Friday, April 5, 2013
Friday Fun ~ Currently Reading
It's part of my self-education/inspiration reads. In other words, seeing how others have coped after a stroke. Like most stroke survivors we want encouragement and relate to someone who has walked in our shoes. Even though I'm regaining the use of my arm, it has been a very frustrating experience for me.
If I stop regaining use of my hand or wrist I want to be prepared with coping methods for that eventuality. Hello! <waving my hand in the air> I'm a prepper. Doh! No, I'm not borrowing troubles or stopping the therapy exercises to get them back. But we all need encouragement and hope.
The title alone would have made me buy this book after my stroke. Am I not a conquer? So I not have attitude? Yes, an over abundance of both. I'm Don Quixote tipping at windmills slaying dragons. I don't step away from anything just because it's hard or a challenge. Have I got attitude? Oh yeah, I do in a spades royal flush. My attitude works for and against me all the time. My "I do it" attitude has me pushing boundaries which is good and bad, but sometimes I surprise even myself.
No, I won't write an "official" review of this particular book other than say it has given me hope and reinforced my "can do" attitude so far. The author had far graver issues than I had with my stroke starting with surviving a hemorrhagic stroke.
Death is the absence of learning.