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:

Sunday, May 21, 2017

11 years post stroke

It would be so fucking easy to completely recover physically if I could get rid of my spasticity. But Dr. William M. Landau poisoned the well of research with his blithering idiot ideas on spasticity. My opinion.

Spasticity After Stroke: Why Bother? Aug. 2004 

But then nothing stops me from having fun and the time of my life right now. I'm doing the Hunter S. Thompson thing;
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

I'm going to have to retire soon, work is taking up too much time better spent socializing and writing eBooks. 

1 comment:

  1. Dean,
    I am 4 years post stroke and spasticity, along with related central nerve pain is the problem. I actually have a lot of muscle strength back, movement sucks because of all the co-contraction and pain it is tiring and so inefficient to move, but I keep at it because I continue to improve.

    I stopped baclofen after 3+ years and glad I did since much more energy and do not miss the zombie side effects.

    I am still working on the "having fun" part, but life is getting better.

    Keep at it Dean!