Neurogenesis; My story

Neurogenesis can be defined as a process by which the brain regenerates nerve cells. Now in simple speak a stroke is a brain attack where there’s insufficient oxygen to the brain thereby the nerve cells dying. Now there are mixed opinions as to whether the damaged stem cells can be rebuilt, one theory is that it is impossible and another is that it actually is.

When I suffered a stroke in 2016 well it was a shock but just as we have adapted to the new normal with the Chinese flu, I quickly adjusted to my new normal, the left side of the brain was affected meaning speech and movement were affected.The brain is like the CPU of the body, even as you are reading this, the medulla oblongata is at work controlling how you breathe, the human body is that amazing, now I am a creationist and firm believer in the Christ who lived and still lives, the Bible says that we are wonderfully and beautifully made. There is a senior physician whom I see and this guy is an empiricist but during one of the visits he was explaining the brain anatomy and began,”When God created us…” It was surprising that such a scientist could acknowledge the creator of the human being as God, Indeed believing the word of God has blessed me. Throughout the journey,I would not have made it without Friends who have been my pillar,I always tell myself that I must have done the right thing to deserve the empathy and friends I have.

Now with Neurogenesis, basically its regenerating the nerve cells and this is a long process, you can get an accident and shatter all your bones and you recover quickly but when it comes to neurological conditions which involve the brain, patience is key, there are numerous factors like having a support system around you and this is family and friends.

Now physiotherapy pays off, yes it hasn’t been an easy journey but patience is key which is why I want to thank Aunt Marie,Brenda these have been with me through it all. Now about speech the Stroke affects the part of the brain which controls Speech but so far it is improving and day by day it will get better, My philosophy is, one day at a time,we shall get there.


  1. The friends that stick closer than a brother. Your journey has been one of hope and testimony. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Jonelle says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, Roland.

    1. yongyera says:

      You are welcome jonelle

  3. HB says:

    Amazing staff, I wish you a full recovery. You have my prayers.

  4. Clare says:

    I have a perfect picture and words on that day when all the cells are back in place…and there’s real proper speech and some dance moves💃🏽💃🏽! And it’s soon acoming…

    1. yongyera says:

      And you know who I will dance with first

  5. Joel Basoga says:

    Thank you, Roland for sharing your story. It is inspiring. I thank the Lord for your life.

    1. yongyera says:

      Thanks for the feedback Joel

  6. Brenda Malisa says:

    Thank you for sharing your story Roland.
    Indeed One day at a time…
    That is what counts.

  7. Daisy says:

    There is something this condition can never take away from you.
    Your spirit!!! Iam forever inspired by your resolve my friend.
    #I hope you dance.

  8. Daisy says:

    There is something this condition can never take away from you.
    Your spirit!!! Iam forever inspired by your resolve my friend.
    #I hope you dance.

  9. Doreen says:

    ❤ Wow! Even through all this, I love your free spirit! You put a smile on my face with your endless jokes and goofing aroind even when you are miles away! Complete recovery is just around the corner! Always here if you ever need us!

  10. harris kukundakwe says:

    Dear Old friend!
    I heard about the absurdity, you are relentlessly in my thoughts and through mutual friends like Kwezi i get occasional updates on how you are fairing. It is good to know you are recovering well. Hopefully when in town i will look for you.

  11. Firefly Music Ug says:

    I have special memories of who you are with or without the stroke and that always makes me so glad to know you Roland. God keep you always. Love and Light

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