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A Success Story: Enjoying the stage again after years of chronic pain

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Rachel shares how her healthcare professionals, along with the use of D’OXYVA, have helped her every step of the way.

My story started 2 years ago when I severely injured my ankle. At that time, I was working hard preparing for a dance presentation. I am a professional ballet dancer; my injury happened after a grand jeté, when I landed badly on my right foot. I needed to undergo surgery and rehab.

It was so painful that I had a hard time sleeping. Luckily, I got some pain meds so I could fall asleep. The nights were rough. I would wake up every two hours to call the nurses and ask for more medicine.

According to the doctors, this fracture could leave me limping for life. When I heard those words, my world just fell apart. I didn’t know how to accept my situation. I wouldn’t be able to dance again? I wouldn’t be able to walk again? I started to view life differently; I was hopeless.

I had to undergo months of rehab and physical therapy. Luckily, I had my friends and family to support me all the way. I slowly noticed I was feeling better; I could slowly stand up and take a few steps.

A few weeks before Christmas, due to my eagerness to recover so I could dance again, I once again aggravated my ankle after forcing it. The pain was excruciating; it felt like the first time I fractured it. That time I thought, “I’m done. I’m giving up; I will never really be able to dance again.” I had to undergo surgery and rehab for the second time, but this time, I didn’t feel like doing it; I thought it was useless, much more so after the doctor told me that the chances I could dance again were small.

One month later, I met Janina, my co-ballet dancer, at the rehab center undergoing the same physical therapy as I was. She told me she had just fractured her ankle about 4 weeks earlier; I was amazed at how fast she seemed to be recovering. I couldn’t help but ask what she had been doing or what medications she had been taking.

She then pulled a device from her bag and said, “This is D’OXYVA. This helped me with my recovery really well.” I was intrigued. Janina told me that her mother, who is diabetic, had been using D’OXYVA to manage her neuropathy and her diabetic wound, so she thought it might help her, too. Indeed, it helped her recover quickly, and she barely felt any pain from her injured ankle.

When I arrived home, I turned on my computer and did my research on D’OXYVA. Their customer support was very helpful with all the questions I had.

After almost 4 weeks of twice daily D’OXYVA therapy with the help of my orthopedic doctor and therapist, I was walking; after 5 weeks, the pain was almost gone. Now, it’s been almost 8 weeks, my D’OXYVA therapy has been reduced to 4 times a week, and I’m back at the rehearsal studio. It was an unexpected turn of events. I went from hopeless to hopeful!

I am still continuing my D’OXYVA therapy at least 3 times a week and working my way to becoming fully recovered. I’d like to thank Janina for introducing me to D’OXYVA. It gave me hope and positive vibes during my recovery stage. As for the D’OXYVA support staff, my orthopedic doctor, and my physical therapist, I couldn’t ask for a more professional, caring, and extremely helpful group. They are just plain AMAZING, all of them!

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA improves blood oxygenation. Oxygen is one of the body’s natural healers. If you have ever taken deep breaths to help reduce your stress or pain, you know that increasing oxygen flow throughout your body can help with healing and minimizing pain.

In various clinical studies, D’OXYVA® (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) has achieved over 90%* elimination of all sorts of chronic pain in 100% of subjects either the same day or in a few days, such as from a very high 8 to a very low 1 on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS).

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