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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Road trips

Post retirement there is much to do. Was on two back to back road trips.  First was to St. Paul, 10.5 hours, got my two sea kayaks, tandem and single out of a friends garage, we then cleaned out most of his garage so I could empty my storage locker and store that stuff in the garage. Handed off the sea kayaks to friends from Duluth since I can't really use them now.  Bought a folding recumbent tricycle, more on that later.  Drove back on a Tuesday, left for Pittsburgh the next day, saw the Andy Warhol museum. Drove to New York in the fog and rain, including driving across 42nd street at the bottom of Times Square at 8pm, luckily with a navigator. Ate at the Wild Ginger restaurant where we had a couple of bottles of cold sake.



Friday saw Grand Central Station, United Nations, then to the Frick museum on 71st, On to MOMA where the crowds were ferocious. Finally headed to the Whitney around 13th St. On the way stopped at the Gonzo bar for drinks and a couple of empanadas for sustenance Only 32,118 steps for the day, 16 miles.
Saturday was the Museum of Arts and Design, lunch at 

Ousia restaurant, Mediterranean wines

  

 

walked thru Central Park, then to the Jewish Museum, tried for the Guggenheim but the lines stretched around 3/4s of the block. We decided that was it for the day since we needed to get up to Hyde Park  yet that night. Only 19,950 steps.
Sunday, the FDR museum and house. 11.5 hours of driving back to Michigan, had to hand off the last hour of driving to my friend.

After that was a flight to Albuquerque, drive to Santa Fe for a couple of days. Saw the Georgia O'Keefe museum, she was way ahead of her time. Had a wonderful dinner at Izanami  
where we learned that sake that is hot is served that way to disguise the flavor since it is really cheap sake. I'm really liking the cloudy unfiltered sake. Will have to look up the benefits of this type of alcohol. 


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