Pay attention to pain
If you’re in pain, that’s your body telling you that you need to pay special attention to that particular area. We’re guilty of giving pain time to recede, but after reading this guy’s story about a close shave with the grim reaper, we’re thinking twice about our decisions.
The OP in this story experienced a stabbing pain whenever he inhaled. After a hot shower, the pain went away, but his wife was persistent that he should go to the hospital. Turns out, the wife’s feeling was spot-on. He had pulmonary embolisms in both lungs, and if they waited an hour or two later, he most likely wouldn’t have survived.