I'm Injured Not Stupid Podcast Book Club



Title: The calm before the storm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Gaspingly good read!
By Pawlie's Mom on March 31, 2015
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I've had a couple of strokes...but nothing as brutal as hers...her story is shocking, fascinating, heartbreaking, graphic, and occasionally hilarious...I experienced every emotion under the sun and actually read the book twice; I was so moved by her story, that I have followed her on facebook and have read her personal blog...wow...what a rollercoaster ride!

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Captivating Story 
By Honeybee on July 31, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a very well written, captivating story. You'll find yourself cheering on every accomplishment and crying at her setbacks. This book would be good for any survivor of any traumatic injury or for those who love and care for them. It's a great book for caregivers to read because it gives a voice to the patient who cannot speak for themselves.

5.0 out of 5 stars
An awesome story of encouragement
By Brenda Ayres on August 8, 2013
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On July 24, 2011, Kenny and Ann Rowlette celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary at a party thrown by their two daughters. They beamed in front of cameras, for they were still so in love and filled with joy as they were surrounded by their beautiful children and grandchildren. I thought to myself, "These are such godly people. It's no wonder that they are so happy." Just seventeen days later, their lives turned into the story of Job. Their twenty-nine year old daughter Karen nearly died from a stroke. No sooner was she on her way to recovery then her sister Delanie, who was only thirty-three, also suffered a stroke that nearly killed her, leaving her so paralyzed, she couldn't even swallow water. She and God fought her way back to life, step by step. Sometimes it was one step forward only to crash backward, but within four months, despite the doctors' prognosis that she would never walk and talk again, she was able to return home to her husband and small children. Delanie takes you through her journey, honestly and graphically. You feel all of her anger, frustration, fear, hope, courage, desperation, determination, and love. You think about the things you take for granted like being able to scratch your nose. You learn how powerful and restorative is the sacrificial love of parents, in-laws, and friends and medical caregivers. Even if you are not going through something so traumatic as a stroke, Delanie's story will inspire you not to give up regardless of what you are going through. "The Calm before the Storm" also teaches how to help those who have lost control of their lives, and it reminds us not to sweat the small stuff but be thankful for all of the good gifts God has given us.

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