Beneath the Armor A Caregiver s Story On a sunny spring day in in an ordinary suburban kitchen the phone rings There s been an accident In one heartbeat a family s life is changed forever After her husband Hugh is hit by a car w

  • Title: Beneath the Armor A Caregiver's Story
  • Author: Rosemary Rawlins
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On a sunny spring day in 2002, in an ordinary suburban kitchen, the phone rings There s been an accident In one heartbeat, a family s life is changed forever.After her husband, Hugh, is hit by a car while riding his bicycle, Rosemary Rawlins is plunged into 12 months of marathon caregiving, without the promise of a positive outcome She works herself to the point of exhaOn a sunny spring day in 2002, in an ordinary suburban kitchen, the phone rings There s been an accident In one heartbeat, a family s life is changed forever.After her husband, Hugh, is hit by a car while riding his bicycle, Rosemary Rawlins is plunged into 12 months of marathon caregiving, without the promise of a positive outcome She works herself to the point of exhaustion to bring her grievously injured husband who suffered a traumatic brain injury, necessitating the removal of half his skull back home and back to himself Then, as he slowly begins to reclaim his life, Rosemary falls apart.Indeed, as Sarah Wheaton noted in The New York Times, when the Rawlinses story was featured on the front page of the Science Times on January 10, 2012, Doctors frequently warn uninjured spouses that the marriage may well be over, that the personality changes that can result from brain injury may do irreparable harm to the relationship In cases like these, how does a marriage survive How does the injured spouse relate to his or her partner and how does the noninjured spouse, often the primary caregiver, relate to him or her in return What happens to their intimacy Their children Do they recognize each other literally as the people they fell in love with and married, in some cases decades ago Beneath the Armor A Caregiver s Story answers these questions with a rare combination of grace and candor Based on the diary that Rosemary Rawlins kept during her husband s treatment and rehabilitation, the book reveals the day to day thoughts, fears, hopes, and emotions of a caregiver who faces the confusion and stress of knowing that she, her husband, and her marriage may never be the same again This deeply personal account demonstrates that what we fear can be debilitating than any physical injury And that starting over is, sometimes, exactly what we need.Show less

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      Published :2019-03-23T17:13:02+00:00

    About “Rosemary Rawlins

    1. Rosemary Rawlins says:

      LEARNING BY ACCIDENT has been picked up by Skyhorse Publishing and is currently available in hardcover and on Audible.Rosemary Rawlins is the author of Learning by Accident, an inspirational memoir about learning and growing from adversity through the experience of caring for her husband after a near fatal bike crash Rosemary has written over sixty blog posts on BrainLine, an award winning WETA multimedia site.



    2 thoughts on “Beneath the Armor A Caregiver's Story

    1. Beneath the Armor recounts the tearing apart of a life and the building back of another for a loving couple and family. It is a story of courage and commitment.

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