New Book Published April 28, 2015

Now Available on Kindle


Stroke Recovery Stories

Humorous and Inspiring Stories Told by Stroke Survivors and the People Who Love Them


By Jeff Kagan


Forward by David Ober, MD, Chief of Neurology, Nyack Hospital



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May is National Stroke Awareness Month. 



Let me tell you a secret. I am a stroke survivor. Itís been more than ten years since my life changed in the blink of an eye. My recovery took years. However I consider myself fortunate because I fought my way back. Now I want to help others with their stroke recovery. Thatís why I wrote and published the book, Stroke Recovery Stories.


The full title is, Stroke Recovery Stories: Humorous and Inspiring Stories Told By Stroke Survivors and the People Who Love Them. As you can see, this book was not entirely written by me. Other stroke survivors and a neurologist also write chapters in a very unique and inspiring book. 


David Ober, MD, Chief of Neurology at Nyack Hospital wrote the Special Introduction. He tells the reader what everyone involved with stroke needs to know from a medical point of view. You will have a much better understanding of stroke and recovery after reading this chapter.


Next, each chapter is written by a different stroke survivor. Some chapters are written by survivors telling their story while others are written by family and caretakers. Each has itís own unique flavor, lessons and inspiration.


The purpose of this book is to have the reader learn from others. Think of this book like a support session where everyone sitís in a room and gets a chance to tell their story and the lessons they learned in order to help others.


I am very impressed with each chapter and each survivorís story. Some made me laugh and others made me cry, but each taught me something new. This is important whether you are a stroke survivor, caretaker, family or friend.


Visit the American Stroke Association or the National Stroke Association for more information on stroke.


Stroke is something that happens to 750,000 Americanís every year. As large a number as that represents, itís actually much larger than that. If you include the family and friends of each survivor, you can see how millions of Americans are affected every year.


Plus since stroke recovery takes many years, there are tens of millions of Americans who are dealing with it today. And there are many more worldwide. Understanding stroke is important. It impacts so many. And there is still little in the way of real helpful information.


However the good news is stroke survivors can and do recover. They get back to work or change what they do going forward. It can be easier for a young stroke survivor to recover more fully.


The brain is really a miraculous blessing. Like a computer with a bad section on the hard drive, the brain can often re-write itís software to work around the dead spot. It just takes time and effort.


I lived through it. Itís terrible, but itís also truly amazing to watch the body and the brain heal. Stroke was an incredible ride. Donít get me wrong, I have been on this ride once and thatís enough. However what I have learned has changed me, for the better I hope!


So take a look at the free preview on Remember, stroke can happen to anyone at any time. And when it happens, it instantly changes your life. Donít believe me? I didnít believe it myself, until it happened to me that is.




Contact Jeff Kagan to share your story of recovery with other new stroke survivors at


Jeff Kagan  770-579-5810  PO Box 670562, Marietta GA 30066

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Book title; Stroke Recovery Stories, Humorous and Inspiring Stories Told by Stroke Survivors and the People Who Love Them

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Original book published years ago

LIFE After Stroke

On The Road To Recovery

By Jeff Kagan


I discuss my stroke recovery and survival and share much of what I have learned to help you with your LIFE After Stroke!



Jeff Kagan has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, PBS, ABC, NBC and CBS as well as dozens of other radio and television stations, magazines, on the web, and major newspapers like USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle and many, many more.  


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Hi Jeff

I just read your book about your journeys when you had your stroke. I had one 6 months ago when we were on holiday in Bali, we were both medi vaced to Singapore, where I spent 7 days in hospital, before being flown back to New Zealand where I live.

A lot that you experienced I can relate to, I was unlucky but lucky is how I sum my situation up, unlucky meaning to have the stroke, and lucky to be a survivor who can talk and walk now after a hairy start.

I was given walking rehab which helped me heaps. I have now joined the local gym to get stronger on my left side.

So thank you for your tales of your 7 year journey.

Many thanks


New Zealand


Dear Mr. Kagan,

I recently suffered a stroke and thank God I was admitted into a nursing home within an hour ,so not much of damage.

However I was reading an item in the net and your book was highly recommended.

Thanks and regards




Hi Jeff,

I read your column in the eCommerce Times of 10/16/2011 and, since you're a stroke survivor, I thought you would be the perfect person to ask for suggestions. My husband and I have become friends with a man who had a stroke about a year ago.

Thank you,



Thank you Jeff for your encouragement and insight.

Since my husband took care of so much for our family I am trying to be very hard to strong.

I will be rereading your messages again and again.

This past year my husband had a stroke and not only have we had to deal with recovery, but, my loss of job and enormous medical bills.

As a retired Civil servant, he is not eligible for Social Security, not old enough for medicare and kicked out of Veterans care since new ruling in 2003.

Needless to say, as his wife, I am trying to handle things I never had to before.

All this to say, I am trying to really believe there will be a life after stroke.

While doing a search for hope, I came across your story and intend to read your book in its entirety.

I am looking any ways for us to cope with this new life we have.




Blog: My Life After Stroke, by Gary Gray

 I have read many books over the past nine years since my stroke. Among the books that I have read are some personal stories of having experienced a stroke, having survived and the long road to recovery.

I have  just completed another story of stroke by a survivor.. It is titled ďLife After StrokeĒ and it was written by Jeff Kagan who lives in the Eastern United States. Jeff claims to have written his book to help other survivors, family members and care givers find the answers to the questions that come after a stroke. He says that he had the questions but found that in general there was very little by way of satisfying answers that anyone could provide..

Having personally experienced stroke and now seven years of rebuilding his life as a survivor, who better to answer these burning questions.

Jeff takes us through the journey of stroke beginning with a life that is good with career, family and friends to the play by play stroke experience.

He explains what it is like to experience stroke from the inside out. What you know and what you donít know. Who can help and who may not be even aware that a problem even exists. What medical professionals may know and what they may not know. Even how your life can disappear and your family is left with a stranger in their midst.

He talks about wanting just to get back to normal and how it makes him feel to suddenly not be the caregiver in the family. He talks about the importance of having a positive attitude, being patient with yourself and recognising that you and everyone else are working through the fact that you have had a stroke.

He talks about how strange it is when one part of your brain works as it did but another part has died and along with it went all of itís associated functions. This strange situation can present a challenge not only for the survivor but for every one who comes into the survivors life like family, friends, caregivers and medical professionals. He says that there is no one size fits all since the effects of a stroke is simply the result of whatever parts of the brain are damaged.

Jeffís book is also one of encouragement as well as answering the burning questions. Jeff becomes a stroke coach with a ďyou can do itĒ attitude.

All in all, this 100 page book is a wonderful look into the world of stroke from the inside out. I highly recommend it to anyone who has been touched by stroke whether as a survivor, a family member, a caregiver or even a health care professional.

Thanks for putting pen to paper this way Jeff and I look forward to learning more from you as well as sharing experiences and stories in the days and months to come.

Gary Gray

Stroke Survivor since 2002

Jeff Kagan just wrote his new book "Life After Stroke, On The Road To Recovery."

It is written for stroke survivors, their caretakers, family and friends.

Kagan had a stroke in 2004. He has been through the same long recovery process many others now find themselves in. He is a stroke survivor.

He learned so much about recovery by living through it, and he wants to help others understand what is coming next.

Whether one is a stroke survivor, a caretaker, family member or friend, there are questions that need to be answered. These are the same questions Kagan asked, but did not get answered from doctors and counselors.

He tells the story of a successful man who had his world ripped out from under him, and what the next five years of recovery were like. He talks about his family and friends and especially his remarkable wife. He talks about what they did right, and what they did wrong because they didn't know better.

He talks about what they needed to do and what others affected by a stroke need to do.




I am a happy stroke survivor. 


After years of recovery I have learned quite a bit.

I have written this book called Life After Stroke to help you understand what to expect next, and to help you become a happy stroke survivor yourself. 

This book will also be helpful to your family and friends. It will help them understand what has happened and what they should do to help you recover as quickly as possible. 

And just as important, what they should not do. 




Thank You. 

My wish and hope is that your recovery will be as rapid and full as mine. That you will wake up every morning and smile at the sunshine of another beautiful day. 

It is all up to you.

Your family and friends love you are are behind you. 

Go for it !


Jeff Kagan  770-579-5810  PO Box 670562, Marietta GA 30066

Visit me at my web site

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