I believe each moment we experience really should be our most important moment. I look to the future with hope. Her 'obnoxiousness' and 'obstinacy' and whatever are mislabelled. Some claim she is in denial. And this gal is really cool. Don't take your life for granted, as you will never really know when something will happen to you. Through it all she exhibits a resolve and a sense of humor that are incredibly inspiring.
She was unsure what hospital she should go to. It is also a story of a remarkable husband who stayed by her side every inch of the way and did whatever he had to do to support her and of a remarkable mother who stepped in where needed for her daughter and grandson. I hesitate to say this since I haven't been in that position and don't know how I would react. I'll say it again one amazing woman who shared her remarkable story for all of us to learn from. But about a quarter into the book, it got to me.
The first few chapters are written in third person. She embraced a terrifying experience and purposed to not live passively but took control of her life, making a decision to grow from it. She brings you through her whole experience with her massive brain hemorrhage in a very in-depth but extremely interesting way. She had some really great ones after her major dehabilitating stroke, but the majority of the health care professionals in her book are uncaring, ignorant, or rude. She's feisty, opinionated, irreverent and, most of all humorous, despite all odds. .
Very few people does she embrace. She shows that as a patient you have to deal with good, bad, condescending and occasionally attentive staff. Although Julia experienced a stroke, she went through many of the same things my friend is going through. Boosting morale within the company. The tragedy gave her insight into life, love, spirituality and her mission while she remains on earth. Her normal routine was that she would take a lunchtime walk with Berkeley, the other customer support manager; together, they would walk close to four miles in under an hour, and discuss department strategies while they got in a little exercise.
I think of words that characterize Bob, words such as passionate, dedicated, compassionate, committed and, yes, genius. She's feisty, opinionated, irreverent and, most of all humorous, despite all odds. And this gal is really cool. But after many, many months of hospitalization and rehab—with the help of family, friends, and her own indomitable spirit—Julia not only got into a wheelchair, but she got back out. I want the reader to be on the gurney with me, experiencing the confusion and frustration as I did.
She had to face life with a extremely impaired body and get through all the challenges that came with that and her positive attitude was evident every step of the way. But after many, many months of hospitalization and rehab—with the help of family, friends, and her own indomitable spirit—Julia not only got into a wheelchair, but she got back out. It was a powerful account of a person who overcame a devastating health event and confronted the challenge with great character and drive. She was planning on staying at the local hotel over the weekend to oversee the relocation. It was now like a time-release antibiotic for recovery. She clearly, painfully describes the loss of dignity she experienced in rehab and as a part of the system that makes me part of the problem. Following a massive stroke at the age of 37, Julia fights back against fate, her defeatist doctors and the world in general to reach probably the highest stage of recovery that she could manage.
I don't know too many people who can walk hang on to the attitude when staring possible death. I'm sure each step of the way wasn't an easy one but her bravery, commitment to getting stronger and proving to the doctors and her family she will get better and refused to give up were very powerful!! When you woke up you felt confused. Julia originally self-published her memoir in May 2005. Stories about trying to drag her paralyzed left side up the ladder of a swimming pool, persuading an instructor to renew her driver's license, and shameless visits to a priest and a comatose young girl reputed to have healing powers prove that attitude aids recovery and what doesn't kill makes one funnier. Rendered incapacitated at the age of 37, Garrison quickly learns that memories can become a heavy burden, a reminder of how different the present is. The inspiring story of a feisty woman who stands up, literally and figuratively, and fights for her rights as a human being. I really enjoyed this book.
Told in the second person, the story is about the challenges and adaptations of a young mother following a stroke. Her story made me incredibly mad with her medical professionals. Her husband and her family are her greatest advocates and supporters. I can not believe her inpatient therapists allowed her to fall once, much less every time she attempted anything. An amazing story of her recovery from a stroke as a very young woman. I embrace the day as if it is my last.
Bob has no off switch, he is always observing and analyzing how to make his patients better. She writes in second person therefore she was talking about me as if her experiences were mine. If you are expecting a positive, uplifting story of a woman's struggle to walk and talk again after a massive stroke, this is not it. Not to mention that it serves as a reminder to all of us to never give up, and to never take anything for granted. Panic, who—after she suffered a massive, debilitating stroke at age thirty-seven—told her she'd probably die, or to Nurse Doom, who ignored her emergency call button. But I know I don 19t know that, and a lot of people imagine t This is an incredible story of a woman who endured a very difficult thing and came out of it a stronger and better person.