In the case of Megan Timothy, a woman in her late 50s suffered a stroke, which left her with serious aphasia, and struggling to regain her quality of life. Before her stroke she was an actress, a cook, and very athletic. In her youth she and a friend had gone down the whole Mississippi river on a raft they had made. She had also been the owner of a bed and breakfast, where she cooked, it was known for its wonderful wedding cakes. In her later years, not long before her stroke she went on a 10,000-mile bike ride around Europe completely alone. However, the day she returned to the United States, after the death of her mother, she suffered a stroke leaving her with serious aphasia. After her stroke she was institutionalized, she couldn’t speak at all except for the words chicken and a few obscenities. Doctors told her she would probably never talk, read, or write ever again. Determined to make a full recovery Megan concentrated on getting out of the institution. Eventually, two of her friends managed to get her discharge and helped her get on the road to recovery. Megan worked furiously, determined to get her life back. She went multiple times a week to therapy, and then spent 12-14 hours a day on her own dedicated to getting back her speech and literacy back. Her speech gradually returned, however reading was much more difficult. Using Harry Potter, both the print version and audio version, she retaught herself how to read through laboriously repeating each sentence back, then listening to the tape till gradually it made sense. She moved on to many more books, although still reading at a child’s level. Finally, after being sufficiently satisfied with her ability to read, she presented herself with the task of writing a book. She was frustrated with her inability to write the words…
Linked to Stroke
Type A Personality Traits Boost Stroke Risk in Study
By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
Aug. 30. 2012 -- Need another reason to take life in stride and heed the advice, "Don’t sweat the small stuff"?
New research shows that people who are quick-tempered, impatient, aggressive, or naturally hostile may be more likely to have a stroke, compared to their more laid-back counterparts.
Having these type A personality traits was associated with a two-fold increase in stroke risk in…
To inform my audience how to stand out before and after a job interview
Thesis: There are 4 things to also remember to do before and after a job interview.
I. We have all been there before, sitting in front of an interviewer, sweating, trying our hardest to gain their respect and win the competition for a potential job. To be the top contender for a job it is more about how you prepare before the interview and the way you present yourself after. While I was a senior in high school I…
Stroke is the third leading cause of death worldwide, and the leading cause of acquired disability in adults in most regions.1.2 countries of low and middle income have the largest burden of stroke, accounting for more than 85% of stroke mortalty worldwide, but few reliable data are available to identify risk factors for stroke in most of these regions, and particularly for hemorrhagic stroke.(O’donnell,M) Hemorrhagic stroke is the sudden onset of neurological systems as a result of bleeding inside…
Stroke Education and Prevention
According to the American Stroke Association (Stroke, 2009), stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the United States. Those who survive a stroke will benefit from the proficiency of all members of the interdisciplinary team, but professional nurses perform a vital role in every aspect of their care. Nurses must stay current in their education to keep up with current issues and research in order to provide quality care and education for their patients.…
powerful I can kill you if you are rude. Ill invade your world like the hyksos. Ill destroy your history like thutmose. Out of everyone i was the best king. You should give me a superbowl ring . King tuts out with a bow. WORD! ******THE FIVE BASIC BRUSH STROKES
5. adjectives out of order
- It is an ing word placed at the beginning or end of a complete sentence
Note: Use no more than three participial phrases
confirm that the stroke is not hemorrhagic. a CT scan can also suggest if injuries are very extensive, which might affect the use of thrombolytics.
2.Ischemic (caused by a blockage in an artery)Ischemic strokes are by far the more common type, causing over 80% of all strokes. Ischemia means the deficiency of oxygen in vital tissues. Ischemic strokes are caused by blood clots that are usually one of three types: Thrombotic stroke, Embolic stroke, and Lacunar stroke.HEMORRHAGIC STROKE hemorrhage (sudden…
I. Also called cerebrovascular accident or CVA
1. Occurs when blood vessels carrying O2 and nutrients to a specific part of the brain suddenly bursts (hemorrhagic) or becomes blocked (ischemic).
2. Because brain cells must have continuous supply of o2 & nutrients from blood to function when the supply is disrupted, a stroke results.
II. Strokes fall into several major categories depending on weather the disrupted blood supply is caused by a blocked blood vessel (ischemic) or a hemorrhage…
Confidentiality After Tarasoff
University of Phoenix
May 23, 2015
In a civilized society, rules dictate how individuals must conduct themselves in order to secure public and personal safety. Often, professionals in the Health Care field are faced with decisions that may compromises a clients’ confidentiality in order to protect the well being of others or the public at large. Because of the Tarasoff decision, “Many social…
Before Night Falls
In the novel, Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas who lived from 1943 to 1990, the author conveys many subjects and captures the reader to the full extent. Reinaldo Arenas, the author and the person who lived the experience writes this book for us in hopes of capturing our feelings and sympathy of the Cuban Revolution. Arenas wrote over twenty books, including ten novels and numerous short stories and poems. Arenas was not the only writer affected though as he states that…