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Fast Facts about Strokes

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Since May is National Stroke Awareness month, I thought it would be good to share with you some of the initial symptoms that might help you recognize a stroke has either occurred, or that conditions are right for a stroke to happen. As I learned in my own experience, it helps to be able to act quickly.On […]

Process

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I am an avid sports fan. I enjoy baseball, football, hockey, golf, tennis and basketball. Recently I was watching an NBA game; the announcer was talking about the Philadelphia 76’ers and he used the term the “process”. He used the term to explain that over the last 3 or 4 years the team lost a […]

Blind Spot

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Someone recently asked me if I developed any deficits after suffering my strokes. They went on to say the reason they ask the question is because they couldn’t detect any. I informed the person that a stroke is called an “attack on the brain” and as such I absolutely developed deficits, some of which are […]

Use Me

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When faced with the challenge of stroke recovery in 2007, I was not happy. I couldn’t understand why I had to go though the process. One day as my wife was driving me home from rehabilitation, I was lamenting regarding my situation. During this encounter, she looked at me and simply said “what if God […]

Guarantee

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Recovering from two strokes and major brain surgery is tough and grueling. After waking up from a month-long coma, I found that I had lost the use of my left side. When I read the newspaper, I realized that I had lost peripheral vision on my left side.  I couldn’t walk. When tried to tie […]