A Brain's Battle Against a Stroke: My Recovery Combines My Memories of Dad's Approach with Medicine Today

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AuthorHouse, May 15, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 152 pages
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A stroke because it is the blocking of blood flow to tissues within the

brain can be life threatening , leave permanent damage, or require the

patient to do daily battle with his own brain.

The recovery of the stroke patient requires the specialist to treat , to understand and to involve the whole patient and not just the.

physical damage and the cause. . Today , medicine concentrates on the physical damage and the cause as determined by the technology and the corrective treatment within each specialty Specialists lack the time to make patients part of the curing .

My recovery from a stroke illustrates that the recovery was inadvertently

set back and impeded .The failure to recognize my lack of knowledge

about my medical problem and to devote the time necessary to make me fully

understand the stroke damage left me feeling like medical garbage .Until a specialist took the time to explain the brain damage and its affect in language that I understood , I was my own worst enemy on the road to recovery

An early period of medicine , fifty years ago , with more limited scientific knowledge , lacking technology and pharmaceuticals, had to focus on the whole

patient , to motivate their recuperative natural will to recover .They understood

the disease or injury but often knew the recovery was more dependent on the

patient than the scientific advancements that did not exist.

This book is the clinical history of the author , a stroke victim. The book by

recounting his experiences on the road to partial recovery adds a unique additional

insight , the authors knowledge of medicine practiced by his dad fifty years earlier.


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About the author (2007)

Robert Sussler suffered a stroke on May 15, 1992 at age 64. At the time he was General Counsel to a Utility. He served in the military 1952 to 1954. From l954 till his stroke he practised law specializing in Corporate and Financial Professional Advice and Utility Law. After understanding the nature of his stroke he became a consultant evaluating Nuclear Generating Facility from 1999 to 2004.

He is now retired .His wife for 53 years is an artist. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

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