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 ›

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 ›


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 ›


On my stats page there was the search term “symptoms.”  Now, this could mean a whole hell of a lot of things and obviously I have no idea what specifically the person who searched that wanted to know.  But I’ll write… 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 ›

Cerebellar Strokes

I’ve been writing this blog for over a year…it’s about time I did this post.  I had a stroke in the cerebellum.  The cerebellum is the “little brain.”  It’s the baseball sized thing located at the back of and under… Read More ›

Anatomy of the Brain

On my stats page I saw a search term that was used which was “basilar artery stroke.”  I realized I have never explained what artery of mine was messed up.  My stroke was caused by a blood clot(ischemic stroke) which got lodged in… Read More ›

Climbing Wall Take 2

Last night, I went to my first climbing wall class.  I now know what top-roping, bouldering, and belaying mean.  It was fun, and really hard.  I liked it,  I’ll be going back.  I found more research

Climbing Wall

I have read more than once that using an indoor climbing wall is really good for rehabbing cerebellar patients.  Now, when I first had my stroke and for a long time any therapist would’ve been out of their mind to… Read More ›


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 ›


Ever wonder why the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa?  This is why….whenever you touch something or move certain nerves need to tell the brain what just happened.  At some point,… Read More ›

My Story :)

Hi everyone! The story of my stroke begins a little over a year ago.  I was at work as a physical therapist.  I had a very promising career ahead of me as I had just become “Mckenzie certified” after only… Read More ›