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:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fingernail clipping

This is one of the stupid things I have to do at work. I needed one of those rubber coated ones so it would stay on top of my knee as I used the underside of my desk to press the teeth together to clip the nail on my good hand.  My problem now is that clipping the nails on my bad hand(left) is very problematic. My fingers will not lay straight no matter what position I put them in. If I get the clipper situated my wrist spasticity kicks in ruining the clipping. At least today I managed not to end up with bloody fingernails.
Sounds like something our therapists should have had to deal with thousands of times. Then there should be a therapy protocol for this somewhere. Send your therapist on a search.

Damn this Stroke.


  1. To clip the nails on my hemiplegic fingers that curl I open a drawer. I drape a small piece of non-slip shelf liner over the front edge of the drawer, rest one finger on the front edge with the end of my finger curled over the edge, and reach into the drawer with the fingernail clipper to clip the nail.

  2. This is what works for me: I use an emery board and file down my nails, both with my unaffected hand. One of my therapists encourages me to go have a manicure; she said that they use a form to keep fingers still; mine are no longer too spastic to straighten passively, so that could work. Maybe you can use the form to do it yourself.