EP 136 - 7 Keys to Recovering from a Massive Stroke — by a Survivor

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Despite his healthy lifestyle, Ted Baxter had a stroke at 41. He shares tips for identifying warning signs and how to achieve the right mindset for recovery.
Air Date: 7/9/19
Duration: 17:24
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Ted Baxter, MBA
Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 3.23.45 PMTed W. Baxter, MBA, 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). Learn more at www.tedwbaxter.com.
  • Book Title: Relentless: How A Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/tedwbaxter/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @TedWBaxter
EP 136 - 7 Keys to Recovering from a Massive Stroke — by a Survivor
Despite the fact that Ted Baxter was a very healthy individual and had no family history of strokes, at 41, he suffered a massive ischemic stroke, leaving him with extreme aphasia and badly impaired mobility.

Facing an unlikely recovery, Ted learned how to alter his attitude and put faith in his ability to recover. Through perseverance, grit, determination, an acceptance of his situation, and a positive mental attitude, Ted was able to recover and launch a successful career as an author and speaker on strokes and aphasia.

In this podcast he shares tips for those on the path to recovery as well as warning signs that someone could be experiencing a stroke and is in need of help. When it comes to identifying a stroke—BE FAST. Look for:

  • Balance issues
  • Eye sight that's blurred or double vision
  • Face drooping (usually on one side)
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty (slurring words or garbled speech)
  • Time to call 9-1-1
Listen as Ted joins Dr. Taz to discuss the the warning signs of a stroke and tips for recovery.