Who Do I Become When I Am No Longer Me?: Stories of Illness, Injury, Chronic Pain, Aging, and Dying (Kindle)
Who Do I Become When I Am No Longer Me? is a bittersweet collection of clinical stories dealing with human adaptation to illness, injury, aging, and death, drawn from the professional experiences of author Susanne Carlson.
Whether it is the story of a little boy with terminal leukemia, or of a young woman who suddenly goes blind in the prime of her life, these sketches will pull on your heartstrings even as their subjects inspire us.
This book is not easy to read – it concerns suffering to which we are accustomed to blinding ourselves – but it teaches an important lesson that far too many of us have yet to learn about the true meaning of living, and survival.
Susanne Carlson is a healthcare practitioner in Portland, Oregon. She brings her passion and extensive knowledge of the human body, her energy and empathy to her calling of educating herself and others in health and healing.