Shake Things Up: Medical Advancements for Brain injury/bleed survivors

Is there a special therapy that can help a brain bleed or brain injury survivor?

Now……

I’m not talking about sitting in a chair and talking to a therapist about my feelings kind of therapy.

I am talking about a life changing therapy or medical advancement that could cure paralysis and double vision.

When I imagine having full use of my left hand and leg again it would be like………

It would feel like the rush of taking 10 shots of espresso and sprinting circles around a track like I’m Usain Bolt and an awesome song is playing in the background as I pump my fist like I won!

That’s what it would feel like. 

It would feel like being Usain Bolt. 

I keep my hopes up that technology and advancements in medicine will make this a reality. It would change the the lives of so many. 

Imaging this becoming a reality inspires me!

Technology

 Elon Musk’s Neuralink is one of the technologies that could make my dream a reality. 

Neuralink Corporation is an American neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk and others, developing implantable brain–machine interfaces. 

Musk said in an interview “I created [Neuralink] specifically to address the A.I. symbiosis problem, which I think is an existential threat.”

In the near term, Musk sees the Link as also solving for brain ailments and injuries from depression and anxiety to memory loss or Dementia and paralysis.

According to Musk, the brain surgery to implant the Link “could be pretty close” in time and recovery to LASIK “in a couple of years.”

I understand artificial intelligence (AI) is the new hotness but why not focus Neuralink first on helping people? 

This tech could change the lives of brain injury and brain bleed survivors!

Is that not sexy enough? Not cool enough? 

I think we as a culture give too much attention to the things that don’t help people.

I believe this. You want to change the world, which is the mission  statement of every start up it seems, start by changing people’s lives. You change peoples lives for the better. You’ll change the world for the better.

Do what’s right. Focus on people and not just the money. Elon, you have enough of it. I think I heard recently that Elon Musk is now wealthier than Warren Buffet. Good lord!

You have enough money! 

Aside from Elon Musk and Neuralink, stem cell therapy is a real thing and possibility as a means of a cure or therapy for myself and other brain injury and brain bleed survivors.

I’ve heard of athletes and celebrities who used stem cell therapy after having a stroke or injury. Gordie Howe used stem cell therapy after experiencing his stroke.

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter in organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply. Mayo Clinic 

I am not sure what all that means but if it works count me in!

Final thoughts

The world is full of possibilities but we get so caught up with the minor things in life. I feel like I can achieve anything but it’s up to me to take the risks to achieve that feeling of running like Usain Bolt!

Medical advancements or not, I have the ability myself to shake up the brain injury and mental health world and bring awareness and improvements to it. I have the capabilities to help and inspire others.

What the hell is stopping me?

Nothing, let’s go!

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