Elechia Barry-Sproule,


Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Retrospective -

MEM­O­RABLE AR­TI­CLE: “Min­utes From Death,” by Nicholas Hune-Brown (Au­gust 2013)

Af­ter a fall in July 2013, I broke the nav­ic­u­lar bone in my an­kle. Over the next two weeks I moved around very lit­tle and be­gan feel­ing a sharp ache in my calf. Chest pains fol­lowed, along with laboured breath­ing when I climbed stairs, so I made plans to see my doc­tor in the near fu­ture. Then I came across the ar­ti­cle about Cari MacLean and how she nearly died from a pul­monary em­bolism. I im­me­di­ately called Tele­health On­tario and was ad­vised to rush to the hospi­tal, where a CT scan re­vealed three large pul­monary em­bolisms and a num­ber of smaller clots.

Reader’s Di­gest saved my life.

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