About four years ago I woke up in the middle of the night to a pounding in my chest. I felt like I had been kicked: I couldnt breathe or talk. My husband panicked; he didnt know what to do. I assumed that it had something to do with my diabetes, and I thought something was going wrong with the medication or my diet, or that maybe it had something to do with an extra-strength sleeping pill I had taken. But none of that was it.
"Sometimes the assistants at hospitals are shocked when they see me because I'm not what they expected."