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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shaking hands post stroke

This is a major problem, at some of the more formal events I get introduced and am expected to shake hands. Normally I have a glass of wine in my good hand. Normal people just switch the wine glass to the left hand, shake and go on. Either I have to decline and embarrassingly state the reason why. Or sometimes I'll extend my first and second fingers hoping that the rest of my hand can control the wine glass. Or I hand the glass to the introducer, shake hands and go on. Sometimes I'm forced to put the glass on the floor. I try my best to never advertise my disabilities, I want no pity or condescension. My left hand has no chance of holding any kind of glass upright. I should be able to go to a publicly available stroke rehab database where this common ADL and other problems are described with concrete solutions to every one.

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