RadioMD: Body Language
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My Stroke of Insight: Becoming Stroke Triumphant!

May 17, 20139 min
Are you a stroke survivor or a stroke triumphant? Listen to this inspiring story of one woman's survival."Are you a stroke survivor or a stroke triumphant?" asks Oprah Winfrey during an interview with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of My Stroke Of Insight.On the morning of December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuro-anatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life; all within the space of four brief hours. As the damaged left side of her brain--the rational, grounded, detail- and time-oriented side--swung in and out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities. She felt the euphoric nirvana of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized Jill was having a stroke, and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely.Join Jill as she shares her amazing story.

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