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Happy New Year. As you may have noticed, my byline hasn’t been up on the site for a few days. That’s because the holidays weren’t exactly my most jolly.

Happy New Year. As you may have noticed, my byline hasn’t been up on the site for a few days. That’s because the holidays weren’t exactly my most jolly.

I had a heart attack on Dec. 28. I was able to walk into the hospital for treatment that night and have been recovering here ever since. With the support of my family and my team, I am on the road to a full recovery. I am going to be OK.

Katie and Liz and the rest of the team will be posting updates on my progress on the site. I’ll be back and writing again as soon as possible.

Now living a healthier life isn’t just one of my New Year’s resolutions, it’s doctor’s orders. Friends and family have purged my apartment of smokes, scotch and all my favorite fatty foods — I am even going to be drinking decaf. I won’t be refashioning my avatar’s stogie with a celery stick, but I will be taking better care of my health.

I hope you do, too.

Best wishes,
Om

An important note from Managing Editor Carolyn Pritchard: If anyone wants to send get-well messages to Om, please do so in the comments section of this post – we will make sure he sees each and every one of them. If you have story ideas or tips you want to pass on for the site, please send them via email to info at gigaom dot com. Please check the site for the most up-to-date info. on his progress. Thanks to everyone for their support and understanding.

  1. Best wishes for a much improved New Year. :-)

    Your site has been invaluable to anyone wanting to keep up with the consequences of the new networks.

    Thanks…and good wishes.

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  2. Take care, Om, our best wishes are with you!!

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  4. Welcome back my friend !

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  6. Man, take it easy. I read your blog every day, and I hope you make a full recovery. You can scale down from GigaOm to MegaOm and still be the best blog out there.

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  7. Very glad to hear that you are doing fine, and I wish you the very best for the New Year.

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  8. Get well soon!

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  9. It’s good to hear you’re making a recovery. Take it easy and get better! We’re all sending our best wishes.

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  10. Om…

    Glad to hear you are okay. I was surprised to find out that I had high blood pressure this past year and have jumped into a exercise and diet program to combat it.

    Take your time recovering. Your family and friends are the most important things in the world. I’ll be praying for a swift recovery.

    Sean

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  11. Get well soon!

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  12. So sorry to hear, Om — I certainly hope you get better quickly. Your team has been doing very well in keeping up the relevant work, and I’m sure things will only get better once you come back.

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  13. OM – Best Wishes – Speedy Recovery!

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  14. Om, I always enjoy your blog, podcasts, and insights in general. Follow the docs orders and you’ll do fine. It really won’t be so bad. All the best wishes!

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  15. Glad you are recovering. Sounds like you have good friends.

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  16. Don’t worry about the blog. We’re all on RSS anyway… we’ll be here. Take care of yourself!

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  17. Hey buddy
    Hope you get well soon..this was a shocker and glad to hear you’re doing well now. Go easy on yourself now…

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  18. Get well soon Om, miss ya Buddy

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  19. Good to have you back. Please focus on yourself first :)

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  20. Om, get well soon

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  21. Take your time and get well soon! :)

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  22. Get well Om and take it easy.

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  23. Your other doctor is ready to visit as soon as we are back. Both Helene and I are as concerned as anyone and are there for anything you may need.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery, and we’re on the team to ENFORCE your resolutions.

    Touch the smokes I break your fingers…Helene says she’ll break more than that.

    Get well my brother,

    Andy

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  24. Glad to know your doing better. Take rest and get well soon.

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  25. Om. Hope you get well soon.

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  26. Wow, so sorry to hear that. Hope you are better soon. Thinking maybe you should send your friends to clean out my house.

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  27. Om,
    Very glad to read that you are recovering after a heart attack, I hope you get well soon.
    Take care and wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Dimitris.

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  28. [...] Please read this note from Om about his unusual holiday. Om had a health scare on Dec 28, but he’s doing well, and has some thoughts to share with you about it. [...]

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  29. Om–get well buddy!

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  30. Hey Om, get well soon!

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  31. Take care.

    Better a little one now than a big one later.

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  32. [...] but I know our relationship will grow quickly. For those that don’t know Om suffered from a heart attack on December [...]

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  33. Get well, Om.

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  34. Om
    Ariana, Clément and myself are thinking of you. We are relieve to learn you are on the road to full recovery my friend. Take good care of yourself. Until later, peace + love. [a]

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  35. Well Crap. Glad you’re recovering. Get well soon and don’t sweat the little stuff.

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  36. Om – I read you everyday and look forward to new GigaOm Show episodes. Get well soon. Send your cigars over and I’ll put them to good use!

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  37. Get well soon Om. You’ll have to stick to light beers next time your in the UK.

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  38. m, that’s terrible news, but thankfully you’re still with us. Take care of that ticker and stick around for a while…we’ll be waiting for that firt Android phone review that only Om can bring. Rest up and get well!

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  39. Get well soon Om! Glad you are doing better. Hang in there.

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  40. Alexis Madrigal Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Wow, Om. My thoughts are with you. I wish you a speedy and full recovery.

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  41. Great to hear the prognosis is good! Scary to hear you had to go through that. Feel better soon, and doing without the crud will be easier than you think.

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  42. Om,

    Your periodic gruff exterior (perhaps about to get gruffer short term from absence of caffeine?) can’t hide the fact that you’re one of the “good guys” in the industry.

    All of us here at the Agency wish you a speedy recovery.

    Take care,

    Lou

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  43. Take care Om. Stay healthy–we are counting on you!

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  44. The good news is you are recovering. Get well, Om.

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  45. Get well soon, Om. The world of techno whores needs you!!!
    :)

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  46. The first 50-90 days of being in your normal routine without the coffee, cigars, and booze are the hardest. After that, you’ll just enjoy having more energy and sleeping better. Glad you’re OK; take it easy!

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  47. Sorry to hear the news – get well soon Om!!

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  48. You’re too important to the Valley to ever be ill. Good luck on your way back to better health.

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  49. Take care of yourself Om, and you’ll be back and feeling better than ever!!! :)

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  50. Hari Gottipati Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Get well soon, glad you are doing better!!!

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  51. As one reader who thoroughly appreciates your plentiful wit, I am thankful to learn you are recovering and wish you well in your efforts to improve your health. The lifestyle changes likely won’t be easy, but I suspect you have the strength and support you need to get through this challenge triumphantly. All the best to you Om!

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  52. chris petrovic Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Om,

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and a healthy 2008 . . . and beyond!

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  53. Slow down and rest up Om. Hope you’re feeling better real soon!

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  54. Ain’t the body wonderful to give you a warning like that?
    Thinking of you during your recuperation.

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  55. Happy New Year to you and get well soon.

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  56. Best of Luck! South Asians like us suffer miserably at the hands of saturated fats in American fare. Lack of adaptation to this high cholesterol diet makes for dangerous grubbin’! Anyway, take care of yourself and here’s wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  57. Sending some warm thoughts and best wishes your way Om!

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  58. Best wishes on a full recovery.
    Peter

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  59. Get well soon!

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  60. good luck and get well soon! look forward to having you back.

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  61. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Om.

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  62. om, take care of yourself, get better…… rock

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  63. Sounds like a great opportunity for a new “recovery blog” :-)

    Seriously, though, get well soon, Om!

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  64. Just heard via Twitter. Glad to hear it’s none too serious. Dang isn’t the passing of a time a bummer.

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  65. Whoaa!! My mentor, my hero….stay alive dude — the world needs you!

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  66. Get well soon Om. We will miss your writings.

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  67. We’re so glad to hear that you are recovering and we wish you all the best in 2008. You are truly a special and valued voice in the IT industry and a class-act as a human being. Let us know if we can do anything to help.

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  68. Om, sorry to hear about that but I’m glad you’re ok. I wish you a healthy 2008 and keep up the great work on your blogs and podcasts!

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  69. Get some rest buddy

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  70. We are pulling for ya Om! I still think a celery stick would be funny tho, would go well with your hat :)

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  71. Om, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You need to take care of yourself because the tech game needs players like you.

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  72. Get well soon, Om. Take it easy.

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  73. Hey buddy, hoping you are up and running soon, come over and say hi in NYC and i’ll treat you to some swedish health food!

    “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Gandi

    BTW stop by NYC in fashion week and we can both run for the models, perfect workout!

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  74. Get well soon, Om!

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  75. wishing you a speedy recovery and healthy happy 08! take care of yourself, there is only one Om

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  76. Wishing you a healthy year ahead.. take care

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  77. Om -

    Whoa – this is shocking news!

    I hope you get well soon buddy! PLEASE take the required rest suggested by your doctors – we need much more Om well beyond 2008!

    Best,
    JG

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  78. everyone here has already said it, but i’m shocked and saddened– and yet relieved at least to hear that you are ok and recovering. please let me know anything i can do to help in the mean time! my thoughts are with you

    sarah

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  79. Take it easy for a while!

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  80. Marshall Kirkpatrick Thursday, January 3, 2008

    You’ll be in all our thoughts, Om. Take care.

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  81. Om, glad to hear you are recovering well. May I say, enjoy the slow life for a change. May be its time for kindle after all.

    Get well soon and we look forward to hearing back from you..

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  82. Om, glad to hear that you will be okay. Must have been scary. I’m making a mental note to remember your experience the next time I think about pouring a glass of amber liquid or scarfing down a plate of BBQ ribs!

    Get well (very) soon.

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  83. Wow, glad you’re recovering OK,Om. Inspires me to get more conscious about my own habits. Get well soon!

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  84. Just taking a moment to remind you to always take care my good friend. Glad to hear you’re doing ok and on the mend, but say vigilant and don’t let yourself become complacent. Health is our most important resource to protect.

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  85. OM,
    Great to hear you are ok. I wish you a speedy recovery. Ping me if you need anything down here in PA.

    Speedy recovery dude

    John

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  86. I’m sorry Om, but glad to hear that you are making a quick recovery. I read the blog every day and particularly love NewTeeVee. My best to you and your family and wishing you a happy and healthy 2008.

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  87. Om, get well soon. Wishing you all the best.

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  88. rest. read. renew.

    peace brother.

    hope to see you soon :)

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  89. MIchael Eisenberg Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Om – Feel better. we will say a little prayer for you here where it is a local call. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery & See ya soon.

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  90. Chris Ackermann Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Get well soon!!!

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  91. Om, sorry to hear about this but glad to hear that you are doing well, getting good treatment and caring friends. Stay healthy and hope your recovery continues to go well!

    Shannon

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  92. Hi Om – I’m glad to know you are okay. I guess you were right about that foie gras in Paris. I hope to see you again soon for some carrot juice and bran muffins ;-)

    Lots of love
    Kathy

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  93. My thoughts are certainly with Om Malik as he recovers from a heart attack!

    I was rather shocked today to learn that Om Malik is recovering from a heart attack! The good news, based on his post, is that he is recovering! My thoughts are certainly with Om. Ever since I started paying attention

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  94. Get well soon!

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  95. Om!

    So sorry to hear of your holiday health crisis. But I know that you will make a marvelous recovery in this brand new year. Drop me a line if you need help with anything at all.

    Cynthia B.

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  96. So glad you are getting good care. Get well soon! All the best. -Rafe

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  97. Oh my God my good man, I am sorry to hear that but thank god you are better.

    Don’t work so hard!

    Ashkan

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  98. None of us want to see a celery stick either! But we do want to keep hearing from a healthy Om for a long, long time to come. Get well soon, buddy! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful new year, and many many more new years.

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  99. Oh no!

    Om, please get better soon.

    Your friend, Eric.

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  100. I hope you feel better buddy. Get some rest, do some rehab and get a bike and ride around. It’ll kick your ass at first but then you’ll be dropping weight and put less of a strain on the old ticker.

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  101. I went into the hospital Friday night, perhaps same time as you, with dizziness, shortness of breath, and got full thyroid/enzyme workup. Luckily, my prognosis was OK, but it makes me completely empathize with your experience. Good luck and take good care of your health.

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  102. Hey buddy :-)

    Glad to hear that you are ok. Looking forward to catching up when you are out.

    If you get bored over there, don’t hesitate to call me.

    D

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  103. I’m very glad to hear you’re on the mend Om. Our thoughts and wishes are with you for a speedy recovery and an easy time following your new health regime. Take good care.

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  104. Wishing you speedy recovery and hope you quit smoking. Your’s is a welcome voice in the community!

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  105. Mark Hendrickson Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Best wishes, Om.

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  106. Om, man you sure go through a lot of trouble to clear the inbox so you can watch Roger clear his name Sunday night. Get better, dude. @CZ

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  107. Get well soon, Om. Glad to hear you’re recovering and we’ll continue to get your news analysis. Take it easy for now though. No late nights working on stories, ya hear?

    Only decaf now? Ouch. I’m sure you’ll find a way to stay mentally alert and write great articles.

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  108. Om,

    Glad to hear that you are doing better now. Also glad to hear that you have gotten rid of a lot of unhealthy stuff. John said it right…you can go down in scale from GigaOm to MegaOm and we will still keep reading your posts! Here’s to a healthier new year for you.

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  109. Om, So sorry to hear the news, but very glad to hear you are recovering! Best wishes for a speedy recovery… my thoughts will definitely be with you!

    Dan

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  110. Om,

    That’s shocking news! But you know, it’s not all bran muffins and carrot sticks from this point forward. After being warned by my own doctor about the dangers of high fat food, I began to substitute … hot peppers. It opened up entirely new vistas in eating.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and stay away from the stogies!

    Alec.

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  111. [...] I knew this was going to be heavy when I saw the title, and it sure was. [...]

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  112. Om, best wishes on a speedy recovery. I might be able to take care of the Scotch for you!

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  113. Very grateful to hear that you walked away from this one and are taking care to prevent another. We need you here, OK?

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  114. Om, man, get well soon, and I am told that red wine is just fine in moderation, so I look forward to enjoying it with you soon!

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  115. Om,

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  116. I knew this was going to be heavy when I saw the title, and it sure was. Heart disease is serious, but you can live with it, as I’ve found out. I had bypass surgery in 2002, and I’m still here. You can also quit smoking, it’s easy when you have motivation.

    Om, when you’re feeling better let’s go for a walk.

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  117. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Om!

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  118. Om, I’m looking forward to seeing you back on your feet again soon. Take it easy, and best wishes for a speedy recovery. — PB

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  119. Ouch! Very happy to hear that you’re recovering. Let us know if you start “health blogging” (a more serious twist on Jason’s fatblogging). Might be a good place to exchange tips, or just to gripe: “I’m hungry!”

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  120. Get well Om!

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  121. Pamela Njissang Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Om – I hope you have a quick recovery. Get well soon! Here’s to a healthy and vibrant 2008!

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  122. Best wishes on a speedy recovery, Om.

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  123. Sorry to hear the news, Om. Get well soon!

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  124. Fell better soon. 2008 will be your year!

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  125. OMG OM, I just heard the news – I’m so sorry to hear what happened, but equally glad to hear your on the mend.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Ben + Sofia

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  126. Om,

    We all wish you a speedy recovery. I would humbly ask that your other friends and acquaintances join me in this prayer for healing, called a “Mi Sheberach”

    May the One who blessed our ancestors, Sarah and Abraham, Rebecca and Isaac, Leah, Rachel and Jacob bless Om Mailk along with all of the ill among us. Grant insight to those who bring healing, courage and faith to those who are sick, love and strength to us and to all who love them. God, let your spirit rest upon all who are ill and comfort them. May they and we soon know a time of complete healing, a healing of the body and a healing of the spirit and let us say: Amen.

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  127. Om – wish you a speedy recovery – if you are still in NYC and I can do anything for you – please do not hesitate to give me a call or email.

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  128. Hey Om, you must have a strong will to “walk into the hospital for treatment that night” did you remember to pop in a Bayer Aspirin when you started feeling it or something. Best of luck of your recovery and hope to read more of your articles soon.

    Cesar

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  129. I’d just like to say that Om is the best boss I’ve ever had (and that includes my mom). Let’s just say he stuck with me even after my own extended stay in a hospital (not to mention the illness that precluded it).

    So get better, man! I miss you already.

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  130. Damn man. Glad to hear it was caught and that you’re on the road to recovery.

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  131. so sorry to hear that. Hope you are better soon.

    Take care

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  132. Om, Sorry to hear the news. Glad to hear you are recovering! Best wishes for a quick recovery…

    -Tarun

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  133. Priya Ganapati Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Om,

    Sorry to hear about this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  134. My goodness – please take care of yourself and we all hope you get well soon.

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  135. Om,

    Happy to hear you are gonna be ok. Stay healthy!

    Brett

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  136. Hi Om – best wishes for a speedy recovery! Glad to hear you are doing well!

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  137. Om, so sorry to hear the news but glad to hear you’re doing well.

    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

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  138. Wishing you a fast and speedy recovery Om! Get will soon, from the Movable Type Team and everyone at Six Apart!

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  139. Get well soon Om!

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  140. Lori and I wish you a speedy recovery my friend.

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  141. Om, I wish you a healthy and fast recovery! All the best and take care of yourself!

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  142. Sorry to hear about this Om and hope you recover fully very soon.

    Tom

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  143. [...] Abramson informed me about another one of our brethren struck with heart trouble: Om Malik. From Om’s post today: I had a heart attack on Dec. 28. I was able to walk into the hospital for treatment that night and [...]

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  144. Sorry to hear the news, Om. May you have a fast, speedy, and healthy recovery! Get well soon! – Josh

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  145. [...] A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers [...]

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  146. Om, I was saddened to hear this news. It is just a reminder that we need to appreciate each new day of our life with joy and take utmost care to make it last. From the famous Stanford graduation speech from Steve Jobs, we must make the best use of the time we have now. Like all good things, it will end. I wish to see a more healthy, fit and prolific Om soon. Speedy recovery.

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  147. Wishing you all the best Om. And — on a side note — happy to recommend a fabulous nutritionist who has helped my husband and me break our bad food habits over the past year in a reasonable, sensible way. My hub has lost 90 lbs and I’m down 50.

    Michelle @ footnoted

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  148. Om,

    Get well soon, our thoughts are with you.

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  149. Feel better soon, Om! I’ll still join you for a decaf!

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  150. Dude…. that SUCKS!

    Get WAYYY better Om.

    We need to have a get well party for you!!!

    Take my advice already and go on Atkins!

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  151. Om, thank you for writing openly. Wishing you the best as you recover and plan for a healthy 2008. Take it easy!

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  152. Sorry to hear about the attack, Very glad you recovered from it soon after. Hope and pray you get better right away and yes, enuff of that smoke and fatty stuff ..

    best,
    Chetan

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  153. Get well soon ….

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  154. Wow OM – God bless and I wish you a speedy recovery.
    -Don

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  155. Om, nothing is worth giving up your health for. I am glad you got a wake up call that left you healing and thinking, because your life will be richer and better now. So glad to hear you will be okay, and must remind you that you come from a rich meditative tradition and you shouldn’t try so hard to be “American.” We have all the heart attacks.
    Namaste and much love
    Francine

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  156. Om, be well. I have an artificial heart valve myself. Call if you want to compare heart stories.

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  157. Get well soon.

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  158. First comment in German here:

    Gute Besserung wünsche ich!

    As another commneter is saying we´re here and will read again, when you come back.
    So, take all the time necessary to recover.

    Wishing the best,
    Torsten

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  159. So glad you are on the road to recovery. The whole team here wishes you the best and look forward to reading your column again soon.

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  160. Sorry to hear this news. I’m wishing you a speedy recovery, and a better year ahead for 2008.

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  161. Sorry to hear that Om. Glad to see you’re doing better.
    Hope to see you back on your feet soon.

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  162. Bad way to start the new year; I hope it only gets better for you, Om. In fact, I know it will. We should get a PowerWalk group in SF to make us all healthier.

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  163. Om, I’m glad you’re going to be OK. But I cannot believe you’re going offline cold turkey. Don’t worry. Someone will slip you a blackberry and you’ll squeeze in posts from the treadmill.

    All the best.

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  164. best wishes and take care!

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  165. Om, You know what, it is a club you just joined. The life changing type. I joined in 2002. Now doing Triathlon this year as a result. No-one knows how it feels nor how it felt. I wish you well and a offer a skype line should you want to ever discuss. It helped me :-)

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  166. Be good to yourself, Om. Get well soon. We’ll all be watching and pulling for you.

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  167. Om,

    From bad comes good. I hope that you recover and end up being better than ever. I have to join you too.

    Cheers,

    Dion

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  168. Om,

    Get well my friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. I hope you recover soon.

    Ramana

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  169. Om,

    I was certainly surprised to read this post. Hope you feel better and get back into action soon.

    Abhishek

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  170. Thinking of you and hoping you’re doing well. Less smokes, more jokes!

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  171. Om,
    My best wishes to you. Your insight and reason are sorely needed in the blogosphere, so I look forward to you posting again soon.
    Dan

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  172. Om, you are one of the nicest and smartest people that I’ve had the pleasure to meet. This industry just wouldn’t be the same without you, so please stick to your guns and get better.

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  173. Take care of yourself, Om. I’ve gone through the fun of hospitals and medicine, and know the change of habits can be hard and take time.

    Wishing you the best of luck for 2008.

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  174. Take care of yourself Om. Here is to a speedy recovery and healthier lifestyle in 2008!

    Rex

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  175. Om, we did miss your byline and are very touched by your message. Sending you best wishes for a prompt recovery, and a healthy New Year 2008.

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  176. We all wish you the best and a speedy recovery!

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  177. Speed recovery and wishing you much luck in your new outlook on health.

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  178. om, we’re so grateful for everything you contribute from insight to humor, please take care and get better soon.

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  179. Om! Take good care, buddy. We’ll all be here when you get back.

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  180. Get well soon, Mr Om! And in future: don’t worry, be happy!

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  181. Get well and best wishes to you and your family

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  182. [...] so we missed seeing him over the past few days on his popular blog, GigaOm. He has today provided a public explanation – he has suffered a heart attack, but is doing [...]

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  183. Om – I’m so glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I’m glad we’re going to be able to talk baseball again in the future. Get well very soon.

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  184. Here’s to your health in 2008. Get well soon – the tech world needs you!

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  185. Om,

    Get well soon.

    C.K.

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  186. As I say regularly to you in IMs, I miss you every day, my friend. Get well fast. We need you.

    And if I catch you posting before you get entirely better I’ll personally come there and take your MacBook away. Seriously.

    Paul K.

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  187. We love you, Om! Feel better soon!

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  188. Stay strong, my man. We’re all behind you, cheering you on.

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  189. OM! Very sorry to hear the news and glad to hear you’re OK and recuperating well. Best of luck for 2008!

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  190. Whoa… this just hit me like a ton of bricks. Take it easy, take care of yourself, and when you’re back on your feet we can get some steamed fish and veggies.

    So glad you’re ok… be well my friend.

    jason

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  191. Thinking of you, my friend. Hope you feel better ASAP!

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  192. Get well soon Om!

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  193. Get well! You’ll be up and around in no time. See you soon.

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  194. You are now one of the survivors, and you will change your lifestyle, and live many long years, the tech industry be damned.

    They didn’t get rid of you yet, Om. There is more to be done.

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  195. I’m glad to hear you are recovering well. Sending you warm wishes and healthy thoughts.

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  196. Glad to hear you’re on the mend, hope to see you up and around soon.

    Counting on you for a few A’s games this spring. I’ll bring carrots and celery sticks for us to munch on:-)

    Mark

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  197. My prayers are with you. Blessings and a full recovery to you Om.

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  198. Get well soon, Om. Take care of that ticker in 2008!
    best wishes,
    Sam

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  199. Hang in there Om, speedy recovery!

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  200. Om,
    You are keeping your wonderful sense of humor.
    This was a shocker for all your friends and fans.
    Take care, please. We need you around.

    Damon

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  201. Om ~

    Rest and get better quickly. Let me know if I can help with anything while you (hopefully) take it easy for a while.

    Jim

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  202. OP, here’s to a healthy 2008. Look forward to seeing your writings again soon.

    Jason

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  203. Thank you so much for the comments. I have been showing them to Om’s mom and sister as they come in and we are all really touched by your thoughts.

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  204. Have a speedy recovery. You can do it. All the best.

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  205. [...] saw Om Malik’s post that he is recovering from a heart attack. I was shocked at first  to see that, but real happy to [...]

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  206. Take your time Om, health first. See you soon.

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  207. Om, best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
    - Brian

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  208. Get well soon!

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  209. Hello Om,

    Good to know you’re OK.

    I went through a similar (but less serious) trial a year and a half ago, and I’ve since readjusted (lost 20Kg) and vastly improved my condition by dint of walking a lot more every day (besides all the rest that you’ll probably hear a hundred times over the next few weeks).

    Be patient. Relax. Enjoy the company of your family right now, and prepare to start enjoying all sorts of different stuff as you begin to get out, exercise and change all sorts of little things about your daily habits.

    It always turns out for the best, believe me.

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  210. om, best wishes and here’s to a speedy recovery. -cfc

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  211. Hi Om,

    Please take care of your health and make this a wonderful year for yourself and your near/dear ones……wish you a speedy recovery.

    Regards,
    Anand

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  212. Take care man. Don’t sweat the work … there’s always new tech, but only one you.

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  213. Wishing you the best Om. Take care!

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  214. Rest up OM. Looking forward to seeing you back in the saddle soon. Cheers, Sameer

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  215. From a reader whose own unexpected hospitalization (followed by an urgent bypass) was 7+ years ago – let me offer anecdotal evidence that there can be good life after these events. Once over the initial hump I’ve been as (or more) active / productive / happy as ever — and I wish and predict the same for you!

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  216. Too many trips to Punjab! Take it easy, and get better soon, my friend…

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  217. michaelcopeland Thursday, January 3, 2008

    hey brother, mend fast

    then we’ll start you on your new surfing regimen

    much love, m

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  218. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Be well and recovery quicker than the economy!

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  219. Om, best wishes. Feel better. Looking forward to your return.

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  220. Om,

    Please do what you need to do to take care of yourself, even if it means taking more time off from blogging and attending events. Your readers and friends will all be here when you come back. Rest up and be well.

    Cathryn/Creative Sage(tm)

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  221. Hi Om;

    Hope you recover fully and pls pls stay away from all the amoke and scotch. :)
    And you better start walking and getting to MegaOm from GigaOm as someone said up there in comments.

    Walk & Exercise Karo!

    Here is to a speedy recovery!

    Ravneet

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  222. Glad you dodged that bullet Om – all the best on your recovery.

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  223. Best wishes from long time readers Sahar Sarid and Jeff Bhavnanie of the ASSISTA team.
    Hope you get well soon.
    Cheers
    Sahar and Jeff
    http://www.ASSISTA.com

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  224. Oh man. Sorry to hear about that. Cheers to a new healthy and happy new year!

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  225. Karina Longworth Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Get well soon, Om. Good luck with the decaf–I couldn’t do it :)

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  226. Speedy recover, Om. Lots of readers thinking of, and pulling for you.

    Greg

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  227. Can’t wait to have you back! Have a speedy recovery.

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  228. Get well soon, Om. We miss you!

    –your fans at TUAW

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  229. Get well, be well and take care!

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  230. So sorry to hear your news — very best to you, Om, for a fast recovery and a rapid return to awesomeness.

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  231. Thoughts, prays, and wishes are with you. I am so happy you are still here to share your thoughts. Take care.

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  232. Om, I’m a lurker who never comments but I’ll de-lurk for this: Here’s to a healthy 2008 and your quick recovery.

    (P.S. I quit caffeine this summer and am surprised to say that I don’t think you’ll regret it at all, given the fine decaf lattes available ’round here.)

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  233. Get well soon Om! Always loved your work. Glad to hear you’re OK.

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  234. [...] founder Om Malik had a heart attack last week, but now is thankfully recovering. He is only 41. This blogging thing is stressful (and [...]

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  235. Om,

    Very sorry to hear of this. You’re very much in our thoughts. Best wishes for a very speedy and complete recovery.

    Michael

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  236. [...] Best wishes, Om[From A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers - GigaOM] [...]

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  237. Om, I am sure I speak for everyone who reads this site when I say: We love ya. Seriously. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. And please do blog about the changes you make in your lifestyle — they may help the rest of us as well.

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  238. Get well, big guy.

    Scotch rocks, on me, when you’re back at work.

    Or Sprite. Your call.

    ph

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  239. Om,

    So sorry to hear about the heart attack – but so glad that you’re ok. All the best to you – love and prayers on your speedy recovery. May 2008 be just the first in many many new years that you continue to spend with us.

    Best,

    Dave

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  240. Om, we all wish you a quick recovery. Get well and take care of yourself. We await your return.

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  241. Take care of yourself, for our sakes as well as yours.

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  242. Get better and take good care of yourself Om.

    Prayers for you that you will get well very soon.

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  243. Om,

    I was completely shocked to hear this news. I’m almost at a loss of words. You’ve never met me, but I feel like I’ve met you. I have followed GigaOM and its accompanying blogs for … what seems like forever. You and your staff have enlightened me and countless others and are always a great source for the latest buzz in the industry.

    Of course, the great news is that you’re still here and you’re recovering. It will be tough, as a number of previous commenters have pointed out, but it’s truly worth it.

    Writing should be the least of your concerns — getting better should be the first. Seriously. Don’t worry about your byline not appearing as often; your readership more than understands.

    I wish you all the best in getting better and look forward to you returning when you’re ready – regardless of how far down the road that may be.

    -Ben

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  244. Have a healthy recovery !
    Oh, and a happy new year to you , Om !

    Greetings from Norway
    = )

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  245. sounds like you need more trips to the spa, Om.

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  246. Om Malik

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  247. Glad to hear you are on the mend. It’s scary to realize how bio we are sometimes. Here’s to a healthy and vibrant 2008! Best wishes and stay well.

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  248. Om -
    Best of luck on your recovery and take care. And please, don’t try posting under a different name. We’ll know it’s you :-).

    Cheers,
    SM

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  249. Take care of yourself, Om!

    We all read you here and appreciate your insight.

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  250. As usual, your candor will help other people. Best wishes.

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  251. Please don’t break our hearts Om. Do get well soon. Our best wishes will always be with you. Happy new year.

    You are good at heart and you will have a good life..long one at that. Take care.

    Nag.B

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  252. Tons of healing beams, lots of resolve and energy for the lifestyle changes and a question. What do you really want to do with your life? What are you doing to make that come true. Your story is a reminder to ask ourselves the important questions.

    Take Care

    N

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  253. Om,

    Best wishes, please recover soon!

    -The team at SpringWidgets.

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  254. Om,

    I read gigaom every day and I noticed your absence and had hoped you were on an exotic island. Instead you were in the ER! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Be well. Mark K.

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  255. Get better soon Om! We’ll take you out for a nice lean steak sometime in the new year. (With steamed veggies.)

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  256. Glad to hear you are okay and I hope you recover quickly.

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  257. So, Om, did they have to do a bypass or were you lucky enough to, uh, bypass that? Stent? Best wishes and get well soon.

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  258. Get Well soon!!

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  259. Best wishes, Om. Get well soon and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

    David

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  260. Hey Om, Get better soon, buddy. All of us here at Mule are wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  261. Get better soon Om! You are in my thoughts.

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  262. Regan Fletcher Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Get well soon Om. We shared Thanksgiving dinner at Josh’s house a few years ago and I have followed your columns and posts almost religiously since then. All your readers are looking forward to doing the same for years to come. Healthy wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  263. Get well soon Om, and follow those doctor’s orders.

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  264. Om – get well soon.

    Throw that stick and get onto red wine bandwagon!

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20030826/drinking-red-wine-may-slow-aging

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

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  265. Wow, good to hear your ok Om.

    Don’t forget your salvation in Jesus (everyone). Life is short.

    Prayers for you Om.
    Rick

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  266. Get well soon, Om. Best wishes from the meebo team.

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  267. Hi Om: Wish you a speedy recovery. Cannot wait to see you back in action. Ash

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  268. Om

    Encouraged to hear that you are doing better. Have a healthy recovery. Looking forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, let us know if there is anything that you need…

    – Fred McIntyre

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  269. Good luck and get well soon!

    –Randy

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  270. get well soon om.

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  271. Om,
    It was shocking to hear this and pray for your speedy recovery.

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  272. Om,

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Get well.

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  273. [...] great news to hear that Om Malik is feeling better after his heart attack. On behalf of everybody at VentureBeat, I want to send him my best wishes for a full recovery. We [...]

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  274. Get better OM!

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  275. Om, get well soon – your feed was my first subscription in my google reader. I continue to look to you for your perspective on the wireless industry and always enjoy the thorough research. This setback will only be remembered as the start of your training for the olympic coverage in 2008!

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  276. Get well soon buddy!

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  277. Get well soon..

    May you be inspired by http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/01/raw-food-diet-day-1/

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  278. Take care of you Om, even people you don’t know are here to support you.

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