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    Senior Member jrharry's Avatar
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    I am a 60 years young and not to active. Worked full time till last December at a desk job. Very stressful so would come home after work, have dinner and then watch tv and look at the QB. So the last couple of weeks have felt tired when I woke up and would start getting exhausted just doing little things around the house. Wednesday was out and about and just didn't feel right and when daughter took my pulse it was 130, should be like 70 per minute. Off to get an EKG and because I was having trouble with deep breaths, said to go to emergency room for some tests. To make a long story short, I had a pulmonary embolism, (blood clot) in my leg that traveled to my lung (size of sausage) just still at the top of the lungs. I am so very lucky to be here. I could of just passed out or passed out and never woke up. So I was very unaware of these small symptoms and just want anyone out there that if they feel tired, feel heart rate going fast or shallow breathing it could be serious. Please get your self checked out. Feel very blessed that the Lord has given me more time to be with loved ones and possible finish a few more quilts. Blessing to all.

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    So glad to hear you had a good outcome! Your advice is so important! Best wishes for many more years to love and quilt!

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    glad that everything worked out for you. We do have to count our blessings and be thankful for every day we have.

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    I am sooooo glad that you are okay and got checked out. And I am also glad that you are able to spend more time with your family. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Wow, so glad you did not ignore or minimize your symptoms. It is so important to 'listen' to our bodies and respond to any signs and symptoms it may be telling us. Warm wishes for a speedy recovery!

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    Wow! So happy for your recovery! Great advice for us all, especially those who are more sedentary.

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    Thank you for the warning.

    Glad you got yourself checked out in time.

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    I am so glad you are here with us! Wishing you a fast and full recovery!
    Thank-you for taking the time to let us know about the symptoms ! Take care of you!

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    You are so lucky to be here....my mother died from one of these. She was in the hospital at the time, they had been running tests on her all day. She woke up dizzy and my Dad took her in to be checked out. They found nothing and had discharged her....she was waiting to go home when she died.

    6 months later....my Aunt died from the exact same thing.

    So...you obviously have something to do here on earth before its your time.

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    Thanks for the advice! So happy you paid attention to your symptoms & took action!

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    Glad you are OK now and thanks for alerting us about listening to our bodies. May in Jersey

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    I am so glad for you and your family to have come through this. And thanks so much for posting what happened to you. It makes all of us listen closer to what our bodies tell us. Have a great weekend.

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    Glad to know you caught it before it was worse. And thanks for the heads up on symptoms.
    Sometimes we just 'feel tired' yet it could be so much more.

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    So happy that you are on the mend. That is so scary. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for the warning! Wish you had just read it on the internet instead of experiencing it. Thank goodness you are ok! Show us some of the quilts you have been blessed with time to finish!!! :)

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    OMG - I am so happy to hear you are ok - what a scare - I had a boss that happened to - it was very scary. Hoping you recover quickly...

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    I am so glad you are doing better. Do what the doctors tell you to do and I hope you are feeling much better.

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    glad you are on the mend, that is a scary thing.

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    God Bless You. Had heart attack, open heart surgery than blood clots in leg. Been there done that. I thought the trouble breathing was because they were pulling the corn from the fields where I live. Women do not have the same symptoms as men do. I had NO PAIN. Only shortness of breath. It felt like someone was choking me. The ER at OSU in Columbus Ohio should have recognized the symptoms. I waited for 3 1/2 hours before being seen. Once they did the T enzyme test it was confirmed. Then they got worried. Pain is not neccessarily a symptom. ANY trouble breathing get to the hospital. I'm so glad you payed attention to something different. Take care of yourself.

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    Im glad to hear your okay! Its a good thing your daughter took your pulse,give her a hug for us!

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    Phew...scary but with a great outcome!

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    Thanks

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    Congratulations on your good outcome! You are blessed. Keep on keeping on..God bless...

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    As an RN, I have, unfortunately, seen people die from PE's. Please take heed.

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    Thanks for all the kind words! You gals are the best!

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