I just wanted to share my experience, connect with others and just to say Hi...
I was a fit 46 years of age and on New Years day 2015, I collapsed suffering a life threatening Massive Pulmonary Embolism as a result of DVT through Flying. I was found in the bathroom by my two sons 14 & 20 who saved my life, trying to get me to breathe, putting me in the recovery position and called paramedics (who were brilliant and spent two hours in my flat trying to stabilize me). I had multiple blood clots on both lungs, a massive saddle clot across the pulmonary artery stopping blood from entering my lungs which put a massive strain on my heart. The Hospital couldn't believe I survived and said I should be dead which was quite weird as I kept thinking do you wifi in here so I can watch the football.
I spent 7 days in coronary care unit and where I was Thrombosis and given Alteplase a clot busting drug. I spent 7 months recovering at my mums (gain a stone) and had another episode in March which led to another 7 days in hospital.
I'm on Warfarin for life (no more drinking) and got secondary symptoms with Reflux acid which was the result of the body being in major trauma. I returned to work in August and still making good progress. I still get shortage of breathe, chest pains, dehydrated and very tired but I push myself to lead a normal life within my exercise tolerance. Being so close to death and having the experience of starting to slip away has been a life changing one but I think him upstairs was not ready for me yet or my very poor jokes.