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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

This was one of the better memoirs I have read in a while.

— feeling medic
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness - Susannah Cahalan

Susannah Cahalan was only twenty four years old when she woke up alone in a hospital room, unable to move or speak, and had no memory of how she got there. From this point, she relies on hospital reports, her journal, her father's journal, and other people's memories (who were close to her) during this time, to reconstruct her journey through her 'brain being on fire' and 'her month of madness.'

 

Luckily for her, she gets an official diagnosis of 'anti-NMDA autoimmune encephalitis' and gets the proper treatment from a wonderful doctor that eventually brings her back to a 'normal' state.

 

However, even she acknowledges in this book, that there are others out there with this disease that don't ever get a proper diagnosis, so she's one of the lucky ones. I tend to agree and am grateful that she wrote this book to raise awareness, so others might not have to suffer so long in silence.