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Surviving the widow-maker

Mark, I guess we have joined a pretty exclusive club. Like yourself, I had this devastating heart attack 5 years ago. I could not believe it. Unlike you, I am in the best condition of my life when this hits. I am PE teacher and worked out every day. I had lost almost 50 lbs over a 12 year period. I was coaching 2 soccer teams and officiating soccer 2-3 nights a week. Like yourself, my wife was my saving grace. She got me to the hospital and the guys in the Cath Lab performed their magic.
Since my heart attack, I have lost 3 different jobs due to "Non renewed contract due to budget cuts." People look at my medical history and I seem to be the one who gets cut, despite my stellar performance record. I would love to talk to you and would love to find out how many others are out there like us. Sounds like your job is safe, and that is great for you.

March 24, 2010 at 5:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )