This is the first time I've had to post to this blog — the last couple of weeks, since my release from the hospital, have been a whirlwind of follow-up doctors' appointments, drug regimens, meal regimens, catching up on crucial bill-paying, and so on. But now I'm starting to have some breathing room — and enough energy to spend some time each day in front of the computer.
In the next day or so, I'll be posting a lengthy account of my heart attack, surgery, and recovery on my LJ, at http://aaron-allston.livejournal.com/. I won't repeat it in full here. Suffice it to say that I had a heart attack, I had quadruple bypass surgery, I almost died two or three times, and I've been given a second chance.
I intend to squander that second chance writing fun things for people to read and thanking those of you who venture within earshot. Your posts, cards, and Donation Fund contributions have meant a lot to my morale and have sometimes left me slack-jawed. They have meant a lot to me, guys — I can't thank you enough.
My recovery has been pretty rapid, and those of you who are convention-goers can look forward to (or dread) seeing me in person at San Diego Comic-Con and Dragon*Con this year. Stop by any of my signings or panels and give me the opportunity to thank you in person.