Size Matters

Yes, you read that correctly. When talking about stroke, size for sure matters… :::Dramatic pause::: All strokes are taken very seriously by medical professionals due to the fact that stroke starts to kill brain cells immediately following an attack. Precisely “2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated” according to the CDC.Continue reading “Size Matters”

Cat Got Your Tongue?

Have you ever witnessed a toddler experience a tantrum because he wants something and can’t say exactly what it is that he’s wanting? When stroke suddenly makes you go non-verbal, it is immensly frustrating. Similar to the toddler example, we could potentially throw some sort of a tantrum as adults if we can no longerContinue reading “Cat Got Your Tongue?”

OMG! You’re The Jennifer Fisher?!

When I had my CVA stroke on December 6th, 2014, Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, California did not have a stroke department. Memorial Medical Center did, however, place me in the most capable hands of a very accredited hospital who specialized in stroke care. After the first of many seizures in 2015, I was rushedContinue reading “OMG! You’re The Jennifer Fisher?!”

Independence!

On December 2, 2017, I took myself out to Black Bear Diner. It was a beautiful day for pancakes. If you haven’t yet, you’ve got to head down to order “The Griz.” It’s a delectable combination of sweet and savory with enough food to easily feed 2 people. They start by giving you 2 ginormousContinue reading “Independence!”

Let’s Talk About Depression

I have dealt with depression my entire adult life. In doing so, I have developed “triggers” that activate whenever they decide to surface. However, I can somewhat control my triggers because I’ve identified them. During my depressive bouts, I try to avoid my triggers because I know my self-talk is already toxic for my well-being.Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Depression”

Mechanical Thrombectomy Explained

On December 6, 2014, at the age of 36, I had a Cardio Vascular Attack (CVA) that paralyzed the right side of my body. My stroke was due to a dissection of my artery from blunt force trauma to my neck. It is speculated by some neurologists that there is a link to chiropractor visitsContinue reading “Mechanical Thrombectomy Explained”