Here's what I learned being out.
Life marches on.
It's both frustrating and humbling. It's a tough realization. It goes on.
A lot of us tend to think that folks can't survive without us.
They can. They do.
I suspect in the beginning they might miss us. But they get over us. And the more time goes on, the more they get over us not sharing that time in the office with them.
I'm sure there are easier ways than having your chest ripped open to prove the point to me.
But I guess all I'm saying is my dad was right when he warned me not to get too big a head.
Physically, it was already too late when he first told me this, when I was 10 years old.
"Neil," he said, "stay humble, in your case it will come in handy."
His message then is my message now.
See yourself in the great scheme of things.
And humbly accept the fact that you are really part of a cog in that scheme of things.
Not un-important. Just not all-important.
I remember watching the political conventions from home this summer – throwing things at the set - and so wishing I could be there; so angry that I wasn't there.
But here's what was amazing.
Those conventions went on.
Those ingrates held them without me.
They were successfully covered and concluded without me.
Pulled off remarkable planning feats without me.
I was so key in those plans leading up to them.
Flawlessly executed without me just the same after them.
Take it from a guy who should have been more worried about his heart.
Sometimes there are more important things to worry about.
Than your ego.
How's my hair? Goodnight.
Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.