SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's the moment 68-year-old Annie Armatis has been looking forward to.
On Thursday, she finally went home after spending nearly two months at Sharp Memorial Hospital and overcoming some unbelievable odds.
Armatis was rushed to the hospital, suffering from a large blood clot in her lungs. At one point she went into cardiopulmonary arrest.
Doctors tried to revive her using CPR, but that didn't work. So they used a heart-lung bypass machine, which did the trick.
"And if they hadn't already been trained for that, then I would not be here today because when I fell over in the emergency room, I was dead. And they brought me back a couple of times, but I was really dead. So I'm back," she said.
After undergoing weeks of rehabilitation, Armatis was given a clean bill of health and allowed to go home.
On Thursday she thanked her doctors profusely for saving her life.