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:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pre-existing conditions under Trumpcare

I likely have four; stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being male for prostate cancer. Since I live in Michigan with extremely conservative legislators I can expect I would have to join a high risk pool.
This likely means I have to work until 65 and hope like hell that Medicare is still around and that Medicare doesn't change to decline pre-existing conditions.
I likely will have to move to another country with better health care and insurance as soon as I quit working. 
Here’s an example of just some of the “declinable” pre-existing conditions that existed before Obamacare became law, from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Alcohol abuse/ Drug abuse with recent treatment
Mental disorders (severe, e.g. bipolar, eating disorder)
Multiple sclerosis
Arthritis (rheumatoid), fibromyalgia, other inflammatory joint disease
Muscular dystrophy
Cancer within some period of time (e.g. 10 years, often other than basal skin cancer)
Obesity, severe
Cerebral palsy
Organ transplant
Congestive heart failure
Coronary artery/heart disease, bypass surgery
Crohn’s disease/ ulcerative colitis
Parkinson’s disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema
Pending surgery or hospitalization
Diabetes mellitus
Pneumocystic pneumonia
Pregnancy or expectant parent
Sleep apnea
Hepatitis (Hep C)
Kidney disease, renal failure

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