I Am Angry

An article in Stroke magazine made me angry.  The authors found they could predict independent walking three months after a stroke based on early status after…

Global Warming for Dummies (There Really Is a Book Called That) and the Subsequent Stroke

  If you haven't been under the proverbial rock, you have some idea of what global warming is. First, some background dummied down for  the population--of…

5 Tools to Make Eating Easier

As an occupational therapist, my goal is to help people be more independent and functional in everyday activities. One-sided weakness, decreased grip strength, dexterity issues,…

The Threefold Approach to Recovery

If we know anything about stroke recovery, it’s that every persons’ experience is different. Recovery is unique and requires problem-solving for the specific things you’re…

A Horrific, Honest Email From Sara Riggs: A Heartfelt Story I Had to Place on My Blog in Its Entirety

  I usually get similar emails all the time, slightly different in location, length, and effects. But this one from Sara Riggs is different, so…

Out of Jail But Still on Parole

After I was vaccinated I started having meals with friends for the 1st time in over a year.  I was stunned by the benefits of…