Episode 015 -- Recovery and FISH!

Oily fish may not sound appetizing, but research on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood reaffirms the health value of eating fish – particularly the oily kind – a couple times a week, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association.
-- American Heart Association News

This article that came out on May 17, 2018, is good news because I really like sushi. I grew up hating it, but gradually came around.

You can read the whole article here.

You can read the paper the article was based on here.

When I "graduated" from Rehab Without Walls to outpatient therapy, my PT aide and I went to lunch at Yo! Zushi in Seattle. This was a therapy goal because it meant walking more than a mile round trip. This was the longest walk I'd taken since my stroke.

The thing about recovery is that it's made up of lots of small milestones like this. Or like walking to Starbucks. Or carrying something. Or simply getting gin and out of your own wheel chair. Or putting on your socks. These things all get us closer to returning to the life we had.

This week, I also talked about the best sushi I ever had. Here are some pictures of that meal, and they don't do it justice. You can read more about that adventure on my old blog.

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Hack of the Week

Decorate your cane with stickers! If you have one of those inexpensive metal canes that seem to be standard hospital issue, go ahead and personalize it with fun stickers. It can be a fun way to brighten your day and prevent someone else from taking your cane by mistake.

If you have kids in your household you could even let them do the decoration so they have a way to participate in your recovery.

Where do we go from here?

  • What small steps have been meaningful in your recovery? Are you adding more fish to your diet? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Share this post with other stroke survivors, caregivers, industry professionals, and sushi fans.
  • If you have an Amazon Echo, give the Strokecast Skill a try. Simply say, "Alexa, enable Strokecast."
  • Don't get best…get better.

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