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:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Blood donation finally

July 2015 and Oct. 2015 I was denied donating blood due to high blood pressure, over 180. Got that taken care of with meds in January 2016. Tried to donate again in March 2016, denied since I had just done a heart catherization, they saw the needle tracks on my arm and asked what they were from, and didn't have results yet, 6 month prohibition. Sept. 2016, denied again due to low hemoglobin. Dec. 2016 denied due to high blood pressure, over 180. I take my blood pressure meds at night, by 5:30pm they seem to have worn off. Today finally was able to give blood again and since I'm O negative, universal donor, I'm quite in demand. Your therapist should have a protocol for giving blood, Use the good arm since the arm needs to be relaxed enough to lay flat and you need to be able to squeeze a rubber ball. The only problem is getting the stretchy tape off wrapped around your arm. I've had to use the car door and the medicine chest mirror to scrape the tape off for those times I didn't have a social occasion that night. This night I had to use a long bladed knife to saw thru the tape by my elbow

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