Now, does this mean that the strip reflects my life? Granted, this happened a year and a half after Jim's stroke, but I've long suspected that when Kool-Aiders say this or that plot point happened to them at the same time, they're allowing a margin of up to three years either way.
He is on his second marriage. But he wasn't sitting in his chair waiting for prime rib when it happened. Actually, he was already in the hospital; they had to LifeFlight him to a different hospital. This happened shortly after surgery, and Cookie Monster is strongly convinced that it happened because of the surgery.