I’d like to introduce you to my little friend! It’s a polypropylene shaft molded into the shape of a casual walking stick with a round handle. It’s constructed of the same plastic used to make handles for pickaxes. It’s heavy, hard as a rock, and damn near impossible to break. You can now walk around armed without looking like a thug. (more…)
Rolyan Pronation & Supination Wheel, 2 Pound Weighted Wheel Training Device for Motor Control and Mobility, Hand & Arm Trainer for Forearm and Shoulder Surgery Recovery & Rehabilitation, $77.56 from Amazon:http://amzn.to/2A6VKJJ
Su·pi·nate:so͞opəˌnāt, verb, to turn or hold (a hand, foot, or limb) so that the palm or sole is facing upward or outward.
This device is helpful in my efforts to restore the ability to turn my palm upwards. Something that is quite useful when doing things like turning doorknobs or reaching for a coffee cup. Since my stroke left me paralyzed from the shoulder down, none of the muscles that perform this activity are functioning. (more…)
Dragon Anywhere Voice Recognition App for Mobile Devices
Since my first stroke over two years ago, I have been unable to make my dominant hand do anything useful, let alone write. I do exercises every single day but still have not regained functionality. I also practice writing with my left hand every day, but it has become obvious to me that it will take a while before I can write past the elementary school level.
Not one to admit defeat, I turn to technology to solve my writing problem. (more…)