In The Shadow Of Polio: A Inspiration Story To Heal Your Pain: Life With Polio
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Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Mar 27 2021
Height: 0.41 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
A great book sharing his life of the feelings he experienced at various times. His determination to pursue his life goals. Then realizing his limitations and accepting life as it for him today. An excellent read for anyone living with post-polio.
The author takes us on his unexpected life journey of challenges and growth in this memoir. As a young, vigorous college student in the early 1950s, he was suddenly paralyzed by a severe case of acute polio while traveling in Spain. He describes the struggle to leave behind the breathing machine that saved his life and develop the strength to pursue an adventurous life that included climbing Mount Fuji in Japan, living in Rome for a year, and working in a tropical medicine hospital in India. Despite his polio disability, he forged a pioneering career in medicine that included helping spinal cord injured men have biological children and when his own strength began to fail in midcareer, identifying a late phase of polio known as post-polio syndrome. In addition to his life as a successful physician, Lauro describes how he struggled to grow as a father of three children, to develop close, meaningful friendships with other men, and to bond with his psychologically remote father. In a candid and emotionally revealing Afterword, Dr. Halstead answers common questions he is asked about sexuality, disability, and the inexorable loss of function as he journeys into old age.