Kukla's Korner Hockey
...the doctor told me I would have had a severe heart attack.
Thursday morning I got up from a deep sleep around 3:00am, felt a little disorientated and then decided to do some early morning posting on KK. I felt a little better a few hours later then not so good.
Drove myself to the hospital (can’t remember doing that) and three hours later I was undergoing a coronary angioplasty to clear two arteries to my heart.
One artery was blocked 100% and the other 90% and I am lucky I did not suffer any heart damage.
So here I am, back to work and thanking my lucky stars I made the decision to go to the hospital when I did.
Thanks to Alanah and Bill and all the other KK bloggers for helping out to keep KK alive while I was gone. I will be taking it easy this weekend but as many of you know, this is what I do on a full-time basis and I plan on continuing my regular posting pattern on Monday.
Also, thanks to everyone who expressed their concern about my health, it means a lot to me and is very much appreciated.
Paul Kukla had a health emergency earlier today, forcing him to check into the hospital for an unexpected surgery. He might be back as soon as tomorrow or it may take a bit longer, so he’ll be unable to respond to emails etc in the near future.
KK Hockey will continue to be updated, but perhaps not as quickly as normal. But we’ll do our best.
As for Paul’s condition, I promise to post an update when we hear more.
February 6th Update: As promised, I just wanted to let everyone know that Paul is on the mend and hopes to be back at the computer sometime this weekend. Thank you to everyone for all the notes and comments, and thanks for your patience. It’s very much appreciated.
*original post-time 2:19pm ET, February 5.
Enjoy the night folks, hockey will soon be back but in the meantime, the KK Hockey section will be in relax mode.
The site will still be updated, but maybe at a little slower pace than usual. Time to kick back just a bit.
Now, off to the couch to watch, what else, the NHL Network - Live From Montreal!
Just a little heads up, I am taking the night off. I’ve been going pretty strong lately and just need a night to re-charge.
Therefore, this can be considered an open, hockey related post. Feel free to leave any related hockey comments.
Of course, if any major news breaks, I will be behind the keyboard once again.
Here’s hoping 2009 brings you much happiness and joy!
I imagine many of you are planning a night on the town and I do hope you have a very enjoyable evening.
Make sure to set the alarm just in case you feel like sleeping in past the 1pm start of the Winter Classic.
Do remember to pass the keys if you have had one too many pops!
Time to put our game on the back burner and enjoy the warmth of this Holiday Season.
I do thank all of you for your patronage and hope you have a safe and peaceful time and can spend some meaningful time with family and friends.
The big fella is about to begin his long journey, but first he had to get a little warm-up in!
I know many of you are about to get on with your holiday plans and I do hope you have a peaceful holiday season.
I will be updating KK through tomorrow, probably stopping around 4pm or so.
KK will be a post free zone on Christmas and will return on the 26th of December.
It’s that time of year and you may be looking for the hockey gift for family, friends or maybe even yourself.
We are listing the KK affiliates that we think you may have an itnterest in. By using the links below, you are not only finding some great deals but also helping us maintain Kukla’s Korner. Remember, we never have and never will ask you for “support money”, hopefully you will have an interest in some of the products and services we have listed for you.
How about a nice, big Fathead! You have a choice of individual players, team logos and you can even purchase those fine leather recliners in your team colors. Always a great sale going on, check out the link for more information.
Hockey Giant is the #1 Internet Hockey Dealer. All kinds of equipment and apparel.
IceJerseys.com is well known for their customization of hockey sweaters. They do fine work with name lettering and have excellent customer service.
Shop.NHL.com is the official online shop of the National Hockey League and is offering a deal a day thru December 13th.
Under Armour has some great hockey apparel and gear. The link will take you to the Canadian site of Under Armour, but shoppers from other countries can choose their country at the top right of the landing page.
Last Tuesday, Paul Kukla’s NHL.com blog invited readers, bloggers and all media to share their favorite personal hockey memory. The hope is to create a list of links at NHL.com on Tuesday, directing hockey fans to all those stories.
More details here. Hopefully by Tuesday we’ll all have a nice list of personal hockey tales linked at NHL.com that everyone can enjoy.
P.S. A big thank you to everyone that’s taking part and also helping promote this on their own sites. It’s greatly appreciated.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
Email Paul anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org