Sudden Loss has a way of keeping things real...
My beautiful Mother
My mom began complaining of leg pain 8 months before she passed. It was progressively getting worse - so she went to her primary care doctor and they thought it was arthritis. However when the pain didn't go away we decided to take a trip to the ER - the doc there took an X ray, said the leg wasn't broken and that it was just a muscle. She collapsed and died in front of me the next day - I called 911 but it was too late. She died of a massive pulmonary embolism - the autopsy revealed a huge blood clot had travelled to her lungs. I was 31, and mom was 65. May 11th 2009: a day I will never forget. Death has a funny way of keeping everything so real. RIP mom, I will live with that day in my mind the rest of my life... if anyone has experienced a sudden death and wants to chat my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.