The Long Awakening
By Lindsey O’Connor
About the Book:
On a crisp October day in 2002, Lindsey O’Connor woke from a 47-day medically induced coma. She heard her ecstatic husband’s voice and saw his face as she emerged from the depths of unconsciousness. She was bewildered by the people around her who looked so overjoyed and were so thoroughly attentive and attuned to her every move. Then came the question: “Do you remember that you had a baby?”
Lindsey drifted in and out of consciousness again for weeks. When she finally and gradually surfaced permanently from her long submersion, she struggled to understand that the day her baby came into the world was the day she left it. Her awakening was the happy ending for her family and friends–the miracle they had been praying for–but it was just the beginning of Lindsey’s long and frightening journey toward a new reality.
With visceral images and richly layered storytelling, Lindsey O’Connor vividly tells the poignant true story of the struggle to reenter her world and rebuild her identity. Underlying this life and death battle is a story of lost and found love, the effort to make sense of life-altering events, and the continuing search for self. This moving memoir paints a powerful picture of pain, beauty, and the unsurpassable gift of finally knowing who you are.
Who can begin to imagine not being there for your baby for the fist month and half of its life? That’s what happened to Lindsey O’Connor on the day she gave birth to her daughter. After giving birth, Lindsey started to hemorrhage and they rushed her to emergency surgery not once but twice. They put her in a medically induced coma and have her hooked to a ventilator. It would be weeks before her husband found out what had caused all this.
I can’t begin to imagine what this family went through but I do know this could happen to anyone. This memoir will bring you to tears and have you hurting for this family. I highly recommend this book to adults, I don’t think it should be read by teens or children.
I don’t want to give away what is written in the book that is why I suggest you pick a copy up today and find out what caused her situation and how she came out of it.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review