Monthly Affirmation

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. ~e.e. cummings

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stroke Myths

Stroke Myths
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Stroke is unpreventable                        Stroke is largely preventable
Stroke cannot be treated                        Stroke requires emergency treatment
Stroke only strikes the elderly                        Stroke can happen to anyone
Stroke happens to the heart                        Stroke is a "Brain Attack"
Stroke recovery only happens for a few months following a stroke                        Stroke recovery continues throughout life


  1. National Stroke Awareness Month. Yes I am amazed at the last one and that this myth is most people's common perception. I suffered either a TIA and a stroke, or as my neurologist puts it - two strokes. But because I appear normal and can function people think I am all better. NO - daily if not weekly I run into things ...that I used to be able to do without thought and now have to think about how to do them and then be able to do them. This will continue for the rest of my life and I am aware and adapt to this but no ... you never go back to how it was before you had the stroke because something in the brain is now gone for good.

  2. "Yes I am amazed at the last one and that this myth is most people's common perception" - I should justify that and say that it is when they find out that I have had a couple of strokes and what they see appears to be a normal functioning human being. Thus this is their perception of me and me after my strokes.



"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." – Buddha