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A Stroke of Poetry

Poems of healing and hope after stroke

I was a busy wife and mum, working as an independent Private Investigator. This was my retirement job, having previously served 25 years as a UK Police Officer. On 15 April 2013 I suffered a stroke and my whole life changed.

Recovery from stroke can involve emotional, physical and creative healing. For Shelagh, poetry was an outlet that allowed her to record her journey back from the edge. Make your own way through these pages to find ideas, inspiration and the understanding that you are not alone.

  • Amusing poems about forgetfulness and frustration
  • Poignant stories of the battle with depression and fatigue
  • Creative colouring pages to soothe the soul
  • Inspirational quotes to keep you moving

Shelagh Brennand

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