8: Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
Nathalie thought it would be an easy recovery. Her boss assumed she would be back in three weeks. Instead, the physical and mental side effects of the surgery would haunt her for years. When she woke up in the hospital, Nathalie was partially blind. She couldn't read or write. The only number she recognized was eight.
Despite these enormous challenges, Nathalie persevered. She found the humor in her situation and delighted in rediscovering the joys of simple tasks and experiences. Now, she shares these with you. Her husband writes a chapter directed to caregivers.
While Nathalie's journey was long and arduous--and it's still not over--she shows you the hope that inspired her to keep moving forward.
About the Author
Nathalie studied business administration at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and received her master's in business administration from IE Business School in Spain. She spent ten years working in high-level marketing jobs for Fortune 500 companies in five different countries. In her spare time, she enjoyed sailing and won several national championships.
The aftereffects of a brain surgery left Nathalie disabled and unable to work. She has done three voluntary jobs since, until the birth of her first child. She is now focusing on being the best mother she can be to her baby daughter, Nicole.
- File size : 1074 KB
- Publication date : October 7, 2018
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 159 pages
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1546661832
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B07J4ZZTHY
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #782,274 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I had a stroke four years ago, and while my brain damage isn't as extensive, I could relate to so much of what she said. I think the most poignant comment is what she said about being happy and sad at the same time. I've felt that so many times: gratitude that I'm alive and still able to do so many things, but grief for the things I can't do anymore. And I've also felt the amusement she describes at how weird the brain can be: when I discovered that I couldn't read the bass clef on my sheet music but could still read the treble clef, I thought it was odd an amusing. When my fingers wouldn't connect with the piano keys anymore, I just felt grief.
This is such an honest and powerful book. Thank you so much for telling your story.
Thanks for sharing this life changing experience and helping us understand better people with this kind of health issues.
Many of us are waiting for second and third part of this story.
Please read this book , it is full of love and it is based on an inspiring story.
While I got to know Nathalie briefly in person, I have learned so much more in reading her book. Despite the title and moral of this story, I might suggest that having a brain tumor is the least noteworthy thing about Nathalie Jacob! What an amazing life and person!
This book gives hope to patients, showing that life can be good even if it’s not what you planned or expected. And it’s good information for caregivers, in seeing what to expect and validating their own experiences.
-Dr Todd Giardina, Licensed Psychologist
Top reviews from other countries
One might think that a thirty-something year-old is way to young to write an autobiography, but alas, Nathalie is not. This woman has lived, studied and worked in numerous countries throughout South- and Northamerica as well as Europe, her family's story is compelling and so are her experiences and endeavors early in life - be it living in France to attend a better school than Colombia could offer at age 16, coping with death, or training for a spot on the Colombian Sailing National Team. After studies in Spain and work in Puerto Rico, Nathalie lives in Miami when the diagnosis came. Such a sunny place, for such a dark chapter in her life.
A happy-go-lucky person, like Nathalie, she coped with the side effects like no other - for more detail you will have to read the book, which was part of her therapy.
This book is self-published. It was not copy-edited a billion times by a publisher. This does mean that there are a few spelling mistakes in it, sure, but it also makes it very raw and real. Afterall (and next to many other things) Nathalie first had to learn how to write again, before actually writing a book.
If you are or if you know a brain tumor patient or survivor, I highly recommend you to read this book. As an add-on, Nathalie added a chapter for you especially on how to cope, recover and treat a loved one that goes through this.
Hats off to you, Nathalie!