if I were to stay and just be absent for an extended time, how would I revoke my request?
That is the smallest problem; simply update your request with that you have changed your mind - you wish to keep your accounts. Nothing is too late here; when you have sent such a request, the TECMAT will ask you for your final decisions and your confirmation before they carry out any account deletions.
You gonna make me cry too, what you say all the time is so nice and helpful; thanks a lot for all your support. ;(
You have no reason to thank me at all, Blitzkrieg101. I provide you with any useful information and comments, simply because of the person you are. It would be extremely sad to lose you. When have been here for so long, it is a shame that others try to bring you down this way. You are strong, I know that. Keep it up. Relax. Take a break if you deem it necessary. But please do not leave us. That will hurt more than you ever know.