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A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers

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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.

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,

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.

1,108 Responses to “A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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


  4. 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!

  5. 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.