I apologize for not having updated this site for over a month. And here’s why:
There comes a time in our lives that we realize that we are mortals. Some of us realize as death hits in the face and then we leave the world of living. Some of us, face our mortality with a sudden illness that somehow gives us another chance. I faced my mortality twice. Once on March 30, 2009, when I went to the hospital with high fever and a cough that wouldn’t let go. I was admitted at midnight and by 8 am, I failed to be able to breath. Luckily, rapid responders saved my life. I woke up 4 days later in ICU. I was indubated and was told that my heart was attacked by a virus. I was lucky to be alive. I was also told that according to the rules of thirds, I won over the first: I was alive, as one third whose heart were attacked by a virus, would die, one third stay the same, and one third would get better. Once again, I was lucky, within a few times, I got better.
Three years has passed, and on November 5, 2012, an ambulance took me the hospital unable to breathe, after once again catching a cold that gave me high fever and an incessant cough that made unable to breathe. I passed out as we reached the emergency room and woke up 3 days later in the ICU and found a large tube down my throat. Once again, I was intubated. This time, I found out what hit me in 2009, hit me again in 2012. But now, the condition had a new name. It was no longer a virus that attacked my heart. During the interval from 2009 to 2012, my condition had a name: Takostubo Cardiomyopathy. Takotsubo is know as the “heart break” disease. Most people get it when they experience an extremely emotional state that they cannot cope it. The heart is suddenly deluged with a high concentration of adrenalin that it cannot cope it. The heart distorts its shape and, if help comes about right away, the chance of recovery is very positive.
Unfortunately, my affliction was not caused by emotional or psychological stress. It was caused by physical stress. We can attempt to diminish emotional and psychological stress. It’s hard to prevent physical stress. Colds are always around and who knows which one will be the one that will once again knock me out. The third time, I may not be so lucky. Although, I hope that it won’t be so. Nonetheless, I am well aware of my mortality, and hence, I am writing to all of you requesting a favor. I need a partner. Someone I can trust to help me run the site. If you are interested, please contact me by clicking here. Remember, it’s a volunteer job. Do it for the love of Michael Emerson’s career.