Prognosis

Prognosis Download Prognosis Author Sarah Vallance Xxlhuge.eu The Searing, Wry Memoir About A Woman S Fight For A New Life After A Devastating Brain Injury When Sarah Vallance Is Thrown From A Horse And Suffers A Jarring Blow To The Head, She Believes She S Walked Away Unscathed The Next Morning, Things Take A Sharp Turn As She S Led From Work To The Emergency Room By The End Of The Week, A Neurologist Delivers A Devastating Prognosis Sarah Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury That Has Caused Her IQ To Plummet, With No Hope Of Recovery Her Brain Has Irrevocably Changed.Afraid Of Judgment And Deemed No Longer Fit For Work, Sarah Isolates Herself From The Outside World She Spends Months At Home, With Her Dogs As Her Only Source Of Companionship, Battling A Personality She No Longer Recognizes And Her Shock And Rage Over Losing Simple Functions She D Taken For Granted Her Life Is Consumed By Fear And Shame Until A Chance Encounter Gives Sarah Hope That Her Brain Can Heal That Conversation Lights A Small Flame Of Determination, And Sarah Begins To Push Back, Painstakingly Reteaching Herself To Read And Write, And Eventually Reentering The Workforce And A New, If Unpredictable, Life.In This Highly Intimate Account Of Devastation And Renewal, Sarah Pulls Back The Curtain On Life With Traumatic Brain Injury, An Affliction Where The Wounds Are Invisible And The Lasting Effects Are Often Misunderstood Over Years Of Frustrating Setbacks And Uncertain Triumphs, Sarah Comes To Terms With Her Disability And Finds Love With A Woman Who Helps Her Embrace A New, Accepting Sense Of Self.

  • 3.1
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  • 12 July 2017
  • Kindle Edition
  • 275 pages
  • Prognosis
  • Sarah Vallance

10 thoughts on “Prognosis

  1. Rebekah says:

    Not your typical white woman memoir of healing and redemption Vallance s rendering of her life is told with brutal honesty and minimalist mush which just happen to include moments of humour and tenderness when confronted with the various faces of death I laughed when I wanted to cry and vice versa.

  2. Catherine Dart says:

    It is not often you get to read the pages of someone s life with such openness, honesty, kindness and determination This is a book I could not put down and was inspired beyond all else by the bravery, courage, intelligence and beauty of Sarah s story It brings awareness to Traumatic Brain Injury TBI as well gently unfolds the fear, l...

  3. Joanne says:

    Sarah Vallance s Prognosis is a must read It is in turn witty, brutally honest, heartbreaking and uplifting Rocking along at a good pace it keeps the reader riveted I absolutely loved reading this book An amazing achievement by a talented new writer I highly recommended it.

  4. Peter says:

    I do not like many memoirs, but this book reeled me in from the first page I read it in two days Wonderful insight into what it s like to have a brain injury, and how to pick yourself up and keep going when all the odds are against you It s also funny

  5. Kira says:

    This is a work of phenomenal power Vallance s story is one of courage and tenacity, revealing the need for a better understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury and its terrifying consequences With wit and intelligence, Vallance chronicles her journey through experiences that would cause a lesser individual to give up This memoir will make you appreciate the power of language and Vallance s ability to wield it affec...

  6. Aye See says:

    Inspirational Brutally honest In turns funny and heartbreaking With wry humor, this book had me riveted from the first page The resilience of human spirit that refuses to be daunted by adversity It s a story that needs to be shared I highly recommend this book.

  7. Ina Roy-Faderman says:

    If you like Oliver Sack s article about face blindness New Yorker or his books particularly Uncle Tungsten and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , you will love this book.Before I get into why this is an amazing book I ve seen a few reviews by people who gave an unthinking criticism of the book because they believe that the author hates animals or is cruel to them Those people really didn t get the book and or didn t read the book through This is the story of a woman who loves animals I mean, really loves them she even loves the animal who was involved in her near life destroying injury There s a particular very upsetting decision in the book, and yes, you may be upset about the episode importantly, you re supposed to be So I d suggest read what the author has to say about the particular event that upset some readers read how she looks at herself because of that event she s not giving herself a pass look at how it impacts her future decisions make sure to finish the book Autobiographers can choose leave things out to make themselves look better, and the fact that this author didn t leave this out tells you a lot about her story and about her love for other creatures Now, about the book as a whole As a...

  8. David H says:

    Vallances deeply personal memoir is both beautiful and utterly absorbing With intellect humour and compassion, she weaves together the multiple and complex strands, of her own very personal journey back from profound brain injury Told with an unflinching and ...

  9. Kathleen A says:

    Hard to put downThe author presents her life in a stark way but very readable Amazing what she has accomplished and how she perservered.

  10. Vikki says:

    Prognosis was an interesting book The brain s capacity to adjust and learn is nothing short of amazing I was stunned by the fact that her brain injury didn t present symptoms on impact I admire her persistence in relearning all that she had to relearn ...

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