Car Czar: Doug’s Heart Attack

Car Czar: Doug’s Heart Attack

August 14, 2019 2 By Bertrand Dibbert


JUST CLICK ON YOUR SAP BUTTON ON YOUR REMOTE. THEY WILL BE THERE UNTIL 9:00. OVER HIS 20 YEARS ON “GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO”, THE CAR CZAR JOKED THAT HE WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK SOMEDAY. LAST FALL HE DID, TWICE, BETWEEN THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. IT WAS NO JOKE. AT 53 NOW, HE IS ON THE MEND BUT HE HAS MADE A NAME OF FIXING OUR CARS AND IS NOW FIXING HIS OWN TICKER. FROM TIRES TO TIMING BELTS, TODAY WE COVER IT ALL INSIDE THE GARAGE. IT’S HARD TO SEPARATE THE MAN DOUG BROWN FROM THE CAR CZAR. THIS STARTED YOUNG. HE STARTED AT — IN PLASTIC PEDAL CARS AND WENT ALL THE WAY TO COVERING CAR SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD. LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER, HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF CARS AND 1 MILLION PEOPLE IN SUNNY L.A.. THAT ALL LED TO AN EMMY BUT IGNORING WARNINGS AND A CERTAIN LIFESTYLE LED TO A TRAGEDY. IT WAS JUST AFTER THANKSGIVING. I WOKE UP AFTER GOING TO BED AND FELT AWFUL. I HAD THE CLASSIC CHEST PAIN AND NUMBNESS IN MY ARM. I TUFTED OUT. I WALKED AROUND THE HOUSE FOR — I WAS TOUGHING IT OUT. I WALKED AROUND THE HOUSE FOR 6 HOURS. THEN ALL HECK BROKE LOOSE ON CHRISTMAS. IS ARDOR WE WAS SO BLOCKED, YOU ALMOST DON’T NEED THE ARTERY — THE ARROW TO POINTED OUT. THIS IS HOW IT LOOKED BEFORE AND NOW AFTER SURGEONS PUT IN A STENT. I SAID MY CHILDREN WERE VERY CLOSE AT SCHOOL. THE DOCTOR SAID HE THOUGHT THEY SHOULD COME OVER. THAT WAS NO JOKE. THERE WERE GREAT NURSES AND SURGICAL TECHNICIANS AND DOCTORS. THEY SAID, YOU WOULD HAVE DIED. THERE IS NO QUESTION, YOU WERE GOING TO DIE. LOOKING BACK THERE WERE MANY WARNING SIGNS INCLUDING HIS DAD . HE WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM TO GET A SHOT BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE HAD HURT HIS BACK, BUT HE HAD PULLED A MUSCLE. HE DIED IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. 10 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND YOU DO A LOT OF SOUL-SEARCHING. IS DAYS LOOK DIFFERENT NOW. [ LAUGHTER ] I DON’T KNOW. I HANG OUT. I’M FINALLY READING ALL OF THE STUFF THAT I USED TO MAKE FUN OF OTHER PEOPLE READING SUCH AS YOGA. HONESTLY, I WAS GOING TO BE THAT GUY? [ LAUGHTER ] NOW I AM THAT GUY. I TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM WORK BECAUSE NOW I KNOW SOME OF THAT STRESS CONTRIBUTED TO IT. I AM BLESSED TO HAVE A COMPANY — IN FACT THE COMPANY IS THRIVING IN MY ABSENCE. I AM GOING TO BE QUITE HONEST. [ LAUGHTER ] I TAKE ABOUT 16 PILLS A DAY AND I WILL BE FOREVER. THAT’S A LOT. THEY KEEP YOU ALIVE. WOW! DOUG HAS MADE CHANGES. HE HAS CHANGED EVERY ASPECT OF HIS LIFE HE SAYS. NEXT HOUR, HE MAKES US A QUICK FAVORITE BREAKFAST WITH HIS NEW EATING STYLE AND HE SHOWS US A TOY THAT HE AFFECTIONATELY CALLS THE TUNA CAN COMING UP NEXT HOUR. IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE ABOUT SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK IN MEN AND WOMEN BECAUSE THEY CAN BE DIFFERENT, YOU CAN HAD TO GOODDAYSACRAMENTO.COM. WE HAVE LINKS ON THE SHOW INFO