I Tied My Shoes Today

Recovering from a Hemorrhagic Stroke

by Megon Phillips Aesch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781480836556
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781480836549

About the Book

Author Megon Phillips Aesch was a thirty-four-year-old, career-oriented horticulturist with a good business and a great husband. They had dreams, goals, and focus. They had a plan, and then disaster struck, hit with a blow beyond imagination. Megon suffered a stroke caused by an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). It transformed her from a strong-willed, independent business woman to a patient in a wheelchair requiring a great deal of assistance.

In I Tied My Shoes Today, Megon shares her story in conjunction with her husband, Jim, who kept a journal while she was incapacitated and recovering from the stroke. It tells how she and her family faced the challenges of a traumatic injury to her brain—the setbacks, the triumphs, and the life-and-death decisions that were encountered for almost two years.

A story about love, growth, disaster, and renewal, I Tied My Shoes Today narrates the gamut of emotions and events in Megon’s pursuit to return to her former self. It also tells about the symptoms and causes of stroke and describes the practices and the policies the medical profession follows.

About the Author

Megon Phillips Aesch earned a degree in plant sciences from Cornell University. After working several jobs in the greenhouse industry, she successfully ran her own greenhouse business. At age thirty-four, she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Aesch lives and gardens in upstate New York with her husband, Jim, and their black Labrador retriever, Farley.