Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the 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, January 26, 2014

Cross country skiing

After 4.5 months of clearing trails I finally found time in my social calendar to actually try it today. 20 degrees and snowing, it was beautiful out.  I have to wear my very first AFO because its the only one that fits in my ski boots and I need it to prevent rolling my ankle.  I did the 3 small cleared loops, tried to get to the back loop but numerous branches across the trail prevented that. Only fell onto my knees once when trying to herringbone up a 1 foot rise. Its pathetic how slow I ski now.  2 hours worth and I don't think I raised my heart rate at all. But I did doze in my chair after coming back.  Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful. We're going on our annual "ski" trip to northern VT this weekend. My first trip there post-stroke, I expected to be able to snowshoe, but no one would go with me. All my best friends from college, and not one would accompany me. It shone a light on how they actually viewed me, which was very disappointing because I thought I'd be able to. At this point, I don't expect to ever be able to even cross-country ski ever again. :(

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