I hear this all the time and enough is enough. The idea that strokes in the cerebellum are so much worse than strokes in the cerebrum ends today. It almost makes me wish I didn’t name this blog what I did. But I guess it’s a good thing that I did that because obviously there is a TON of wrong information being given out. I was told after my stroke by a medical doctor who is considered to be one of the premier neurologists and “stroke experts” at what is considered to be one of the best hospitals in the entire WORLD here in Pittsburgh that I should consider myself lucky because posterior strokes recover MUCH BETTER than anterior strokes. Hmmm. Yeah I’m real f’ing lucky. Obviously lots of people are being told that this type of stroke is so much worse. Hmmm. I look fabulous and all of my disabilities are now completely invisible. The majority of stroke survivors cannot say that. Most stroke survivors have some kind of outward physical give away that they have brain damage. Not me. Look, brain damage is brain damage and a stroke is a stroke. The EFFECTS of a cerebellar stroke are extremely different from a stroke in the cerebrum. That’s what makes cerebellar strokes so different – the EFFECTS. Healing after a stroke in the cerebellum – same damn thing. Recovery – same damn thing. If you had a stroke somewhere in the cerebrum or anywhere that is not the cerebellum and still have issues years later, please leave a comment. Want some research to help prove my point? Here ya go.
If you want an expert in stroke recovery, look no further. You found one. Education + personal experience = a whole HELL of a lot of knowledge.