Smiling Again: Coming Back to Life and Faith After Brain Surgery

Morgan James Publishing
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The “poignant account of one woman’s struggle for health and faith—and the tireless devotion of family” in the face of a devastating illness (Peter DeHaan, PhD).
 
Sally Stap was living a happy life with a successful career, juggling the usual concerns about job, daughters, and everyday obligations. But her world was shattered when she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma—a benign but large brain tumor that would require a major invasive operation to remove.
 
Smiling Again is a story of perseverance and appreciating the beauty of life in spite of pain. Writing with a poignant blend of honesty, dry humor, faith, and inquisitiveness, Sally recounts the shock of diagnosis, the long and painful process of recovery, her eventual retirement due to disability, and ultimately the contentment she found in accepting a new life journey.
 
No matter what trials you may face, Sally’s experience teaches us that even when the worst happens, God is still present and visible—sometimes in unexpected ways. Your future self may be different from who you were before, but those changes can lead you in new and rewarding directions.
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About the author

Sally Stap is a writer living in Michigan. She began her writing career after brain surgery and a long, ongoing recovery brought her Information Technology career to a halt. During her years as an IT consultant, Sally published magazine articles on outsourcing and pharmaceutical regulatory issues and spent a considerable part of her career interpreting information technology jargon for business organizations through written documentation and oral presentations. Struggling with head pain, facial paralysis, and single-sided deafness, she turned to writing to capture her experience. Her right brain, subservient to her left brain throughout her career, now regularly finds a voice through writing, as Sally strives to interpret her emotions and experiences through words. Sally is a member of the Kalamazoo Christian Writer's critique group and the Wordweavers and FaithWriters organizations near her home in Michigan.
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Publisher
Morgan James Publishing
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781614487975
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Religion / Faith
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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