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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maria Ross Narrator: Maria Ross Publisher: Red Slice Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rebooting My Brain is the true story of what happens when you get yanked out of your life by a crisis and have to get back on the ride all over again. With refreshing candor, Maria Ross shares how the relentless pace of her life came to a screeching halt when an undetected brain aneurysm ruptured and nearly killed her. Along her stubborn road back to health, her resulting cognitive and emotional challenges forced her sometimes kicking and screaming to reframe her life, her work and her identity. With humor and heart, Ross shares what it was like being blind for six weeks, how a TV crime drama and a brain-games website played key roles in her recovery, and why a handmade necklace helped her regain her sense of self.

Ross reveals the keys to her extraordinary comeback and how her perspective is forever changed, mostly for the better. Funny, touching and real, this book not only shares an inspirational story of transformation but enlightens readers about the surprising effects of brain injury... and explores the question,How do our brains define who we are?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Terri | 2/19/2014

    " Maria Ross gave me insight into the problems my son has since his TBI as well as hope. In many respects, the aftermath of Mike's injury were much more severe than Maria's but I still recognized the frustration and the sense of being overwhelmed that permeates Mike's life. This should be required reading for TBI/ABI patients and their caregivers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/7/2014

    " I may be biased after having an aneurysm but this was a very informative book and the personal details of Maria's daily struggles made it interesting. Maria's aneurysm caused a lot more problems for her but I am happy for her recovery. The chapters about her hospital stay especially touched a sore spot for me as I had hallucinations during the beginning of my recovery. Unfortunately, I transferred back to a hospital without a nursing staff less knowledgeable about brain injuries and/or trauma (long story) so I went home a little scared that I was going to live with these hallucinations. Thanks to Maria for sharing her story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Margaret | 2/7/2014

    " I've read quite a few memoirs by or about people who had suffered from a stroke or other brain- trauma, but this book was different . Ms. Ross' effervescent personality somehow shines through the pages of this book even in the darkest moments of her story. She had a brain aneurysm in 2008 and very nearly died. Her recovery was arduous but remarkable. Through it all, she counted her blessings and appreciated all the help she received from her friends, family and the medical community. She wrote this book as a way to share what she learned during her recovery with others in similar situations who may not have been so fortunate to have the resources and support that she had. An amazing journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " A beautifully written, honest account of someone recovering from TBI. "

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