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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

HealthSouth hosts stroke recovery seminar - Peoria, IL

Do not be polite in the Q&A session. You need to hammer the presenters asking for detailed statistics on recovery; tPA full recovery, 30 day deaths, 100% recovery. Ask them what they are doing to solve all these fucking problems in stroke. If they don't leave the presentation asking what hit them you didn't ask hard enough questions or weren't incredulous enough at their non answers. Yes, I'm a real bastard, but we are talking neurons dying and no way to recover functionality. They are complicit in those failures.
If you have to go to this because you haven't completely recovered in one year that is complete failure on your doctor and hospital. Hammer them on that, why are they so fucking incompetent? NO EXCUSES ARE ALLOWED.
http://www.peoriatimes.com/news/article_ae5bc0fe-e329-11e6-b36d-8fd7c270b90c.html
Designed for one-year stroke survivors
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability and a third-leading cause of death in the United States. HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital, a provider of stroke inpatient rehabilitation services, will host a seminar on “Stroke Recovery after the Acute Phase” 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 to educate stroke survivors who are one year or more post stroke on recovery options and services available to them. (Ask for efficacy of any intervention they suggest) The event will include presentations from Aleta Gong, a board-certified optometrist, who specializes in visual dysfunctions and patients requiring rehabilitative vision services; and Christopher Barnes, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, who treats patients with a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries and serves as the director of brain injury and spinal cord injury programs at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun.
In addition, a light dinner and vendor fair highlighting services to improve function, increase independence and improve quality of life will be available. The event will be held in the hospital’s gymnasium, 13460 N. 67th Ave.
While the event is provided at no cost, an RSVP is requested by Feb. 8 and may be directed to Lori Ferguson at 623-334-5423, or lori.ferguson@healthsouth.com.

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