A Stroke of Luck
By: Anthony Holten
A Stroke of Luck is the extraordinary story of Anthony Holten's road to recovery following a debilitating stroke. He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of forty-eight and, due to a combination of a late diagnosis and poor control, he suffered many side effects. Severe eyesight damage led to a period of partial blindness and eventually Anthony suffered from a stroke that rendered him paralysed on the right-hand side of his body.
This book charts the many obstacles thrown in his way along the arduous road to recovery - most notably the Irish healthcare system and its archaic approach to post-stroke care. However, with help from family and friends, he overcame most of these obstacles and made a remarkable recovery. He shares his inspiration and experiences in a humorously written, poignant and informative book that emphasises the power of positive thinking and manages to find a glimmer of silver around the darkest clouds.