What Was The Defining Moment In Your Life?

July 28, 2014 9:13 PM

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What Was The Defining Moment In Your Life?

My defining moment came when I was faced with my own mortality -- at 36 years old. In April 2012, I was admitted into the hospital with a pulmonary embolism (PE). After a long day in the emergency room, doctors found multiple blood clots in both of my lungs. The clots had traveled to my lungs from my left leg.

I started having chest pain hours after I returned from a seven-day cruise and four-hour flight. I was still in pain the following day but went to work. That night, the pain had spread to my back and I couldn't sleep. The next morning, I not only had chest and back pain, I also had trouble breathing...

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