on Hallowe'en I recived a Kindle from my hubby. I didn't even have to dress up, I do a pretty good Quasimodo as is. So I downloaded two books I had been waiting to read
Julia Fox Garrison's Don't Leave Me This Way (or you'll be sorry when I get better)
Peter Levine's Stronger After Stroke
Julia's was a very touching, account of her stroke, mis-diagnosis afterwards by Dr. Jerk, insurance battles, and her struggle to get back to being mom to her 3 year old, and wife to her Jim. Fall 7 times, but get back up again 8 times is a common theme. Some parts are quite funny, some very sad.
Peter's is very good, much more scientific. His theme seems to be work at your deficits 5-8 hours a day, and the harder the task the better for developing new brain pathways. It isn't difficult reading but daunting to put into practise. I have only read about a third of it so far. He knows his research but I don't think he has ever shared our experience.
Both books have a lot to offer. Julia's hope and inspiration, Peter's sound scientific research on the best therapies and how to get the most from therapy.
If you have read either and wish to agree/disagree jump in
or suggest other books you enjoyed or learned from about stroke/
Blessings to you all as always