The Murphey Saga
Okay, this week I'm starting this week with a song.
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No, I don't have this phobia, but it seems to fit today's topic for discussion.
Science is grand for coming up with humongous words to describe something simple. Today's term is neuroregeneration. It's a six million dollar word for regrowth of nerves.
In 2014, I said that it was the year of my stroke recovery that I would start to show gains again after the six month window of greatest recovery past. I was right and wrong. It was also the year that my spasticity raised its ugly head into full force too. I knew the nerves were regrowing because I could actually do more in living post stroke. I made some amazing gains in spite of the spasticity. Mainly, I relearned how to knit and was trying to spin wool into yarn. I was branching out and learning new ways to achieve what I wanted.
huge gain from a year ago when my hand was permanently clenched in a fist. It's amazing how the body will heal itself. The contratures in my wrist and middle two fingers stop actual straightening and full supenation and a full recovery. Surgery to resolve the contractures is useless until the spasticity is no longer present. So I have a long term goal of no more spasticity. It's never been done before but like I always end these posts, nothing is impossible.
I'm not really buying into instant gratification these days, but it would be nice, wouldn't it? Fantasy and Science fiction ring true with time. Not always the way we expect, but every day is forward progress. Maybe one day my great-great-great grandchildren will reminisce about how great-great-great grandma was paralyzed by a stroke but we don't have to suffer like she did now. How hard and long she took to recover from it. Thank goodness, it's not like that any more. We've got this pill that cures all the bad stuff that happens to the brain after a stroke. What do want to bet that scientists will come up with another six million dollar word to describe it's function too.
Nothing is impossible.
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