, "That's one small stent..."

A fast recovery, Dr. Armstrong!

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posted 08-09-2012 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to a true American hero. Makes me wonder if the doctor was at all nervous having arguably the best known living person on the plant on his/her operating table.

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posted 08-09-2012 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Prayers and all best wishes for a speedy recovery, Neil! We love you, sir.

Mike Z
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I sure wish Neil the VERY BEST!! Also that his recovery will not be so painful!! I know exactly what he is going through! In 2006 I had a quintuple bypass.(5) The first week is extremely painful in the chest and legs where they took the veins from. They cannot give you anything for pain in fear of bleeding. Walking is painful too!! The guy next door to my room had a transplant and he was up and walking the next day. Neil is now a member (ZIPPER Club) the stitches on the chest look like a zipper. Our thoughts and prayers are with Neil!!

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posted 08-13-2012 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for speedy and full recovery Mr Armstrong. We hope to see you out here in Australia again some time soon!

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I sure hope nothing turns up on eBay out of this!

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery Mr. Armstrong.

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Best Wishes to Neil - A true hero.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-15-2012 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A brief update on Armstrong's condition from the Associated Press (first published on Aug. 10):
Carol Armstrong told The Associated Press in an email Friday that in the days since the surgery, her 82-year-old husband has been able to get out of bed and sit in a chair, and then walk up and down the corridor.

She says: "Neil is amazingly resilient and on track with his rehab schedule." She credits her husband's drive and the expertise of his doctors.

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