Don’t Wait to Get Help: Jim’s Story

Don’t Wait to Get Help: Jim’s Story

I had been going about my normal routine at work and home. I awoke one day with cold symptoms. The next day was a tad worse, so I got some cold medicine.

I went to work as usual and was carrying a ladder when — boom — I felt dizzy and winded and I was scared! I had no idea what was happening.

Being stubborn, I stayed at work. It happened two more times that day. I got home, showered, then went to rest and started coughing up blood. So, I went to sleep. I awoke in the middle of the night to use the restroom and had one of those “attacks” again. I thought I was going to die.

I didn’t have a vehicle so I called my sister and my brother-in-law picked me up and took me to the ER. They ran some tests and came in to tell me my lungs and legs were full of clots.

My advice is to get checked out right away if you have any unusual symptoms. Don’t wait.


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