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Smiling Again: Coming Back to Life and Faith After Brain Surgery by [Sally Stap]
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Length: 192 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


“This book kept me spellbound. I immediately read all the way through. Sally has put into words things I’ve felt but never expressed, even to myself. I cried through the beginning chapters, but finished with a profound understanding of a torturous journey well negotiated. At the end of the book, I was smiling too. Bravo. Beautiful writing.” —Kate Johnson
“Be inspired by this poignant account of one woman’s struggle for health and faith—and the tireless devotion of family. Smiling Again is a compelling read with something for everyone . . . Expect to be encouraged, perhaps cry, and even smile as you follow Sally on her journey of healing and rediscovery.” —Peter DeHaan, PhD

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"WhenI woke up...I quickly became aware that gliding through brain surgery recoverywas not the big plan. Pain, paralysis, and single-sided deafness loomed ahead."
Sally Stap was in the midst of a busy and successful 25-yearcareer in Information Technology, juggling the usual concerns about job, daughters,and life, when the unthinkable happened: she was diagnosed with an acousticneuroma, a benign but large brain tumor.
Written with a poignant blend of honesty, dry humor, faith, andinquisitiveness, Smiling Again is a story of the persistence of life and beautyin spite of pain. Sally recounts the shock of diagnosis, a long and painfulrecovery from invasive brain surgery, her eventual retirement due todisability, and ultimately contentment and acceptance of a new life journey. 
For caregivers and survivors, Sally shares practical lessons andtips that will help you find your own signposts of faith along a treacherousbut ultimately exhilarating journey, including:
-Be optimistic, but don't discount possible outcomes just becausethey don't sound fun.
-Allow yourself to grieve because there is a new you. 
-A sense of humor will give you a better temperament thanfrustration.
Whether you are a brain tumor survivor or are facing anotherexperience that has brought you to the end of yourself, Sally's experienceshows that even when the worst happens, God is present and visible in sometimesunexpected ways. The future you may not be the same as the old you, but it canlead you in new and rewarding directions.

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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing (October 1, 2013)
  • File Size : 1127 KB
  • Print Length : 192 pages
  • Language: : English
  • Publication Date : October 1, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 35 ratings