1,108 thoughts on “A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers”

  1. Best wishes for a much improved New Year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your site has been invaluable to anyone wanting to keep up with the consequences of the new networks.

    Thanks…and good wishes.

  2. Man, take it easy. I read your blog every day, and I hope you make a full recovery. You can scale down from GigaOm to MegaOm and still be the best blog out there.

  3. Om…

    Glad to hear you are okay. I was surprised to find out that I had high blood pressure this past year and have jumped into a exercise and diet program to combat it.

    Take your time recovering. Your family and friends are the most important things in the world. I’ll be praying for a swift recovery.


  4. So sorry to hear, Om — I certainly hope you get better quickly. Your team has been doing very well in keeping up the relevant work, and I’m sure things will only get better once you come back.

  5. Hey buddy
    Hope you get well soon..this was a shocker and glad to hear you’re doing well now. Go easy on yourself now…

  6. Your other doctor is ready to visit as soon as we are back. Both Helene and I are as concerned as anyone and are there for anything you may need.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery, and we’re on the team to ENFORCE your resolutions.

    Touch the smokes I break your fingers…Helene says she’ll break more than that.

    Get well my brother,


  7. Wow, so sorry to hear that. Hope you are better soon. Thinking maybe you should send your friends to clean out my house.

  8. Om,
    Very glad to read that you are recovering after a heart attack, I hope you get well soon.
    Take care and wishes for a speedy recovery.

  9. Om
    Ariana, Clรฉment and myself are thinking of you. We are relieve to learn you are on the road to full recovery my friend. Take good care of yourself. Until later, peace + love. [a]

  10. m, that’s terrible news, but thankfully you’re still with us. Take care of that ticker and stick around for a while…we’ll be waiting for that firt Android phone review that only Om can bring. Rest up and get well!

  11. Great to hear the prognosis is good! Scary to hear you had to go through that. Feel better soon, and doing without the crud will be easier than you think.

  12. Om,

    Your periodic gruff exterior (perhaps about to get gruffer short term from absence of caffeine?) can’t hide the fact that you’re one of the “good guys” in the industry.

    All of us here at the Agency wish you a speedy recovery.

    Take care,


  13. The first 50-90 days of being in your normal routine without the coffee, cigars, and booze are the hardest. After that, you’ll just enjoy having more energy and sleeping better. Glad you’re OK; take it easy!

  14. As one reader who thoroughly appreciates your plentiful wit, I am thankful to learn you are recovering and wish you well in your efforts to improve your health. The lifestyle changes likely won’t be easy, but I suspect you have the strength and support you need to get through this challenge triumphantly. All the best to you Om!

  15. Best of Luck! South Asians like us suffer miserably at the hands of saturated fats in American fare. Lack of adaptation to this high cholesterol diet makes for dangerous grubbin’! Anyway, take care of yourself and here’s wishing you a speedy recovery!

  16. Sounds like a great opportunity for a new “recovery blog” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Seriously, though, get well soon, Om!

  17. We’re so glad to hear that you are recovering and we wish you all the best in 2008. You are truly a special and valued voice in the IT industry and a class-act as a human being. Let us know if we can do anything to help.

  18. Hey buddy, hoping you are up and running soon, come over and say hi in NYC and i’ll treat you to some swedish health food!

    โ€œIt is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.โ€ – Gandi

    BTW stop by NYC in fashion week and we can both run for the models, perfect workout!

  19. Om –

    Whoa – this is shocking news!

    I hope you get well soon buddy! PLEASE take the required rest suggested by your doctors – we need much more Om well beyond 2008!


  20. everyone here has already said it, but i’m shocked and saddened– and yet relieved at least to hear that you are ok and recovering. please let me know anything i can do to help in the mean time! my thoughts are with you


  21. Om, glad to hear you are recovering well. May I say, enjoy the slow life for a change. May be its time for kindle after all.

    Get well soon and we look forward to hearing back from you..

  22. Om, glad to hear that you will be okay. Must have been scary. I’m making a mental note to remember your experience the next time I think about pouring a glass of amber liquid or scarfing down a plate of BBQ ribs!

    Get well (very) soon.

  23. Just taking a moment to remind you to always take care my good friend. Glad to hear you’re doing ok and on the mend, but say vigilant and don’t let yourself become complacent. Health is our most important resource to protect.

  24. I’m sorry Om, but glad to hear that you are making a quick recovery. I read the blog every day and particularly love NewTeeVee. My best to you and your family and wishing you a happy and healthy 2008.

  25. Om – Feel better. we will say a little prayer for you here where it is a local call. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery & See ya soon.

  26. Om, sorry to hear about this but glad to hear that you are doing well, getting good treatment and caring friends. Stay healthy and hope your recovery continues to go well!


  27. Hi Om – I’m glad to know you are okay. I guess you were right about that foie gras in Paris. I hope to see you again soon for some carrot juice and bran muffins ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Lots of love

  28. Om!

    So sorry to hear of your holiday health crisis. But I know that you will make a marvelous recovery in this brand new year. Drop me a line if you need help with anything at all.

    Cynthia B.

  29. None of us want to see a celery stick either! But we do want to keep hearing from a healthy Om for a long, long time to come. Get well soon, buddy! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful new year, and many many more new years.

  30. I hope you feel better buddy. Get some rest, do some rehab and get a bike and ride around. It’ll kick your ass at first but then you’ll be dropping weight and put less of a strain on the old ticker.

  31. I went into the hospital Friday night, perhaps same time as you, with dizziness, shortness of breath, and got full thyroid/enzyme workup. Luckily, my prognosis was OK, but it makes me completely empathize with your experience. Good luck and take good care of your health.

  32. I’m very glad to hear you’re on the mend Om. Our thoughts and wishes are with you for a speedy recovery and an easy time following your new health regime. Take good care.

  33. Om, man you sure go through a lot of trouble to clear the inbox so you can watch Roger clear his name Sunday night. Get better, dude. @CZ

  34. Get well soon, Om. Glad to hear you’re recovering and we’ll continue to get your news analysis. Take it easy for now though. No late nights working on stories, ya hear?

    Only decaf now? Ouch. I’m sure you’ll find a way to stay mentally alert and write great articles.

  35. Om,

    Glad to hear that you are doing better now. Also glad to hear that you have gotten rid of a lot of unhealthy stuff. John said it right…you can go down in scale from GigaOm to MegaOm and we will still keep reading your posts! Here’s to a healthier new year for you.

  36. Om, So sorry to hear the news, but very glad to hear you are recovering! Best wishes for a speedy recovery… my thoughts will definitely be with you!


  37. Om,

    That’s shocking news! But you know, it’s not all bran muffins and carrot sticks from this point forward. After being warned by my own doctor about the dangers of high fat food, I began to substitute … hot peppers. It opened up entirely new vistas in eating.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and stay away from the stogies!


  38. I knew this was going to be heavy when I saw the title, and it sure was. Heart disease is serious, but you can live with it, as I’ve found out. I had bypass surgery in 2002, and I’m still here. You can also quit smoking, it’s easy when you have motivation.

    Om, when you’re feeling better let’s go for a walk.

  39. Ouch! Very happy to hear that you’re recovering. Let us know if you start “health blogging” (a more serious twist on Jason’s fatblogging). Might be a good place to exchange tips, or just to gripe: “I’m hungry!”

  40. Om,

    We all wish you a speedy recovery. I would humbly ask that your other friends and acquaintances join me in this prayer for healing, called a “Mi Sheberach”

    May the One who blessed our ancestors, Sarah and Abraham, Rebecca and Isaac, Leah, Rachel and Jacob bless Om Mailk along with all of the ill among us. Grant insight to those who bring healing, courage and faith to those who are sick, love and strength to us and to all who love them. God, let your spirit rest upon all who are ill and comfort them. May they and we soon know a time of complete healing, a healing of the body and a healing of the spirit and let us say: Amen.

  41. Om – wish you a speedy recovery – if you are still in NYC and I can do anything for you – please do not hesitate to give me a call or email.

  42. Hey Om, you must have a strong will to “walk into the hospital for treatment that night” did you remember to pop in a Bayer Aspirin when you started feeling it or something. Best of luck of your recovery and hope to read more of your articles soon.


  43. I’d just like to say that Om is the best boss I’ve ever had (and that includes my mom). Let’s just say he stuck with me even after my own extended stay in a hospital (not to mention the illness that precluded it).

    So get better, man! I miss you already.

  44. Om, Sorry to hear the news. Glad to hear you are recovering! Best wishes for a quick recoveryโ€ฆ


  45. Om, I was saddened to hear this news. It is just a reminder that we need to appreciate each new day of our life with joy and take utmost care to make it last. From the famous Stanford graduation speech from Steve Jobs, we must make the best use of the time we have now. Like all good things, it will end. I wish to see a more healthy, fit and prolific Om soon. Speedy recovery.

  46. Wishing you all the best Om. And — on a side note — happy to recommend a fabulous nutritionist who has helped my husband and me break our bad food habits over the past year in a reasonable, sensible way. My hub has lost 90 lbs and I’m down 50.

    Michelle @ footnoted

  47. Sorry to hear about the attack, Very glad you recovered from it soon after. Hope and pray you get better right away and yes, enuff of that smoke and fatty stuff ..


  48. Om, nothing is worth giving up your health for. I am glad you got a wake up call that left you healing and thinking, because your life will be richer and better now. So glad to hear you will be okay, and must remind you that you come from a rich meditative tradition and you shouldn’t try so hard to be “American.” We have all the heart attacks.
    Namaste and much love

  49. First comment in German here:

    Gute Besserung wรผnsche ich!

    As another commneter is saying weยดre here and will read again, when you come back.
    So, take all the time necessary to recover.

    Wishing the best,

  50. 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.

  51. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Om,
    My best wishes to you. Your insight and reason are sorely needed in the blogosphere, so I look forward to you posting again soon.

  53. Om, you are one of the nicest and smartest people that I’ve had the pleasure to meet. This industry just wouldn’t be the same without you, so please stick to your guns and get better.

  54. Take care of yourself, Om. I’ve gone through the fun of hospitals and medicine, and know the change of habits can be hard and take time.

    Wishing you the best of luck for 2008.

  55. Om, we did miss your byline and are very touched by your message. Sending you best wishes for a prompt recovery, and a healthy New Year 2008.

  56. om, we’re so grateful for everything you contribute from insight to humor, please take care and get better soon.

  57. 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.

  58. Whoa… this just hit me like a ton of bricks. Take it easy, take care of yourself, and when you’re back on your feet we can get some steamed fish and veggies.

    So glad you’re ok… be well my friend.


  59. You are now one of the survivors, and you will change your lifestyle, and live many long years, the tech industry be damned.

    They didn’t get rid of you yet, Om. There is more to be done.

  60. Glad to hear you’re on the mend, hope to see you up and around soon.

    Counting on you for a few A’s games this spring. I’ll bring carrots and celery sticks for us to munch on:-)


  61. Om ~

    Rest and get better quickly. Let me know if I can help with anything while you (hopefully) take it easy for a while.


  62. Hello Om,

    Good to know you’re OK.

    I went through a similar (but less serious) trial a year and a half ago, and I’ve since readjusted (lost 20Kg) and vastly improved my condition by dint of walking a lot more every day (besides all the rest that you’ll probably hear a hundred times over the next few weeks).

    Be patient. Relax. Enjoy the company of your family right now, and prepare to start enjoying all sorts of different stuff as you begin to get out, exercise and change all sorts of little things about your daily habits.

    It always turns out for the best, believe me.

  63. From a reader whose own unexpected hospitalization (followed by an urgent bypass) was 7+ years ago – let me offer anecdotal evidence that there can be good life after these events. Once over the initial hump I’ve been as (or more) active / productive / happy as ever — and I wish and predict the same for you!

  64. Om,

    Please do what you need to do to take care of yourself, even if it means taking more time off from blogging and attending events. Your readers and friends will all be here when you come back. Rest up and be well.

    Cathryn/Creative Sage(tm)

  65. Hi Om;

    Hope you recover fully and pls pls stay away from all the amoke and scotch. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And you better start walking and getting to MegaOm from GigaOm as someone said up there in comments.

    Walk & Exercise Karo!

    Here is to a speedy recovery!


  66. Om, I’m a lurker who never comments but I’ll de-lurk for this: Here’s to a healthy 2008 and your quick recovery.

    (P.S. I quit caffeine this summer and am surprised to say that I don’t think you’ll regret it at all, given the fine decaf lattes available ’round here.)

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  68. Om, I am sure I speak for everyone who reads this site when I say: We love ya. Seriously. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. And please do blog about the changes you make in your lifestyle — they may help the rest of us as well.

  69. Om,

    So sorry to hear about the heart attack – but so glad that you’re ok. All the best to you – love and prayers on your speedy recovery. May 2008 be just the first in many many new years that you continue to spend with us.



  70. Om,

    I was completely shocked to hear this news. I’m almost at a loss of words. You’ve never met me, but I feel like I’ve met you. I have followed GigaOM and its accompanying blogs for … what seems like forever. You and your staff have enlightened me and countless others and are always a great source for the latest buzz in the industry.

    Of course, the great news is that you’re still here and you’re recovering. It will be tough, as a number of previous commenters have pointed out, but it’s truly worth it.

    Writing should be the least of your concerns — getting better should be the first. Seriously. Don’t worry about your byline not appearing as often; your readership more than understands.

    I wish you all the best in getting better and look forward to you returning when you’re ready – regardless of how far down the road that may be.


  71. Om –
    Best of luck on your recovery and take care. And please, don’t try posting under a different name. We’ll know it’s you :-).


  72. Please don’t break our hearts Om. Do get well soon. Our best wishes will always be with you. Happy new year.

    You are good at heart and you will have a good life..long one at that. Take care.


  73. Tons of healing beams, lots of resolve and energy for the lifestyle changes and a question. What do you really want to do with your life? What are you doing to make that come true. Your story is a reminder to ask ourselves the important questions.

    Take Care


  74. Om,

    I read gigaom every day and I noticed your absence and had hoped you were on an exotic island. Instead you were in the ER! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Be well. Mark K.

  75. Get well soon Om. We shared Thanksgiving dinner at Josh’s house a few years ago and I have followed your columns and posts almost religiously since then. All your readers are looking forward to doing the same for years to come. Healthy wishes for a speedy recovery!

  76. Wow, good to hear your ok Om.

    Don’t forget your salvation in Jesus (everyone). Life is short.

    Prayers for you Om.

  77. Om

    Encouraged to hear that you are doing better. Have a healthy recovery. Looking forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, let us know if there is anything that you need…

    — Fred McIntyre

  78. Om, get well soon – your feed was my first subscription in my google reader. I continue to look to you for your perspective on the wireless industry and always enjoy the thorough research. This setback will only be remembered as the start of your training for the olympic coverage in 2008!

  79. Om,

    Get well soon buddy!! Take as much time as you need to feel better- your readers aren’t going anywhere…

  80. Om, Julie and I are sending our thoughts and prayers. Get well quick. I’ll contact Mefhil to see if they can start making some leaner meals. If all goes well we’ll have you out doing a 10k run by the end of the year!

  81. Om – Helen and I send you our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Love and happiness trumps crankiness every time, bro’. You get yourself better and later on we’ll all drive you nuts with health tips.

  82. Pretty gutsy (and, BTW, blogger-authentic) to disclose this to your readers. It gives us all an opportunity to support you in this time of healing especially after all of the value you’ve given out for so long to all of us.

    Priority #1 is taking care of yourself and take whatever time you need. Your web assets will continue to thrive since your personal brand and values imprint is the directive force any team would need to keep it headed down the right path.

  83. Om,

    Take some time to read Ray Kurzweil’s Fantastic Voyage. (http://www.fantastic-voyage.net)

    After 20 years…it is the only book that truly connected me with my health and well being. Ray throws in some nano-bots from time to time to keep it interesting. (:

    I also highly recommend Aikido…

    Be well.


  84. Just learned of your status via an email from Andy.

    Two years ago I had surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) which, fortunately, had been detected before it burst. As far as I’m concerned I’m only here today because of the developments in medical imaging (CT scanners and ultrasound) and treatment over the past decade along with my own doctor’s request for an ultrasound for a non-cardiovascular condition that proved negative. It was a set of circumstances that changed my perspective on life; today I just count every new day as a blessing. (A burst AAA, which gives no external warning signs, provides little chance of survival.)

    Also I have the good fortune to have a son who is not only training to become a cardiologist but also is an accomplished inventor of medical devices for cardiovascular imaging and treatment. (Did they give you a rinspiration treatment?) With today’s medical ecosystem and technology, and given you walked in under your own steam, sounds like your prognosis is pretty good (provided Helene doesn’t have to rap your fingers).

    Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people in this communications technology space. While we have crossed paths mostly in the blogosphere (and only once physically), you have become numero uno in my books for all you do to keep us informed and on our toes.

    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery; just keep in mind your health comes ahead of your work. We all want you here for the long term. No Blackberries in the hospital!!

  85. Sir Ji,

    Daaru-vaaru chhodo..sehat ke liye achchha nai hota hai..Get well soon..we are missing you on revision3.

  86. OM:

    It’s always a shock to hear this kind of thing, and more of a shock when you’re the one going through it. My first run in with heart issues was three years ago, and even though I have bad family history in this area, it was still a surprise when that first abnormal feeling hit. I’m blessed they caught things in time (two arteries were 99 percent blocked, and I have three stents). Now it’s meds, healthier diet (I refuse to give up caffeine), exercise (the dogs make sure), twice yearly trips to the the cardiologist, and annual nuclear stress tests (I don’t mind these, I joke with the staff, they play soothing jazz music, I fall asleep … and there are snacks and juice afterward) It’s all integrated in my life, and I don’t think about it much. (I’m early 40s).

    I wish you all the best. Take your time and have a smooth recovery. Ignore stories about so and so going back to work five days after his heart attack. Patooey. Take it easy for as long as you can.


  87. Very sorry to hear it, Om, but very glad to hear that you’ll be taking care of yourself. I’m sure a lot of us will learn from you, as we’ve learned from you about other matters. Get well soon!

  88. Ah buddy, I hope you’re okay man. We haven’t chatted in awhile but my heart goes out for ya, good luck with the recovery Om.

  89. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and good luck with everything. You’re certainly missed here, but don’t take that as pressure to get back into things before you’re fully recovered.
    Cheers man!

  90. Om!

    Very heartened to hear that you’re on the mend. I am rooting for you!

    Just know that there is a whole constellation of people out here sending the best of thoughts your way.


  91. Om,
    Hope you recover well soon. Have a very healthy 2008 and will pray
    for you. Just wanted to let you know that GigaOM is my favorite blog/news site. (Scoble doesn’t match up ๐Ÿ™‚ )I read GigaOM every day and also enjoy the GigaOM show. Credit to your team too. (Joyce Kim is very cute)


    • Manas
  92. Wow, Om: What would this world do without you? Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Sorry about the cigars, but you can get just as good a rush out of doing yoga, you know? Take care of yourself.

  93. Fond wishes Om i hope to see a “Fabioesq” figure stutting about in the near future.All the best for the new year i look forward to seeing you on the couch when your ready.

  94. My friend,

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I am glad you are doing well. My treat for a light lunch and decaf coffee to follow for the next time I am in the city:)

    Talk soon,

  95. Hope you feel better! As a former smoker, I can promise you that life as a non-smoker is 100000 times better. It’s tough the first couple days then again at the 3 month mark for some reason, but after that.. life improves drastically by the month.

    I hope you have a very fulfilling year!

  96. Best wishes for a very fast and full recovery. Hang in there and make the most of it.

    Best regards,


  97. Speedy and easy recovery to you. Tofu with enough seasoning is actually quite edible. The fan club will be here as long as it takes.

  98. Om,

    Best wishes on your recovery. We all miss you, but please don’t rush coming back — enjoy your little time off.

  99. “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.”

    Good luck in your recovery. And best wishes for a new year (and diet :] ).

  100. Everyone at Internap is wishing you a speedy and complete recovery Om and a healthy New Year! We look forward to enjoying your continued commentary and benefitting from your insights. Best of everything to you Om.


  101. Om,
    You have my best wishes for a complete recovery. I hope you take it easy for a while and come back to work refreshed, happy, and healthy.

  102. Om,

    I’ve been reading your material for a while now and I’m convinced that you’re the best tech journalist out there. You provide readers with valuable insight and a healthy dose of dry wit.

    Your heart attack serves as a reminder to us all that life is fragile. Take care of yourself and get well soon.


  103. Om, I hope you get well soon. South Asian men are particularly vulnerable to heart disease, and I hope more of your readers will take your message to heart.


  104. Om, I’m glad to hear you will recover, and we look forward to your return. Often when life throws a curve ball, it’s a grand opportunity to make substantive and meaningful changes.

    Get well swiftly.

  105. In addition to all of the things your doctor is ordering, Om, you’ve already got what it takes for a full recovery and long and healthy life: a positive outlook and a sense of humor. Looking forward to seeing you ’round the valley real soon. — Brian

  106. Get well soon Om! Hope to see you back and posting very soon, but not before you are well.

    Remember, moderation in everything, including moderation.

  107. Om –

    We all wish you a fast recovery and a happy and healthy new year.

    You’re missed!

    Michael & Barokas team

  108. This was shocking. Makes me quit/reduce smoking too!
    But I am sure you will be back doubly strong, physically & mentally. Please take good care. Cheers to life!

  109. Very shocked to hear the news. But great to see your positive attitude. Wish you a speedy recovery. Bounce back soon!


  110. Wow, here’s to getting well soon!

    Take it easy, relax, get some calming music and get plenty of rest.

    Thank you for your outstanding contributions to the tech community. You are one my most valuable and trusted resources. Here’s to a speedy and healthy recovery!

  111. Om

    Horrified to get the news, and glad that you’re recovering. You’re the very best in the world in what we both do, covering today’s Internet and telecom.

    As soon as feel better, I'll be happy to prove to you there are some delicious recipes that are low fat and healthy.
     You know me as a researcher, but probably didn't realize that skill includes medline and similar medical research. It's always best to have great doctors you can trust, but if you're curious or unsure about anything let me go to work and build you a file.
     Get better soon.
  112. Om, I send you all my best wishes for a speedy recovery. While you have a knack for making my job really difficult, I have the utmost respect for you. Thanks for keeping us honest and I’ll eagerly await your next post on Facebook. All the best, Brandee

  113. Hi Om – Sorry to hear about your heart attack but glad to hear you are feeling better and that you have such a positive outlook. Best wishes for a speedy recovery (and thanks for your many contributions to the tech blogosphere – and here’s to many more in the future!)

  114. Om-

    Your news was very sobering and I’m glad you chose to share it with us. It definitely makes me think about my New Year’s resolutions a bit more seriously as well.

    We met a few weeks back when you interviewed me and Thede Loder from Boxbe.

    Take care of yourself and get well soon.


  115. Hey Om,

    My father had a heart attack last March and although it was a terrifying experience for my entire family, the doctors say that the ultimate impact it will have had on his health is a beneficial one because it has forced him to improve his diet and exercise habits.

    Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… In that spirit, I’d also be happy to show you some great runs around SF!

    Take care of yourself.


  116. Om, glad to hear you’re ok. You’ve come a long way since we worked at Forbes.com in the bad old days of the previous century. As one of your former colleagues and now fans of Gigaom, I am sending you healthy vibes for a full and speedy recovery. Besides, if you don’t, how will Rosario Dawson play you in the next movie?

  117. Om, just left you a vm. I am still in total shock.
    Terribly glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Pls do take care!
    Happy new year.

  118. Om,

    Focus on your health and lifestyle. Be selfish for a bit. Don’t worry about work or pleasing others.

    Nevertheless, I wait in anticipation of your return…

    All the best,
    Aidan Henry

  119. How scary! But I’m so glad you are going to be ok. Best wishes to you on your recovery and living a more healthy life. It’s not always easy giving up our vices, so best of luck and remember you have a lot of love and support from family, friends, colleagues and all of us readers.

    Sending healing energy your way!

  120. All of the best Om and get healthy! You’re needed! If you need to relax, come up to Central Oregon and I can show you around / get you to relax for a while…


  121. Not the most original here, but take care and best of luck on the road to recovery. I hope to see you giving it to Dvorak soon on Cranky Geeks! GreginChicagoland

  122. Om, I wish you a speedy recovery! After a look at all the comments from your friends and readers all aroud the world, I am sure you will feel confident about 2008… You are not alone that’s for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

  123. Judging by the outpouring of comments here, I’d say that your crisis has become a lot of people’s warning. Who would have thought you’d be our “canary in the mine”? Best wishes for a speedy recovery from all of us here.

  124. Om,

    I’m sorry to hear that your holidays were filled with health adventures instead of tech joys. Get well soon. We’ll miss you on the interwebs in the mean time.

    • Daniel
  125. Om, so glad to hear you’re OK, and we’re all thinking of you here in New York.

    Our best wishes for the new year and a speedy recovery from everyone at NNN.

  126. Get well. I guess I won’t be bumming another Dunhill of you next time we meet. Still miss your hilarious rants at the B 2.0 pitch meetings. I look forward to seeing your posts in my RSS reader again soon. Take good care of yourself.

  127. dear Om:

    You’v got to take care. But you will be allright.
    There’s too many out there that need you. Best wishes for a speedy and long lasting recovery.

    kind regards
    Sridhar Pai

  128. Hey Om,

    Buddy! Hope you feel better soon. I was really shocked to hear the news. We love you over here at Carsonified ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the best,
    Ryan and the Team

  129. My advice is to give up work and really kick back. At 41 its not just the diet or stogies but the stress too. My friend had one last june but didn’t make it out to the end of the year after trying to get back to work. God rest Jack, and please don’t put your life on the line.


  130. Glad to hear you are ok Om. Here is wishing you a speedy recovery and a healthy 2008. May families thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

    Warmest regards,

  131. Om!

    A big hug from me Om! Very sorry to hear the news. But jump back in with a the new year and I guess some modified habits !

    Best wishes,

  132. Hi Om,

    Just read Mike’s email and also left you a VM on your mobile. Really glad to hear that you are doing good, our prayers and well wishes with you. If you need a peaceful surrounding in Sacramento my home is available ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy New Year as well and hope to see ya soon.


    Your Punjabi Pra

    Naveed ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. Om, my friend,
    Like our pal Dave Winer, I’m in the club of cardiac patients (different malady). It’s a wake-up call, a second-chance, a near-miss. You can expect to get lots of support from your numberless friends online. When you feel tempted to go for that Wendy’s triple with bacon and two cheeses, just let us know and we’ll give you the backing you need. The new, svelt Om will come out on the other end of this. There are running shoes in your future. And you know what? It feels good. In fact, it’s an addiction worse than Quarter Pounders. I am sure you will take this on with the doggedness that you devote to a story or a startup. So I know you’ll be fine. so get walking, then running. And enjoy the turkey burgers.

  134. Om, now I almost feel guilty for stealing your nametag at the NewTeeVee conference. Almost.

    Get better and listen to your mom, no more smoking.


  135. Om, thank goodness you are OK, all the best for a full recovery and a healthy 2008!

    Let’s hope you drag some other techies into health by your example. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Snaggy and Nitrozac
    (from the Joy of Tech comic)

  136. Om,

    Ive been reading your writing since the Business 2 days. Pretty much from when GigaOm came into existance. I hope you do better soon. The important thing is not to take stress and have a healthy lifestyle .. so relax, stay fit and reduce work hours a bit. Gigaom is a top notch blog and am sure will continue to be since you have a great team in place.

    Wish you a speedy recovery!

  137. Om, Care for yourself and accept the help and support of others.

    You were incredibly supportive of our son, let others return that kind of care.

    Get well.

  138. Dear Om,

    I feel for you, it’s been two weeks that I’m spending one hour per day at the hospital. The reason you may ask ? My father had some kind of heart problem too on the 25 december, we thought it was nothing but then one of his lungs started to fill with water and we had to take him to emergencies. However, he is getting well, but there is a lot of effort to make (he also has diabetes and kidney problems).

    Anyways, I’m just saying that because I know these kind of things are hard to deal with. It can depress you, and bring sadness in your life. I’ll just say that I wish you the best of luck and a very fast recovery and that I can’t wait to see you on the show again !

    Matthieu. (One of your french readers that is ashamed to post a comment for the first time for such a reason. What can I say ? I’m a Web Worker and I’m mostly working on my personnal Web 2 app and reading WebWorkerDaily ๐Ÿ˜‰

  139. I had a heart attack a year ago right before Christmas at the age of 45. Quite a shock and wake up call. I recovered fast, was home in days, but combined with winter blues made it a difficult start of the year. Now my spirits are up, I’ve more stamina the I’ve had for years, I’m 30 lbs lighter (and 30 to go), I’m exercising at the Berkeley YMCA with a friend 3 days a week, and my blood chemistry and other tests are great. So it will be a tough couple of months coming up, but stick it out and figure out how to make your life-style changes livable, and you’ll be much better soon!

  140. Om – relax, get some sleep, catch up on Aqua Teen Hungerforce, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

  141. Om,

    Please, please, please listen to your doctor and get well – for the (long) rest of your life.

    I attended a funeral today for one of two close friends, both of whom died last week from heart attacks. One was 60, the other only 53.

    I can’t take anymore of this!! GET WELL!!

  142. Om,
    Glad to hear the long-term looks good and very sorry to hear about the short-term health issues. You and the work you do are so important to many, many folks. Take good care of yourself and get better soon.

  143. Om, best wishes for a speedy recovery. You will come back stronger and far more dangerous. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help.

  144. Wow. Talk about a wake up call. It could be any of us. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Events like this put things into perspective very quickly. Here’s to a long and happy life.

    Chin chin


  145. I had no idea. Was wondering where you were when the last email exchange about getting together during the holidays stopped abruptly … when you get better, you’re in for a long lecture, buddy.

    love, Sramana

  146. Om, best wishes for a speedy recovery. I have some good news — you don’t have to give up fatty foods (smoking yes, but not fatty foods).

    If you count calories, you can eat whatever you want as long as you don’t exceed your daily limit and don’t reach your limit too early in the day.

    Watch The Biggest Loser, which uses this method, and also check out the National Weight Control Registry. http://www.nwcr.ws

    Learn about caloric density — that’s the holy grail.

    One more thing — one mile of walking at 3 MPH burns 75-100 calories. Even the most out of shape person can easily walk 3 miles. Start there and soon you’ll be walking 15 miles or more at 4 MPH. It’s the best low impact exercise though it does take time when you start racking up crazy distances. After a 12 mile walk you can eat a pint of Ben & Jerrys and it’ll be a wash (this is after you reach your desired weight). 3 hours for the walk, 15 minutes to eat the pint. Oh well.

  147. Om!
    Jeez that’s scary. Guess we’re not 26 anymore ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please rest up and when you’re better I’ll jump on the program with you so we’re assured some balance… the hours you put in is enough to make anyone ill.

    I’m here to do whatever to help. Call me when you’re up to it.

  148. I am very happy to hear that you are on your way to a full recovery. Hearing news like this really makes you want to take a look at how you live your own life. I hope to follow your lead into a healthier lifestyle. Good luck on the road to recovery!

  149. Hi Om:

    I hope your recovery is going well. I know that you come back better than ever. I miss your blog posts but please take the time to get better and do no rush it on anyone’s account.


  150. Om-

    We are here for you and thinking of you always. Seems like just a couple of days ago we were all together toasting the upcoming year at GigaOm. Just think, the hardest part of giving up the smokes has already past by…I know you are going to be fine and this is simply a small blip in the road.

  151. Om

    Sorry to hear this news but glad to hear that you are on the mend. Am sure the Tandooriloin Paki joints can make heart-friendly versions of your favorite foods.

    Here is to a healthy 2008


  152. get well Om.

    Sh’eesh– a heart attack at 41!? & you prob’ly thought this blogging thing was going to be a low stress gig, huh?

  153. ๐Ÿ™ Get better soon!

    Not to be morbid, but for those of us who worry about heart health, can you tell us what it was like? Or rather what made you realize it was time to go to the hospital?