Keys to Recovering from a Massive Stroke by a Survivor
In April 2005, Ted W. Baxter experienced a massive ischemic stroke. He’s now an advocate, author, and speaker on strokes, aphasia, inspiration and motivation. His new book is: Relentless: How A Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better and joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stroke Recovery Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ted Baxter discuss the following:
First, can you talk about what your life was life before the stroke — and were there any warning signs?
What was your condition right after the stroke?
In the book you write about getting a bleak prognosis, which must have felt awful. But how did you resolve to start putting yourself back together?
How long did it take you to regain your speech and mobility, and to what extent?
Can you talk about your experience with your family, friends, doctors and therapists — who were invaluable in the process? Who did you lean on?
Can you talk about some strategies people who experience a stroke and aphasia should take to improve their odds?
It’s clear the stroke changed your life. But would you say the experience had a silver lining?
Ted W. Baxter (MBA, Wharton), was an auditor and management consultant at Price Waterhouse, passed all four parts of the CPA exam in one take, and built a financial services consulting practice in Tokyo for Price Waterhouse, becoming partner in record time.
After working in the Asia-Pacific for Price Waterhouse and Credit Suisse First Boston, he became a managing director at Citadel LLC, a premiere hedge fund and global financial institution. He retired after twenty-two years in the financial industry.
In April 2005, he experienced a massive ischemic stroke. He’s now an advocate, author, and speaker on strokes, aphasia, inspiration and motivation. He volunteers at health institutions, is involved in philanthropic causes, and lives in Newport Beach. He is the author of: Relentless: How A Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better (Greenleaf Book Group Press, July 2018).