Book Review: Rebooting my Brain - How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed my Life
The Human Brain is Still Mysterious to Us
Our Daughter's Aneurysm Changed Our Lives
My husband and I are the parents of four energetic, active adult daughters in their 30's and 40's. Together they have presented us with six wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from infants to late teens. While we worried from time to time about different problems our daughters might encounter in life, one issue that never crossed our minds is that one of them could be struck down by an aneurysm.
Recently, my husband and I were relaxing at home on a peaceful, Sunday afternoon in Southern California when we received a call from one of our teenage granddaughters, telling us that her mother had collapsed with a brain aneurysm in the Northern California town where they live and she was in the community hospital, waiting to be transported by helicopter to another hospital where they could perform surgery on her brain.
We grabbed some clothes, locked the door of our house, and began driving to Northern California, not knowing initially what city we needed to head towards.
The good news is that our daughter survived her surgery. In many ways she seems fine. However, we do not yet know what gaps she may have in her memory and what other issues she may have to overcome in the coming months. Right now we are just relieved that she survived.
Because of the aneurysm our daughter experienced, it was with great interest that I read this book by Maria Ross, who also nearly died from a brain aneurysm. The damage to Maria's brain appears to have been much more serious than the damage suffered by our daughter, as far as we can tell. However, this fact makes it even more inspiring that Maria has recovered so much of her former ability.
Her book, "Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life," has helped me understand what we still may have ahead of us in the coming months with our own daughter. Maria's story is very encouraging and inspiring and filled me with hope. I highly recommend this book for anyone who many be going through a similar situation in their own family.
It has been rated an average of 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars by 125 people who have reviewed this outstanding book. I would also rank the book 5 stars, because I found it so encouraging and helpful when I read the book.
Our daughter survived her aneurysm. Not everyone is that lucky, but it was encouraging to read a book which helped us better understand what our daughter was experiencing.
An Amazing Book About One Woman's Experience After an Aneurysm
An aneurysm can strike anyone, at any time, without warning. This survivor's experience is inspiring and thought-provoking.
When one of our daughters was struck by a brain aneurysm, it helped us tremendously to read this book so we could better understand what our daughter was experiencing.
You May Want to See These Related Videos about Brain Aneurysms - It Can Happen to Anyone
Learn more about brain aneurysms and the types of therapy that may be necessary afterwards. The videos below were made by the author of the book and helped us understand our daughter's experience.
If something like this happens to someone you love, you will want to get as much information as possible, as quickly as possible.
Another Video by Maria Ross
Hear more in this video interview with Maria Ross, the author of "Rebooting My Brain."