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David's stroke experience

by David
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

When I was six weeks of age I had a stroke. I have hemiplegia of my right hand side. I am now an adult, and had physio therapy as a child, but not the kind to loosen or strengthen, or get proper use of my right hand side. Because of this when I try to stretch my muscles on my right hand side they all are fighting with one another. When I try to stretch all the muscles on my right hand side the muscles cramp up and it feels like a charlie horse whether it's in my leg, arm, fingers.... the main thing is though I have learned to modify on how to do mostly everything that I do.

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