so, just got back from a stay at hospital. had a "near fatal" exacerbation of my asthma. the words "cardiac arrest" were heard, too. the state i was in, they were shocked that i had walked into reception and sat in the waiting room, rather than being wheeled in on a stretcher.
i didnt go into cardiac arrest, just came within spitting distance of it. no worries. im on a dozen pills a day for a bit, and i have a few pamphlets on quitting smoking hanging around the bin. ill be fine.