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Author: Vijay Santhanam
Publisher: Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, Inc., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stimulating saga of a man who, thanks to his never-say-die attitude, found the courage and the determination to bounce back despite being felled by a serious, disabling conditionWhen Vijay Santhanam was afflicted with a stroke at the age of 41, he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. He couldn't move without help and he couldn't speak at all. But he soon realized that his powers of reasoning/thought were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Santhanam, Vijay.
My Stroke of Luck : Alphabet to Author - One Man's Inspiring Journey from Adversity to Triumph.
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., ©2013
Named Person: Vijay Santhanam
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vijay Santhanam
ISBN: 9789381398302 9381398305
OCLC Number: 858762738
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue The Calm Before the Storm; Chapter 1 The 24 Hours of My Ignorance and Stupidity; Chapter 2 And Then, the Lightning Strikes; Chapter 3 The Will to Fight and the Harsh Realization; Chapter 4 An Unsettling Week, but Much Progress Too; Chapter 5 Fighting Back from the Corner Room; Chapter 6 A for Apple: Back to Basics; Chapter 7 Getting Back on My Feet; Chapter 8 The Clot Clears, and the Mind Starts to; Chapter 9 What Is Life Without Family and Friends?; Chapter 10 Returning Home and the Catharsis. Chapter 11 Our Trip to IndiaChapter 12 The Thesis; Chapter 13 Striving for Normalcy: Getting Behind the Wheel; Chapter 14 Returning to Work: I Propose and the Doctor Disposes, Partly; Chapter 15 Struggles and Surmounting Obstacles; Chapter 16 The Day I Thought I Was Dying; Chapter 17 To Quit or Not to Quit?; Chapter 18 And Then, I Quit on My Terms; Chapter 19 Retired at Forty-Four; Therapy Resumes; Chapter 20 Relearning Tamil and then Hindi; Chapter 21 The Fascinating World of Languages; Chapter 22 A Discussion with the Scientific World; Chapter 23 Alphabet to Author. Chapter 24 An Assessment: Six Years Post-StrokeEpilogue My Stroke of Luck; Appendix Kasparov vs. IBM's Deep Blue.
Responsibility: by Vijay Santhanam.

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The stimulating saga of a man who, thanks to his never-say-die attitude, found the courage and the determination to bounce back despite being felled by a serious, disabling conditionWhen Vijay Santhanam was afflicted with a stroke at the age of 41, he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. He couldn't move without help and he couldn't speak at all. But he soon realized that his powers of reasoning/thought were not lost to him. And he garnered his spirit and willpower within him to work at regaining his health and faculties; a stroke wasn't going to get him down. Vijay goes on to get back.

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