I have some experience in this area, as part of a 5 year normal
brain aging study at UCSD. I was advised that between years 2 and 3,
there was abnormal “inconsistent with age” demyelination in the
brain. Scared, as my father had brain stroke dementia the last 3
years of his life, and I was his caregiver, I started research into
Jill Bolte Taylor, was one I reached out to, and got a very positive
response from her. I continue to respond to every news item I find
in the area, and will continue to do so. I was able to determine that
from year 3 to 4, there was no progression, and that is good. What I
want to add to Gary and Hanuman’s messages, it I was warned to
reduce any and every stress to zero. Knowing that is a monumental
task, I work on it every minute of every day, and implore you all to
do the same.
You can cause a stroke or blow a blood vessel by allowing yourself
to get angry. Recognize your trigger points and work on ignoring
them, and above all, do NOT react. Let the other guy cut you off in
traffic, and resist any negative reaction. Encounter rudeness, well
it is really that individual’s problem. Smile, smile, smile. do it
often enough and it becomes second nature, and feels good as well.
Love your family, hug your children, cherish your grandchildren.
I did find myself stewing recently, and could see the negative
effect it was having on me. I need to more carefully follow my own
words, and will work on it.
Another remarkable thing about strokes are there is a potential to
recover loss of motion, by repetitive movement of the affective
area, arm or leg. The brain will imprint that movement upon another
area, and it has worked for many.
To all my Orchid friends, I value your friendship, and wish for you
all a good Holiday season, and a Wonderful, fruitful New Year.