My Fight for Recovery

A Story of Overcoming Life-Threatening Brain Surgery

by Rob Plaskas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781532095115
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781532095122

About the Book

My memoir book is about my recovery from a brain hemorrhage bleed during brain surgery. It caused the equivalent of a major stroke, leaving me with right-sided paralysis, unable to speak or comprehend what people said. It caused severe damage to my short-term memory and made me dependent on anti-seizure medicine for my new life. My recovery shows how some survivors of severe brain injuries can recover from having a productive life if they work hard at their physical, speech, cognitive, and emotional therapies. I am the sole author of My Fight for Recovery: A story of overcoming life-threatening brain surgery. I had help by an editor to make my memoir easier for readers to follow my story. I want people to know a severe brain injury survivor can accomplish many recovery goals if they have determination, willpower, strong mental and physical work, and a positive outlook on their new life. They can handle large workloads of gathering research and develop creative writing skills used to finish a memoir, as well as find the will to publish it. I have shared private details of my recovery because I want readers to understand brain injury survivors do not have to diminish themselves or their family relationships during their relearning and rehabilitation exercise activities.

About the Author

Rob Plaskas lives on the prairieland of central Illinois, home of the former United States President Abraham Lincoln, with his dog Maggie, a lovable and beautiful mixed hound. He has a loving family and close friends who care about him and his fight for recovery. He has worked as a communications analyst for the Illinois General Assembly since 2004, but recently, during his spare time, has pursued opportunities to write about and share his life-long story memoir to inspire other people with disabilities and their families. When he is not writing you will find him wandering at social events and going to wineries. He is obsessed with other people’s stories about how they succeeded despite their obstacles. He wants to be a future motivational speaker to give people with difficulties hope they could do anything they want if they put their mind to it.