I wrote the last two Pro Trader Market Update reports while sitting in a hospital bed this weekend after having had a small heart attack on Friday. On Monday I’ll have a procedure to correct the problem, and should be as good as “slightly used-reconditioned” in a few days.
When I started having severe chest pain after lunch on Friday, I chewed a bunch of aspirin and called 911. The fantastic Palm Beach County fire rescue personnel were at the house treating me within minutes. They got me to the hospital in just a few more. The ER people at Good Samaritan hospital were also great, as are the entire medical staff caring for me. I thank them all for their professionalism and their patience as I peppered them with questions and weak attempts at humor.
Unfortunately, with the constant barrage of tests, probes, scans, and sticks, along with visits and calls from friends and family, I just couldn’t get much work done!
On Monday morning I will have cardiac catheterization and a probable angioplasty and insertion of a stent in a partially blocked artery. I should be back in my room in the afternoon and should be able to go home on Tuesday.
I suppose not coincidentally, this happened to me at almost the same age that my father suffered a minor heart attack. He had an angioplasty a few months after that procedure was first introduced in the 1980s. He subsequently had another 23 years of good health. His heart was fine all the way and he continued working until he was in his early 80s. I expect to do the same. I look forward to serving you for many more years.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to post any Pro Trader reports or third party posts on Monday, and I suspect that I might not feel like doing much on Tuesday either. The doctors tell me I should be able to get back to the computer in a few days. Please check back on Tuesday for a schedule update.
I look forward to getting back to work as soon as possible. As an impatient patient, I thank you for your patience, support, and good wishes.