John Yurgen’s book is now available on Amazon!

By John Yurgens

After surviving an intracranial hemorrhagic stroke (a brain bleed) and months of rehab, I attempted to return to work; I failed. If you are a regular reader of Blue Water Healthy Living, you may have read my mini-bio previously.

After my failed attempt to return to work, I wallowed in self-pity for several months. After, I turned back to my love of writing. I have written poetry for over 40 years. In fact last week I discovered a poem I had written in 1973. Much like many writers, I dreamed of publishing my poetry, yet delayed any pursuit. Recently, with the guidance of a new friend and fellow writer ( Thank you Mr. Bill Miskell), along with a lot of hard work and determination, (okay, stubbornness), I now have a book available on Amazon. It is a collection of many poems written about my journey, so far. It is entitled: Survival: Life After a Stroke. Poems of my Journey. Check out the link here.


I hope you’ll enjoy the book. Also, keep an eye out for more – I’m already working on a second book.

If you wish to meet and discuss my journey or your own or perhaps that of a family member or friend, please reach out to me, via email.
Fair warning. I love to talk.
Contact information:
Facebook: John Yurgens.
Web Page WARNING THIS SITE IS BEING DEVELOPED BY AN ARTIST (ME). It is fun, exciting and frustrating.


Barbara P. stroke survivor and fellow writer on referencing poem,  Self-Preservation
“Thank you, It’s Brilliant!”

Mary, daughter of a stroke survivor on referencing poem, Hope and Eunice, fellow stroke survivor, “thank you for sharing your poems”

Erin Barr, M.A., CCC-SLP  Lake Huron Medical Center
“I am so happy you are able to capture the feelings and emotions of Stroke Survival”

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