The ages of the contributing stroke authors in the book range between 19 - 58 years old at the time of their stroke/s.
The locations at time of stroke or country of origin where our contributing authors are from are:
- South Africa
- United States
- United Kingdom
Some of the authors had ischemic strokes, some had hemorrhagic strokes, some had both, some have had multiple TIA's and strokes.
Some of the underlying causes were Aneurysm, AVM / DAVM, Arterial Dissection, Endocarditis, PFO, Moya Moya, Birth Control, Inflammation, and Lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure and stress.
Some of the causes remain unknown.
There are many challenges during stroke recovery such as: Aphasia, Dysphasia, Emotional Regulation, Executive Functioning, Hemiplegia / Hemiparalysis, Identity Loss, Locked-In Syndrome, Nerve Damage, Neuro-fatigue, Pain, Relationships & Intimacy, Visual Impairment and much more...
Finding Yourself After Stroke is a valuable stroke support book for anyone who's lives have been impacted by stroke.
This book doubles as a powerful lived experience resource for medical students, acute care teams, stroke nurses, allied health rehabilitation professionals, stroke researchers, cardiology and neurology professionals to gain deeper insights into the living experiences of their young stroke patients.
At aged 35, Letisha Living from the Gold Coast, Australia had an ischemic stroke leaving her with Hemianopsia. PFO was the underlying factor.