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About Madade

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  • Birthday 04/17/1963

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  1. Just wonder how your doing ?  Thought I'd write.


  2. Madade

    Hi Shorty and welcome to the stroke net.
  3. Went back into hibernation mode. Its cold and damp out. Sorry 😴
  4. I saw you there Sue. Wrote. Seen you typing. If that's any help.
  5. Madade


  6. Madade

    Good question.
  7. Madade

    I've was told avoid impact on left side of the head. So slapping right side I don't really feel it. Yes will have to agree that when I get less active I too spiral down. It seems like its a 3 week cycle. The motivators is a small group of stroke survivors that we all try and get our daily goal. Simply seeing their progress is enough to make me try and get out there and do more. I am trying stationary bike. Last year couldn't pedal 3 times. With leg weight and persistence I just got up to 11 minutes and went 1.5 miles. Right side still falls off at times. Weird how the right side tenses up if I try anything over 10 mph. Somehow I see that my fitness tracker add steps when I do stationary bike. At a loss for how that works.
  8. Madade

    You welcome. I like these new & progressive thinkers.
  9. Madade

    Interesting read thought I'd share. https://tbirehabilitation.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/article-novel-gait-training-alters-functional-brain-connectivity-during-walking-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial-full-text/
  10. Madade

    I love all the creativity with weigh therapy. It was trial and error with the weights. The one I found has 1 lb weights inserted. At first was just 2 pounds. Went up to 8 then down to 5 for the longest time. Slowly got back to 10 pound limit. On my bad side do not notice the weight even there. It does do its thing though. I've gotten unbalance muscle wise and now am using the weight on both legs to balance me out. I really noticed the weight on my left leg. Not realizing the weight with right it was a real head twister when my left side realized what I was subjecting it to. I think I am going to use the backpack suggestion this summer. That is a problem is that I start hunching over. The weight vest doesn't all me enough slip in weight to pull me back. I will review the idea with my therapist though. Thanks Heathber and Paul
  11. Madade

    Well I have started a home gym. It started out from others donating equipment that wasn't being used. Treadmill and an exercise bike dual action. Basement flooded and the treadmill had to be replaced. Since got onto the treadmill my therapist added weights to aid in my gait. Also made suggestions to improve workout. Since the treadmill, I have added weight machine, weighted vest, leg brace, yoga mat. Its pretty crude looking gym. It works guessing thats what matters. Curious to what others do.
  12. I use a fitness tracker and try to get 3600 steps a day is my current goal. I have been using it attached to my ankle as I get more honest results. I've also added weight training and stationary bike. For weight depends on the day 30# is the max I gone, 10# is the general. Cycling has been a nightmare. Got up to a mile finally with the suggestion to use my weights on my ankles to aid in keeping the foot on the pedal. It does help. I could bare make three pedals and I'd have to stop. Enough chatter better get into my routine.
  13. Just curious if anyone else uses weight therapy? How often or long do you use it? Is it limb weight or body vest? I have been using it for 2 years. Curious if others do this.
  14. Madade

    The Christmas name place holders have gone. I always had the theme to default invision.