My Stroke Of Insight Essay

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer from a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long term disability in the United States. Stroke requires a medical diagnosis because there are different types that affects the brain. The two different but most common types of stroke are ischemic stroke which is caused by a clot in the artery, and the hemorrhagic stroke which is caused by bleeding from an artery rupture.
In the book "My stroke of insight," by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., was a neuroanatomist who personal experience after suffering from a stroke herself. Jill suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in the left hemisphere. Taylor stated, "The type of stroke I experienced was a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of my brain due to an undiagnosed AVM (Taylor, 2006, 22-23). Jill goes on to explain the different thoughts she encountered and how difficult it was before calling for help. She recalled moments of not being able to process information on what was actually happening to her. She expressed concern about how she was unable to communicate and how she would be
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Unlike Jill, her mother was there every step of the way to nurse her back to good health. Many people who suffers any kind of health issues or accidents may not be so lucky to go home and recover well. It takes lots of motivation and dedication from others to completely heal. After reading this book, it paved the way of understanding the different areas of the brain affected after a stroke. The different OT Jill required during therapy treatments with the maximum assistants because the Broca’s of the brain was affected during her stroke. The psychosocial functions that were affected from the hemorrhagic stroke was the ability to communicate with
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