Getting the fingers working again!

So, I have decided that getting the fingers to work again after a stroke is one of the greatest challenges.  I would love to hear from people about what worked for you.   Fine control and dexterity are so uniquely human!  I have recently been studying the literature about how babies and young infants gain control of their finger function. Truly amazing how the brain and body interface goes from shoving a fisted hand into the mouth, to tying shoes, playing the piano, typing, and having unlimited motion and control at our fingertips.  Tell me your story so that we can then share it with other stroke survivors!

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Some days are sad days

I have been working in NeuroRehab for over 25 years now.  Some days are sad days.  My daughter says that I am a “Healer”.  She says it is o.k. to feel sad sometimes. Helping people along the path of recovery can sometimes be emotionally draining, and I want to cry by the end of the day.  Other times it can be so amazingly rewarding that I want to cry, not from sadness but from joy!  I have learned to appreciate each day.  To notice the little things.  To try and be kind to everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, or socio-economic level.  We are all just people.  Doesn’t matter how impressive of a life one lives, if it can all be reduced to a common denominator by stroke!