Sunday, May 24, 2009


I came home Thursday from the world's ritziest hospital, following my heart attacks (two of Monday and one at the hospital Thursday morning - three stents in several coronary arteries).

It had wall to wall polished wood cabinets, a built in desk, draperies/sheers/verticles on the windows, high def. TV, a great staff and beds worse than an old Army cot.

I was sent there because none of the local hospitals had a surgeon who could do the proceedure STAT.

The least little activities leaves me breathless and worn out, so with your permission I will continue NOT blogging for a day or so (this one does not count...OK?).

I will, however, read yours and comment as strength permits, so keep on writing.

Thanks for all of your patience, prayers and well-wishes. I really DO appreciate it.

ADDENDUM: I am feeling quite a bit better tonight and should be back to blogging...perhaps by tomorrow. Come by if you are so inclined.


BetteJo said...

Do what you need to for your health - and follow doctor's orders. We would like to see you back hale and hearty!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

snaggletoothie said...

I'm glad to hear that you're home. There are a few million bloggers who are each throwing in an extra letter or two to pick up the slack from your absence. So don't worry, we're covering for you. But without your understanding and clarity we had to call in Dick and Liz Cheney to keep the nation on track. But take it easy. Look at some pictures of lol cats and maybe read a few puns: laughter has been shown to be a healing force.
And I'll continueto pray foryou.

bluepitbull said...

Well, this proves prayers are answered. Rest, and get better.

Z said...

prayers going out for you Joe...all the best. TAKE YOUR TIME and come back hale and hearty, as BetteJo said!xx

sue said...

Joe - I'm glad you made it through ok. I can imagine that you are tired, so lay off the blogging for a while. Take care and we miss you.

Bryan said...

Keep taking care, Joe.

"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower" (Ps 18:2.)

Joe said...

Xavier Onassis: What you have just proven is that your salutory address was as hypocritical as they come. You came here for one reason and one reason only, and that was to spit venom at someone while he is down.

Sad to say, I am not down any longer.

I did not ask for any type of treatment at all, and am quite ready to die if need be. I have no fear or dread of death.

You are a crude, tasteless, mindless, cretan to use a situation like this to make some political statement.

You are hereby permanantly disinvited to this blog for two irrevocable reasons: 1) You are crass and slimy and 2) I don't want you here.

That was pure guile and extreme hatred of the kind only EVER exhibited by the horrible, filthy leftists like you.

ALL future correspondence from you will be deleted...period.

TO THE REST OF YOU: Thank you for showing more humanity than XO has ever known. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Feel very sorry for him, but do not expect to see him in my comment section any longer.

Joe said...

SIDE NOTE: Interestingly, it was the private healthcare sector that took care of me. Had it been a government run system, I would have been put on a waiting list and might have gotten my healthcare if I was not deemed too old, and if I lived long enough.

Lest you think I am one of the elite, consider whether you think earning $500.00 per month places me among the elite.

I also receive a small Social Security Income and Medicare benefits, into which I paid from every paycheck since 1965, plus a supplement policy which I pay out of my fairly rapidly dwindling savings.

For those of you who are of a liberal mind-set: I am sorry that I disappoint you by still being here.

Hang in there. I'm old. It can't be TOO much longer.

David Wyatt said...

Come on bro. Joe, hang in there a long time just to spite 'em! So thankful that you are back, & beginning to heal. In these times, it amazes me (thought it shouldn't: that reveals my sad lack of faith) how gracious & merciful our God is! We need & appreciate you brother Joe!

Tom said...

Gee whiz, Joe, I thought you were supposed to be resting. But then again, I do suppose that thoughtless cretins will raise the blood pressure...

Glad to see you are back in fine form, but please take it easy & follow doctor's orders. I think your better half would like you to stick around.

Best Regards.

shoprat said...

Praise God that you are doing well.

Susannah said...

SO glad to see your fingers in action again! (REST, would ya?)

What everybody else said...esp. Bluepit & Shoprat. Praise God for speedy access to fine, fine healthcare (that isn't rationed based on some beaurocratic criteria - sorry, but you said it first!). Truly - thank Heaven you're doing okay. We all have had you in our prayers & will continue to.

That XO character...don't even bother. Not worth the rise in your blood pressure.

Take good care & give that sweet wife of yours a peck on the cheek for me!

Julio Alito said...

Thank God for redistributive social policies. Through a combination of insurance and government handouts your healthcare is being paid for.

You understand that Joe, don't you? Your health benefits far exceed your own personal contributions toward your healthcare.

If we were in a true capitalist state, you would get the healthcare that you could actually pay for out of your own money.

Which wouldn't be a whole lot, correct?

Joe, you've received far far more in government handouts and private subsidy than you could ever afford.

Why don't you admit yoiu're indebted to the "socialist" state you criticize?