An Amazing, Uplifting Story of Recovery

Before, Afdre, and After (My Stroke…oh, what fun)

“… I am so glad that she took the time and effort to write up her story for a multitude of reasons. It has brought me true appreciation for my own health while showing how bad things can really get. It has provided me with an increased appreciation for therapists and their valuable work. And it has increased my faith in the human spirit and the body’s ability to heal, especially when commanded to do so through work and positive thinking. This story is amazing and something everyone needs to read to expand their awareness to those with handicaps of all kinds. Maureen Twomey is nothing short of a miracle …”

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Marcha's Two-Cents Worth

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Review of

“Before, Afdre, and After (My Stroke…oh, what fun)”

by Maureen Twomey

This is the true story of a woman who had a massive, extremely debilitating stroke at the young age of 33 which caused significant brain damage. The book recounts, step by step, her very difficult journey back to functionality. It truly illustrates the principle that heroes (and heroines) are ordinary people plunged into exceptional circumstances. I was totally blown away by this book for so many reasons. First of all, that someone could be so entirely debilitated and survive, much less want to, given the immediate effects left her abilities so compromised. She had to learn to read and write again as well as speak, since it was the left side of her brain which was damaged, which governs these abilities. Walking was likewise something she had to learn again, given the resulting paralysis.

The support of…

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“A humorous, enlightening and delightfully honest journey!”

cropped-dsc02018.jpg“A humorous, enlightening and delightfully honest journey! Do read Before, Afdre and After (my stroke…)

By Elaine C Pereira

“What a Wild Ride! What a Journey and what a Book! It’s honest, funny, hard, and so very real! I’m an Occupational Therapist and understand how terrifying it must feel to watch yourself unravel in real time from the inside out, powerless to stop your own derailing neurological train! I appreciate the details and examples of Maureen’s struggle.

She includes pictures, sketches, charts and exercises; these might not be of great interest to readers without a medical background, but they were to me. It’s such a harrowing struggle to regain what you shouldn’t have lost and a such a young age. Kudos to you Maureen!”

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Authors, how much time do you spend trying to market your books while scouring the web for any and all information you can find on writing?  Well, if you’re like many of the authors I know,  you spend more time than you’d like anyone to know about.

This is not an easy business we’re in, but, it is one that our souls call us to be apart of.  Yes, for those of us who are born with the gift of the talent of writing, and for those of us who spend the time trying to hone our skills in the craft, we HAVE to do this…our spirit will not allow us to rest unless we are writing.  I penned the quote below to describe my own urgency to write:

 “How I know I’m a writer:  When I sleep, I wake to write;  when I dream, I rouse to write;  when…

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RRBC RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio

“SPOTLIGHT HONORS” with Maureen Twomey

Hey! That’s me!  😉

 

“If you need some inspiration today – my high school and UCLA (and fellow Sproul Hall front desker!) friend Maureen E. Twomey gave a great interview this morning about her post-stoke experience, which she documented in her own book. She never lost her sense of humor during the whole ordeal, which is saying something!” – Tanya Appuhn Crates

 

“She rambles a bit, but listen two her anyway.” – Maureen Twomey

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravereviewsbookclub/2017/05/25/rrbc-rave-waves-blogtalkradio-spotlight-honors-with-maureen-twomey

This year Sue got a …

That Christmas Sue got a freezer to put Sally (the Snow Girl) in when it was hot outside.

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This year she got a great book, Before, Afdre, and After !
Yea!   😉

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Praise for Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke … oh what fun)
https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/praise-for-before-afdre-and-after/

 

“Wow. I can appreciate the fact that this book was not as easy as turning spell checker on. The amazing story, the endless support of friends and family and the continuous conquest of innumerable obstacles (permanent? Ha!) all made for an interesting, thought provoking, and impactful read. Veeeeery interesting! I would even recommend this to my kids …”

 

Where to get my book:

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/befor-afdre-and-after/

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P.S.: My old book (including Sue) is here,

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/old-book/

Author, Maureen Twomey, RRBC

WordPress on my site, Rave Reviews Book Club Conference, Dec. 1 – 3,
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Hmm. Well, I just put a smiley face on my page on Rave Reviews Book Club Conference, Dec. 1 – 3. I guess WordPress wanted me to say something more than: 🙂
Sorry WordPress, but I need some coffee first … 😉

Source: Author, Maureen Twomey

 

Praise for Before, Afdre, and After

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/praise-for-before-afdre-and-after/

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