Part 7 — By Chris Martin
Shane reached out to me by email after he discovered my stroke story online earlier this month:
Shane’s stroke happened in 2016 and came with some serious complications as he wrote about in Jiu Jitsu Forums on 7/6/2017 (just one month before my bjj accident):
Shane’s story is similar to some of the other stroke stories from survivors with similar “after practice” stories. These strokes seem to be more common that the Jiu Jitsu community believes, so Shane and I both believe that it is important that all practitioners are aware of the increased risk of a stroke from an injury to the neck from a neck crank, or a choke.
Shane’s stroke was also caused by a dissection which also resulted in the doctor’s placing a stent in his left carotid artery, just like I have. Unfortunately, about 6 months after his stroke Shane had a complication with his stent which has kept him off the mats since his stroke.
Although there have been no reports about the effects on BJJ with a stent in the practitioners neck I am back on the mats training myself, and after he is cleared in April of 2019, Shane has plans of returning as well.
We are not the only ones that this has happened to, you can follow the other stories that I am documenting below:
Part 8 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/getting-back-to-bjj-after-a-stroke-from-a-choke-the-dwane-stover-story-1067177cdb61
Part 6 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/a-jiu-jitsu-choke-that-caused-a-stroke-82f8c8136d
Part 5 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/a-stroke-from-carotid-artery-dissection-from-jiu-jitsu-32db9bcf1b47
Part 4 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/bjj-after-stroke-aarons-story-da3dff7fe0b8
Part 3 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/another-stroke-from-bjj-part-iii-another-story-b6916f2890d3
Part 2 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/my-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-stroke-part-ii-what-you-need-to-know-about-dangerous-practices-fae9fa136f5b
Part 1 of this series — https://medium.com/@bizjitsu/my-stroke-my-story-ff01f4924d68