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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pool practice

On Super Bowl weekend prior to the big game my friends took me to a pool. Tried out several pool floats to see which would be the best to practice flutter kicks without drowning. Turns out that being stomach side down was harder to stay on the float than grasping them to my chest and laying on my back. There was no flutter kick since I have very little lower leg control, mostly whole leg movement. It took all three of them swimming by my side to make sure I was safe.  But good to know about this, something I should have received from my doctor and therapists. We have 10 million stroke survivors every year reinventing the wheel of stroke recovery. What a fucking waste of time and effort.

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