Loving Yourself Is Essential

Because this is Valentine’s Day, I thought this was the perfect day to give you all a little incentive to put you first- above anyone else- I’m not talking about being selfish- What I’m saying is, in order to have the energy, the inspiration, the motivation to love someone else, you first have to learnContinue reading “Loving Yourself Is Essential”

Keep Your Bow Straight

I have always been intrigued by nature and exploring the outdoors. As a child, I was the inquisitive, wide-eyed blondie, who was always ready for an adventure. Floating the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, was always a thrill for me. Donning my life vest, loaded with my pack of snacks, and fully lathered with sunscreen-Continue reading “Keep Your Bow Straight”

Brain Plasticity

The day after my mechanical thrombectomy, I underwent the first of several speech, occupational, and physical therapy sessions. All of which were located conveniently inside CPMC hospital- they didn’t have to transport me, which was very cost effective and handy. I had a speech therapy nurse come to my room asking me questions. Still havingContinue reading “Brain Plasticity”

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”

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”