Friday, August 24, 2007
Why know the Signs of a stroke and An Urgent Plea!!!
Why know the Signs of a Stroke?
That is a very good question. Why should you know the signs of a stroke?
Well knowing the signs of a stroke can save someones life or improve the odds against suffering a devastating disability. Maybe even your own.
Heart and Stroke people tell us that time is brain. That means that the faster that you can get a person to medical help the less amount of brain damage occurs.
Why is that important? Well when brain cells die they are gone and can never regenerate. That means that whatever function that part of the brain controls may be lost or impaired for good. After a stroke you can never go back to the "normal" that you knew before your stroke.
To help you understand that fact from a stroke survivors point of view, you can read an unpublished article that was given to me by it's author a five plus year survivor. They have kindly allowed me to publish their article on my "Signs of a Stroke" bog.
Knowing the signs of a stroke can save lives and help to keep brain damage to a minimum. BUT many thousands of people experience stroke every day around the globe. One of the best (if not the best) online stroke support groups was started 11 years ago by a stroke survivor Steve Mallory. Steve lives in the Eastern US and has spent many thousands of hours of his time visioning, building and maintaining www.strokenetwork.org This site has helped countless stroke survivors over the past eleven years including me.
Steve is right now making "an urgent plea" across the net for help.
Click the "Click here to find out more" link (below) to read Steve's entire article in PDF format.
Click here to find out more
Thank You again for taking valuable time out of your busy day to read this post.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thirty Day Challenge
Free IM training!
Lets all do the thirty day challenge!
Check out this kewl Youtube video
See ya all on the challenge.
Remember it's http://www.thirtydaychallenge.com to sign up.
Official start date August 01, 2007 (but we are already in pre challenge setup so don't delay do it today)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
PEI Heart & Stroke Spring 2007 News
Here is a link to the PEI Heart & Stroke Foundation Spring 2007 Newsletter. (PDF Format)
Click here to download the newsletter
It has my stroke experience on page 5 and a little blurb about our local volunteer appreciation night on page 3.
As June is Stroke awareness month the focus of the newsletter is stroke so I hope that you find it interesting.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I would like to introduce you to a great stroke survivor and caregiver resource namely the Strokenet Newsletter.
Lin Wiseman has been and is still doing an awsome job of putting this newsletter together each month. The January 2007 issue is available from this site as well as the archive that contains a good collection of back issues all the way back to January 2001.
Congratulations Lin on doing a fabulous job with the Strokenet Newsletter over the years.
Check out the January 2007 issue to learn about Stem Cell research and treatment. Steve Mallory includes links on this subject in his peice that are awsome.
Enjoy this great newsletter and sign up to have it sent to you by email monthly (the 1st of every month.)
Check out the whole Strokenet website (awsome) and be sure to join the group. (membership is open to survivors and caregivers)
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The Health Check Program...
How is your day going? I had a busy day with homecare this morning and a visitor for lunch. After doing a load of laundry I went for my walk and bought some groceries at the local Sobey's store.
That brings us to today's headline The Health Check Program.
If you havn't had a chance to go to this web site then click the link above to go there now.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Welcome to the launch of the "Global Stroke Awareness" Blog. We will try to present great quality information for all interested people as well as Stroke Survivors, their caregivers and families. We also hope to present interesting information by way of posts, audio and video files that will be useful to Health care professionals and volunteers.
Thanks for dropping by and stay tuned as we roll out the content in the comming days.
We also would appreciate your comments. Tell us what you want to see and make any contributions that might be of interest to the stroke community and others that may share an interest.