Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/12/12
It’s late summer, the last week of July. It’s mad hot outside. A fella gets out of bed to go to work. He’s got a slight grabbing pain in his lower back. “I must’ve slept funny,” he says to himself. After showering and getting dressed, the fella finds himself a little short of breath. “I must’ve smoked too many cigarettes last night. I’ll take it easier today.” As he does his work and the day goes on, the pain in the fella’s back gets worse and worse and he finds it’s getting harder and harder to breathe. In fact, he can’t take a full breath. It feels like there’s a ceiling half-way up his lung that’s blocking the intake of air. After a call to the workplace nurse, it was decided an ambulance was necessary. They strapped the fella to a stretcher and carted him to the nearest ER. After a battery of breath tests and ultra-sounds, it was determined that the fella had a blood clot in his lung. That accounted for the shortness of breath, the cutting off of air. Actually
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