Sunday, February 20, 2011

Secrets To Stroke Recovery

Secrets of Stroke Recovery

Welcome to our PEI Stroke Recovery readers

In this post I want to talk a little bit about the secrets to stroke recovery. These are important secrets that you may not be made aware of as a survivor progressing through the stages of stroke.

This post is intended to be a work in progress and because of that it will be changing and evolving over a period of time. It is my intent to review my stroke experience over the past eight plus years and extract from it the secrets that I have learned along the way.

 Lets start with my number one secret:

 Attitude. - A positive attitude is absolutely necessary. "Thoughts effect Actions and in turn actions effect results" and so it follows that in order to effect positive results in recovery we need to think positive thoughts.

Check out these two posts that I have written over the past few months:.  Number one secret to stroke recovery and Stroke Recovery Is Possible

Now lets talk about secret number two .

Goals -: A goal is like a desired destination. If you went for a drive and you didn't have a destination there would be no sense of accomplishment in getting there. You could end up who knows where and I hope that you enjoyed the drive because that is all it is going to be.

Goals can be short term or long term for example my goal for every day is "to be the best that my body will allow me to be". "Short term" and my life goal is "to improve my quality of life over time". "Long Term"

Here is an Acronym taken from the book "Messy Manager" that can be applied to goals to make them productive. SMAP-TFU

S - Specific
M- Measurable
A - Attainable
P - Passionate
T - Time Oriented
U - Followed Up

Lets also look at a post that I  posted along the way talking about goals. Click Here to read the post and watch the video.

Secret number three

Heart Healthy Diet - to be developed

Secret number four.

 A Regular Exercise Routine - : to be developed

Secret number five.

Regular Health Care Professional  Checkup Routine - to be developed

Secret number six.

Retraining The Brain - to be developed

Secret number seven.

Learning New Things - to be developed

                    Research - to be developed.

                    Increased Education And Awareness - to be developed

And a bonus secret.

Volunteering - to be developed

                     Helping Others  - to be developed

                     Networking - to be developed

Thi post continues to be a work in progress. Please feel free to provide your own experiences, thoughts, ideas and feedback by posting a comment or more if you wish. Also you can email me if you would rather. Thanks!


  1. Keep up the good work Gary, I really would expect all stroke doctors to have a spiel like this for their patients.

  2. Thank you for your very positive comment. I appreciate it very much...