Journey of My Heart: A Memoir

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iUniverse, Aug 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
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December 9, 2003, is a day Mary Ann Sheveland will never forget. With the sun just coming up and a fresh pot of coffee perking in the kitchen, she walked into the bedroom she shared with her husband that early December morning and found him dead. Death had come quickly and silently; he was gone.

In Mary Ann’s memoir, Journey of My Heart, she shares a story written with love, humility, and a great amount of faith. It is an account of emotional courage, determination, and the desire to have the best quality of life in our allotted time. She chronicles the challenges faced when caring for a terminally ill spouse and the love that she and her husband shared during the good and the bad times of their crisis.

Journey of My Heart also tells how Mary Ann overcame grief using the tools of music, journaling, travel, and the various social activities she depended upon to put her in a positive frame of mind. She hopes to help illuminate the steps along the slippery road of a progressively worsening medical condition. Gradually, with every day, she became stronger, more independent, and at peace with her new life. She emerged from grief a completely different person; she is a survivor.

 

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The book is really a version of a Holy Book;it shows the way to overcome grief and then how to rebuild your life again and live happily after.There is no doubt hat her attachment ot her was very strong,and with all the things filling her life she may not be able to forget him even for a moment.WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THE FACT THAT THE BOOK GUIDES ONE THROUGH THE FUTURE FOR SOMEBODY WHO HAS LOST AS DEAR ONE,OR FACED SOME TRAGEDY.WORDS FAIL ME TO WRITE THIS REVIEW,BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING WHICH SHALL REMAIN IN MY HEART FOR EVER.She is a true angel and May god Help Her live Long and Happy. 

Contents

Our New Life
1
Beginning Lifes Journey
25
Troubling Symptoms
53
Crescendo to OpenHeart Surgery
69
Complications
83
Cardiac Rehabilitation
91
Feeling the Impact of the Crisis
103
Preparing for Our Financial Future
113
Dreams Can Come True
141
Living Our Dreams
149
The Journey Back Home
163
The Winds of Change
185
Trying to Regain My LifeAlone
203
Counseling Sessions
213
Suggestions to Help You Cope
249
Journal notes and observations from 2005
253

My Own Health Problems
125
Dealing with Emotions as a Couple
133
Glossary
273
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