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Big Budah’s blog: A heart-related scare and a laugh at my own expense

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 16:35:52-05


I had a scary episode this week that has forced me to take life a little more seriously as far as taking care of my health.

I thought I was having a heart attack on Monday at about 5 a.m. in the FOX 13 parking lot while in my car. I bent over to tie my shoes and felt a sharp pain in my chest and began to have a shortness of breath.

Long story short, I found out I’m not getting enough sleep or rest for my body to recover, and the levels of caffeine in my body were extremely high, masking my symptoms of exhaustion. I am now getting to bed sooner, cutting down (way down) on caffeine consumption, and continuing my fitness regimen.

FullSizeRender (1)I always use humor to ease any situation or lighten the mood to the point where the phrase “too soon” is always applicable. I jokingly said to Dan & Kerri when they asked if I was OK that I just needed some time off. One of our co-workers, Beau, then posted this fun pic a la “See Dick Drink” cartoon. Hilarious and kudos to Beau for using my own words against me!

I love my job and the people I work with, and I am so appreciative for the new lease on life afforded me by BMI Utah, Salt Lake Regional Hospital, Dr’s Cottom & Richards, my FOX 13 family and all of you.

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