Hi there Neurogurl,
I'm new to this forum but, I've recently signed up for the Migraine forum.
YES certainly you CAN survive Pulmonary Emboli , I can say this because I had 9 massive emboli they all slowly passed through my heart in a total of 2 days. They were the size of 50 cent piece EACH. OK yes I did die but, they worked very hard on me and I SURVIVED IT! They flew in a pulmonary specialist to see me ASAP, for a while there I had numerous doctors stunned with my survival. They said I would be touch and go for awhile and I was a miracle - one for the medical history books -
I am proudly alive - the body is an amazing thing!
I hope some find this information helpful