Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Stroke of Insight

I've been meaning to write about the book "A Stroke of Insight" ever since I put it up as my first Shelfari item.

My niece had HELLP syndrome, and a brain hemmorage, the day she delivered her first beautiful baby girl in March.

She is recovering beautifully, little by little, one day at a time. Her recovery is just amazing, and Scott found wonderful hope and guidance in this book!

I decided to read the book so that I would have more understanding of what is happening with Lisa. First of all, I'd highly recommend this reading for anyone in the position of caring for a stroke survivor! Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist, and she tells about her stroke, and her amazing 7-year recovery from that stroke. Her words of wisdom for the caregiver have guided Scott as he's helped his wife recover!

Secondly, let me tell you, this book is an amazing, easy-to-read book that showcases the plasticity of our brains, and I've found alot of hope for myself in the pages of this book.


Jayne said...

Sounds like a very interesting read Evelyn... thanks for the recommend. Glad your niece is doing better.

Ruth said...

I read this book and then bought it to share with others at work. It changed my attitude toward the stroke patients I work with. The HELLP syndrome is very frightening and serious.