My Stroke of Luck

Charming, soulful, and filled with personal photographs, My Stroke of Luck is an intimate look at the real person behind the fabulous talent -- and at a life lived to its very fullest.

Author: Kirk Douglas

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060014049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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My stroke taught me so much, and for all that it stole, it gave me even more. In the process of healing, my life has changed for the better. Now I want to share what I have learned. In this vivid and very personal reflection upon his extraordinary life as an actor, author, and legend in his own time, Kirk Douglas offers a candid and heartfelt memoir of where it all went right in his life -- even after suffering a debilitating stroke. Revealing not only the incredible physical and emotional toll of his stroke but how it has changed his life for the better, Douglas shares the lessons that saved him and helped him to heal. Alongside his heartfelt advice and insight, he also recalls warm memories of some of the most famous figures of our time -- including Burt Lancaster, Michael J. Fox, and Gary Cooper -- as well as others who have soared to greatness in the face of adversity. Charming, soulful, and filled with personal photographs, My Stroke of Luck is an intimate look at the real person behind the fabulous talent -- and at a life lived to its very fullest.
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My Stroke of Luck

Because of that, my occupational therapist decided to hold off ordering the new
contraption. I was already bummed. So, why, when I got to work was there an
email from a work support group asking me, “What are you doing?” My stroke has
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Author: Alison M. McGhee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483659824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book chronicles four years of my ongoing journey from self-pity to laughing at predicaments from my inconvenient stroke. Humor found in everyday occurrences continues to this day. A stroke changes the life of the survivor forever, subtly or catastrophically. One determines if she will be the kicker or the kickee. I chose to be the kicker and will laugh my way through these challenges, come hell or high water. I hope you enjoy my journey and see that, stressors be damned, there's always room for the healing power of laughter in overcoming any of life's predicaments.
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My Stroke of Luck

Given the kind of massive stroke I had had, he thought that it would take time
before we could even think of going home. The truth of the matter is that at that
point (day seven), I couldn't move my right hand (not even a finger) and I could
just ...

Author: Vijay Santhanam

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9789381398302

Category: Self-Help

Page: 118

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The stimulating saga of a man who, thanks to his never-say-die attitude, found the courage and the determination to bounce back despite being felled by a serious, disabling condition When Vijay Santhanam was afflicted with a stroke at the age of 41, he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. He couldn’t move without help and he couldn’t speak at all. But he soon realized that his powers of reasoning/thought were not lost to him. And he garnered his spirit and willpower within him to work at regaining his health and faculties; a stroke wasn’t going to get him down. Vijay goes on to get back to work, to write two books on one of the biggest passions of his life—cricket, a sport that was one of his greatest inspirations while in hospital and on the road to recovery, and to teach at IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow. This is the inspiring story of a man who didn’t waste time bemoaning his fate; his immediate agenda was to understand what could make him healthy again and to start with, to return to the life he’d known before as a regional head of marketing in a multinational company in Singapore. My Stroke of Luck: Alphabet to Author is Vijay’s journey through long, sometimes painful, and often frustrating, months of therapy, relearning the alphabet and learning new strengths: emotional, mental and physical. Vijay’s attempt is not to describe the human brain and how it works in a scientific manner but to celebrate a man’s inspiring journey. He believes when a human being is confronted by a big crisis, often she/he summons all her/his spirit and willpower to fight back and win. His story is testimony and an eloquent example of it.
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Stroke of Luck

These exercises can be used by anyone, of any age and at any time, whether or not they have had a stroke or other brain injury, to enhance and sustain neuroplasticity.This book contains enough novelty and variation in exercise and lifestyle ...

Author: Bob Dennis

Publisher:

ISBN: 179706326X

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In this full-length version of the book, Bob Dennis gives the most important tips related to safety and exercise immediately following stroke, for maximal recovery. The survivor of two strokes, Bob shares his insights and experience, as a scientist and a survivor who has made and continues to make a strong recovery, in some cases better than his initial condition before having a stroke. The focus is on maximal recovery, using the easiest and most effective exercises, usually with zero equipment and at no cost.Neuroplasticity happens naturally as a result of stroke. By providing new challenges to the brain, the natural mechanisms of recovery are enhanced. To maintain novelty and sustain neuroplasticity, it is important to begin immediately after stroke, and to have access to a large range of simple, free, and easy-to-learn exercises that can be done anywhere, any time. These exercises can be used by anyone, of any age and at any time, whether or not they have had a stroke or other brain injury, to enhance and sustain neuroplasticity.This book contains enough novelty and variation in exercise and lifestyle to last a lifetime, and certainly enough to power you through a speedy recovery.
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A Stroke of Luck

The stroke I am referring to in this book is a CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident). In
my case a blockage in the central lobe with banging headache, dizziness and
then the whole left side with no feeling. Not nice! However, with the help love and
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Author: Chris Bennett

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524663070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 110

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There are many people who have a stroke every year. The event, whether they remember it or not, means they have to go through rehabilitation, coping with anxiety, feeling angry, depressed, and isolated, but there is help and support. Through this book, Chris hopes to motivate others, even professionals who deal with strokes, to look at the patient care before, during, and post stroke by sharing her story.
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A Stroke of Luck

The book I present to you has the working title of A Stroke of Luck or a Beginner's Guide to Being Hospitalised as a More-Mature Person and What You Can Reasonably Expect.

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1528908503

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The book I present to you has the working title of A Stroke of Luck or a Beginner's Guide to Being Hospitalised as a More-Mature Person and What You Can Reasonably Expect. I believe that it represents a piece of innovative non-fiction, in that it is written with a positive, yet realistic, message about being a 'hospital virgin' at a more mature age. The project has been developed through my own experience of hospitalisation recently, for treatment on a stroke. The concept is conceived via passages of digressions, examples of humour coupled with sharp intakes of inter-active discussions based on the everyday activities of a hospital ward that the reader may not be aware of, let alone expect. It is in this respect that the book is unique: whilst acknowledging that such institutions are full of medics and other professionals by definition, there is also a whole spectrum of 'bit-part' players and 'events' too, which can have either a detrimental or positive impact on the patient's recovery. Their role is examined through character development and astute observation of what actually occurs during a 'confinement': Victor Meldrew can and does 'believe it' he has too! The story itself is chronological: from pre-admission, admission, the period of the stay when time becomes meaningless and thoughts begin to wander to level of absurdity never truly thought possible, to discharge (which in itself seems a 'nasty' word to use along with 'release', terms which come in for a wry comment or two!) and after-care. Primarily, this book is written with the 'over fifties' market in mind specifically, but I would envisage it being an informative read to anyone who is new to the 'hospital game' or is simply filled with trepidation at the possibility of it.
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A Stroke of Luck

Maggie's tears weren't borne of anger; I knew that much for sure. Just like me,
she was bitterly disappointed that our plans had been scuppered by my stroke.
The eleventh of March wasn't our wedding anniversary it was the anniversary of
our ...

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Publisher: Stuart Walker

ISBN: 9780956977908

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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

My job is to encourage George, to reinforce what his therapists tell him to do, and
to give him and Margaret hope. If I can do that, they have given me a great gift—
the gift of making my stroke experience and my occupational therapy ...

Author: Janet R. Douglas

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480866027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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When an occupational therapist suffers a massive stroke while attending a wedding in her native England, she can’t believe it. Janet R. Douglas emerges from a coma weeks later at a Chicago hospital where she once worked. Her left side is totally paralyzed, her eyesight impaired, her memory and identity lost. Trapped in the present, she finds herself talking in German even though she has seldom spoken the language since high school. With no understanding of the severity of her problems, she resists therapy, thinking she doesn’t need it. Despite all odds, she returns to her high-powered job only to find herself cast adrift by a corporate reorganization. With time on her hands, she carries out her own research to find out how damage to one specific part of the brain affects behavior. From the perspective of both therapist and patient, Douglas explains the impact of stroke, how it makes the simplest tasks difficult, and how the visible disabilities it causes are just the tip of the iceberg. Join Douglas on a decade-long quest to recapture her identity so she can once again enjoy family, work, and travel in A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.
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A Stroke of Luck

Moving on, I had my stroke and as you can see the people gave a benefit for me.
The husband, wife and ex-lawyer was giving me a $100 a week. That's $100 out
of $55,000 that's what they told me they made. Being that the husband and wife ...

Author: William D. Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615235653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The life of William D. Smith in the music business.
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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Vulture, The Millions, The Observer, and O, The Oprah Magazine A razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel--the twenty-first book by Ann Beattie--about the complicated relationship between a charismatic ...

Author: Ann Beattie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525557357

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Vulture, The Millions, The Observer, and O, The Oprah Magazine A razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel--the twenty-first book by Ann Beattie--about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love At a boarding school in New Hampshire, Ben joins the honor society led by Pierre LaVerdere, an enigmatic, brilliant, yet perverse, teacher who instructs his students not only about how to reason, but how to prevaricate. As the years go by, LaVerdere's covert and overt instruction lingers in his students' lives as they seek some sense of purpose or meaning. When Ben feels the pace of his life accelerating and views his intimate relationships as less and less fulfilling, there seems to be a subtext he's not able to access. And what, really, did Bailey Academy teach him? While relationships with his stepmother and sister improve, and a move to upstate New York offers respite from his anxiety about love and work, LaVerdere's reappearance in his life disturbs his equilibrium. Everything he once thought he knew about his teacher--and himself--is called into question. Written by one of our most iconic writers, known for casting a cold eye on her generation's ambivalence and sometimes mistaken ambition, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck is a keenly observed psychological study of a man who alternates between careful driving and hazardous risk taking, as he struggles to incorporate his past into the vertiginous present.
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A Stroke of Luck Intrepid Heroines Series Book 3

"That is, my day is occupied bya great many things." Perry wasn't about to lethim
off the hook. "Like what?" "I, er, lunch at my club,Ivisit my tailor and my bootmaker,
along with various other establishments that cater to a gentleman's fashion.

Author: Andrea Pickens

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614175292

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Sailing home to England with her two younger brothers, the intrepid Miss Zara Greeley plucks a half-drowned stranger from icy seas. The handsome man says he's a duke—a claim Zara is tempted to believe, for only a duke could be so impossibly arrogant. Prestwick wants nothing more than to part ways with the sharp-tongued young lady. But Fate quickly plunges the pair into another encounter. Zara and her brothers are long-lost relatives, come to reclaim their inheritance from an unscrupulous cousin... and suddenly the duke finds himself caught in the swirling current of duty and desire. INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order Code of Honor The Hired Hero A Stroke of Luck Pistols at Dawn SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero
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Stroke of Luck

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels starts her Sterling’s Ranch series off with a bang in this suspenseful story of romance and revenge.

Author: B.J. Daniels

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9781488098925

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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He’s hoping to bury the past. She’s ready to settle the score. The Sterling Ranch’s season opening isn’t going so smoothly. With the ranch’s lodge full of guests and a Montana blizzard threatening, Will Sterling needs help—and he needs it fast. So when his childhood friend Poppy Carmichael agrees to lend a hand, he’s grateful for a second chance…and more enticed by the woman she’s become than he cares to admit. For Poppy, it was supposed to be a retreat full of horse rides and hoedowns—with a side of showing Will what he’s been missing all these years. But as the snow deepens outside, the guests’ suspicion and mistrust turn sinister inside, catching Will and Poppy in the crosshairs. Weathering the storm in each other’s arms is all too easy for Will and Poppy, but will a confrontation with a killer mean their reunion is short-lived? New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels starts her Sterling’s Ranch series off with a bang in this suspenseful story of romance and revenge.
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Stroke of Luck

About twelve-thirty my relatives show up and Eddie Scalise, who was a friend in
those days, brings his cousins, and some Gambino guys drop around. They all
brought beer and food. It was quite a party. I had this twenty-four inch top-ofthe-
line ...

Author: Larry Belling

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472573216

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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A dark, outrageous comedy of greed, family and love by American playwright Larry Belling.
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A Stroke of Luck

... “This wouldn't have happened if my target didn't move.” “I'm fine.” Hugging her
tightly, he planted a kiss on 46 Chapter 6.

Author: Michelle Williams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456826700

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Hannah Ryan has a week to try and sort out some old nagging personal issues. The only way for her to accomplish this is by returning to Moon River, her cottage in the mountains. However after meeting handsome Nicolas James and his two children, Hannahs life takes on a series of welcoming and in some instances unwanted changes. Is it Nic to the rescue for Hannah, when these unwanted events in her life happen?
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They Call Me A Quack

My Personal Journey from Traditional to Alternative Medicine W. Gene Schroeder
M. D. H. M. D. Chapter 8 Stroke of Luck was in the process of preparing this book
for publication in September, 2001. IMy first wife, Shirlee, had been battling ...

Author: W. Gene Schroeder

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595325801

Category: Health & Fitness

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Changing Attitudes Toward Alternative Medicine For years, doctors who have dared to practice alternative medicine have been called quacks but recently there has been a changing attitude toward alternatives that is driven mostly by health consumers. Increasingly, unconventional therapies are being shown to have a basis in science and medical professionals are waking up to the fact that it often requires a blend of different approaches to achieve clinical success. a pioneer in his field, Dr. W. Gene Schroeder has developed a patient-oriented holistic medical practice by thoroughly investigating and integrating a wide-range of alternative therapies. His book provides a record of his discoveries. Gentle, Effective Therapies This book covers: Healing practices that will help you stay healthy Subtle, invisible forces that play a role in consciousness and health Microcurrent technology that works on "untreatable" conditions Alternative therapies that provide a foundation in the field of holistic medicine Health issues that threaten our future including cancer and mercury/root canals Case studies about patients who have had medical breakthroughs
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A Stroke of Luck

Presents the true story of Alex Dixon, who at the age of twelve had a stroke during brain surgery.

Author: Juli K. Dixon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0989808807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Presents the true story of Alex Dixon, who at the age of twelve had a stroke during brain surgery. The surgery was undertaken to correct a different illness causing pain and muscle spasms, and the stroke resulted when the spasms stopped. Chronicles Alex's life after the stroke and how she has coped with its consequences.
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Neither Friend Nor Foe

My stroke of luck was that the driver of the British 3-ton truck, having returned
from his journey into the Russian sector, had chosen the very day the Russians
changed the guard at Spandau prison. All the traffic was brought to a halt on the
road ...

Author: Filis Futsarov

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291535259

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Time of Hope

Stroke. of. Luck. IN the early summer of 1929 I had my first great stroke of luck.
Charles March intervened on my behalf. He was a proud man; for himself he
could not have done what he did for me. No man was more sensitive to affronts,
but for ...

Author: C. P. Snow

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9781842324288

Category: Fiction

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Time of Hope is the third in the Strangers and Brothers series and tells the story of Lewis Eliot’s early life. As a child he is faced with his father’s bankruptcy. As a young man, he finds his career at the Bar hindered by a neurotic wife. Separation from her is impossible however.
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A Stroke of Dumb Luck

It was the voice of my Aunt Helene. My mother's sister. She would have stood
there and killed every last one of the shifters, and hell, Mandy, too. A kindness—
she is already dying, it would end her suffering. I swallowed the bile churning up
the ...

Author: Shiloh Walker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429926843

Category: Fiction

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When a teenaged girl goes missing, her mother calls Kit Colbana, scion of an ancient line of warriors -- unfortunately, Kit's heritage doesn't impress the local wererats much. They're determined to make the girl one of their own, and Kit is going to need a big sword, a bright flashlight, and a helpful vampire to get her back. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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