Deans' stroke musings

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:

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'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, February 16, 2014

1873 book "Treatise on Apoplexy"

I just bought this book on eBay. I'll be comparing it to an earlier book I bought 'An Essay On The Nature and Treatment of Apoplexy(1843)'.
I really doubt we have advanced much in the last 170 years. Ask your doctor for their thoughts on the major advances in those last 170 years. And no letting her/him research it. They should know this off the top of their heads. What exactly is your neurologist doing for you? Have them list the work they are doing and have done. Hopefully it is more than writing up 3 prescriptions for E.T.(Evaluate and Treat) to the occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist. Hell an idiot could write those prescriptions. That's just throwing all the responsibility for your recovery on the therapists with no diagnosis to guide them.  And you're paying big bucks for that supposed expertise. And since I have no medical background I have no right to criticize the stroke medical world. They are medical gods and shall be obeyed.

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