Stroke: Overcoming My Worst Nightmare

Stroke: Overcoming My Worst Nightmare

by Sara Marie Anderson
Stroke: Overcoming My Worst Nightmare

Stroke: Overcoming My Worst Nightmare

by Sara Marie Anderson


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A 27-year-old woman returns home from the gym and her world changes forever when she nearly dies from a massive cerebellar stroke. Unbeknownst to her, Sara was taking combined estrogen and progesterone birth control medication while experiencing migraines with aura -- a potentially lethal contraindication. Progesterone-only birth control is the safest to take.

After spending six months in rehab in California, she returns home to the great state of Wisconsin with her incredible and loving parents and continues rehab there. Sara remains patient, positive, and persistent in her fight back to overcome the effects of this devastating condition.

A must-read for anyone who has experienced a stroke, and for the loved ones who care for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990908630
Publisher: Global Touchstones
Publication date: 09/20/2019
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Sara Anderson is from a small town, Westby, in Wisconsin. She received her B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sara completed an M.A. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was working as an ESL professional at the University of Southern California when she suffered a nearly fatal stroke in 2009. This tragic event took her away from life as she had known it. Sara returned to her home in Wisconsin where she enthusiastically continues to participate in therapy and yoga in order to rehabilitate her body. She hopes to help save lives with the information provided in her book.

Table of Contents

My Happy Pre-stroke Life

Chapter 1 - Almost Too Late

Chapter 2 - The Emergency Continues

Chapter 3 - In the ER, the Emergency Still Continues

Chapter 4 - My Living Guardian Angels (my parents)

Chapter 5 - My Family’s Nightmare Begins

Chapter 6 - Cautiously Optimistic

Chapter 7 -Transition out of ICU

Chapter 8 - More Angels

Chapter 9 -

Chapter 10 - (part II)

Chapter 11 - First Stop on the Rehab Train: Topanga Terrace

Chapter 12 - New Friends and Roommates

Chapter 13 - What’s Happening to Me?

Chapter 14 - Second Stop: Northridge Hospital

Chapter 15 - “When You Say Wis-Con-Sin …”

Chapter 16 - Let’s Stretch

Chapter 17 - “…You’ve Said It All”

Chapter 18 - My Occupational Therapy

Chapter 19 - Give Me a Hand (OT continued)

Chapter 20 - Physical Therapy

Chapter 21 - Speech Therapy

Chapter 22 - Living Back in God’s Country

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