Monday, November 23, 2009

Playing Catch Up

You might have been wondering where I've been, the blog hasn't been updated in a few weeks. Wednesday November 11 I suffered a massive heart attack which almost killed me. An ambulance took me to our local hospital and after an hour or more of extreme pain I was flown to Hershey Medical Center, some 60+ miles away, where they operated on me and put a stent in my heart.

I spent five days and four nights in the hospital but I've been home now for a little over a week. Everyone that I encountered at both Hanover Hospital and Hershey Medical Center were absolutely amazing and helpful and I owe a huge thanks to everyone involved that saved my life!

You hear the term "life-changing event" tossed around quite freely, but two weeks ago I did have a life-changing event. Not only did sitting on Death's doorstep open my eyes to the way I take care of myself but hugging and kissing my children good-bye and knowing full well that it could possibly be the last time I ever see them again is an experience I will NEVER forget!

Among other (more important) things, it made me think that I might not want to return to writing this blog. But, keeping up with this silly blog is a very important creative outlet for me and it's something that I enjoy doing alot so after a brief break from it, I'm happy to return to the Wonderful World of Blog. Besides, who else is going to share with you Miley Cyrus Muffins or pictures of old Flintstones junk!?

Before all this heart attack stuff happened, I had a contest running on WWoB courtesy of the fine folks at General Mills. I didn't get the chance to promote the contest as much as I had hoped but we'd like to announce Jason as our lucky winner. He'll receive 4 free movie tickets to the flick of his choice plus a free box of General Mills cereal. You can get your free movie tickets by purchasing specially marked boxes of General Mills cereal.

And also, if you've been wondering...the only movie I've watched since the last instalment of "My Week In Movies" is Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985), which I watched on a laptop computer in my hospital room. I probably would have watched another movie or two but the TV in my room was in the wrong aspect ratio and I tried...but I just couldn't sit through a movie where everyone was all squished.

Last, regarding my hospital stay, I've already thanked people on Facebook but I want to again say thanks to my visitors (and great friends) Kevin, Mike, Amanada, Diana, Tad, Grant, Mr. Corley, Andy, and Chad. And most especially my wonderful wife, Jennifer, who made the 1 1/2 drive from our home to the hospital numerous times during my stay. I couldn't be luckier to be alive and have such an incredible family!


Corinne said...

Welcome back to blog world Ed! It was great to see you and we're SO glad you made it through such an ordeal. Those beautiful boys are really blessed to have you and Jenn.

Anonymous said...

Glad the blog is back bro!

Laura said...

I'm sorry to hear about your health crisis! It sounds like a very scary experience but I'm glad you are now home and doing well.

Best wishes for your continued recovery and good health,

amy said...

SO glad you decided to stick with the blog. It would be a crying shame to lose it.

It was great to see you at Christopher's party! Super thankful that you're back in the swing :-)

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