High Cholesterol is a Bad Thing, and Now Low Cholesterol Is Not Much Better

Since I was a little girl and able to understand scary stuff, my mother said that her body "manufactured" too much cholesterol. Never mind the…

COVID-19: Prelude to a Pandemic

COVID-19 has traveled far and wide from the original outbreak zone in Wuhan China.  Currently, the outbreak has spread to 68 countries (+ 1 cruise…

Solutions for My Extreme Sleep Deprivation

I have had insomnia all my life, but my stroke brought this problem to a new level.  I had a stroke in the brainstem which puts…

From a Stroke Survivor: I'm Ain't As Good As I'm Gonna Get, But I'm Better Than I Used To Be

I admit it. This refrain was borrowed and comes from Tim Mcgraw's country song, Better Than I Used To Be. I love that song and…

Freaked Out = Home Modification

I live alone so when the electricity goes out 2 to 3 times a year I have to handle it.  My stroke took away my…

Patient Education: Making Sleep a Health Priority

Get the best out of your sleep Good sleep is a necessity for the healthy functioning of the mind and body.  It is also one…