Well 18 months actually!
Feb 2007 saw me in hospital in Wolverhampton having a triple heart by-pass after I had a second heart attack in 5 years. I had to wait for 6 months between being told I needed it and actually having it and I can tell you in that 6 months I went through every emotion known to man. The fear of dying on the operating table gave me nightmares and really scared me.
Thankfully, all went well and I'd like to say a big thankyou to the surgical team and all the staff at the heart and lung unit in wolves who looked after me so well.