A woman embroiled in a struggle for her life finally managed to convince the government that she is not dead. Carol Combes, an obituary writer in East Quogue, NY, discovered her name and social security number in the social security death index in June. Soon, all of her accounts were frozen. But now, the government confirms Combes is indeed alive! Phew, for a second we though the zombie apocalypse was here.

A spokesperson for Social Security said her record has been corrected. Her number was accidentally entered into the system by a clerk in Alabama, who typed the wrong nine-digit number into the database. Combes had previously said, “To the Social Security Administration, you’re nothing but a number. And when that number goes in, they should research it a little better." Or maybe they were trying to tell her something...