Fibromyalgia and Stroke Awareness Months

May is both Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and National Stroke Awareness Month. While these two conditions are different in many ways, they are alike in that both can be debilitating. And I am well-acquainted with both. Fibromyalgia is not a disease, but a syndrome. There is no known cause and no specific test for diagnosis. There … Read more

Twenty-Seven Years Ago…

Stroke of Luck cover

On January 22, 1992, I walked into a chiropractor’s office for a neck manipulation for a migraine. I was carried out after suffering a stroke, although I didn’t know it was a stroke until several hours later. Although I thank God every day for all my blessings, I am always especially grateful on this day … Read more

A Tale of Two Strokes

Twenty-six years ago, I walked into a chiropractor’s office with a migraine headache and was carried out after suffering a stroke. The chiropractor had either twisted my neck too far and cut off the blood supply to the brain or was too rough and tore the blood vessel. The ER doctor told me the only … Read more

American Stroke Month 2017

May is National Stroke Month. You can find a great deal of information by typing “stroke” into the search box in my blog to read previous articles I have written. The story of my own experience with stroke can be found in the following posts: National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – the Beginning National … Read more

Twenty years ago today …

… I walked into the chiropractor’s office at the end of a long and busy day. My head throbbed from one of my frequent migraines, and I was hoping for relief. The chiropractor directed me to sit on a stool, then he took my head in his hands and twisted. Instantly, I felt like I … Read more