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Posts by Alon Kaplan

I Had a Very Bad Setback

Alon struggled with a setback in stroke recovery while traveling. I had a very set back up, January 2nd, in NYC. My middle daughter and I went to the Met Museum.  My excited daughter and I did every rooms at the Met Museum. (Some twice!) The killer was the stairs. My affected ankle and foot collapsed…

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Magic Miraculous Snakes Oil

“We thought those brain circuits were dead. And we’ve learned that they’re not,” said Dr. Steinberg. I know for sure that you have been submerged about stem cells which have been injected into stroke survivors’s brain at Stanford University’s neurosurgery lab. “Their ability to move around has recovered visibly. That’s unprecedented,” said Steinberg. Unprecedented? First…

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I Feel Like the 14 Year Old Wearing High Heels

I feel like a 14 year old sashaying over grass in her high heels. I’m trying something different; wearing sandals, in the absence of my ankle brace, I am walking around my home. Doing the dishes, climbing the stairs, from my office chair I stand up, hopping up on my bed and going to type a…

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What Is a ‘Plateau’ of Your Stroke Recovery?

“At six months out from a stroke, you don’t expect to see any further recovery.” “Often times there is rapid recovery during the first three months, but then progress slows down. This eventually leads to a dreaded ‘plateau’ in recovery after about six months.” “’Plateau’ is an expression frequently used in relation to decisions to…

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Karmic Laws

I thought that that the karmic laws were holier-than-thou attitude. I loathed the racist Church Ladies and the “sainted”‘politicians who would bad-mouth their opponents. And, I was holier-than-thou in terms of my religious, physically strength and intellectual prowess. I lay there in the hospital bed and my blood clot stripped myself of everything. And, I…

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I Used to Cry for Meat

‘Vegetarian since NEVER’. I went through my teenagehood and post-college age and adulthood without tasting meat. Then, all of the suddenly, I felt something was wrong in my aura. I had several blood clots inside my brain from a car accident several months before. Around my fortieth birthday, I devoured chicken by the tons. Thankfully,…

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A Damaged Brain?

It’s not uncommon for ‘normal’ people — without a damaged brain — who know some unreachable word or phrase; for example, a vague word, a celebrity, a phrase will instantly will come to them in the future. We have a couple of ‘phases’ for this brain’s neurons pathways mismatching; Deja-vu, tip-of-the-tongue syndrome, stuttering, etc. After…

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