Can I Tell You About Having A Stroke

Author: Lisa Taylor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009133
Size: 42.10 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: 64.23 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: 57.22 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.

Surrendering The Sunder

Author: Kim Casey
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624883656
Size: 80.68 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.

Stroke

Author: Anthony Rudd
Publisher: Class Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781859591130
Size: 34.49 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.

The Cow Play

Author: Ed Harris
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472525434
Size: 50.29 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: 59.64 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.

My Stroke Of Insight

Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848942923
Size: 79.96 MB
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My Stroke Of Insight. On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain – the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side – swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning.