Saturday, February 21, 2009

R.I.P. Jim Lane, Feb. 21, 2009

On his way home from a bike ride, Wednesday Feb. 18, 2009, Jim Lane stopped at Kensington coffee on Adams Avenue, San Diego. He had hardly spoken the words “It sure is cold out there today,” when he collapsed on the floor.

Paramedics had to defibrillate him eight times before rushing him to Scripps Mercy hospital ICU where he had another heart attack. He came round from the sedatives long enough for him to shake his head in response to being asked if he was in pain and then went into a deep sleep for two more days until he finally died of kidney failure.

It could very well have been that he forgot to take his daily meds; but he had done that before without problems. He was at his goal weight of 205 lbs. He was on an upswing with new work coming up for him at the university, and he had just acquired two used doors to replace on his car, which he planned to repaint.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Sunday March 22, 2009 from 2 till 6 p.m. Details available.