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Announces the publication of
By His Side
Life and Love after Stroke
It is April 1997. John
Quann, 59 years old and in excellent health, suffers a catastrophic stroke.
Following an emergency craniotomy, he remains paralyzed on his right side, unable
to understand or communicate.
By His Side: Life
and Love after Stroke is a courageous story of determination, hope, patience and love as
he and his wife Eileen work together to recover. After coping with the
initial terror of the stroke, they are faced with the challenge of living
with and recovering from aphasia, a communication disorder that affects a
person's ability to understand, speak, read or write.
Written with honesty
and humor by the spouse, this book explores the difficult decisions that
must be made and the wide range of emotions experienced by the
spouse-caregiver. While offering hope, encouragement and practical advice,
ultimately this is a love story about a husband and wife who fall in love
after the stroke. As both parties grow and change together, they discover
that who they have become is far more important than what happened to them.
Read what the reviewers have said:
treasure...educational, moving, and totally accessible.” Connie
Tompkins, Ph.D., Communication Science & Disorders, University of Pittsburgh
"This story is an
affirmation of life, a testament to human resilience, the power of love,
and the vitality of the human spirit. It is a powerful and inspiring story
of a couple who become closer in a renewed love and the shared discovery
that life is full of meaning and miracles. This book is excellent." Martha
Taylor Sarno, Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University
School of Medicine; Director, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Rusk
Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
inspirational and very human account of the effects of stroke ...reveals
the emotions of both the patient and loved ones in coping with
crisis." Louise Zingeser, Director, Health Care Services, American
Speech and Hearing Association
"a deeply moving
family triumph! It portrays the evolving bond of love and devotion that
truly reaches the heart - wedding vows transformed into reality." John
Noonan, J.D.N., M.D., F.A.C.S.
comprehensive, filled with insights. It offers hope to anyone dealing with
a sudden permanent life change." Charlotte Mitchum, Research Speech
Pathologist, University of Maryland School of Medicine
insight into the confusion, struggle and triumphs of the aphasic person and
communication partner." A.E. Hillis, M.D., Department of Neurology,
Johns Hopkins Hospital
"a wonderful and
inspirational book about living successfully with aphasia. Not only will
families who experience communications problems after stroke learn much, so
will researchers and clinicians who work with aphasic people. I recommend
it to all of my students." Audrey Holland, Ph.D., University of Arizona