Mike Wilbon Back At Keyboard After Heart Attack

No one has forgotten about Michael Wilbon, who suffered a “mild” (is there such a thing?) heart attack in Monday’s early morning hours.

Michael Wilbon

Wilbon writes of his ordeal in Phoenix in the WASHINGTON POST today: “my first ambulance ride, a trip to the emergency room, angioplasty, and a dramatic lifestyle change that now calls for heart medicine, insulin injections and daily blood-pressure checks . . . or else die early.

For the first time in my life, I was admitted to a hospital and stayed there for two more days — and found out that not only wasn’t I indestructible but that I now would be a full-fledged, insulin-dependent diabetic.

As you would expect, Wilbon received countless calls, notes, flowers and balloons from concerned friends and acquaintances. But he only detailed the comments of one such, rather unlikely, well-wisher. Read more…