Memoir of an Occupational Therapist Turned Stroke Patient

Janet R. Douglas, a former occupational therapist, suffered a massive stroke and spent the next decade overcoming physical and mental challenges to become a newer version of herself. This inspired her to write her memoir, “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: From Occupational Therapist to Patient and Beyond.”

Douglas addresses the effects of brain damage on personal identity and relationships, the power of faith and of the human spirit to overcome adversity and to accept that while full recovery may be beyond reach, life can still be full and rewarding.

“When the idea of writing a book was first raised, I could neither read nor write normally,” said Douglas. “It took almost a decade of therapy to be strong enough physically and mentally to take on the challenge.”

“A Wonderful Stroke of Luck” presents the unique perspective of both therapist and patient as Douglas discusses the impact of a stroke, how it makes even the simplest tasks difficult, and how the noticeable disabilities it causes are only part of the struggle.

“A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: From Occupational Therapist to Patient and Beyond”
By Janet R. Douglas
ISBN: 9781480866003 (softcover); 9781480866010 (hardcover); 9781480866027 (eBook)
Available at the Archway Publishing Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Janet R. Douglas, an occupational therapist, specialized in the treatment of hand injuries at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and worked with the World Health Organization before moving to the US. She was director of occupational therapy education at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago before earning a master’s degree in public health. Douglas worked at Grant Hospital of Chicago before joining a human resources and risk management consulting firm. She is the author of three textbooks.

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