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Relocation

I’m moving south.  I’ve had issues with depression and anxiety and all that fun stuff since my teens, but since the stroke my mental health has absolutely bottomed out and gone kaput. Since the stroke, I experience intense, severe Seasonal Affective… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Meditation and Physical Therapy

    A search term on my blog the other day was “meditation and stroke recovery.”  So I searched this term myself on both Google and the Yahoo search engine and my blog came up on the second page of the Google… Read More ›

  • Neuro Rehab

    The company that I work for is 100% orthopedic.  My boss has told me that down the road they would like me to maybe do some neuro rehab.  Neurological physical therapy.  This won’t happen for a few years, I certainly… Read More ›

  • Medical Information

    In my last post, I said I was done referencing the personal attack made on MY blog by a physician.  A stroke survivor’s husband. E-mail me if you want to know what was said or if you want to know… Read More ›

  • Empathy vs. Sympathy

    I linked to this blog post in my previous post but I’m linking again because I think it’s really good and important.  There is a BIG BIG difference between empathy and sympathy.  I’ve gotten a whole of a lot of sympathy, not… Read More ›

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Someone left a comment on my relocation post that said what I’m doing (moving to Florida) in order to treat the intense Seasonal Affective Disorder that I experience will be no more than a placebo effect if it works.  Nope,… Read More ›

  • Walking Bike

    I want this both for myself and my future therapy gym. From Dean. walking bike for stroke rehabilitation Massive amounts of therapy available in one intervention. Balance. Walking. Upper limb extension. Hand grasping. Sensation – Wind blowing over skin. So… Read More ›

  • Dizziness and Nausea

    I just received this email….. “Good day. My brother had a stroke of the left cerebellum a month ago. He had decompression surgery and was in Critical care for 3.5 weeks. He went to rehab 4 days ago but he… Read More ›

  • Pseudobulbar Affect

    Hi everyone!  I needed to come back to the blog and write a post about this because I’ve been talking a lot about it and trying to explain it to my hubby in the last few days.  It’s oh so… Read More ›

  • New Life

    I’m getting married next month to the most wonderful man who ever existed on the planet.  He might not be real.  He is an empath, he is the funniest human being ever, and he is the most brilliant man I… Read More ›

  • Peer-reviewed

    This makes me so sad. Figure out stuff for yourself because no one will do it for you. No one figured out anything for me.  NOT.A.THING.  I’ve learned to only depend on myself. Evidence-based medicine sure as hell doesn’t mean… Read More ›

  • How to Cheer Up Stroke Victim

    The title of this post was a search term on my blog today.  ‘How to cheer up stroke victim.’  Ummm, I’m sure the person that wrote this is newly devastated but I’ve been dealing with this crap for nearly 5… Read More ›

  • Constant vs. Intermittent Pain

    My aunt has been going to physical therapy for a few months for some hip pain.  She told me she is feeling a whole lot better but that there are still some nagging symptoms that haven’t been relieved.  I think… Read More ›

  • Rotator Cuff

    A search term on my blog yesterday was “rotator cuff exercises for stroke patient.”  The exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are the same whether you had a stroke or not. The muscles and nerves are all the same as… Read More ›

  • Dermatomes

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    A search term on my blog today was ‘dermatome chart.’  I couldn’t remember in the last 3 or so years ever doing a post about dermatomes so I searched that word on my blog myself and the only thing that… Read More ›

  • Struggle

    Every single day of my life is a struggle both physically and emotionally. Every single f’ing day. And from conversations that I’ve had with stroke survivors that are years ahead of me in recovery, every single day of my life… Read More ›

  • Sleeping Posture

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    Ever wake up with a really sore back?  Or do you wake up like that every morning?  Has anyone ever asked you if your mattress is saggy?  I’ve been treating someone who has a tendency to fall asleep in his… Read More ›

  • Empathy Cards

    I shared this site with someone on my Facebook page a few months ago and just realized I very much need to share it here. These are the kinds of things to say to someone who is going through something… Read More ›

  • Shiatsu

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    I’ve gotten a few shiatsu massages.  I used to think that my former yoga teacher was the most intuitive person that I had ever met until I realized that I was badly manipulated and brainwashed for a few years.  And… Read More ›