WordPress just sent me a notification that today is my 2-year anniversary of starting the blog. I remember reading somewhere that the majority of personal blogs are discontinued within 2 years because of lack of interest. So good for me I guess! This blog has changed DRASTICALLY from when I started it. I started it because I was an arrogant brat who thought I knew something. Little did I know that I knew nothing and had a hell of a lot to learn. Now this blog has kind of turned into a movement of sorts.
A stroke is not just an injury. If you break a bone, tear a ligament, or mess up a joint somehow you will probably be all better in a few months and have very minimal, if any, lifelong deficits. That’s provided you have a good orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist. If not, you’re screwed. I did not just get injured. This event nearly ended my life and RADICALLY, DRASTICALLY, MONUMENTALLY changed both me and my life forever. The neurologists didn’t offer me anything in terms of advising me on how to get better. I was told by multiple top-rated neurologists and “stroke experts” in the entire WORLD that I was not going to recover anymore at a year and a half. I was not going to recover anymore my ASS. Don’t say that to anyone else neurologists that “treated” me. If I learn of you saying that to anyone else I will drive to downtown Pittsburgh, walk into your office and we will have words. I promise you that. You’d think, you’d imagine that an “expert” on strokes would have mentioned meditation and the MOUNTAINLOAD OF EVIDENCE that exists to support how meditation can fix the brain. You’d think a brilliant neurologist would have mentioned that. You’d think. But no. No one said that to me. Now I’m saying it and will not stop saying it until it is taken seriously by the medical community. Actually, even then I will not stop saying it.