It all changed completely on May 11, 2016.  I was in the mail room with some co-workers, and abruptly said that I felt dizzy and short of breath. Those were my only immediate symptoms that I can remember. I managed to sit down and call my husband before I lost consciousness, stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. My co-workers did CPR until the ambulance arrived.

I was admitted to the hospital as a Level 1, the most severe trauma situation, and placed in Intensive care. Eventually, I was moved to a general floor in the cardiac area where a CAT scan confirmed I’d had a pulmonary embolism.

I temporarily lost my ability to read and to walk. My story is about overcoming physical obstacles and creating a life by choosing holistic methods to improve my skills.