The Long Awakening
By Lindsey O'Connor
Imagine your life if you lost a part of it. You couldn't remember you were excited to welcome a newborn child into your life. Worse yet the first month and a half of your child's life would be something you would never experience. How do you recover from something like that and what's more how do you recapture what should have been?
On August 30, 2002, Lindsey gave birth to her daughter. But what should have been a time of joy and celebration soon becomes an long and lingering battle. Complications from pregnancy send Lindsey into a 47 day long coma.
But awakening from the coma was not the end of her ordeal - she needed to relearn basic functions. What you or I would take for granted was lost. And worst of all Lindsey seemed to have a detachment from her emotions. This is Lindsey's journey to recovering what she had lost and to reconnect with her family as both wife and mother.
When one hears about someone in a coma waking-up one doesn't necessary realize what the recovery after awakening is like. Lindsey can't even breathe on her own. I think when she compares having a bit of a memory arise being similar to coming to the end of a chapter in a book and not beimg able to continue on an interesting comparison.
Take a journey of awakening when you read The Long Awakening.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and as a result of this the publisher Revell has provided me with a copy of this book in exchange with my honest review.