Monday, April 05, 2010

Marty Greenberg's condition

Dear Friends of Tekno Books,

Please excuse this mass e-mail, as we would like to inform everyone about
how Marty is doing. Many of you already know that Marty has been fighting
pancreatitis (an inflamed pancreas) for the past few weeks. However,
recently his health situation took a serious turn.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic pseudo-cysts that required draining. His
condition deteriorated to hemorrhagic pancreatitis, which necessitated
surgery to stop the internal bleeding. The operation was successful‹however,
it has left Marty physically very weak, and he has been in Intensive Care
for the past eight days. Therefore, he will be working from the hospital and
home for some time (the most recent estimate for his recovery is 2-3 months)
until he regains his physical strength. Mentally he¹s as sharp as ever, and
cannot wait to get back into the office, and is in touch with John, Larry,
and Denise there daily.

Marty asked me to pass along his heartfelt thanks for all of your good
wishes and support for his speedy recovery.

All of us at Tekno Books expect the best possible outcome, and appreciate
all your good wishes and support. Cards may be sent to the P.O. Box address
(P.O. Box 8296, Green Bay, WI 54308). At this time we are unable to accept
floral arrangements, as they are not allowed in the ICU.

All projects currently underway and future projects will continue at the
Tekno Books office. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at
920-437-6711 or via e-mail at

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time. We will be
sending updates periodically.

All best,
Rosalind Greenberg and all the staff at Tekno Books

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Todd Mason said...

Yow. Thanks for letting us know. (I know well how it is to be, say, in the blahs, and have friends who are suddenly smacked hard.) Good thoughts for MHG. (And us all.)

pattinase (abbott) said...

So sorry to hear this. Please extend my heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery-as cliches as that sounds.

mybillcrider said...

Thanks, Ed. I didn't know about this. I'm glad to hear Marty's doing better, and tell him we're pulling for him.

Tom Piccirilli said...

Glad to hear he's doing better. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Oddly enough, when Michelle was in ICU they allowed her flowers. Her room was full of them.

Bob Levinson said...

Didn't know. Upsetting news about a great guy. Expect him to fight his way back to full strength, health.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the update, Ed. Dad and I are certainly wishing him a speedy and full recovery. We are involved in an upcoming anthology and dealing with Mr. Greenberg and his group at Tekno recently was a real honor for me. Professional, courteous, kind and genuinely enthused about publishing. -- Peter Farris

Martin Edwards said...

My very best wishes to Marty, too.

Cap'n Bob said...

This is news to me, too. I'll keep him in my thoughts.