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, February 20, 2017

Splinter removal from good hand post stroke

With the 50+ temps recently when I go for my walks in the woods I no longer wear a glove which can cause problems using my pruning shears to clear brambles.  I embedded a thorn in my right thumb. Tried and failed to remove it by wedging a pocket knife against a table. I no longer have a vise I could use to steady a sharp instrument. I suppose I could have waited until it festered and popped it out then but I had a friend pull it out with tweezers. This ADL was not covered in any of my OT sessions.  Bandaid application is similarly very hard to do on the good hand.

1 comment:

  1. Splinters are scary when you live alone after a stroke as you and I do.