Not my words but theirs...
Not my feelings but theirs...
Not my experinces but theirs...
Our collective INSPIRATION to OVERCOME!
This has been a wonderful journey for me. Getting to meet all of these amazing individuals. Most of the only virtually but making a connection because their stories resonate with me. I hope that they resonate with you as well.
Here is hoping that I can continue doing it as long as it helps people in their blood clot survivial journey.
But above all THANK YOU TO ALL who for the last 10 years have been willing to share their story. You guys are the ones making the difference for others who are in need of a lift.
Speaking of a lift. This month's CLOT BUSTER #StopTheClot Athlete of the Month has a one of a kind experience and story that you don't want to miss.
Please allow me to introduce to you ANGELA who very graciously agreed to share her story with all of us. You are not going to find a more dedicated person than her... So buckle up and enjoy the ride...!
If you could go some place to visit and explore, where would like to go?
If something feels wrong, pay attention to it. If you can’t breathe, take it seriously, go to the ER. Don’t be embarrassed. To get back, walk then walk-run. I used a heart rate monitor to understand what was going on. Talk with other survivors, I found the Facebook group “Running after a Pulmonary Embolism” very helpful. I collaborated with my Hematologist about my treatment. I had multiple D-Dimer tests after I came off Xarelto, they were frequently very high and always false positives. I stopped having the test. I struggled a lot mentally when I had coughing attacks and subsequent trouble breathing during runs. Ultimately, I was diagnosed with asthma, the symptoms mirror though were far less severe than when I had PEs. The uncertainty was the hardest part. With the Advair for my asthma, I breathe well.
PLEASE PLEASE take me to your favortie trail in Ireland... I am going to need a personal tour as long as you give me the chance to stay with you and you take it easy on me.
Simple amazng to see Angela being able to battle the fears and overcome to continue living the life of travel that her work demands. I truly admier this resolve and determination.
Looking forward to see where else this lady will be running and I will just day dream about keeping up with her...
Thank you for reading,
The Clot Buster