Friday, January 01, 2010

Biography of Jo Murphey

Jo Murphey
I am Jo Murphey. I live in the Golden Isles of Georgia.

I had an ischemic stroke May 2012. Right-sided hemiplegia and some aphasia. The aphasia is a kicker for a writer.

My overall motto is: "Today is not just another day.  Today I will create something beautiful.

Up until my stroke, I was a free-lance writer, author, and minister. I'm married to a terminally ill husband who is also my soul mate with four children, and eight grandchildren. 

I spend a big chunk of my free time helping other writers accomplish their dreams of becoming published authors and working towards my own recovery. Now, I'm a struggling writer with the emphasis on struggling.

I'm a retired life flight RN/Paramedic, retired international business and marketing consultant, an executive chef (inactive), former culinary arts instructor, and entrepreneur. In other words I've got more sheepskins than any one person should have. AS in computer programming, BS in nursing, AS Paramedic, AS in herbotology/naturopathic medicine, MBA in business and marketing with a minor in Political Science., and Ph.D in theology.

I believe in three basic truths - God is in control, death is the absence of learning, and your grandchildren are your reward for not killing your children as teenagers.

I am published under several nome de plume's But this is the real me. I started with self-publishing after 27 years in traditional publishing...most of those titles are in various areas of nonfiction including self-help, inspirational, and public awareness. My first title was "Mommy I Wish I'd Never Heard of Arfritis," which is a mother-child book on dealing with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. It also serves as a self-help book for parents who have newly diagnosed children with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis). These books are now out of print and hopefully, I will be able to buy back the rights and republish them except for the first one which is owned by the Arthritis Foundation by my choice. All together, there are 20 titles.

I write under several names as an independent author... J.L. Murphey/Jolee Morriss/ Grandma Jam/JoAnn Mefford/Johanna Kihara. Writing suspense is the mainstay of my fiction writing whether it is children's, southern, espionage, or horror fiction and assorted nonfiction books.

I write a blog titled, The Murphey Saga for writers and independent authors which now includes a weekly segment on Sundays about my stroke survival and recovery.

I am also writing a book on my stroke recovery, but unlike most books, this is a humorous look at stroke recovery. Stories we can all relate to as survivors and laugh...because laughter is the best medicine. This is tentatively titled, "Don't Get Your Panties in a Wad." It is a book my little sister said I was destined to write, but didn't have the experience to write it... until now.

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Ad-hoc Darts and Coffee Klatch

Ad-hoc Darts

When: 
Tuesday on the FIRST week on every month, 7:00pm – 9:30pm.
Where: 
Hilltop Pub, Edmonton (map).  Free parking or you can take Bus #1.
Description:
▶ Hill Top Pub on Tuesday on the FIRST week on every month. 
▶ Various pubs in Edmonton on every other Tuesday -- just e-mail: Carrie (CarrieMyLittleBlueBag2012@gmail.com) and she will tell you where it is going to be. 
▶ "I must say I am a big fan of darts, pubs and a big fan of brunch, supper, ... but i never thought the 3 could work together. I was pleasantly surprised when our ad-hoc darts team has lots a fun ..."

Coffee Klatch with "Friends of Fraser"

When: Every Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: 
Hilltop Pub, Edmonton (map).  Free parking or you can take Bus #1.
Description:
▶ Hill Top Pub on Tuesday on the Third week on every month. 
▶ Various Coffee Shops to be set up yet in Edmonton in the afternoon. If anyone is interested to come just e-mail: Carrie or if you are interested to join us, and she will tell you where it is going to be. 
 Please email Carrie, so we know you are coming to meeting us, just in case of any changes.

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Dean in the book I'm writing about my stroke recovery, I use the term DIY to advise other survivors to come up w their own therapy protocols because they are the ones who care the most about their recovery. on Def'n: DIY - Do It Yourself
Barb Polan April 13 /2014
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Peter, Am Ambassador and spokesperson for Nat'l Stroke. Much confusion about NeuroAid. Costs valid - however, a recent CHIMES study (published in American Heart's STROKE proved some interesting and effective conclusions (October, 2013). All adds confusion to what I had found, what you had found, what the common perception is. Talked with CEO of company (Singapore) and have questions. As you, Do you know more?. Blogger for Tattler ofburns@aol.com on Neuroaid: Partial Truth and Petty Theft
Richard Burns April 3 / 2014
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Hey thanks for sharing this article it is really very good. You share some good use of Power Chairs UK. And you said that it is very safe for us and how impotent it is in our daily life routines. on Mobility Scooter - Video
Brad Williams March 6 / 2014
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We bought a cargo bike from Velo Verde and we love it. It is a Mundo and Velo Verde put on a motor and battery that makes it even easier to use. wellington electric bikes on Motorized Wheelchair
Michael Smith February 22 / 2014
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I bought snowshoes with the basic model ($104 Cdn) in MEC. I asked the clerk about binding with *only one-hand* - he told about various model and most binding works with one-hand. on Lecture About Snowshoeing at Mountain Equipment Co-op
SSTattler February 15 / 2014
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I've made Michigan style snowshoes from scratch with real rawhide lacing, they're the ones with one piece of wood with the upturned toe. I splintered at least 6 pieces of wood after steaming them and trying to bend them around the form. This was prior to stroke and required two good arms and hands to do. I haven't tried using them since stroke, mainly because the bindings I created used laces and now they are in a storage locker in Minneapolis. on Lecture About Snowshoeing at Mountain Equipment Co-op
oc1dean February 15 / 2014
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Furthermore, they set everything up for you so you walk out of the store not having to tinker with anything!! AND they are one of the only places I've seen sell adult Urban Scooters- Xootrs. Awesome product and even more awesome store!!! electric bikes nz on Cycling Comfort At Its Best
Michael Smith February 6 / 2014
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Has anyone has any luck with getting this covered under their insurance? A family member who is 31yrs old had a brain stem stroke which left him completely disabled. He was trained on the Tobii at the Rehab Hsp. as they thought w/ his age & perm. injury, ins. would cover, but they have denied. Any help in this area? on YouTube: Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
kelly January 30 / 2014
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To know more about the various types of Botox treatments Delhi, please visit http://www.skindelhi.com on Bob's First Botox Treatment
Alan Abraham January 22 / 2014
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The Outtakes section has freshly made prepackaged salads, sandwiches and desserts for those who ... The Outtakes Convenience Store has all that and more. ultrasonography on Battle Strokes With Ultrasound?
Abdul Bari Chanessra January 17 / 2014
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We took the 3 pier tour and LOVED it! Jay was a great guide, and even gave us complimentary energy drinks after the ride. Great business- I highly recommend these guys~ electric bikes nz on Mobility Scooter - Video
Michael Smith January 16 / 2014
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Hey there just wanted to givbe you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Safari. I'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I'd post to let yoou know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get... on Pain in Your Brain
Anonymous January 5 / 2014
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Hi Dean, I was a little lazy and the "Contents" is my T.B.D. very soon!! Right now this Jan 4th, Saturday is done correctly. I'll fix up this afternoon to Sept/2013 and the rest to Jan/2013 tomorrow. Cheers / John A. on Saturday News
SSTattler January 4 / 2014
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Much better, now the links are active. on Saturday News
oc1dean January 4 / 2014
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John's physiotherapist said that you can tell if people are recovering because the temperature on the affected side becomes normal. It is often colder than the other side. The best way to treat a... on Learn about Stroke
Anonymous January 4 / 2014
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Maybe I'm missing something John but I don't see anywhere to click on to get to the four sections you list. Dean on Saturday News
oc1dean January 4 / 2014
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hi had a stroke hemorrhagic in 2011 how can one treat a cold arm? on Learn about Stroke
Anonymous January 1 / 2014
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Tai chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion." Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, this graceful form of exercise has existed for about 2,000 years. It's becoming increasingly popular around the world, both as... on Tai Chi & Qigong
learn tai chi December 5 / 2013
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Tobii starts preorders for their EyeX Controller hardware, and their EyeX Engine and SDK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8a46q6u8_s So that's why Tobii didn’t care about .... on Eye Tracking - Video
Jeff Kang December 3 / 2013
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This is good to persuade patient to have fun while on therapy. on Playing Games in Stroke Recovery?
check this out November 27 / 2013
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Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of the human hearing range. http://www.footcentersofnc.com/our-services/on-site-ultrasonic-imaging.html on Back on His Feet!
Anderson Clark November 6 / 2013
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Now that is someone with too much time on their hands. on Cord of Wood - Nicely Stack!
J.L. Murphey November 5 / 2013
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Just read the book by Nick, Life Without Limits, and I felt compelled to look him up on youtube. And here he is, married to a beautiful lady. I was so very touched by his story, it is wonderfully written,... on Eclectic: Carrie - Congratulations to Nick Vujicic ♥ Kanae Miyahara
Anonymous October 26 / 2013
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Of course you need time off. Personally, I'd like to take a break from my limitations, and my life is a breeze compared to yours - and Bob's. I've got it easy and I am so sick of it. I can't even imagine plugging along as good-naturedly as you for 3 years. on Soooooo Tired...
Barb Polan October 20 / 2013
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Thank you for sharing this informative blog with us. Keep sharing. on Service Dogs or Therapy Dogs
Dog Training Auckland October 18 / 2013
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LOL You can't argue with protocols no matter who you are. But I can relate to your feelings. At the time of my stroke I was planning a week away from the stress of caring for my husband. It would have been the first long period of time away from him in ten... on From Person to Patient
J.L. Murphey October 6 / 2013
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Welcome to the madhouse, Dick. on A New Blog Author in SSTattler - Richard (Dick) L. Burns
J.L. Murphey October 6 / 2013
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Brain injury claim helps getting compensated for heavy loss to health, loss of earnings, and the expected cost on health care and rehabilitation of sufferer, but you must know the norms to be able to win your claim. on Dean - Neuro-Protection after Traumatic Brain Injury: Novel Strategies
Brain injury claim September 27 / 2013
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I used voice recognition software and substantially restored my short-term memory, many years after I sustained my final a.v.m. stroke.  -Matt Ramsey, M.Ed. on Neurogenesis in the Brain: A Talk by Professor Richard Faull
Matt Ramsey, M.Ed. September 25 / 2013
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I have a repetitive strain injury of tendinosis (chronic tendinitis). Stroke sufferers should also benefit from the new accessibility option of eye tracking. A cheap, $99 eye tracker will arrive in December. See on YouTube The Eye Tribe Tracker - The world's first affordable eye tracker  on YouTube: Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
Jeff Kang September 14 / 2013
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Welcome Molly! on A New Guest Blogger in SSTattler - Molly Clarke
J.L. Murphey August 3 / 2013
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What a video it is! A number of viewers are keen to watch this video actually amazing and fastidious quality. on What is the Cloud? (sort-a with pictures on a napkin!)
VoIP Providers July 29 / 2013
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Keep blogging and be careful. I just found you so don't quit now. on To Blog or Not To Blog?
Julie Grimme July 29 / 2013
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Dean, please be careful: my right knee is suffering (miniscus tear and arthritis are the worst offenders) from all my sit-to-stands from very low beach chairs, along with 4 years of additional wear and tear. Of course, years of daily running pre-stroke probably contributed too. Be careful anyway. on Winnipeg Folk Festival - Day 1 & Sit to Stand Therapy & ...
Barb Polan July 22 / 2013
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Dean, you gotta love trying to be like everyone else. I imagine they would give you an exemption from the chair if you asked but then you'd be looking down at everyone else. on Winnipeg Folk Festival - Day 1 & Sit to Stand Therapy & ...
J.L. Murphey July 20 / 2013
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I agree with Barb. I despise the "you'll never..." My response is watch me! A life without challenges is a life unlived. on The Devastating Statement in Therapy: “You have reached your plateau.”
J.L. Murphey July 14 / 2013
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Welcome to the looney bin, Robin. It's a great place to be. on A New Blog Author in SSTattler - Robin
J.L. Murphey July 14 / 2014
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Barb, The walk in tub is just like it sounds. There is a door you step through (3" off the floor). You sit on the seat built in and fill your tub. I can wear my AFO and take it off once inside and seated comfortably instead of trying to pivot ... on Sunday Stroke Survival ~ Appreciating the New Me and a Recipe
J.L. Murphey July 14 / 2014
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Very well stated Barb and thank you for your post. More caregivers need to realize that a plateau is just a place where you rest before you go on to the next part of the journey. Thank you, Mark A. Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP Author Teaching of Talking on The Devastating Statement in Therapy: “You have reached your plateau.”
Mark A. Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP July 13 / 2013
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I think that when a plateau occurs, it's because the current treatment has caused as much improvement as it can, and it's time for another therapy; sometimes that means a new therapist with a different bag of tricks, ... on The Devastating Statement in Therapy: “You have reached your plateau.”
Barb Polan July 13 / 2013
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I really love garfiled, that cat is so annoying...haha on Saturday Comics
grosir jilbab murah July 12 / 2013
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Hi there: You may have to try and wear a foot support like a sports wrap. But if you could rest your foot would help lots. I know at times we cant. I found this out while i was playing football. You have a fine day. http://www.footcentersofnc.com/our-services/pediatric-footcare.html on Article: Sharon - Experiences with Ankle Foot Orthosis and Functional Electric Stimulation Foot Drop Devices
kevin smith July 10 / 2013
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Congrats on the new bathroom fixtures. I would love to take a bath, but cannot climb in either of our tubs. How does the walk-in tub work? We won't ever add one - we had just finished remodeling all of our bathrooms when I had the stroke... on Sunday Stroke Survival ~ Appreciating the New Me and a Recipe
barbpolan July 6 / 2013
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yes because inside of the knee is a special nerve that counts the most and will heal most quickly http://www.footcentersofnc.com/our-services/on-site-ultrasonic-imaging.html on Saturdays News - Functional Electrical Stimulation (fixing Drop Foot)
kevin smith June 28 / 2013
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Informative tips, whenever you are creating garden for your home, it is very necessary to use fencing and timber gates for your garden, they are very necessary for garden’s...  on Pallet Vertical Garden & Et cetera ...
Paul Davies June 28 / 2013
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Anonymous June 27 / 2013
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Amazing survivors. I take hope from these stories for my friend who is going thru this currently. on Saturdays News - Locked-In Syndrome
Anonymous June 26 / 2013
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Golf Simulation System 17 June / 2013
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It is my great pleasure to visit your website and to enjoy your excellent post here. I like that very much. on Rosetta Stone for Aphasia
Natural stone products May 28 / 2013
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Hiring case management UK would help facilitating the best medical care within low-cost and it would include the unbearable expenditure of surgeries and stitches. on Dean - Neuro-Protection after Traumatic Brain Injury: Novel Strategies
Case management UK May 22 / 2013
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Love these comics!! What would a stroke survivor do without a cheap cane! on Saturday Comics.
Amelia Barney May 13 / 2013
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I may never run again. Of course I couldn't do it before my stroke either, but I will walk again without aids. I made that promise to myself 27 years ago and I made it again last year. I did it once so I know the routine. Keep dreaming those dreams. on Marathon Ad Nauseum
J.L. Murphey May 4 /2013
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How can my useful and informative brain injury recovery books be listed on your site? Both "Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors: A Lifeline to New Connections" Idyll Arbor, 2010) and...  I so hope to see them on your site! author-survivor-triathlete Carolyn Dolen on Books
Carolyn Dolen April 22 / 2013
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I am satisfied with your blog. Your post is dear. Thanks for sharing your precious comprehension with me. on SSTattler Publisher & Chief Editor Cards
Glossy Business Cards April 18 / 2013
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These canes are so great! It's amazing what they can do with canes now days! I recently bought one for my grandmother from http://www.walkingstickpro.com/walkingstaff and she loved it! on Assistive Cane & Walking Stick (or Poles)
Amy Everpean April 16 / 2013
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There are so many cool walking canes for sale now days! I love all the ideas and styles on this site!! on Assistive Cane & Walking Stick (or Poles)
Amy Everpean April 15 / 2013
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Along the same lines: I had a stroke 3.5 years ago, and just last month a small movement of my hamstring muscles turned into nearly full-blown control. Now I need strength. on Why a Little Means a Lot
Barb Polan April 1 / 2013
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I'd like to be contacted by those students to invite them to an international bike design contest, please write me to mdonati63@yahoo.it on Eclectic: Jackie - International Bike Design Competition
Anonymous March 31 / 2013
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Leading by example is the best teacher. on Inspiring and Supporting Stroke Survivors
J.L. Murphey March 30 / 2013
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Barb, I've found that you don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day many other cultures celebrate as well. German food, I'm half German, can be similar ... on Sunday Stroke Survivor ~ Life is Like a MasterCard Commerical
J.L. Murphey March 30 / 2013
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The first and only time I tried Dragon on my iPad, I was reading an article about agriculture instead of typing it for a friend. "Corn" turned into "porn." Was I not enunciating clearly or was it using some odd dictionary (of most-likely words, perhaps)? ... on Dictating on the iPad 3
Barb Polan March 23 / 2013
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Perfect: "But the key is having the heart to do it." I had a stroke 3.5 years ago, but I wouldn't dream of St. Patrick's day without corned beef and cabbage, complete ... on Sunday Stroke Survivor ~ Life is Like a MasterCard Commercial
Barb Polan March 23 / 2013
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Nice post, you have shared really some amazing sticks that are required for different purpose. You may use these sticks for fulfilling different goal. I like ... on Assistive Cane & Walking Stick (or Poles)
Harry Smith March 18 / 2013
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Just stumbled across your blog and was instantly amazed with all the useful information that is on traumatic brain injury it. Great post, just what i was ... on Dean - Neuro-Protection after Traumatic Brain Injury: Novel Strategies
John Hessey March 17 / 2013
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Awesome! But I think I would need a change of panties. on Face à Face avec le Guépard!
J.L. Murphey March 16 / 2013
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Dean, I find this to be true especially after a stroke. I am the caregiver for my terminally ill husband before and post stroke. My focus on elements needed in his ..... on Lab Notes: Stroke Recovery Loves Company
J.L. Murphey March 9 / 2013
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peartaccessramps March 6 / 2013
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Oh my goodness the memories! Thanks Monty. And our parents thought we were rowdy as teenagers, they had no idea what we would face as parents. on Best of Times
J.L. Murphey March 2 / 2013
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Hi Patti G, I'm going to publish your videos on March 9th. Thank you very much! John C. Anderson SSTattler11@gmail.com on Pain in Your Brain
SSTattler March 2 / 2013
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Here are the two CPS videos I entered in the recent Neuro Film Fest. Yes, you may post them. :) Central Pain Syndrome: lives in constant pain ... Thanks again for spreading CPS awareness! Patti G. on Pain in Your Brain
Anonymous March 2 / 2013
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THANK YOU!, THANK YOU! for helping to spread awareness on this horrific neuro condition! Patti G. Central Pain Syndrome: I am one among 100,000 ... on Pain in Your Brain
Anonymous March 2 / 2013
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Water exercise is used in healing setting to activate the joints and develop balance and strength. In case you have suffered from a back injury in your regular workout... on Saturdays News - Stroke Survivor Takes First Swim
rashell smith February 12 / 2013
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Thank you for your contribution to those with aphasia Gary. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to support what you are doing to bring excellent... on When Stroke Survivors Can't Communicate...
Mark A. Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP February 11 / 2013
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One of those helping to review Autoclave for sale information systems was Robb Gardner, current chief executive officer of the facility. on Vinyl Cafe - Dave Visit Marty in Rehab Hospital
Muhammad Amir February 5 / 2013
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While doing my speech therapy exercises my 7 month old grandson sat on my lap and mimicked me. He repeated the process with me daily for two months. Now at 1 year old... on Mark - Modeling & More Questions
J.L. Murphey January 26 / 2013
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I pretty much decided what I wanted to accomplish during rehab. They (the therapists) thought they were unrealistic. I achieved all but one of my goals during...  on Article: Sharon - Control after Stroke
J.L. Murphey January 19 / 2013 
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LOL I can relate both as a minister and a former life flight nurse. On the latter, I responded to a call for a car vs motorcycle accident. The young man was mortified... on Eclectic: Monty - They Cut My Britches Off
J.L. Murphey January 19 / 2013
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No actually I was talking about prep work like onions and celery. on Saturday News - Ulu Knife... in response to The Ulu knife is great for one-hander! But can only ...
J.L. Murphey  January 13 / 2013
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A/Prof Louise Ada is head of the Neurology program in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney. Her teaching commitments include... on Article: Dean - Medical Research - Stroke Rehab/Research
Muhammad Amir on January 13/2013
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Hmmmmm - I can carve a turkey at Christmas with the ulu. No problem! Maybe you have buy biggger larger turkey ... ;-) on Saturday News - Ulu Knife
SSTattler on January 12/2013
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The Ulu knife is great for one-hander! But can only do small quantities at a time. on Saturday News - Ulu Knife
J.L. Murphey on January 12/2013
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I've just seen her on channel 4, she's an amazing girl and coping extremely well, hope she finds someone, she beautiful and if not @tom1988lewis is my twitter lol x on YouTube: Broca's aphasia - Sarah Scott
Tom Lewis on January 9/2013
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The problem with 'mild' is that there is currently no objective way to diagnose what is mild...  on Article: Sharon - Is tPA And Emergency Treatment The Only Answer?
 oc1dean on January 5/2013
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Interesting. I found I could only speak, read and write English after my stroke. English being my third language. I lost the my ability to read write, and speak eight other languages I was fluent in ... on Article: SSTattler - Englishman Wakes up Speaking Welsh After Stroke
J.L. Murphey on January 5/2013
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I believe mild strokes should never in a million years be treated with TPA. Why would you risk your life being taken by this drug rather than receiving Good nursing care ... on Article: Sharon - Is tPA And Emergency Treatment The Only Answer?
Jevria Nuredini on December 20/2012
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I go out alone since my stroke so I appreciate it when strangers ask me if I need help. I usually say "I think I can do it myself, but thank you for offering." I feel ... on Saturdays News - Dining with Dignity (Disability Etiquette)
Rebecca Dutton on December 15/2012
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This is where 16 years after initial approval of tPA maybe the stroke world will finally wake up and demand better treatments in the first days. There are hundreds ... on Article: Sharon - Is tPA And Emergency Treatment The Only Answer?
oc1dean on December 15/2012
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Mark McEwen comes to mind...just a thought. He's done some pretty good awareness pieces. But unlike other diseases, stroke is 80% preventable so people have a ... on Article: Dean - The Tipping Point of Stroke Research and Rehabilitation
J.L. Murphey on December 15/2012
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Years ago, I was a disabilities coordinator for a local college before ADA was enacted in the US. The college was trying to be sensitive to the needs of the ... on Saturdays News - Dining with Dignity (Disability Etiquette)
J.L. Murphey on December 15/2012
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I agree. I didn't know about the new guidelines until I saw it here. More advocacy is needed. It may be as simple as the doctor not knowing. My hospital has gone to a ... on Article: Sharon - Is tPA And Emergency Treatment The Only Answer?
J.L. Murphey on December 2/2012
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Interesting correlation on time in therapy. In the first hospital it was two hours per day starting on my second day and then was transferred to a rehab facility where ... Article: Sharon - How Much Therapy Time Do Stroke Patients Actually Receive in Rehabilitation? 
J.L. Murphey on November 26/2012
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Dean, I agree. Though I've had a blog for years as an author, I've now incorporated a Sunday blog that deals with a stroke survivor's challenge as a writer. My stroke ... Article: Dean - Stroke Survivors Are Invisible - Change That - Start Blogging
J.L. Murphey on November 26/2012
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Also, you can check out a site called Charity Navigator. It's a great tool to find out exactly how your donations are being spent... Article: Ralph - Where Your Charitable Donations Go?
Charitable Giving on 26/11/12
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WTG Bob and you too Diane for all your hard work... Eclectic: Diane - Progress at Rehab! But...
J.L. Murphey on 24/11/12
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Hmm, interesting corelation. I had a strong family history for stroke, some bad risk factors including depression afterwards. Since I've already got a sick heart, and ... Saturdays News - Nov/17/2012 - Depression
J.L. Murphey on 18/11/12
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I have heard this story often from women. In some studies, women do not receive tPA as frequently as men. Have you asked the hospital and treating neurologist for and... Article: Sharon - Is tPA And Emergency Treatment The Only Answer?
Anonymous on 16/11/12
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While I made a 4 hour window for tPA, it wasn't given because the CT scan showed no evidence of a stroke. There is no one more motivated in therapies than I am. Even... Article: Sharon - Is tPA And Emergency Treatment The Only Answer?
J.L. Murphey on 10/11/12
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Hi,Sir It's always good to invest in honest answers regarding your details on stroke-survivors.org. It sites has been brought revolution change of human life. I... Eclectic: Monty - The Life of flowers (Жизнь цветов)
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Anonymous on 19/10/12
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Why would they want older people to take statin drugs even though they don't have a heart problem? Do they really know statins side effects? I just wish it won't... Saturdays News - April 14th / 2012
Margaret on 14/09/12
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Hi, hanks for the kind words & hope your daughter has since started rehab. You can e-mail me at:steph.spooner@gmail.com & we can talk more. I wish you & your family... Eclectic: The Education of Stephanie Spooner
Stephanie Spooner on 09/09/12
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Hi, thank you for the complements, how is your son doing? You can e-mail me questions any time at: steph.spooner@gmail.com. Best of luck w/ everything... Eclectic: The Education of Stephanie Spooner
Stephanie Spooner on 09/09/12
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I also read about Stephanie's story in our local paper here in Vancouver BC. Our 10 year old daughter suffered a brain bleed due to an AVM in February of this year. We... Eclectic: The Education of Stephanie Spooner
Karen on 05/09/12
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Thank you so much for sharing my film!... Eclectic: Monty - Change For a Dollar?
Sharon Wright on 04/09/12
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I am to a great extent impressed with the article I have just read interesting very good. I read the Blog Nice site I found and I bookmarked the site.... Berlin Questionnaire (for sleep apnea)
John Wodden on 04/09/12
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John, I am now reading "the Bionic Brain" by Jon Mukand A new book about the BrainGate project. Other assists are also highlighted in the book including one used... Eclectic: Gary - Use Fiction or the Promise of Real Hope for Persons Having Been Affected by Stroke
garydotgray on 01/09/12
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This is perfect rules for how to get pregnant precisely... Eclectic: Monty - How To Get Pregnant !
Tuhin on 26/08/12
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Great healthy information you have shared on vitamin d. Thank you for sharing such type healthy information... Lower Vitamin D Intake — 27% Greater Risk Of Thromboembolic Stroke
Vitamin D3 400iu on 18/08/12
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If there was a like button i would've pressed it. :) ... Eclectic: Jackie - Murphy's Other 15 Laws
mycerebellarstrokerecovery.com on 10/08/12
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Email me privately and we might be able to do that... Eclectic: The Education of Stephanie Spooner
Anonymous on 07/08/12
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Really interesting and sounds promising... as always... LC... Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells As Promising Candidates for Regenerative Therapy of the Central Nervous System
Anonymous on 06/08/12
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I also read that on the medical journal weekly. Anxiety deviated with sleep apnea can lead to stroke... Eclectic: Dean - Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Silent Strokes
sleep apnea centers on 31/07/12
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This was a good suggestion that you put up here...dude…..hope that it benefits all the ones who land up here.  Edmonton Carpet Cleaning... Eclectic: Jackie - I Owe My Mother...
Ahmad Abdullah on 21/07/12
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I love it. What's even better is hearing the same words come out of MY children's mouths towards their own children and then watch clap a hand over their mouths... Eclectic: Jackie - I Owe My Mother...
J.L. Murphey on 19/07/12
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You are so right... We can now really enjoy things. I realize they had always been in my life but now I appreciate them more... Eclectic: Regina - Emotional Health — Part 2
Regina on 18/07/12
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Activities that make me feel happy and fulfilled are being able to successfully accomplish a small part of an activity from my former life: boating on the harbor... Eclectic: Regina - Emotional Health — Part 2
Barb Polan on 09/07/12
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Being a Murphey...I know these laws well. Being a stroke survivor is another one. Like the difference between losing feeling and function. When something is... Eclectic: Jackie - Murphy's Other 15 Laws
J.L. Murphey on 07/07/12
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A remarkable story. My son suffered from an AVM, June 6, 2011, he was 13. He lost all function of his left side. He is recovering... I would welcome the opportunity... Eclectic: The Education of Stephanie Spooner
dialegos on 21/06/12
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Approximate from Latin: "To take a trivial example, which ever undertakes laborious physical, except to obtain some advantage from it?"... Eclectic: Monty - How To Get Pregnant !
SSTattler on 09/06/12
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Recent News Welcome to FitMag - your home for living a healthy, joyful life. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea... Eclectic: Monty - How To Get Pregnant !
SEO on 08/06/12
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Hi CFaith23, I got your very nice comments and you said "... You can check her website: http://www.takeabowingrid.com. Hoping that you can also feature her story... Improving Self-Efficacy
SSTattler on 27/05/12
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Wow, these are incredible! What a way to make time beautiful!... Eclectic: Jackie - Dmitry Khristenko and His Motorcycles
Anonymous on 26/05/12
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I have a 10s unit don't know how to use it. I need to find a rehab that will work me back to rang of motion give me time to get stronger not try to make me do shit I... Enabling More Patient-Initiated, Active Movement
Anonymous on 30/04/12
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You are absolutely right. As Avi says you need to focus on strengthening, stretching, and speed. There is some research not only on passive movement but also... Enabling More Patient-Initiated, Active Movement
Anonymous on 29/04/12
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The functional conundrum, I can walk but its not pretty, but I need some way of identifying exactly which muscles to work on or relax to make walking perfect. The... Enabling More Patient-Initiated, Active Movement
oc1dean on 25/04/12
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here is no mention of medicines you werte taking.It is commendable that you have taken a lot of efforts but what about doctors share? Were you without medication?... A Stroke Survivor’s Story Of Struggle And Success!
Nagraj Jain on 20/04/12
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As a care-partner, I feel like you do, when someone says that to me. Someone who has never had a stroke, or cared for someone who has stroke disabilities for a long... Article: Sharon - Care-Partners / Caregivers
Anonymous on 19/04/12
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And the latest one - Rhabdomyolysis came from this article; http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Dyslipidemia/32210 Relying on use of the... Dean's (Reinke) Stroke Musings - Statins
oc1dean on 17/04/12
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The risks: All these should be told you by your doctor. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/do-statins-make-it-tough-to-exercise/... Saturdays News - April 14th / 2012
oc1dean on 14/04/12
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People entering the health system don't really know what they should expect or what best practices for their condition are. Most people entering the health system for... Health Rationing
Anonymous on 06/04/12
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Thanks. I'll forward your comment to the author who wrote the article. Cheers / John A. SSTattler11@gmail.com... Health Rationing
SSTattler on 04/04/12
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About health rationing whatever you published seems to me complicate write up. I totally amazed to know that impression. It's been so long informative conception... Health Rationing
Chelsea Wilks on 04/04/12
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Nice video! ... Saturdays News - February 18, 2012
Anonymous on 19/02/12
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You're welcome! ... Life After Stroke Website
SSTattler on 15/02/12
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Thanks for sharing! ... Life After Stroke Website
garydotgray on 15/02/12
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In Massachusetts, you need (1) to have an eye examination (with at least a 120 degree field of view) and (2) take a competency test (which is identical to what a... YouTube: Driving a Vehicle After A Stroke
Barb Polan on 04/02/12
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What a clever idea. I generally use bottles with pop tops so that when ( not IF) I drop them I don't lose any content. Then of course, I have to lean down/around to...  I solved the problem of wet slippery shampoo.
Barb Polan on 03/02/12
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Wish I was closer! ... SRAE Chinese New Year Party - Year of the Dragon
Lori on 26/01/12
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Thanks John for sharing this wonderful insight about stroke and how to go about the recovery process. You have inspired stroke patients and survivor by letting them... Improving Self-Efficacy
CFaith23 on 22/01/12
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Thanks / JCA. See "Jennifer..." PEISR blog. ... YouTube: January 21st, 2012
SSTattler on 22/01/12
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Hi John, Thanks for re-posting this! :) Gary... YouTube: January 21st, 2012
garydotgray on 22/01/12
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love it, I will have to work on that. I have a "sluggish" left hand and I took up Guitar last year. I think my poor teacher should win an award for his patience... One-Handed Techniques for a Guitar
Linda on 11/01/12
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John, What an awesome project. Thank you for doing this!... A Real-Life Experience -- Lynn Johnston
garydotgray on 02/01/12
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These Traction Devices are worth the buy,I have 2 sets from Lee Vally Tools.If you get them big enough they will go on easy and come off easy. Mine work very well, I... Shoes and Boots: Traction Devices.
Unknown on 23/12/11
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Darts was at 1300 hrs, not 1400 hrs ... Edmonton Stroke Calendar
Unknown on 20/12/11
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John if you see this ,I will you and Sharon at the rest of the gang at around 1800 hrs. Gary... Edmonton Stroke Calendar
Unknown on 20/12/11
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This is a challenge! Recently I read a study where stroke survivors received physiotherapy and their physical function improved only a small amount, BUT their... Putting the Possibility in Disability
John on 17/12/11
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This is a challenge! Recently I read a study where stroke survivors received physiotherapy and their physical function improved only a small amount, BUT their... Putting the Possibility in Disability
John on 17/12/11
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My husband had a stroke earlier this year, at the age of 37 - also very young for a stroke. He had a brain tumour when he was 6, and the radiation that they had used to... Putting the Possibility in Disability
Jen on 13/11/11
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Good ads! on “My Life is not a Tragedy” Players... “My Life is not a Tragedy” Players
John on 10/11/11
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Recent analysis concludes that rehabilitation afterwards achievement have to be anatomic and intensive. However, abounding achievement survivors absorb a lot of... Physiotherapy many years after stroke.
Jacoblrishly on 20/10/11

SSTattler Weekly Index

Saturday News| Topic  (Future - To Be Done.)
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Jun/07/2014  | Sailing with Disability - Paralympics
May/24/2014  | Sailing with Disability - Cruising
May/10/2014  | Fatigue
May/03/2014  | Introducing Sailing with Disability
Apr/26/2014  | Obesity
Apr/19/2014  | First Year - Rick Mercer Report


Saturday News| Topic For 2014                            
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Apr/12/2014  | DIY - Tadpole (Recumbent 'cycle)
Apr/05/2014  | Bonsai
Mar/29/2014  | 2014 Neuro Film Festival
Mar/22/2014  | Social Network - BlogTwitterFacebook?,...
Mar/15/2014  | Understanding Lip Reading
Mar/08/2014  | Neuroplasticity
Mar/01/2014  | Balance
Feb/22/2014  | Why Use Wikipedia in Stroke Survivors Tattler
Feb/15/2014  | Snowshoes for Stroke Survivors
Feb/08/2014  | Music Therapy
Feb/01/2014  | Cartoons "For Better or For Worse"
Jan/25/2014  | Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Jan/18/2014  | Standing-Up Desk for Stroke Survivors
Jan/11/2014  | Dystonia and Stroke
Jan/04/2014  | Probiotics - Good For You?

Saturday News| Topic For 2013                            
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Dec/28/2013  | Cerebral Angiography
Dec/21/2013  | The Best of 2013 Stroke Survivors Tattler
Dec/14/2013  | Brain Gate & Brain Implant
Dec/07/2013  | Urinary Incontinence
Nov/30/2013  | Dysarthria (Motor Speech Disorders)
Nov/23/2013  | iPad for Stroke Survivors
Nov/16/2013  | Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) or Emotional Liability
Nov/09/2013  | Video Games for Rehabilitation
Nov/02/2013  | Eye Tracking
Oct/26/2013  | (Non-Invasive) Brain–Computer Interface
Oct/19/2013  | EEG - Electroencephalography
Oct/12/2013  | MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Oct/05/2013  | X-ray Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Sep/28/2013  | Power Wheelchair
Sep/21/2013  | Mobility Scooter
Sep/14/2013  | Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs
Sep/07/2013  | Stand-Up Comedy for Stroke Survivors
Aug/31/2013  | Steadward Centre - 2013 (re-publish & update 2012)
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Jul-Aug/2013 | Summer Break 2013 (articles ordered by date)
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Jun/29/2013  | Lacunar Stroke
Jun/22/2013  | Walking a.k.a. Ambulation
Jun/15/2013  | Visual Art
Jun/08/2013  | Yoga As Exercise or Alternative Medicine
Jun/01/2013  | Golfers with Disabilities & Golf Carts
May/25/2013  Recumbent Bikes - ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering)
May/18/2013  | Sublaxation - Sling Shoulder (or not)
May/11/2013  | 2013 Neuro Film Festival
May/04/2013  | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Apr/27/2013  | Lokomat Robotic Therapy
Apr/20/2013  | Traumatic Brain Injury
Apr/13/2013  | Raised-Bed Gardening
Apr/06/2013  | NuVinci Continuously Variable Transmission
Mar/30/2013  | Mediterranean Diet
Mar/23/2013  | Tai Chi & Qigong
Mar/16/2013  | Powered Exoskeleton
Mar/09/2013  | Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Mar/02/2013  | Assistive Cane & Walking Stick (or Poles)
Feb/23/2013  | Pain in Your Brain
Feb/16/2013  | Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
Feb/09/2013  | Segway PT (Personal Transporter)
Feb/02/2013  | Handicapped Parking
Jan/26/2013  | Wheelchair Curling
Jan/19/2013  | Games to Develop Your Brain
Jan/12/2013  | Ulu Knife
Jan/05/2013  | Aneurysm a.k.a. Hemorrhagic Stroke
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Saturday News| Topic For 2012                           
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Dec/29/2012  | Kickstart !
Dec/22/2012  | I'll will tell you later! ;-)
Dec/15/2012  | Dining with Dignity (Disability Etiquette)
Dec/08/2012  | Epileptic Seizure Can Happen In A Stroke.
Dec/01/2012  | Para-Alpine/Nordic Skiing
Nov/24/2012  | Health at Google
Nov/17/2012  | Depression
Nov/10/2012  | tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator)
Nov/03/2012  | Stanford - Mini Med School
Oct/27/2012  | Functional Electrical Stimulation
Oct/20/2012  | Introduction: AFO for Foot Drop
Oct/13/2012  | Locked-In Syndrome
Oct/06/2012  | Pre-Natal & Kids Had Stroke
Sep/29/2012  | Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
Sep/22/2012  | Swallowing (Dysphagia)
Sep/15/2012  | Stroke Survivor Takes First Swim
Sep/08/2012  | The Teaching of Talking
Sep/01/2012  | Steadward Centre
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Jul-Aug/2012 | Summer Break 2012 (articles ordered by date)
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Jun/30/2012  | Paralysis and Spasticity
Jun/23/2012  | Sleep Apnea
Jun/16/2012  | InteRACT & Aphasia
Jun/09/2012  | Stem Cell
Jun/02/2012  | Hemispatial Neglect
May/26/2012  | Oliver Sacks - Musicophilia-Strokes,Language and Music
May/19/2012  | Sexuality after Stroke
May/12/2012  | Face Blindness(Prosopagnosia) <---- duplicate
May/05/2012  | Face Blindness(Prosopagnosia)
Apr/28/2012  | Caregiving
Apr/21/2012  | One Handed Typing Options
Apr/14/2012  | Crestor & Lipitor
Apr/07/2012  | Cognitive Therapy + Exercise Relieves Stroke Fatigue
Mar/31/2012  | Recumbent Bike -- Human Powered Vehicle
Mar/24/2012  | Rejoyce - Rehabilitation Devices for Stroke
Mar/17/2012  | Myvoice, Clot Retreival, and Migraine Sufferers
Mar/10/2012  | Trevor's Brain Was Almost Cut In Two ...
Mar/03/2012  | How It Feels to Have a Stroke?
Feb/25/2012  | Device for the Leg and Device for the Hand
Feb/18/2012  | Moya Moya Disease
Feb/11/2012  | What Is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health
Feb/04/2012  | Driving a Vehicle After a Stroke
Jan/28/2012  | Broca's aphasia - Sarah Scott
Jan/21/2012  | Jennifer Drawdy's Stroke Testimonial
Jan/14/2012  | One Handed Shoelace Knot
Jan/07/2012  | A Real-Life Experience -- Lynn Johnston
Jan/01/2012  | Living With Aphasia: Carrie Lewis' Story
Sep-Dec/2011 | Fall 2011
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