This disease is sneaky! The symptoms progress slowly and creep up on you. Before you know it you are not able to live your old life. One day I was working 12’s. The next day I was in ICU on a ventilator and the doctors were doing brain scans to see if I would survive. It’s crazy that it can happens so fast. If I have known enough to go to the doctor at the onset of symptoms, it might have turned out differently. I didn’t know that severity of what was happening to me and I had no idea that letting my symptoms get so bad would lead to heart failure. Thinking I couldn’t possibly take the time to take care of me. I realized too late when the time came and I was forced to do it.