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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. 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.

  2. 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 :-)

  3. 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.