Votre titre Audible gratuit

Prognosis

A Memoir of My Brain
Lu par : Cat Gould
Durée : 9 h et 8 min

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Description

The searing, wry memoir about a woman’s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury.

When PhD candidate Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she walks away unscathed. The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she’s quickly 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 or study, Sarah isolates herself from the outside world. With a disability pension that barely covers her grocery bills, Sarah spends months at home, with her dogs as her only source of companionship, battling a personality she no longer recognizes and plagued by overwhelming depression, uncontrollable rage, and the shock of losing simple functions she’d taken for granted. Once an ambitious young government executive, 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 unknown and 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.

©2019 Sarah Vallance (P)2019 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved.

Commentaires

"Powerful in its depiction of the author’s will to rise above the limitations of her disability.... With a mission of giving voice to the voiceless, Vallance shares the little-understood experience of surviving a traumatic brain injury." (Kirkus Reviews)

Autres livres audio du même :

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Prognosis

Notations

Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
Trier par:
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Ardent Reader
  • Ardent Reader
  • 20/08/2019

Fascinating and inspiring

When you find out what it took for Ms Vallance to write this book, you'll be awed. The writing is excellent and the performance is brilliant.

4 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour LiliTobiHazel
  • LiliTobiHazel
  • 29/09/2019

Awesome

A great book especially because I also having a TBI have a lot in common with Sarah!

3 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Chris Lundin
  • Chris Lundin
  • 17/09/2019

interesting but jarring

At first I thought the reader was the writer - the accent makes the story feel authentic. The story is quite jarring in its baldface presentation of the challenges faced by the author due to traumatic brain injury. I don't regret listening to this story and I learned alot but the story is a not an easy one. I admire the author's ability to keep on keeping on.

3 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour george
  • george
  • 25/12/2019

Un-put-downable!!

Loved the main character, her honesty and integrity. The fear of being "found out" as brain injured is all pervasive among the population of people who've had brain trauma, stroke and similar (less visible) disabilities. Brain injury is little understood and first person presentations like this by Sarah Vallance, will help demystify the lives these people live. You might (at times) weep along with Sarah and (then) smile at the role played by her canine off-siders, especially George the lovable Labrador. Narrator Cat Gould gave the story exuberance and flow inviting the listener to feel part of Sarah's journey.

2 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Leslie Zander
  • Leslie Zander
  • 08/04/2020

Not what I expected

I like memoirs and would have enjoyed this book much more if it didn't include all the details about her lesbian partners and lifestyle. I had to force myself to finish it. I think I'll be returning it.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Seachelles on the beach13
  • Seachelles on the beach13
  • 01/02/2020

Too monotone

Struggled to finish this book. I would not recommend because I have never fallen asleep reading till this book.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Sheila S
  • Sheila S
  • 06/12/2019

Fast-paced and involving

Sarah Vallance is the only author listed, but it's hard to believe that someone with an IQ of about 90 and some significant cognitive deficits could have written this detailed and rather eloquent account. It's certainly interesting--but it left me wondering what was left out.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour amazon2
  • amazon2
  • 08/09/2019

I enjoyed it

I was fascinated from the beginning to the end. The book has a sense of humor notwithstanding its tragic topic.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour B. Dillon
  • B. Dillon
  • 12/07/2020

An amazing journey!

We just don't understand about TBI. This book was very enlightening. I enjoyed it very much

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Sharps
  • Sharps
  • 10/07/2020

Book was fascinating except ...

Too much was spent on lesbianism. Stayed with the book and enjoyed the journey from the debilitating accident and her determination and resilience to maintain a quality of life after all.