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Hand, Arm Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 2.

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Hand, Arm Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 2.

How do you feel? Do you feel like you are accomplishing anything? It takes time so don’t get depressed and don’t give up hope. These are the exercises that I do daily; they are helping me that is why I won’t quit until my life is back to normal. Are you ready for Part 2? O.K., grab yourself a firm plastic cup or a medium size empty vitamin bottle; Noting Heavy. Go back to your workout table or flat surface. Now that your hand should be loosening up from doing Part 1, you won’t have any trouble putting the cup...

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Hand Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 1.

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Hand Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 1.

Recovering from a stroke requires lots of dedication and hard work. All brain injuries effects people differently; these are the exercises that helped me. First thing, don’t start with difficult exercises. It takes time to rewire and train the brain to do new tasks. Choose an exercise that you can do at least 3-5 times a day with many repetitions. Always keep yourself loose and stretched-out, this will help from feeling run-down and will make all your exercising easier, as time goes on you will see more results. *The first few days I started with is laying my hand flat...

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The Problem, The Answer....

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The Problem, The Answer....

I’m a struggling entrepreneur. I became an entrepreneur by accident. Let me explain, I was taking a brain test… WHY? Because I’m a stroke survivor and it’s a fact that the mind will go first. If you catch the damage early, it’s possible you can be treated. Anyways I ended up designing a fun-meaningful cuddling spoon gift for couples. It was based on my life; from being a strong healthy young man to now a wheelchair bound 24/7/365 disabled person who need continent care by others, BUT even though my spoon gift was based from my life it is designed...

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Who am I? by Ken Vantroba AKA CuddleMan

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Who am I?  by Ken Vantroba  AKA CuddleMan

My life drastically changed in December of 1988.  Why? At the age of 26, I suffered a severe and debilitating stroke that immediately left me unable to move, breath or eat.  I was also unable to ever work again.  That left me totally dependent upon state and federal assistance.  I don’t like that to this day! My family wasn’t prepared!  I wasn’t prepared!  We had to adjust on the fly, so to speak.  Needless to say, life became very difficult.  Since my stroke happened in 1988 there wasn’t much the medical community could do for me, so my life was...

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