Gut Rumbles

February 01, 2006


Live-blogging the State of the Union speech ain't diddly-squat. Any asshole with a keyboard can do that. You want to impress ME?

Live-blog your own heart attack.

(UPDATE: Okay, it wasn't a heart attack. It was a heart episode, whatever the hell THAT means.)


Not sure I want to know, but I bet it cost my insurance company a bundle.

Posted by: jamesoldguy on February 1, 2006 12:08 PM

Made me think of the Bears fans on Saturday Night Live.

"Wait, I'm havin' another heart attack....OK, GO Bearsss!"

Is Ditka drivin' da ambulance?

Posted by: Rex on February 1, 2006 02:12 PM

(UPDATE: Okay, it wasn't a heart attack. It was a heart episode, whatever the hell THAT means.)

It means your HMO doesn't have to admit you to the hospital. They can just give you a bottle of ibuprofen and send you home.

(I got that from this guy.)

Posted by: McGehee on February 1, 2006 02:59 PM

After spending nine hours in the ER and having at least six expensive tests, my husband was good to go. Well, he was so happy with the clean bill of health that we had to head straight for the Last Chance Saloon (well named) for a couple of cold ones. Then headed for the pharmacy to fill the pain prescription just in case he had a bad night.

Got home to find a note on the door from the local cops...telling us to contact either them or the local hospital IMMEDIATELY. Plus twelve messages on the answering machine from ER staff.

Seems my darling had what they called a "heart event". Crap, I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK when I read the note from the cops!

So "episode" or "event" is the new term so you don't croak when they tell you that you're close to dying! Or that they f-----d up your diagnosis.

Posted by: Maggie on February 1, 2006 07:07 PM

Hell of a deal, I woke up to a dandy heart attack back in May; it was no fun...

Posted by: BobG on February 1, 2006 07:15 PM
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