I went into a coma at the exact time Betty Page, the famous American pin-up model, went into a coma. I survived, but she didn’t.
My car accident happened August 14, 2008.
Okay. So, while driving along I-40 with my daughters in the car I had a seizure and I fainted. The date? August 14, 2011.
But, I had been having seizures ever since my stroke.
On December 3, 2008, I had a catastrophic massive stroke which led to aphasia; my damaged brain couldn’t cope with grammar, structuring sentences, and speech.
On December 8, 1988, I was a sophomore in college. And, I wrote an essay about aphasia.
Could it be that my subconscious brain knew that I had written an essay about aphasia and then conjured up my stroke taking place 20 years after my aphasia essay?
Around 2010, I questioned my half-paralyzed body and my damaged brain and started AlonTree Company. At the time, I was the only patient and the only employee. I learned a great deal about “fixing” my affected muscle groups and my brain’s neurons through neuroplasticity.
I believe I need to exercise concentrically inside using our AlonTree products and exercise outside by walking, climbing, and biking.
Exercising fast or slow, alone or with others. I need to hear my aching joints and muscle groups chorusing (or pleading) with me. Not with my physical therapist, occupational therapist, or doctor. And, certainty, NOT with my insurance company.
My cheery, bright, smart and seriously funny employees are filling up my arts and crafts bungalow.
That’s where you come in. Help us do wonderful things in the world by embracing and sharing the term, “Stroke Hero.”