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I'm in a hotel lobby and Fox and Friends is on TV.

Nobody is watching it but me. The sound is off so all I see are people talking and the chyrons.

Nothing about Trump. Nothing about his rally last night. "Hollywood producer's secret to success" has taken up a lot of airtime. Previously, there were brief mentions that "the whistleblower might not testify in person" and "whistleblower worked with VP Biden" both of which seem like weak sauce to me.

I had a heart attack several years ago. I am perfectly fine.

I'm posting this because I'm reading some things here about how somebody who has a heart attack is automatically too unwell to maintain a rigorous schedule.

I had a heart attack, had a stent placed, and was out of the hospital in a few days. A few days later I went on a business trip. I returned to work full-time and haven't looked back. The cardiac rehab I did was physically strenuous. The doctors and therapists urged all of us in the rehab class - people in their 40s to their 80s - to work out rigorously, working up a sweat, getting our heart rates up. This is the standard of care.

I am physically fine. No permanent damage at all.

My biggest problem has been convincing my bosses and co-workers that I'm well enough to handle a stressful job. I'm at the top of my game in a competitive field. People look for reasons to count out the competition. I've proved them wrong, but there's always a stigma.

I don't agree with Bernie Sanders' policies and I don't like him very much as a person because of his behavior leading up to the 2016 election. But there's no reason to assume that he's not well enough to campaign. That's up to him and his doctors.
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