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Hello my name is Nathan and I am a massive right brain stroke survivor. Did you know there are over 750000 strokes a year? There are stroke survivors but all have some degree of loss of function. There is a lot of stress of taking care of a disabled person it can take 10 years off the life of the caretaker.

Did you know the medical profession is still trying to learn about brain functions and are basically bound by laws and regulations? Most People would rather give in and deal with their disability and rely on family and friends to take care of them. Because they think it is not possible to live life like they use to or they think it is too hard to recovery from brain damage. That is all it is brain damage.

Did you know the brain in a sense repairs itself? It works around the dead area until it finds a new pathway to the affected area and then strengthens the signal. Common practice to achieve this is physical therapy. I suffered a Massive right brain stroke at age 33 from a blood clot. The reason it was classified a massive stroke was due to the local hospital in my town would not diagnose me as suffering a stroke even though I could not move my left leg or left arm. That’s right we are backwards from the start our right brain controls the left side of our body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body.

The only thing that saved my life that day is the emergency room doctor was talking to the emergency room doctor in a bigger hospital in the city about 80 miles north of us. The doctor 80 miles away told this doctor to get me up to them so they transported me by ambulance to the hospital in the city and when I got there they started emergency treatment for stroke. This was six hours after the clot blockage began. A stroke patient needs lifesaving treatment within the first hour to prevent more brain damage. So my brain was dying for six hours. The doctors told me I should have died and since I did not I would not ever walk again.

For me that was not acceptable so I started Physical therapy and doing research on strokes. I am not the kind of person to live on social security I needed to get back to work as soon as possible. I had been a truck driver for 12 years and was driving truck for a local company when I suffered the stroke but since I suffered a stroke they put a medical hold on my license. So I had to jump through some hoops before I could go back to work. The doctor told me I would get a lot of function back within four months and what I did not get back after a year I would never get it back.

So I started learning everything I could about my condition and doing rehab. After three months of doing what I had learned I started jumping through the hoops to get my license back. I got my license back and was back to driving truck three and a half months later. I was back in the saddle again and it was not looking pretty but I was getting it done none the less and it could have not come at a better time due to me losing my house because I could not work and pay my bills. So I was back to work and looking for a place to live racing the clock to get my first paycheck before they lock me out of my old house.

Now it has been almost four years later and due to the things I have learned and am still doing I am still getting more function back and I pop in every now and again to see the doctors a physical therapists to show them how I am doing and they tell me what I hear from a lot of people every day. They can’t believe I am a massive stroke survivor it is hard to see I have any function loss.

I have seen many brain damage survivors since my stroke and one thing always comes to my mind. I can help them so I started telling them follow me and take control of your body. I can show you how to get function back naturally and get back to living life again. That is if you want it back?. I want to hear your story since you have heard part of mine. Good luck on your new path in life it’s going to be a rewarding one.


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Glad you're on your feet and looking forward to life. God Bless!

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  about 7 years ago
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