First published in 2000 by Thorsons – an imprint of HarperCollins – and now updated for 2022 published by Blue Poppy Publishing,
David M Hinds, who has himself made a 100% recovery from a major stroke, has used many of the techniques he employed as a successful stress management consultant to create a warmly personal and practical step-by-step recovery plan. After Stroke is a motivational lifeline for all those recovering from stroke—and their carers too—helping them to adjust to this new situation. The author stresses the value of the three ‘P’s—Patience, Positive attitude and Perseverance—and includes the following advice: Keep calm, stop worrying and hold on to your sense of humour; Simplify your life and let others help. All that matters is getting well; Balance periods of healing exertion with much-needed rest; How the emotions you feel (anger, bitterness, guilt) can be used to fuel recovery. Complete with information on risk factors; why a stroke occurs and what happens when it does; clear diagrams to help movement after stroke; how to get the best care in a specialized stroke unit; how to work hand-in-hand with the professionals; tests and surgery; and a comprehensive and valuable worldwide resource section.