Coma and stroke victims, I think exercise is important. I’ve been going to the gym and refusing to use my walking stick for about two weeks now, I use the running machine and the bike in the gym. I run awkwardly and go only at 7km per hour, I can’t go any faster. The repetition of moving my right leg to try and run seems to be helping, I hope it’s developing the new pathways in my brain. Either the running is helping or not using my walking stick is. I must teach my brain through repetition how to use my right leg again. My foot on that side is a little painful while running, I suspect because muscles and tendons are being woken up after 4 years. I’m still trying to turn my ankle upwards while running, the right foot should move like the other one. Even while running we use our heels, the toes still point to the heavens, perhaps they miss the place. People would think I’m absolutely crazy not to use my walking stick, I hobble quite badly about. The gym was worse today, I couldn’t run very well, my ankle on the right doesn’t like to run recently, an amendment to tell you it’s hard work, and I was positive about these things when I first wrote this post, maybe all of my leg needs to relearn. You must persist through setbacks as the brain recovers, they are frequent these setbacks.
To all those having problems walking after coma or stroke, it is very important to focus on placing your heel on the ground first, it seems that our brains have forgotten to turn the ankle. My left foot does this naturally but never my right, I always must focus on turning my ankle upwards when I try to walk. Gradually it is improving, I’ve even taken to walking without a stick. We must encourage the brains new pathway to make this a habit, it should be natural.
Well for the first time I deliberately left my walking stick at home, not to just go to the local coffee shop but go to the MRT station and catch a train to meet my wife. We must keep trying and push ourselves to be normal. I have often done that and subsequently noticed slight improvement. Let’s hope this step is the beginning of restoration. I still look like a cripple.
I just thought to research online the effects of global warming to prove to myself the suspicion that global warming was producing erratic weather. News reports over the past few year inform us that countries and regions have been experiencing massive downpours and changed weather. Indeed scientists suggest that weather patterns will change with global warming. I don’t think that the news has changed through communications and now reports things that it previously didn’t but climate change is actually happening now. It appears our damage to the planet is snowballing, I actually think that within the next ten years humanity will see and experience more dramatic climate changes, it will threaten earthly life. The internet gives us so much information and it’s important to be informed about things like this, things that may destroy our planet…