"Thanks for the ride Doc, but I really didn't need the wheelchair."

"Hospital policy, Dave. You know that."

"But I feel great! And I'm tired of being cooped up in this shithole. No offense."

"None taken."

"First thing I do when I get home, I'm gonna stretch my legs and hit the streets, head down to-"

"Hold on a second, Dave. You had a major heart attack. You need to do all the things we talked about - change your diet, cut out the cigarettes and rum, and start exercising... but you've got to ease into it."

"Alright Doc, alright. Whatever you say. I promise."

"Now that's what I want to hear."

"You know, Doc.. when it happened... I really thought I was going to die. I really did. It's like they say, your life does flash before your eyes. I... I am going to make some changes. I need to make some changes."

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"Sometimes people get second chances, Dave. Don't squander it," the doctor was about to say, except that just then Dave got flattened by a runaway midtown bus.