cerebellar stroke

Dizziness and Nausea

I just received this email….. “Good day. My brother had a stroke of the left cerebellum a month ago. He had decompression surgery and was in Critical care for 3.5 weeks. He went to rehab 4 days ago but he… Read More ›

Cerebellum

My therapist told me today that NPR is doing a fascinating series of shows this week about the cerebellum.  It obviously caught my attention.  Here it is.  I kinda always thought that the cerebellum only affected physical stuff, boy was… Read More ›

BPPV

BPPV stands for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.  It just means you’re dizzy.  If you have BPPV, here’s why you are dizzy. When I was 2 months out of a massive stroke and had a shaved head, I went to the… Read More ›

Resting vs. Intention

Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I speak ad nauseam about the fact that I have an intention tremor.  This is the opposite of a resting tremor.  Everyone think of Michael J. Fox.  Parkinson’s Disease causes a resting tremor. … Read More ›

Meditation Practice

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that meditation is the secret to recovering from a brain injury.  Here, here, and here.  There is a mind-blowing amount of research that supports the beneficial effects of meditation on the brain.  So… Read More ›

Finishing Sentences

I was reading a post on GirlWithTheCane’s blog about a disabled individual that was institutionalized and the man’s music therapist said she thought of the lyrics “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.”  That’s a song by Billy… Read More ›

Meditation and the Brain

I was really pissed off when I wrote my last post so I thought I’d do a post about something that is the antithesis of anger – meditation.  When you meditate, you’re affecting the brain DIRECTLY.  When you’re doing all… Read More ›

mycerebellarstrokerecovery

About a year after I had a stroke I started a blog on a whim.  I thought – seriously I remember thinking this – that I’m a physical therapist, I know everything about recovering from a stroke.  I should start a blog… Read More ›

Rolling Over

Tiniree said that she was discharged from the hospital without having been taught how to more easily roll over and get up.  This bothered me for 2 reasons……… 1. It was obviously important to her and…….. 2. Rolling over was… Read More ›

24 years

I’m reading a book thing right now that will be considered a continuing education course when I’m finished with it and take the online test.  Here’s a line from the book…………….  Am I allowed to put lines from the book… Read More ›

Misinformation

There is a CRAPLOAD of misinformation out there. It’s kind of astounding. If you have a brain injury, you better figure out for YOURSELF the correct information and not blindly listen to everything your doctors tell you. This is all… Read More ›

Function

Happy busiest going out night of the year everyone!  I hope later tonight you’re going out and partying it up just like me!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve come to HATE the word ‘function.’  I started to read the manual of the continuing education… Read More ›