Can I Tell You About Having A Stroke

Author: Lisa Taylor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009133
Size: 29.54 MB
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Can I Tell You About Having A Stroke . Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke, from child to adult. It will help readers to understand and explain what a stroke is and encourage open discussion among family members, carers and friends.

Tell Me Everything You Don T Remember

Author: Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062422170
Size: 20.10 MB
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Tell Me Everything You Don T Remember. A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three. Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world—quite literally—upside down. By New Year’s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke. For months afterward, Lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir. In a precise and captivating narrative, Lee navigates fearlessly between chronologies, weaving her childhood humiliations and joys together with the story of the early days of her marriage; and then later, in painstaking, painful, and unflinching detail, the account of her stroke and every upset—temporary or permanent—that it caused. Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self—and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she’s always wanted to be.

A Stroke Of Faith

Author: Mark Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455571105
Size: 33.13 MB
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A Stroke Of Faith. Mark Moore always believed he was in charge of his life. All that changed on a beautiful Saturday morning in May 2007. Suddenly he was no longer in control of anything. Though his life will never return to his pre-stroke normality, through this crisis, he has gained a deeper understanding of the centrality of God's role in his life and in all of our lives. A STROKE OF FAITH tells the story of moving from acceptance to surrender and from hope to faith. It reveals God's work in Mark's life as He transformed him from thinking he had everything under control to knowing God has had control all along.

Stroke

Author: Anthony Rudd
Publisher: Class Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781859591130
Size: 60.88 MB
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Stroke. Written by three experts, this inspiring book guides stroke victims and their family through all the stages of recovery. As well as providing clear explanations of the medical processes, tests, and treatments, the book covers all aspects of life after stroke - from personal care and mobility, to holidays, money and relationships.

Surrendering The Sunder

Author: Kim Casey
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624883656
Size: 61.47 MB
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Surrendering The Sunder. A frustrated freelance writer, Jeff's life is fast becoming the thrilling fiction he cannot bring himself to create. Caught between a rebellious father accused of child abduction and a beautiful woman that will not fully commit herself to him, Jeff's life becomes even more challenging when he assists a former prostitute with her colourful memoir. And it is not until he encounters a tenacious Deathwalker, that his fragmented life takes on a unified purpose, which will permanently interweave his destiny, with those closest to him.

The Cow Play

Author: Ed Harris
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472525434
Size: 33.52 MB
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The Cow Play. It's unusual, isn't it, for a girl to grow a tail at my age? Owen can't seem to write, Thom's exhaust pipe is ruined, and Holly is turning into a cow. As the situation worsens Owen is forced to choose between his blunt and exciting friend Thom, or his love for the increasingly bovine Holly. Owen knows the effects Holly's transformation are having on him, but he is scared that if he gives up on the one he loves, he'll be no better than Thom – a man who is the epitome of opportunism and shallow self-interest. The Cow Play is a hilarious, touching and bizarre story, an absurd black comedy about the ethics of trying to save those we love.

Your Life Your Choices Planning For Future Medical Decisions

Author: Robert Pearlman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143792123X
Size: 52.37 MB
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Your Life Your Choices Planning For Future Medical Decisions. There¿s only one person who is truly qualified to tell health care providers how you feel about different kinds of health care issues ¿ and that¿s you. But, what if you get sick, or injured so severely that you can¿t communicate with your doctors or family members? Many people assume that close family members automatically know what they want. But studies have shown that spouses guess wrong over half the time about what kinds of treatment their husbands or wives would want. This workbook has two parts: Part 1: The Basics. Introduces and discusses all of the components of advance care planning. Part 2: Resources. Contains additional help and further explanation of topics. Extremely controversial when published by the VA. Illustrations.

Exploiting My Baby

Author: Teresa Strasser
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110147825X
Size: 15.77 MB
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Exploiting My Baby. Teresa Strasser made her baby a spleen and some eyebrows. He got her a book deal. Everyone loves babies-and pregnant women-so TV and radio personality Teresa Strasser decided to use this obsession to her advantage. She came up with a way to provide for her newfound family and help other mommies-to-be with this down- and-dirty memoir about first-time pregnancy. An award-winning writer, Teresa is achingly honest about the motherhood she begins experiencing at age thirty-eight. With a biting sense of humor and heart, she portrays the tribulations that come with each trimester, from nausea, weight gain, and bladder infections to dealing with those other kinds of pregnant women. (You know the ones. The ones who glow-and gloat about it.) Exploiting My Baby is a must-read for anyone pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or who is just more crazy than baby-crazy. Hopping on a trail pioneered by such lions as Laura Ingalls Wilder, Erma Bombeck, and Tori Spelling, Teresa has no problem using her pregnancy, childbirth and difficult relationship with her own mother for material. It's her blunt and plain-spoken approach to exploiting her family for literary success that sets her apart. Watch a Video

Psychology Of Disability

Author: Carolyn L. Vash, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197597
Size: 45.59 MB
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Psychology Of Disability. The realities surrounding the psychological experience of disability, plus the intervention techniques used to resolve some of the problems, have changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition of this classic text. This revised edition describes changes that have come out of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as technological advances, new legislation, and evolving health care systems. It addresses the growing interest in racial and ethnic diversity, and includes an exploration of spirituality and disability, as well as a look at new partnerships, such as within the community, that have developed.