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July 3, 2013

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Post-Nominal Letters

by Amy

You know, I have some letters that follow my name and I’m really glad that I do because I think that my education and experience will open a ton of doors for me in the future.  That being said, every stroke survivor should be awarded letters after their name.  To live through this, to recover from this shit, and to get back to some semblance of a normal life has been much, much larger and much, much, MUCH more intense and much, much, much, MUCH harder than any educational program I could have ever completed.  I’m pretty sure that the experience that will determine my future is living through/with this stroke, not my work experience.

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  1. Jul 3 2013

    You are so RIGHT! No classroom has ever taught me what I have had to re-learn, how to re-learn, and how to just say “To hell with it!” when needed.

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    • Jul 3 2013

      Yeah, no classroom can teach anything even close to what I’ve learned in the last 2.5 years.

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  2. rudy dankwort
    Jul 3 2013

    With your educational background, facility of language and certainly first-hand experience, have you considered writing a book? There are lots of stroke books out there but few if any focused on cerebellar strokes, which are only about 3% of all strokes. There is a whole lot of difference in symptoms and appropriate treatment, yet every medical professional I’ve run into so far thinks only ‘stroke’.

    In any case I wish you the best in pursuing your career in the future.

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    • Jul 3 2013

      I have considered writing a book. I have not thought of focusing on the cerebellum, that’s a good idea. Thank you!

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      • Jul 6 2013

        You need to read Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
        She has you just writing before you start worrying about the real subject.

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  3. Jul 3 2013

    PI. D – Professor of Intelligence Degree
    POST – Philosophier of Synaptic Thought
    BHS – Black Hole Survivor, thats me
    BHS – Big Honking Stupidity

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    • Jul 3 2013

      My favorite is PID

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  4. Jul 3 2013

    Amy, I’ve got a slew of letters that could go after my name. That and $3 will get me a cup of coffee. After a while it looks like alphabet soup.

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    • Jul 3 2013

      That’s one expensive cup o’ joe!

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  5. Brooke F.
    Jul 4 2013

    Couldn’t agree more. You guys are amazing! So inspiring.

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    • Jul 4 2013

      Thanks Brooke. 🙂

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  6. Barb Polan
    Jul 4 2013

    Yes, we are all more experienced and knowledgeable that someone who just studied stroke rehab.

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    • Jul 4 2013

      You can say that again.

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