The July 2015 is almost here. July is, at least in Finland, the month when nothing, absolutely NOTHING, is happening. People are taking a break, which is called the summer holidays. The Finnish people are on holidays… which makes it the prime time for me, and a few others to Fight Back! (This doesn’t make us any less Finnish!)

I consider myself really lucky and a blessed of a guy anyways, but this July is going to be off the hook!

Rajul Vasa, the founder of VASA Concept – the rehabilitation method I am practicing now myself, is flying to Turku for almost 3 weeks from Mumbai, India! The Team FightBack takes care of keeping her up and I have arranged a good training facility for us. Since the idea of Team FightBack has always been to help multiple BackFighters (rehabilitants), not just me… I’ve invited some other BackFighters to join me:

Markku Pekonen: July 2012: I was on my way to the summer vacation to sweden with my family, when I got, at the age of 41, an acute cerebral bleeding in my brain stem in Turku. Of course I was taken to the hospital and I think that it was western medicine that saved my life. Right side of my body and left side on my face got paralyzed, my left eye had to be stiched up, peg tube was assembled because I couldn`t eat or drink, I couldn`t even speak or move. I was able to start the western rehab properly in september 2012 and I carryed it out untill last summer, 2014, when I found out about Vasa Concept. My assistant saw an article in a newspaper about an finnish man who also had cerebral bleeding and follows Vasa Concept and has had amazing results. At this point I studiet about Vasa Concept and decided to try it. After two years of western rehab I now lived back at home, sat in a wheelchair, was able to eat squashed food with the help of my assistants but medicine and water still went through the peg tube, I had medicine among other things for spasticity, nerve pain and antidepressants. I felt like a zombie and I think that it was because of the amount of the medicine. Didn`t want to live my life like that... I have now followed Vasa Concept since last august and have had amazing results as well. Still sitting in a wheelchair (for now), but I can do so much more. My bodybalance is much better. I have a lot more strength and for example I can now get up from the bed on my own. With the help of Vasa exercises I am now able to stand when supported which was impossible before because of the "wrong position" of my ankle. Instead of concentrating on the ankle especially I have done some comprehensive exercises and that makes my walking in the future possible. My sense of taste has improved. I can drink myself from the sports bottle. I only take blood pressure medicine and I`m more "here"  and aware of surroundings etc... It`s a bit ironic that I´m now travelling to turku, after three years since my stroke, to meet Rajul Vasa and exercise under her guidance...

Markku Pekonen
His story: In July 2012 I was on my way to the summer vacation to sweden with my family, when I got, at the age of 41, an acute cerebral bleeding in my brain stem in Turku. Of course I was taken to the hospital and I think that it was western medicine that saved my life. Right side of my body and left side on my face got paralyzed, my left eye had to be stiched up, peg tube was assembled because I couldn`t eat or drink, I couldn`t even speak or move.
I was able to start the western rehab properly in september 2012 and I carryed it out untill last summer, 2014, when I found out about Vasa Concept. My assistant saw an article in a newspaper about an finnish man who also had cerebral bleeding and follows Vasa Concept and has had amazing results. At this point I studiet about Vasa Concept and decided to try it. After two years of western rehab I now lived back at home, sat in a wheelchair, was able to eat squashed food with the help of my assistants but medicine and water still went through the peg tube, I had medicine among other things for spasticity, nerve pain and antidepressants. I felt like a zombie and I think that it was because of the amount of the medicine. Didn`t want to live my life like that…
I have now followed Vasa Concept since last august and have had amazing results as well. Still sitting in a wheelchair (for now), but I can do so much more. My bodybalance is much better. I have a lot more strength and for example I can now get up from the bed on my own. With the help of Vasa exercises I am now able to stand when supported which was impossible before because of the “wrong position” of my ankle. Instead of concentrating on the ankle especially I have done some comprehensive exercises and that makes my walking in the future possible. My sense of taste has improved. I can drink myself from the sports bottle. I only take blood pressure medicine and I`m more “here” and aware of surroundings etc…
It`s a bit ironic that I´m now traveling to Turku, after three years since my stroke, to meet Rajul Vasa and exercise under her guidance…

 

Atte Nikula: He's a young guy, who got injured in a car accident just a year ago. There is so much potential for him in this VASA Concept.

Atte Nikula: He’s a young guy, who got injured in a car accident just a year ago. There is so much potential for him in this VASA Concept. He is a fan of the FightBack and shares the attitude, he also has a running event, in Savonlinna.

Here were the two I could get the infos on, but there will be 4-7 of us practicing at my old upper secondary school’s athletic halls. We will film you the practices, both to the New Run documentary, and otherwise, too! For myself, there will be 6-hours of practice / 5 days a week for 3 weeks. It may be pretty tough, but it’s only for my own benefit! I really believe in this. It’s a huge bummer, that the Western  medicine is so lost. Maybe it’ll find its way out…

I'm never, hopefully, going to run this bad!

I’m never, hopefully, going to run this badly anymore! 

 

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