Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Release~Stroke After Stroke: A Rower's Pilgrimage by Barbara Polan

One of our stroke tribe has written a new book! Stand up an take a bow Barbara (Barb) Polan. Welcome to to world of publishing, Barb. You're in good company. Can you tell that I'm excited for her?

  • Title: Stroke After Stroke: a rower's pilgrimage
  • File Size: 5062 KB
  • Print Length: 131 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NDF3BH8
  • Price: $4.99
Available in Kindle version
Paperback coming soon
Amazon Description
Stroke After Stroke is the personal story of a recreational gig rower who survived a stroke at age 52, and of her relentless pursuit of recovering from the resulting hemiparesis (the loss of the use of her left side) even 5 years later, despite the medical establishment's stance that recovery for her has already ended.
Based on the blog she started 6 weeks post-stroke, the book chronicles how Barbara Polan has faced the losses concomitant with her injury, and the struggles of incorporating current recovery therapies into her attempts to resume her pre-stroke life. In the process, she re-shapes her new life into one that better suits her.

She has written the book she had hoped to read immediately after having a stroke.

Barbara has first-hand experience with the relentless repetition needed to establish new neural pathways that are needed to regain lost functions, and promotes investigation and optimism as necessary ingredients in any recovery. In addition, she offers helpful information and insight into the logistics and the emotional reality of survivors' altered lives, along with helping survivors understand that they are not alone.

This book will be appreciated by anyone whose life has been affected by stroke - survivors and their caregivers, family members and friends. 

This is her first published book. Let's wish her well and much success. Run. Don't walk and grab your copy today. She's already got 1 Five star review on this masterpiece.

Contact info to find out about Barb:


  1. I just shared this in three places, Jo. I hope she gets a ton of sales!

  2. Congrats to Barb! That's great news! :)

  3. Jo, you are a true friend. This has been a long process, and I'm delighted that it's over. BTW, the 5-star rating was posted by my sister, but that doesn't make it not true.

  4. Congrats to Barb! Not only on the book but on keeping going.

  5. Hi Jo - Gigs are Cornish boats .. so very much after my heart ...

    Good for Barb - that must have taken some hardwork and slog ... but I'm so pleased she's got a book at the end of it - and kept fit out on the waters ...

    Cheers Hilary


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