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

Monday, February 13, 2017

7 Signs You Are Seriously Out of Shape

Regardless of all my negative answers to this I can easily do 10,000 steps a day, about 5 miles.
Your doctor should have a modified test for stroke survivors to see what shape they are in with associated exercises to get back in shape.
http://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/signs-you-are-out-of-shape.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

1. You can’t do push-ups

True, first of all the left hand doesn't flatten enough to assume the position.
Second, the left arm currently collapses when I try to crawl on all fours.




2. It takes a long time for your heart rate to slow down

Nope.

3. You have a large waist circumference

I'm still good on this one although to be sure I'd need to have two functioning hands to hold the tape measure

4. You’re winded after walking up a staircase

Nope.

5. You’re craving sugar

No.

6. You’re always tired

Yes, but I blame the stroke for that.

7. You have a high resting heart rate

Currently it is between 68 and 80. At age 53 my resting heart rate was 54, the level of an athlete, 3 years after my stroke and doing no sustained exercise in those 3 years.

 


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