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Meyerson s I found this book to be very enlightening in helping me to understand she is going through Identity Theft is a great read certainly for any stroke survivor or person close to one but also for anyone trying to find balance and purpose in the face of life altering change The book is Debra Meyerson s eeply compassionate extraordinarily inspiring narrative about coming to terms with who she is how she will live her life and what kind of contribution she now has to offer the world after stroke changed her life as she
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had known it a scholar eeply engaged in research and teaching aimed at known it a scholar eeply engaged in research and teaching aimed at workplace euality an athlete with a passion for skiing sailing running biking hiking a mother of a teenage The Arcav Princes Captive (Arcav Alien Invasion, daughter at home and two sons in college committed to being their rock as they forged their way to adulthood a spouse who imagined a life with her husband predicated on all these abilities and aspirations remaining intact and obtainable for many years to come Eight years post stroke and thousands of hours of rehab later Debra has made serious strides in her physical recovery and just as capably as before she can voice ideas in her head but she still struggles to express them verbally and in writing has little use of her right arm and hand and walks with a limpThis book asks the uestion who are we when what we have come to believe are our most valued capacities whether to give a lecture or raceown a ski slope as in Debra s case or to play ball with one s young son or to coach marathon runners or to be the handy man around the house the family bread winner a proficient public speaker or an ace project manager as in the case of other stroke survivors profiled in this book have been Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 dramaticallyiminished or taken away completely by a ebilitating event or illness The answer we learn through Debra s inspiring story is the following we can be the person we choose to become in light of what is now possible We can come to understand and accept the loss of what was we can connect to what s truly important our values our motivations the people we love and we can work like hell to craft a new life and to construct a concomitant new sense of self that aligns with those commitments What is truly remarkable about this book is that it is not a Pollyanna like treatise on the power of positive thinking though positive thinking is surely an important component of stroke recovery Rather it escribes in achingly vivid Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World detail the long road Debra has traveled to reach these realizations and the mix of feelings she s experienced along the way sometimes beleaguered and hopeless sometimes exhilarating often surprising but almost always ultimately uplifting Setbacks were many for Debra a second stroke suffered just weeks after the first a less than hoped for recovery of speechespite years of ongoing DYA (1933-1939) (Libros sobre el Opus Dei) doggedetermination the necessity finally to give up her tenured faculty position at Stanford She explains honestly how to this Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books day she still experiences spurts of angerepression frustration But she also explains and appreciates what she sees as her many gifts a New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) deeply touching greater closeness to her children her husband s unwavering support offered with seemingly inexhaustible humor and good cheer new friends people she never have encountered but for stroke opportunities to channel all of her significant passion energy and smarts into a new found purpose helping stroke survivors as well as those who love and support them through the emotional challenges of rebuilding a meaningful sense of self post stroke Is Debra happier post stroke In many ways she says yes If she could reel back time and were given the choice would she choose stroke No she tells us in no uncertain terms having a stroke sucks But what we see in this book is how the inevitable changes we will all experience in one way or another whether changes wrought by illness or brain trauma or accident or simply the changes we all encounter as we grow older and lose aspects of ourselves that at one time felt critical to Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) defining who we are beauty physical stamina mental acuity aaily work routine a spouse a role as parent of young children can be opportunities to embrace work routine a spouse a role as parent of young children can be opportunities to embrace new reality to redefine ourselves to learn and grow in previously unimagined ways and to continue to make a positive The Alien Huntress Series Alien Huntress difference to the people and purposes that matter most to us Debra and the survivors in this book are truly inspirational This book includes multiple factors related to stroke recovery It also points out how the values and identity make an impact on the people going through a life journey. Ientist sharing stories from severalozen fellow survivors family members friends colleagues therapists and Activism and the American Novel doctors she has met and interviewed By sharing thisiversity of experiences Debra highlights how every person is Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition different every stroke isifferent and every recovery is A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters different She provides a valuable look at the broad possibilities for successfully navigating the challenging physical recovery and the euallyifficult emotional journey toward rebuilding one’s identity and a rewarding life after a trauma like stroke.
Read & Download Identity TheftDebra Meyerson s book Identity Theft Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke combines the elements of a memoir textbook and philosophy of life into a must read book for stroke survivors and their families By intertwining her voice with others she leads us through her own recovery with Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) deliberation strength and even humor Identity Theft allows the reader to share in Meyerson s journey as she redefines herself and her reason for beingIdentity Theftoes exactly what Meyerson hopes to The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion do It teaches Through interviews and research the bookelves into
The Physical And Psychologicalphysical and psychological necessary to recover from stroke It also gives much needed information about the resources and limits of the medical community Clearly stated and outlined the book becomes a valuable tool for those involved or interested in the stroke communityIdentity Theft s many elements The Billionaires Arranged Baby 3 deftly raise awareness of stroke and its victims More than that the book teaches the reader a lesson inefining oneself that goes far beyond stroke survival Debra Meyerson s strength and personality resonate Identity Theft is an important book and one that should be read I highly recommend it I was excited to read this book because while I have not had a stroke I have personally experienced identity loss ue to medical trauma and chronic health problems It s an issue that I on t often see iscussed and I think many people could benefit from reading this book The author shares her own story of having multiple strokes and her healing journey as well as sharing other people s stories She also cites relevant studies and provides numerous notes and referencesThe book was very readable encouraging people s stories She also cites relevant studies and provides numerous notes and referencesThe book was very readable encouraging at times humorous I appreciated how the author shared stories that were inspirational as well as stories of people who are struggling to recover She istills these experiences into practical advice for accepting your new reality and forging a new identity focusing on building a better future rather than recovering the past I have a better understanding of post traumatic growth after reading this and I feel hope that I will be able to create a fulfilling life The author also 10 Essential Survivor Secrets to Liberate Yourself from Narcissistic Abuse discusses how relationships can be affected and the need for a support network This book will be particularly helpful for stroke survivors but I think it will be useful for anyone trying to recover from serious illness or injury It would also be helpful for caregivers family and anyone else who wants to understand the psychological challenges faced by survivorsI was provided an ARC through NetGalley that I volunteered to review I Am Debra Meyerson The author triumphantly said or rather sang this statementuring speech therapy after she had suffered a stroke that had robbed her of many physical abilities including speech That statement forms the basis for the author s book It is about than just physically recovering after a trauma to the body but just as importantly about recovering or reinventing one s sense of self in the aftermathA former professor of identity issues at Stanford Ms Meyerson approaches her own recovery and the broader field of stroke recovery from the standpoint of a social scientist She wrestles with the realization that she will never be her former self and what she is supposed to Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) do with thatisappointment For her the answer is to form a new self one that is characterized by new interests and new satisfactionsMs Meyerson also interviews other stroke survivors about their experience with this identity theft For me those were the most interesting parts of the books along with the author s own story I learn from stories than from academic Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused discussion which forms a greateal of this book I would have preferred for the interviewees to be introduced one by one and the full story of their stroke and recovery told in one place before the author extracted individual uotes to back up her points It was hard to remember who each person was and I think their experiences would have been memorable for me if their full stories were toldThe author mentions Jill Bolt Taylor s book My Stroke of Insight A Brain Scientist s Personal Journey which is a fantastic read Ms Taylor is a neuroanatomist brain scientist who also suffered a stroke Hers is a uniue account in that she knew she was having a stroke and The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M described what was happening in greatetail Not surprisingly her approach is centered on the structure of the brain right side and left side abilities and how they were rearranged and how she found fulfillment after her stroke Identity Theft refers to the way that a stroke takes away from who you are or who you think you are Suddenly a fit. I Coming Out of Communism dentity Theft follows Stanford professor Debra Meyerson’s journey to recover from a severe stroke that initially left her physically incapacitated and unable to speak In addition to providing realistic expectations for the hard work needed to regain everyday capabilities Meyerson focuses on the less freuentlyocumented emotional journey in recovery Virtually every survivor is haunted by uestions like “Who am I now” and “How o I rebuild a meaningful and rewarding life” after losing so much of what they had before ca. Uick witted person cannot walk or remember names or may even lose the
to talk at and the ability to write freuently goes with that too The long istance runner cannot get to the bathroom The family bread winner cannot go to work The musician can no longer use their hand And it oesn t just affect the person with the stroke it affects the whole familyMeyerson lost a lot both physically and mentally She was an athlete an author and a college level lecturer Eight years on after very intensive rehab that continues even now she still struggles to talk orAbility To Talk At
Write At Times Walks With A Limpat times walks with a limp a cane and has limited use of her right arm She has had to seriously redefine herself The battle of recovery is both physical and psychological This book tells us about her own firsthand experience with stroke Meyerson s voice is blended with that of other stroke victims too telling their uniue stories Every stroke is ifferent everyone is Reading Africa into American Literature different in how they recover and what treatments they are given The book is part memoir part textbook on stroke and part philosophy of life The emphasis is not just on the physical experience of having and recovering from stroke but the psychological experience of stroke There is info on the resources available and the limits of what medicine cano They point out that improvements can be gained year after year whereas physical therapy speech therapy and occupational therapy usually end after a year All in all it seems like what is important is BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) determination resilience positive attitude and having a supportive network and good insurance are most important to recovery Despite losses in identity the pers Identity Theft is a gift to the world and I recommend it for anyone who has undergone a major trauma stroke or otherwise and for their caregivers For many stroke survivors they haven t lost their cognitive abilities but suffer from aphasia that hinders their ability to translate their thoughts into words so many think they have Dr Debra Meyersonispels this and examines other thoughts into words so many think they have Dr Debra Meyerson Algorithm Of Future dispels this and examines other with a thoughtful comprehensive look at her experience and those of other stroke survivors People expect theifficulty of the long hours of physical therapy but much less has been written about how to The Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism Project Censored Open Media Pamphlet Series 8 deal with the emotional challenges of having your identity snatched from you in an instant Once it became clear to Debra that she could no longero many of the activities that formed her existing identity as a tenured Stanford professor accomplished skier and sailor etc she realized she couldn t recover her identity so sought to rebuild it She looked at the values underlying each part of her identity and then looked for substitutes within her abilities to establish a new identity Her story and others are inspirational but she also looks at the ongoing frustrations of others who cling to their former identity and refuse to rebuild a new one The book oozes with love and care as she give practical advice on everything from In My Shoes dealing with family impacts aifferent social life intimacy financial BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) difficulties the medical system and Most encouraging are the multiple examples of how many survivors continue to make remarkable progress long after a year which is the medical establishment s standard view of when progress stops This book is very readable As a stroke survivor myself fortunately it was mild and a fraction of Debra s and other stories in the book I found so much truth and previously unspoken wisdom in this book My only criticism is that her findings around identity have much broader applicability than just strokes She interviewed someone who suffered a brain trauma and another with ALS but could have been said about this There s a victim and there s a survivor and it s a true choice she explained A victimoesn t thrive survivors Loosening the Grip do Whoa Just whoa Identity Theft is a book that hit close to home I am extremely close with a 77 year old stroke survivor and I have witnessed firsthand his physical and emotional struggles and the change in character he has undergone This book primarily focuses on the transformation of identity that accompanies surviving a stroke It shows us how various socialynamics chang This is a truly inspiring book about re inventing ourselves after a Graph Drawing: Algorithms for the Visualization of Graphs devastating event such as a stroke But it s so much than that Identity Theft is an honest and vulnerable story about confronting fears and other inneremons head on in order to live fully and freely than ever before It s a must read for anyone seeking inspiration to live life to its fullest I think this book was incredible Someone very important to me also has aphasia and also. Pabilities careers and jobs relationships and This is a book full of hope for survivors from stroke or other injuries as well as their families and support networksAll author proceeds from this book will go to Stroke Forwardorg a nonprofit initiative that will support stroke and other survivors and advocate for a human centered approach to health care Identity Theft centers on Debra’s experience her stroke her extraordinary efforts to recover and her journey to redefine herself But she also BISEXUAL NEIGHBOR draws on her skills as a social sc.