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Re: Lou's request-ahtwun

Posted by rayww on April 30, 2010, at 23:39:49

In reply to Lou's request-ahtwun, posted by Lou Pilder on April 29, 2010, at 19:53:31

> rayww,
> You wrote,[....I still have spiritual disconnect...].
> I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean by that. If you could post answewrs to the following, then I could respond accordingly.
> A.What happens in the disconnected state that is different from a connected state?
> B. Do you know what could reconnect one to a spiritual connected state anf if so, what?
> C. othere questions if the above are answerd.
> Lou

A stroke, like drugs, can cause brain damage. With a stroke you can learn to compensate by skipping over the part that is damaged, and strengthening other parts of the brain. For me to focus on anything takes a very conscious effort, and it makes me tired in doing it. Talking to people exhausts me too because I have to work so hard at trying to be interested. I have to work hard to care, to love, to pray, because I'm training another part of my brain to do what came naturally before the stroke. It takes effort to want to be involved in things, and to care. I could go on but I won't bore you further.

Spiritually, I rely more on my belief than I do on communication through prayer. Sometimes my prayer goes more like: Heavenly Father, I'm thankful, and please bless the world, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Other times it is shorter, but I still take the time to tune in when I kneel, and cast a feeling line out to God of love before I speak to Him. It takes concentrated effort, and if I hadn't spent a lifetime before, developing a close relationship with God, so that I absolutely knew what I believed was true, I don't know where I'd be now. I keep the commandments because I love God and believe it is in my best interest to do so.

So, to answer your questions How do I know I have a spiritual disconnect? God hasn't moved away from me, but my brain isn't receiving (transmitting?) like it used to. My prayers have changed because I can't think of the words because I don't have the thoughts. And, you asked me what could reconnect my spiritual wires? Obedience to God's laws and commandments. And, even if it is hard, pray anyway.

Thanks for asking. I did some searching to see if there was answers somewhere and I found a couple of articles worth saving. The following is one of them. Enjoy. I'm sure it has more applications than stroke.

4 Ways to Speed Recovery From a Stroke

1. Be Diligent About Therapy
Rehab can include speech therapy, mobility therapy, physical strengthening, psychological counseling and electrical stimulation. It's easy to become frustrated with your initial lack of independence and the exhausting effort you have to put into rehab, but it's important to stick with it. You will maximize your chances for recovery if you remain motivated to work hard during therapy and practice what you're learning on a daily basis. You're retraining your brain, and it takes repetition and perseverance, just like any form of exercise. Studies suggest that rehab attitude may significantly impact the speed and degree of your recovery.

2. Focus on Optimism
In the same way you must face rehabilitation with a positive attitude, it's important to maintain your optimism throughout your stroke recovery. Researchers are consistently finding that outlook plays a role in physical and mental health, and stroke recovery is no different. Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston found that people who faced their rehabilitation as a challenge rather than a hopeless endeavor fared better during the healing process.

Each day when you get out of bed, make it your goal to be a happy person. Tell yourself, "I may not have chosen the path of a stroke survivor, but I can choose to have a positive attitude every day." Spend time with loved ones, enjoy the outdoors or do some deep breathing exercises when your negativity begins to overcome you. Your positive attitude will not only make your recovery easier, but it will make the process easier for your caregivers too.

3. Call on Your Spirituality
A growing body of research indicates the positive roles that religion and spirituality play in overall health and well-being. If you're recovering from a stroke, drawing on your spiritual beliefs can help you come to terms with your struggles, adjust to your impairments and infuse new meaning into your life. Though religion is rarely introduced in rehab settings, you can personally turn to prayer, meditation and religious literature to help you cope with what can be a long, arduous recovery. In addition, consider asking friends and religious leaders to visit you regularly, pray with you and spend time discussing how spirituality can benefit the total healing process.

4. Rely on Your Support Network
Leaning on family and friends after your stroke can speed your rehabilitation. Don't allow yourself to disconnect from others because you're frustrated with your disability or afraid of socializing. Instead, allow friends and family to spend time with you at home, take you on outings and assist you with the tasks that you're relearning. Remember, though, there is a difference between receiving support and becoming codependent. Make sure that your loved ones encourage you to do things on your own, only stepping in when they need to. One of the most important ways they can help is to be available to listen and provide you with company as you learn to adapt to your post-stroke life.




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