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:

Monday, November 7, 2016

stretching out left arm in bed

Tried for the third time last night. It means laying on my left side with my left arm straight out to my side. Putting all the pillows but one on the arm to hold it down, usually 4-5. Then roll onto my back and hope like hell the arm stays flat on the bed.  The first two times I tried this the forearm immediately went perpendicular to the bed, throwing off the pillows.
Last night I did it slower and the arm stayed on the bed. Some muscles were screaming in agony. Only lasted 20 minutes, not enough time to relax anything or fall asleep. I would expect any therapist in the world to have a solution to that problem. It has been known for decades, but our stroke medical professionals are



  1. Simple, you need someone to lay on it!

    1. True, but haven't found anybody willing yet. They are all just friends.