Angela Ronson
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  • Sweta Panwar
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  • Robert Demichelis II
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"I KNEW what was happening...n couldn't stop it...ppl weren't amazed either."
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"What I'm doing is quite different. Look at who this is: https://twitter.com/#!/NeuroscienceNew/status/189910228148551680"
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Angela Ronson commented on Dr.Nagesh C Shanbhag's group CNS Regeneration
"I found art to be very therapeutic. Obviously I was working on fine motor. But now that I think about it, there had to be other stuff- sitting up is gross motor, cuz it was in a group/class, social skills. Neurogen could have been happening the…"
Jul 15, 2011
Angela Ronson replied to Angela Ronson's discussion The Evolution of Communication in the group EVOLUTION
"I recently was asking my daughter about some abrevs on a list. Her answer was it was no good. "I'm literate Mom. I don't use those.""
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neuroplasticity
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This is different. I had a severe brain injury and was in a coma. Then I was brain dead (I beg to differ. What would that doctor say now?). Quad...then hemiplegic...then hemiparesis...now working on left-handed (was right). Couldn't talk, had dysphagia. Now talk and orally takes Ensure (just a little). I obviously am not cognitively impaired (surprising considering the severity of the bleed), but I have my own theories involving imprinting on several areas of the brain (remember that?) and the re-wiring of neuroplasticity. I've been in 5 hospitals, inluding Stanford, where the embolizations and last craniotomy were done. Also, there has been a sub-acute hospital and 2 nursing homes (licensed and not) since 2002 when this happened.

This is a post I did, but it explains best:

I had an AVM bleed. It was located in the cerebellum, right next to the pons, and the way it bled was also like a brainstem bleed. Although I immediately sought medical attention at a clinic, I wasn't taken to a hospital for surgery until hours later after I lost consciousness and other things. I cover it in here where it's a more interesting read, http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aha/strokeconnection_20090708/index....

I was in a coma about 5 weeks. I do know I could hear the latter part. Upon opening my eyes, that's all I could do. I had Locked-In Syndrome. After some therapy, I could minimally move my left (was right-handed and I believe this was important for neuroplasticity). Around 8 mos post bleed I started making sounds, and was scoped. Nothing was found. I now fully talk. A few years post bleed, the AVM was removed. At that time, I started moving my right--hemiparesis.

Now I do have a BA in psychology and an MA in special education. I specialized in infant intervention and biomedical intervention. For a while I was a program manager of an early intervention program. When my bleed happened, I had just moved and started a new career as a behavior therapist. I do know my bleed would have been classified as a Grade IV, and the prognosis very poor. But I also saw something else going on-progression. It has been this PROGRESSION that has driven my interest in neuroscience. I didn't get an answer from a top university, so I've researched on my own. I've later learned this PROGRESSION is neuroplasticity (my BA was in '89 and the theory not taught). I do know what I am doing has never been done before. I could blow you away with what I know and what I've experienced.
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At 1:33pm on January 22, 2010, Robert Demichelis II said…
Thankx for identifying me, Angela. Hey, that's some nice looking brain you got there lol
 
 
 

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