Book Title: Brainstorm, A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm by Robert Wintner
Category: Adult non-fiction, 185 pages
Release date: February 2015
Available for review in: print, mobi (for Kindle), audiobook
Will send books: USA & Canada
Tour dates: Nov 9 to 27, 2015
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (No sex, a few 4-letter words, none misapplied. Some real life scenes and death potentials.)
Brainstorm is a first-person narrative of incidents leading up to, through and after a cerebral aneurysm and hemorrhage in the immediate family. The action includes the dramatic process ongoing in trauma centers designed to process sudden occurrence of aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage and morbidity. The American Medical Association estimates that 3% of all populations have aneurysm that may or may not leak—about 3½ million people in the U.S.
While the procedures and protocol for sudden onslaught are rote and fundamentally unchanged over the ages, hygienic and technological advances have reduced hazards. Death and debilitation statistics are still daunting, and Brainstorm factors a new component into the procedural mix, whereby a conscientious and healthy husband and wife seek participation in the process, to no avail.
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Robert Wintner lives and works on Maui with his wife Anita, seven cats and Cookie the dog, who came in emaciated at 14 pounds, unable to stand. Cookie at 60 pounds raises a ruckus on the beach or in the living room in her continuing drive to make the world a happier place. The entire family eats well, stays fit and enjoys good health under blue skies.
(written by Robin Schoenberger)
Robert Winter’s Brainstorm is an eye-opening tale of living through a life-threatening medical emergency.
The author effectively relates his frustration of not being in control and just wanting to receive straight answers from the medical personnel involved in his wife’s care. The way an experience shapes how you react was another aspect that came through in his story.
From the moment you receive a shocking diagnosis to the point in which you come to appreciate the care you’ve received. You could practically feel what they were going through.
It wasn’t until halfway through the book that the story about his wife’s aneurysm and subsequent medical intervention began. There was also some mild profanity and crude language.