posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 03:18 PM
a reply to: gortex
If you tell someone that you just drank a bottle of whiskey and that you are drunk, they will generally know what to expect from you. They know you
will be unsteady on your feet and that they may need to watch out for you. Most people have dedicated neural networks in their brains for dealing
, as a result of having dealt with them in the past. On the other hand, if you tell them you've had a stroke, they will have no idea
what to do with you. Most people have no neural network in the brain for dealing with people who have had strokes.
It gets better. if you have gone to university, it is almost certain that you have been drunk many times and that you are thoroughly familiar with
coping with the symptoms of drunkenness. In fact there is some reasonable expectation that anyone
capable of coping with being reeling drunk,
has neural networks in their brain capable of coping with the symptoms of a mild stroke.
Today I walked two blocks on my own without a walker or cane. I crossed a very busy street at the light. I went to the convenience store and did some
minor shopping. I went up and down stairs here, holding the hand rail. I did some household chores, including repairing a garbage bag container in
the kitchen. Every time I move, I tell myself that I just drank a bottle of whiskey.
I do this to set my awareness level and my focus
appropriately. It works. Following this procedure, and in familiar surroundings
, I am sure that I am making rapid progress in
I'll keep people posted as things go forward, hopefully with steady improvement.
Good luck to everyone.
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