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Yo this is the IVC filter from my surgery from last Monday. I'm keeping this as a reminder of how lucky and blessed I am. I love you all!!! #blessed #bloodclotsurvivor #stopyourbloodclotcrying #puliminaryembolisim #blessingsonblessings

A few #transformationtuesday fun facts about me:

1. I wasn't happy with my body waaaay before having my daughter. The left photo is from 2011, about a year after graduating high school.

2. I always considered myself athletic BUT NOW that I know what being a real athlete means—I consider my old self a completely mediocre high school athlete wannabe...That makes me giggle. I am 24 years old, a mother, and at the most confident stage of my life so far. Confident in my body, in my ability, and in the positivity life has to offer. Three things that are new to me now. Three things I plan to grow old with.

3. Size/weight/build mean nothing. If you are happy with you, then you're doing life exactly right. I wasn't. It had a lot to do with physical appearance but it had a lot more to do with mental perspective. Finding fitness helped me find myself. On the left, I am a size 13. I still have those shorts, as a matter of fact (Just got them out to check the size). I'm now a size 2. S/O to all the people who say, "you didn't neeeed to lose weight." You're right. I didn't need to do anything that didn't make me happy. You're right. I didn't need to lose weight. That saying just contributes to health misconceptions. I needed to build some muscle and lift some real weights. I needed to get a handle on my ONE LIFE.
4. If I would have realized how out of hand I was letting my health get in the photo on the left, I probably wouldn't be labeled a #bloodclotsurvivor .. Being fit isn't only a hobby for me, it is a solution to two blood disorders. I am not cured but I believe (key word: I, me, Alisa) that I can prevent further blood clots by continuing a healthy lifestyle to the best of my ability. I refuse to take POSION everyday to thin my blood. (That's me. I trust my gym ability more than some lab that doesn't give one crap about the long term effects of a drug). Life is too damn short to be anything but the best version of yourself you can be. Happy Tuesday! 😊

Getting my blood work checked out and making sure everything is all good now #bloodclotsurvivor

This has been a humbling week. I am reminded of how important it is to live fully and happily since many don't get that chance. I only have 8 lives left after all. #bloodclotsurvivor

One Year From Today I Almost Died from Blood Clots. Both Lungs Clogged and My Leg Clogged behind My Knee. After Being Rushed to the Hospital in Miami and Going Through the Process, I Don't Want to Go Through It Again. Since I Had it I Can Easily Get Them Again but As Much As I Exercise I Try to Keep Them Away. The Lord was With Me and I Owe Him for That. I Can't Fail on Him because He Didn't Fail on Me. I Showed Him I can Help Him To Help Me Beat My Sickness. I Listened to My Nutritionist, I Did Exactly What My Doctors Told Me to Do, I Took My Life More Serious. I Took the Pain and Fought It. It Wasn't An Easy Ride but Thank God I'm Alive. Hearing that You Could Die is Something You Don't Think About, or Think Would Come so Soon. I'm A Young Man and I Can Say that Age ain't Nothing but a Number, Your Health can Fail on You Any Day. I Workout Everyday, I Pay Attention to My Health, and I Won't Stop Paying Attention to My Health till the Day the Lord Take Me. #BloodClotSurvivor

SO Thankful for my best friend/husband. Michael survived a pulmonary embolism a couple weeks today. It was one of the scariest times of our lives. We are very grateful he is doing well❤️ love you Michael Anthony #bloodclotsurvivor #blessed

When I think back to the pain, the struggle, the depression and anxiety of my 2 blood clots after pregnancy AND postpartum depression after my 2nd baby... I look at my family & think of this statistic all the time. I'm too blessed.

I not only thank God for surviving large DVTs TWICE. I also thank Him for the strength He gave my husband & I. DVTs may have destroyed me mentally for a couple years but it only strengthened our love. The only best friend i need. Newlyweds June 22 2013 & 1st DVT emergency Dec 16. Same year. 2nd DVT emergency Sept 28 2015.

You damn skippy our Anniversary is the WHOLE SUMMER lolololol
#dvtsurvivor #bloodclotsurvivor #stoptheclot #deepveinthrombosis

There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my Dad is to me. You are the strongest guy I have ever met in my life. Love ya Pa. #bloodclotsurvivor

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As a massage therapist recognizing the signs and symptoms of a blood clot (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can mean the difference between life and death for patients. Patients that have had recent surgery, have recently flown, are less active or obese have a heightened risk for DVTs.

They include:
•Redness/discoloration of one leg
•Swelling
•Calf pain
•Warmth on one leg •Difficulty breathing
•Shortness of breath
•Coughing up blood
•Fast heart beat
•Dizziness

The Homan's Test is a quick way to confirm suspensions of a blood clot. Simply dorsiflex the foot of the suspected leg and squeeze the calf. If the patient experiences severe pain send them to the ER sooner rather than later! DO NOT TREAT IF YOU SUSPECT A BLOOD CLOT! This can mobilize the clot leading to sudden death. Stay tuned for more next level learning in my class on Red Flag Symptoms coming in the fall!

#massagelife #lmt #dvt #bloodclot #bloodclots #bloodclotsurvivor #mccain #homanssign #dvttest #senatormccain #shortnessofbreath #legswelling #compressionsocks #emergencyroom #calfpain #dizziness #sedentary #couchpotato #obese #rapidheartbeat #recentsurgery #deepveinthrombosis

Celebration Sunday!!! 22 pounds released in 2017!!! 8 in the last 10 days and I celebrated BIG for the 4th. Yet, the weight is releasing! Topped the scale at my highest Jan 20th before L4/5 Fusion Surgery! 6 months later, I've found my rhythm again! Watch me conquer! 💥🎉💥🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
#watchmeovercome #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #fitness #fitmom #spoonie #bloodclotsurvivor #surgerysuccess #girlswholift #cardio #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #alwaysamberdawnfitnesspost

A year ago today, my life was completely changed. This fun loving, positive, high-energy girl had absolutely no idea that a simple broken leg could cause so many problems, but would later learn that it was a blessing in disguise for her future. Discovering I carry the rare and deadly blood disorder that only 2% of the population has, better known as factor 2, would determine how I live the rest of my life. But going through the experiences I have endured has allowed me to become more aware of my risks, become more healthy overall and made me a stronger person. This entire year leading up to this moment has had it's ups and had it's downs, but I have never taken a single moment for granted since July 5th, 2016. Thank you to everyone who has been here, to support me and comfort me through the highest highs and the lowest lows. Here's to many more years to come, clot free!! ❤️✨
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#stoptheclot #bloodclotsurvivor #jovaniitgirl

Its #legday! Here are just a few super simple moves you can do at home or anywhere, using weights and a resistence band. Full lenth video on my Fb! #21dfx #legdayworkout #squats #lunges #vans #beachbody #beachbodycoach #ondreanicolesfitnessforsurvivors #bloodclotsurvivor #motherofthree #fitmom #progressnotperfection #fitnotskinny #bodypositive #soberfun

Yesterday was treatment day for both @kimberly_mozo17 and I. I got my #IVIG infusion, While baby girl Kim is hospitalized at baystate😭. She is being positive and already asking for #makeup and #books ( always a good sign). Not to mention her sense of humor is back! She was really close to a stroke! It was scary. So glad we brought her into the ER! So thankful for so many things again reminds me life is too short to fight over small stupid things. Forgive and love one another because in a blink of an eye all that can change!❤️🙂
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As I approach the 5 year mark I can't help but reminisce. The days leading up to and after that day. I couldn't even take two steps up the stairs without gasping for air. This picture was taken a couple weeks after my hospitalization. It was my first "walk" with family by my side. Even Adam on a bike. When bad things happen you have choices: you can let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you. Things in life happen for a reason. I would never take back what happened, in changed me in more ways than I could have imagined and opened my eyes to who and what is most important in my life. #whatdoesntkillusmakesusstronger

Got vitamins?! My daily vitamin dose: 2 vitamin C, 1 iron and one vitamin D. #michellegetshealthy #vitaminac #iron #vitamind #irondeficient #vitaminddeficient #bloodclotsurvivor #takeyourvitamins #healthylifestyle

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