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The most POWERFUL form of medicine is MOVEMENT
A very special FEATURE today, of our ambassador Samantha Milk. This beautiful, inspiring, and outgoing woman motivates us daily to DO more, MOVE and THRIVE. "At 19 years old I was a healthy Tumbling Coach. I started to develop severe back pain and a throbbing headache, so I assumed I might have pinched a nerve in my back. I slept on the floor for a few days thinking the pain would eventually subside. Until I noticed the right side of my neck was swollen and tender. I went to the hospital, where they tried to dismiss the pain and were ready to discharge me. It wasn’t until I started having seizures where they knew something wasn’t right. After a few scans and an MRI later, they found 2 cerebral venous thrombosis in my sinus and 1 blood clot blocking all blood flow in my right internal jugular. They brought me into surgery immediately to remove the blood clots. Although I was on an anticoagulant (heparin) during my recovery, a week later, all of my blood clots returned, as well as having suffered a stroke. I went into surgery once more for the removal of the clots, but at this point the bigger question was- WHY is this happening? After testing, my doctors found I have Factor V Leiden and Protein S Deficiency, both of which are clotting disorders, as well as being severely anemic.
For long term treatment, I was placed on Coumadin (anticoagulant), amongst many other medications, that made me feel not like myself. During this time, I was depressed, anxious, terrified of anything that could happen. My doctors had told me I shouldn’t be alive today, and that I’m lucky I could even walk or talk the way I could. I was restricted in what activities I was cleared to do that weren’t too much risk. As such, I gained a lot of weight. It was an ugly circle and I just wasn’t the same person anymore.
But then I found yoga and TRX. I choose any and all activities that require movement or being outside. Yes, I’m still the same person... *continue in comments*