Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Seven years on

Seven years ago on this day I had a massive heart attack that nearly killed me. Thanks to the cardiologist on duty that night in the Baptist Hospital in Knoxville (Dr. Stephen Hoadley who is still my cardiologist in case you're keeping score at home), Sparky (my long suffering girlfriend who looked after me so well in those dark days when our world changed forever), and the stocky little bald surgeon who did my quadruple bypass, I'm still around.

Hopefully I can cheat death for another 30 to 40 years so I can keep writing this blog.

16 comments:

K.Line said...

Woohoo Monkey! Wishing you 50 more years to write the blog!

rob4drok said...

Cheers to you, Dr. Monkey. Keep on rockin'!

Caffeinated Joe said...

Here's to you, the docs and Sparky and many more blog-filled years!

pureklass said...

Hear, hear! Absolutely!

Professor Chaos said...

Thanks to the cardiologist? Don't you mean thanks to Jeebus?

Here's to another 50 years!

Ole Phat Stu said...

Embolisms are . . .
often caused by a clot in the kitchen :-(

kirby said...

Keep on chuggin'.

DrGoat said...

Can't afford to lose any more lucid, enlightened, liberal-minded people. I made 60, so you can too.

SkylersDad said...

Glad that you are still around to entertain us!

dguzman said...

And 50 more years with Sparky!

Lsamsa said...

Wow...so lucky to have had such great doctors & so wonderful to have Sparky in your life.
We are so lucky to have you providing us with such a terrific blog...may you continue to do so for many decades to come!

Mnmom said...

Next time you see Dr. Stephen Hoadley give him a big thank you from me. Thanks Doc for keeping our good friend around. The world needs lots more compassionate souls like him.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I expect you to keep spitting out the witticisms for another 55 years at least.

Bill Morgan said...

Congratulations Dr. Monkey! Here's to 50 more happy years!

John Shuck said...

Looks we all Dr. Monkerstein! Thank Nature for stocky little bald surgeons!

ReaderRita said...

Yay! You are returning the favor by saving lives with this blog!
Glad you're here.