Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain! trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

My blog is not to help survivors recover, it is to have the 10 million yearly stroke survivors light fires underneath their doctors, stroke hospitals and stroke researchers to get stroke solved. 100% recovery. The stroke medical world is completely failing at that goal, they don't even have it as a goal. Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It lays out what needs to be done to get stroke survivors closer to 100% recovery. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Sunday, April 3, 2011

checkbox approach to stroke rehab

I think you just hit with your doctor the checkbox approach to stroke rehab which some other survivors have described. The medical staff really doesn't listen to you, they want to just make you fall into one of their checkboxes. If they listen to you they would have to think and do some unplanned work. A book that describes why you shouldn't trust doctors is:
Hippocrates' shadow : secrets from the house of medicine / David H. Newman. Good for realizing that doctors do not know everything.
And from Toni, 'But there's more, before I started to leave he said gesturing to my then spastically bent right arm, "there's what indicates your need for the zocor". And dare I say it, he sounded a little smug. What a crock of crap. My having had a stroke does not in and of itself indicate a need for statin drugs. I sense a simplistic means for expeditiously dismissing me.'

If its Tuesday, you must be all better, if its Wednesday, time to be discharged.
And this is why I arrogantly think I know more than my doctors. It doesn't take much.

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