Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke . . . oh what fun)
“An inspirational book”
By the Speech-Language Pathologist/Instructor,
City College of San Francisco
“Maureen is an amazing writer whose heartfelt and humorous book tells the story of her stroke and the long road of rehabilitation and recovery.
As a speech therapist, who teaches communication classes to stroke survivors, I found Maureen’s book captured the feelings and struggle that so many individuals experience in their recovery. In our stroke-communication class we read and discussed her book together, and Maureen’s voice and message resonated with everyone.
It is very fortunate for us that Maureen decided that this was the story she would write a book about! This book is a great tool for stroke survivors and is an inspiration to all who read it.”
Praise for Before, Afdre, and After
I had a dream that I was up for the Emmy Nomination, and the Emmys were tonight … WHAT?! Did I really get a nomination?
“Yes, you did Maureen.” (I didn’t no who I was talking to, but he/she said that yes, I got a Emmy Nomination!)
But that didn’t make sense; I suck at acting, whether TV or movies. I did one minor role in high school, but this is the Emmys, not high school. But now I got Nominated … so weird!
I didn’t have a formal attire to go to the Emmys. Oh, still dreaming, someone said, “Don’t worry, I’ll find a dress for you.”
“Thanks!” I said. “I don’t have the cleavage like so many other women do, so nothing too flashy.”
(Flash forward) Now I’m at the Emmys. I didn’t no where I was sitting. Hopefully, someone really famous that I’m sitting next to.
I was checking out other people who were there. Hey … I can’t see any famous people. And where is Stephen Colbert as the host? Am I at a different event? Why isn’t everyone dressed up? Many people sitting down had sodas, popcorn etc.
Am I just watching a movie??! … Aaaaaahh! Where’s the Emmys?!!
I can’t remember anything else in the dream. So I guess I’m not up for any Nomination.
I’m not a Weatherperson, but I think it’s going to rain?