Today my 32 Year Old Daughter Turned 26
Mar 15, 2016 by Sarah Goodman | lifestyle
Today my 32 year old daughter Sarah turned 26. She was born in 1983 and has a chronological age of 32 but was injured in a hit and run accident 11 months ago. She was hit by a speeding black SUV and thrown across a street in Vancouver, suffering a concussion, facial trauma and widespread injury to her tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues.
The response of body tissues to disruptive trauma, with micro-tears of soft tissue structures leading to inflammation, is to subconsciously inhibit movement. This 'splinting' response clearly is a way for the body to heal, but with widespread injury to musculoskeletal structures a rapid stiffening of the entire body sets in.
Calculating Aortic Stiffness
Prior to the accident Sarah and I had worked on and released for sale iHeart Internal Age, a fingertip pulse sensor with an ability to predict how long you will live. iHeart calculates stiffness of the Aorta, the body's largest blood vessel travelling from the heart through the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Aortic Stiffness is well accepted in the scientific literature to predict risk of death from all causes. Aortic Stiffness is a measure of the body's stiffness along the spinal axis and indicates mobility of the body's core regions, Core Mobility.
Post-Accident Heart Health
After her horrible accident Sarah's iHeart readings had gone from 31 to readings of close to 80. iHeart reflected her internal stiffness in ways difficult to see. Sarah had fatigue, disrupted sleep, headaches and discomfort, the cause of which was invisible to the eye, but clearly revealed by iHeart.
iHeart allowed Sarah to recognize slow but steady progress, giving her hope and motivating her to continue. Yesterday she had an iHeart reading of 26 years old internally. I am very proud of her efforts and so thankful that her life will no longer be inhibited by the actions of a thoughtless driver 11 months ago.
The Power To Heal From Within
I am a Physician who treats many people with Fibromyalgia, many of whom had their misery appear after a car accident or other physical trauma. Most people with Fibromyalgia do not find their way back to a life without daily pain and fatigue. It is hard for them to see where they are internally and recognize their power to heal from within.
Sarah and I developed iHeart to give people an ability to feel well, avoid illness and live long lives. With attention to diet, exercise and stress management iHeart Internal Age readings will respond and show health improving.
Sarah's efforts to return her body to health after a horrible accident are truly heroic and I hope that others in similar difficulties take hope and believe in their ability to heal and feel well.