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I know that some will not understand...

There are some problems that a stroke survivor faces that some people (even doctors) do not seem to be able to grasp. I have been to physical therapists, neurologists, speech therapists and psychologists and none of them (at least on the surface of what they say) seem to really get the fact that there are real problems that we face on a daily basis (some days are worse than others) that are not physical. Some people reading my blog will understand exactly what I am saying: there is a "spacey" feeling that cannot really be quantified. That is, it is hard to put into words and almost impossible to describe but it is a real problem. Sometimes when I wake up I just have a "far away" feeling that cannot really be explained, but when that feeling is there it is hard to concentrate, it is hard to find the right words to communicate clearly and it is hard to get my thoughts together. Are there physical problems? Sometimes (when that "spacey" feeling is at its wors

A recent article I received about stroke awareness

I had received this article some time ago and wanted to post it on my blog. Maximizing Recovery Following a Stroke --Philip J Reed, on behalf of Valley Hospital Medical Center When it comes to having a stroke it’s a pretty well known fact that prevention is the absolute best medicine. However, if you have already suffered one, there are many options available to you to help regain function and vastly improve your quality of life. Because of the many different types of stroke rehabilitation being offered, your chances of finding something that works for you are excellent. Proper rehabilitation immediately after suffering a stroke is the key to getting the best benefits from your efforts. Practitioners at your primary stroke center will function as a group to create an effective plan of action to radically increase your chances of a return to your life inasmuch as is possible. Physical therapy- This is a very important part of recovery after a stroke as victim