Massive Stroke in October, 2005
Use of H200:
Began using in July of 2006. I used the H200 every day for 11 months and a few times a week for five more months.
How Has the H200 Aided Your Recovery?
The H200 has given me my life back! After the Stroke, I had no wrist action, very little movement in my fingers, and I could not open my hand. After using the H200 for four months, I could move my wrist. After seven months, I could open my hand and pick up a glass, and after using it 10 months, I could push a piano key down!
What is the Most Important Fact for New Users to Know?
The repetition is so important! I think many people give up after a few months and don't realize it takes a long time for the brain to retrain itself. The daily repetition for months made a huge difference! We have to be patient - the fine motor skills are the last to come. And they did!!
My Favorite Thing About the H200 is
that it made my hand move after I hadn't seen it move for 9 months, and it did the repetitions I couldn't do so my brain could reroute! It was also easy to use and I could actually do functional things with it on, which I can do now without it on!
I Can Help Other H200 Users by
letting them know how crucial it is to persevere with patience! A newborn baby has very few connections in their brains when born and at the end of 2 years; they have all kinds of connections. I believe our brains need at least 2 years of repetition to reroute.