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.