GMD Contributing Editor Caoimhin Laochdha was hospitalized this week after experiencing a pulmonary embolism. Scary stuff indeed, but Caoimhin has already been released from the ICU and is currently trying to convince his doctors that it was only a case of the 24-hour-pulmonary-embolism and that they should let him return home so he can get back to his favorite pasttime of injecting coagulated blood into his femoral vein (although the doctors are suggesting a new hobby might be in order, given the circumstances).
In any event, I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say how relieved I am that he’s okay. You may not see a lot of Caoimhin on the front page, but he is a real pillar of this site and does a tremendous amount behind the scenes. In all honesty, I don’t think I’d have it in me to still be doing this blogging business without him.
So get well soon, and next time you feel like getting ill, try something less scary, like a skin rash. At least something that doesn’t include “sudden death” as a possible complication. Sheesh.