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Brain, Heal Thyself: A Caregiver's New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Madonna Siles, Lawrence J. Beuret, MD

Contents

Acknowledgments.....ix

Foreword, by Peggy Savides, R.N......xi

Preface.....xiii

Introduction.....xv

Part One: All Aboard the Merry-Go-Round of Medical Care

1. The Brain Bomb Explodes.....3
2. No Extraordinary Measures.....9
3. In a Fog.....19
4. Coma?Prognosis Unknown.....28
5. "Vegetable".....41
6. Seek, Knock, Ask.....47
7. Farewell and Good Luck.....53
8. Twelve Days . . . but Who?s Counting.....61
9. Go, Lions.....71
10. Piece of Cake.....81
11. Merry Christmas!.....91
12. Happy New Year?.....97

Part Two: Riding the Roller Coaster to Recovery

Introduction.....105

13. In Search of Serenity.....109
14. Exploring the Subconscious.....122
15. A Meeting of the Minds.....132
16. A Program of Action.....149
17. Follow the Bouncing Ball.....166
18. Typical One-Day Plan.....178
19. A Dream Come True.....186
20. Pass It On.....202
21: Commentary by Lawrence J. Beuret, M.D...... 209

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