When a harrowing heart attack and cardiac arrest robbed Alan's brain of vital oxygen, he lost his abilities to read, write, walk, talk, think, and remember. In a flash, the successful physics professor became a brain injury survivor struggling to relearn everything he once knew. So began a seven year journey of intensive rehabilitation, combined with shaping a new identity, marriage, and life.
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Above all, "Professor Cromer Learns to Read" is a love story about a marriage that transforms and triumphs, but is never defeated by catastrophic illness. In a memoir brimming with information, Janet explores the mysteries and miracles of their new world from her perspective as Alan's wife, Interpreter of the World, and rehab partner. Alan shares his eloquent tour of the shattered and healing universe inside his brain.
The couple's process of graciously and grudgingly accepting the roles of chronically ill person and caregiver will resonate with many families. The universality of their situation transcends ages and diseases to salute
the human spirit.