A Stroke of Bad Luck by Sebastiaan Bakker
Reconditioning Mind and Body for a New and Rewarding Lifestyle

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The book is written for people who have suffered a brain stroke and their friends and family; "That they may benefit from the experience that I have gained and try to share by telling my story. We share one common objective: reconditioning our mind and body for new and rewarding lifestyles. However different that may turn out to be.".

Rehabilitation is all about attitude; the book reads like a novel and is an inspiration to patients, family, friends and professionals; I have created my own miracle; now I invite others to do the same.

The book contains numerous hints and tips. Rather than plain telling, the story triggers the imagination and makes it easier to recognize behavioural or physical symptoms. By doing so, I hope to reduce the struggle by other individuals who ended up in a similar situation and of those in their surroundings. The importance of the role of caregiver is intertwined with the story throughout the book and summarized in a dedicated chapter.

The autobiography covers a period of three years. Practical examples give a unique insight, from medical recovery to the return to society, to patients as well as family and friends. Many readers can gain from the understanding that arises. Illustrations show the process of healing over time by key area; medical, mental and physical.
 

About Sebastiaan Bakker

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Sebastiaan Bakker was educated as an engineer and worked most of his professional life in a variety of executive management positions, excelling in managing change and stimulating people until his early retirement in 2001. Prepared to live aboard a sailboat in the Mediterranean with his wife thereafter, he suffered a stroke in his brain stem that wiped out nearly all of his physical and biological stability and life support systems. A well-sought speaker at international conferences during his professional days, Bakker has transferred his prolific skills at communication to his first book. Bakker was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1951.
 
Published January 30, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 168 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In this self-help autobiography, retired Dutch engineer Bakker reveals what it's like to recover from a debilitating stroke.

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