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

Monday, May 21, 2018

'Use it or lose it'

I absolutely hate this saying. To me this is a baseless assertion with no scientific evidence to back it up. Pop psychology if you will.   Only in certain cases might this be correct. But your stroke medical professional will use this as a crutch  because they really have no objective idea of the damage. In my case from looking at my scans a huge chunk of my motor cortex is dead. I couldn't use the muscles they controlled no matter what I did. My opinion on the matter is that just maybe the spontaneous recovery occurs and the 5 causes of the neuronal cascade of death in the first week  were prevented. But that is likely only in a small percentage of cases. If your doctor uses this term ask for scientific research to back it up. I don't believe it, I think it is just a convenient item for the doctor to use to bamboozle you when they don't know a damn thing about your damage and have no clue how to get you 100% recovered.

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