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  1. I use this we bite, it truly helps....brainhq Practice daily and you will see improvement as you go,
  2. I tried weaning off lexapro, the crying came back too soon. I went back up on my dose. it is controlled now.There are so many things that make me sad, not the least of which is "why me?" Im glad to be alive and functioning well, but stlll held back in so many ways
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    i had a time on our cruise last summer where I could not get to a restroom fast enough,I actually had pee on my pants after trying. How embarrassing! I visited a doctor after I returned home , and he said alcohol and caffeine both irritate the bladder, so bu sure to go before you feel you truly need to. that works for me, ''its a preemptive pee" '
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    lm nearing the end of 5 weeks twice a week therapy. my affected arm moves a lot more and with little or no pain now. Next week they will assess my ability.The system is Saebo VR it requires a computer, xbox kinnect interface and their software.
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    Now two weeks, 6 sessions in this routine. my left arm was is working for the first time, I can bend the elbow, mind the arm across and up also. Can't raise it overhead yet. The next few weeks, there are three to go, they will implement hand and wrist training. Bring it on!
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    I was taught to control my eye stability to stop dizziness.you turn your head right and left while holding your gaze on some object straight ahead. slowly move the head to each side,if you have trouble holding the eyes stable, you need practice,it gets better and easier,i couldnt do it at first, especially up and down... If you have an ipad, you can download a gaze stability app...Focus...that helps a lot .
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    good to hear that as I still have zero guitar skill. my arm is still stiff and no wrist or finger action other than I can make a fist, but not open it. My wife is very encouraging and wont let me sell any of my 8 guitars, or the amps.Which is smart, you never know,,,when this might happen for me.
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    I believe god has a season fir my recovery and He will set the time, so relax and keep working. My workouts at the gym get better and stronger.
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    I started in the VR study, they come to me 3 times a week for two hours. It uses Saebo vrehab software on a Microsoft connect set up. I stand in front of a monitor and make my avatar do the exercises. It's tiring and uses my left arm a lot for the whole time. not sure what it will ultimately do, but it does get the arm moving a lot. they record my performance to compare sessions.it will last 5 weeks.
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    That's why I cat nap..I love to be busy but sometimes it overloads the circuits
  11. alansd

    i found this "club" while in rehab, a bit over a year ago.It made me so much stronger to hear from others with the same experience, or much worse ones,Still here and active.Welcome to you...
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    I sure will , you can see the progress in this therapy as companies like Saebo offer systems for use.
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    I just was accepted to a university study, by an OT doctor and graduate students into VR therapy for stroke arm recovery, they will come to my home 3 times a week. I am a lucky dude. Hope to report good results,soon.
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    fit mi by flintrehab.con
  15. alansd

    I have a great cruise agent if anyone is interested in one.