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Carolyn Thomas

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When Carolyn Thomas was discharged from her local hospital's cardiac intensive care unit after surviving what physicians call the "widow maker" heart attack, she threw herself into figuring out what had just happened to her. Why had that ER doctor misdiagnosed her with acid reflux and sent her home - despite her textbook symptoms of chest pain, nausea, sweating and pain radiating down her left arm? Why had all of her cardiac diagnostic tests results been "normal"? Why was she now suddenly feeling like an emotional train wreck, and would she ever get her old life back? She learned the answers...

Caitlin Doughty

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Caitlin Doughty (born August 19, 1984) is an American mortician, author, blogger, and YouTube personality known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices. She is the creator of the web series "Ask a Mortician", founder of The Order of the Good Death, and author of the bestselling book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory, published in 2014 by W.W. Norton and Company.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Mara Zehler (Caitlin Doughty)