hi all...news from tianjin is coming to me via two spouses of survivors who are astonished and of course repulsed by the unethical treatment their partners are receiving as only the slezoid china connection can deliver...i'll tell ya, there's nothing quite like abusive behavior in another country by a stroke survivor from your own country!...karma police: we do have a 911 in tianjin, china!
i'm all resettled in my apartment here in greenwich village, new york...last saturday i had a little reunion at my place with 5 other people i met while in tianjin who live in the ny/nj area...three of us decided to start an intensive therapy program at the advanced recovery rehabilitation center in sherman oaks, ca...los angeles...i'll be concentrating on my arm/hand utilizing the saebo orthosis in conjunction with constraint induced movement therapy...check out their website at: www.advancedrecovery.org
the protocol: 6 hours of continuous therapy (with short breaks) from 8am - 2pm 5 days per week for 3 weeks...plus 2 hours of 'homework' every night...i'm grateful i'll have my two buds with me for that all important support...if i were going alone, the tv would look better to me than that evening's homework!...i'll be blogging of course from the facility to render my experience there...
another promising therapy i'm pursuing is the ness L300 neuroprosthetic by bioness, inc....this little gadget improves gait for individuals experiencing foot drop...check out what they offer:
one of my friends from tianjin is currently utilizing it with positive results...
i have an appointment in a week and a half for a consultation to begin the process at ny presbyterian hospital...i'll keep posting!
i'd like to close with a pitch for fellowship/community for us survivors...if it weren't for strokenetwork
i would never have found out about stem cell therapy in kiev which launched me on my healing journey...now keeping in touch with other survivors who also want to seek promising therapies, the next step on my path has been revealed...a shout out of thanks and acknowledgement to steve for creating strokenetwork...together we can do what we can not do alone...stay connected!!!!...richxxx