Health

Prevention

In this nation, we have sick care. Most other countries have preventative care, not us. This means that in other countries they are more focused on preventing you from getting sick, here we are more focused on treating you once… Read More ›

Balance

Good balance depends on 3 things.  These are your vision, vestibular system, and proprioception.  I described proprioception in an earlier blog post.  The vestibular system is in the inner ear and controls equilibrium.  In school, one way we tested our… Read More ›

Reflexes

You know when the doctor bangs you on the knee?  He’s testing your reflexes.  You probably already knew that but I’m going to tell you some stuff I bet you don’t know.  Reflexes can tell a lot about what’s happening… Read More ›

Napping

I always LOVED to nap.  I’m known for my napping skills.  After the stroke, I took napping to a whole new level.  I slept A LOT.  My body just wanted to be asleep.  I would have occupational therapy at 1:00… Read More ›

The PFO Issue

I have a PFO.  If you found this post by searching for PFO, then you know what it is.  If you don’t know, PFO stands for patent foramen ovale.  It is a ‘hole’ in the heart.  The blood in the… Read More ›