Apparently, I like to write about walking. I guess I’m just really happy that I can walk. Earlier I went on a walk with my friend to a track. This track had lines drawn on it to separate the lanes. I had a heck of a time staying in one lane. It was really hard to stay within the lines. My body kept wanting to drift to the right as I walked around the track. I can explain why this is – or I’ll give it my best shot. My stroke mostly affected my right cerebellum. This caused issues on the right side of my body. After a stroke, sometimes the patient develops something called Pusher Syndrome. This develops because usually a stroke patient’s sense of being upright is all messed up. So they “push” more strongly with the stronger side in an effort to right themselves. Sooo, this patient will lean/list/whatever to the weaker side! It’s a weird phenomenon. This site says therapists may be causing it to happen – scary.
Categories: Stroke stuff