About Me…

Jay Thompson here, and for whatever reason, you would appear to be looking for info about me…

Well, you asked, so here are some things about me:

  • I’m an Army Brat
  • And a preacher’s kid
  • I own and operate a real estate brokerage in Phoenix, Arizona
  • I work for Zillow
  • I consider Austin, Texas my “hometown”. Army brats don’t really have hometowns as we move every 1 to 3 years or so. But I lived in Austin from shortly after high school and twenty years after. It’s home to me.
  • I have the most amazing wife. Ever.
  • We have two of the most amazing kids. Ever (though technically they are both adults now).
  • I wrote a novel, sort of. It needs revision. And a publisher.
  • I like craft beer.
  • I hate yard work
  • I’m a wanderer. (It’s the Army brat thing)
  • I didn’t graduate from college until I was 38 years old.
  • The beach calls me. Constantly.
  • I love music, and have zero musical talent.
  • Many in my family are world-class singers and musicians.
  • Life-long learning is cool.
  • My family comes first. My friends are a close second.
  • I have had more speeding tickets than I can count.
  • And I have never been the cause of a car accident.
  • But I was hit by a drunk driver. He fled the scene. I got a severe concussion, 32 stitches in my head and two broken wrists.
  • I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane four times.
  • Roller coasters rock.
  • One day, I will catch a blue marlin.
  • On April 21. 2012, I had what cardiologists refer to as “The Widow Maker” heart attack. Obviously I survived. 90 – 95% of people that have this kind of heart attack don’t. I’m a lucky man.

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  1. Terri Schacht says

    Just stumbled across your blog as I was searching for information on the “widowmaker”. I am actually sitting here in my 52 year old husband’s hospital room waiting for this day to start. He gets to go home today. On Thursday, while playing in his first match at the US Open Racquetball tournament, he collapsed on the court with a heart attack. A 99% blockage of the LAD. No symptoms….nothing. The stars were aligned for him and our family. The quick response of many around him, the staff at the fitness club and the medical response teams saved his life. We are still dealing with the shock, but know how fortunate and blessed we all are to have him here! We have been overwhelmed with the love and support from family, friends and his racquetball community. Today is a good day, Terri

    • Jay Thompson says

      Hi Terr! Sorry to hear about your husbands heart attack. I was 51 when I had mine. I’m sure you’re scared, and have lots of questions. If either of you are on Facebook, you should think about joining the group there, “Under 55 Heart Attack Survivors”. It’s a fantastic group of people, and a great place to get answers, and very importantly, support. It’s here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Under55heartattack/

  2. says

    I came across your blog looking for information on the Widowmaker. 2 months ago my dad had a massive heart attack and massive lung hemorrhage. I sent him that link to the group on FB hoping he will join. It’s nice to know we aren’t the only ones that have been through this.

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