My good friend Lino Tadros had a close call recently, and writes about it here.
I visited him in the hospital just before New Year's, and he was already on his way to recovery. He had us all very worried for quite some time, but it was great to see him doing much better.
The thing that convinced me that he'll be just fine, was that he was cracking jokes like before - we walked around the perimeter of the hospital and raced old people (they won). He stopped halfway around the perimeter and ordered a double cheese burger with fries from the nurses' station - they ignored us like they heard that joke every day. :)
Lino - I wish you the best of luck in reaching your ultimate goal!
Love you, man!