My New “Favorite” Quote

It’s not doing what you want, it’s wanting what you do (as in the Sheryl Crow song “Soak up the Sun”:  It’s not having what you want, It’s wanting what you’ve got.) It’s so easy to get caught up in all the things you can’t do any more.  And the more you think about what […]

9 Things To Get Before Discharge From Rehab

Your last day of rehab is an emotional time when you get to look back on how far you’ve improved and thank everyone for their help and support.  It’s a great milestone in your recovery and you should savor everything about this event. But it’s important that when you walk out of the clinic, you’ve […]

A Positive Attitude is a Healthy Attitude

At my annual checkup this week, my eye doctor was very impressed with my continued recovery from the stroke.  These kinds of appointments are fun for me because I exceed their expectations and they see more apparent progress than I do because they only see it a few times a year where I see it […]

Independent Rehab

Sooner or later, you will be “discharged” from your formal outpatient rehab, either because your insurance has run out or your therapists’ interest has.  At that point, you have to decide what you’re going to do:  live with your deficits as they are or find a way to get more rehab. Once you’ve been discharged […]