Health

Sensitivity Training

There needs to be a mandatory worldwide sensitivity training course.  Particularly in this wonderful country that I live in. It’s very sad that it took years after a horrible, life-changing brain injury for the people in my life to understand… Read More ›

Straws

This blog of mine has over 450 followers and I really hope that someone who reads this has or knows someone who has decision-making powers at a restaurant/café/coffee shop, what have you.  This whole push for straws to be used… Read More ›

Talking

I finally feel, after 7+ years, that I speak normally again.  Well, not normally but pretty normal.  Many, many people have told me since about 2 or 3 years out that I sound absolutely fine, my voice is fine.  Well,… Read More ›

He gets it.

Took a few years, but he gets it now. This is my husband’s contribution of part of the article that I recently wrote for Healthline.com. To Others Caring for Someone with Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA): Have Empathy Someone drew us as cartoons… Read More ›

Listicle

An editor from the online health magazine Healthline contacted me and asked me to write a contributing article about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA). Here it is. I’m convinced that PBA is the worst thing in the whole wide world.

Reverse Direction

I was just lying on the floor on my stomach (prone position) and it felt really good. I had been sitting upright in a chair for a long time today doing work so it felt good to change position. You know… Read More ›

Brain Fog and Migraines

Aside from fatigue, which is a whole other dimension of disability and always deserves its own post when talked about – it is never to be combined with the hundreds of other things that I deal with.  Anyway, BESIDES fatigue, as far… Read More ›

Fatigue

Years ago, I wrote a post about post-stroke fatigue, I’ve written about this subject quite a lot….Anyway, I remember Dean leaving this comment on some post, “7 years later and fatigue is still a bitch.”  Well, now I’m at that point. … Read More ›

Climate

Climate change makes a hell of a difference. That is, moving to a warmer climate. For me, personally. I’ve lived in Florida for two months and I realized yesterday that I haven’t had a migraine since about the first week… Read More ›

I can’t wait to move…….

Received this email yesterday, enjoy.   “Hello Amy,   My name is ———– and I’m the Director of Communications at —— Hospital. I saw your post on life after a stroke. It’s great to see you’re already publishing content informing… Read More ›

Filter

I have written about this many times in the past, but I’ve been corresponding with someone over e-mail that said something to me that was upsetting. Here is the blurb from the e-mail that got to me…..   “Immediately after… Read More ›

Life After Stroke

One major thing I learned the first few years after my stroke is that depending on who you talk to, you’re going to get an incredibly different impression of life after stroke.  There is a gigantic difference between talking to… Read More ›

Checking In

For a long time this blog, aside from being pretty informative, was a gathering place for stroke survivors, a place where people connected and felt understood when they felt like no one in their real life understood anything. And uhh,… Read More ›