Thisbit's wife expressed concern; however, as days passed and Donald exhibited no behavioral changes. "He just lays on the couch and watches 'Japan-an-amation', mumbling about designing softer couches and bigger bags of potato chips--all for the good of mankind, he says. In fact, I think he's gained about 10 pounds since his little "close encounter" with death."
Thisbit defended his choices since the near-accident, suggesting that he was mentally harnessing his energies to do something big, something really big for mankind. "It's a difficult change to go through, from being a chartered accountant one minute to a death-defying miracle-man the next. It may take me awhile to adjust to my new responsibilities."
Thisbit did confess that he was finding it difficult to focus on his new tasks, "People just don't understand. They expect you to pick up and carry on the way you did before.