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:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Failure at blood donation again

Last summer I was denied donating blood due to high blood pressure, over 180. Got that taken care of with meds in January. Tried to donate again in March, denied since I had just done a heart catherization and didn't have results yet. Tried again yesterday, denied again due to low hemoglobin, 11.3 vs. needed 13. The only possible reason I can think of is that I have quite a few patches of poison ivy/oak/sumac that are still inflamed. None are still weeping but still itch a bit. Not having a usable left hand means I can't easily scratch my right arm.
I'm O negative so I'm popular being a universal donor. Only problem is I would need another O negative blood donation if I need some blood.

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