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Posted by: June in Toronto
02/03/2004, 15:33:13


After 9 years I'm thrilled that I was able to read a whole book - albeit in large print. It was the Joy Luck Club (I had seen the movie) and the delight of sitting in an easy chair, with a cup of something or other, it was wonderful even though I had to take it in stages to complete it. I never did cotton on to talking books - mind you I can clean the kitchen whilst listening to the tapes, but never able to curl up like with a good book. I don't know why my eyes have changed to be able to read again, but I'm definitely not complaining, just enjoying. Now I need to know what books I should try and request (large prints not always available in all the books here), as I've been out of touch for all these years. Any suggestions of your favourites - I've alread put in a request for Margaret Atwood's latest?

June in Toronto, Ontario Canada that is and not Toronto in: Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakata, Ohio, Australia or U.K. (I never knew ther were so many Toronto's around)




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Posted by: Shirley Barr in New Mexico
02/03/2004, 18:18:19


Hi June,
Just wanted to say that you brought a smile of happiness to my face when I read your post. I don't have any reading suggestions for you but I am happy for you that you were able to completely read a book!
I don't find it surprising that you are now able to read when once you could not. I've watched my own symptoms change as time goes on. It should give some hope to others that things do change...symptoms might not go away but they may change enough to allow you to do things that you previously weren't able to do.
Enjoy those books, June!

Shirley in New Mexico




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Posted by: Claire from Canada
02/03/2004, 19:44:10


June,

Congratulations!! I am very happy for you!! I read quite a bit myself, since I can easily (this is a bit of an understatement) look down, especially when I am on the bus since it is hard for me to look around. I would suggest 2 wonderful books by the same author, Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and Tuesdays with Morrie. The latter is a memoir and the former is a novel. Both books are worth reading because they help us reflect upon the importance of our lives and the details in them.

I wish for you that you will continue to be able to read. I always tell my 4 year old daughter that books are our friends, and we must cherish them. They allow us to hope and dream.

Claire from Canada




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Posted by: Claireuk
02/04/2004, 02:29:27


Dear June!
wonderful news!
There is a link here to a book I think you will like. It's available in large print as you can see..and about musicians!
I loved reading it. very bitter sweet.
Love to you,
Claire

http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/0599/seth/excerpt.html


Related link: http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/0599/seth/excerpt.html

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Posted by: rita
02/04/2004, 12:22:19


Hi June
I am so happy for you!!!
How wonderful for you and I wish you continued success with your being able to read books..Have a nice day..Rita in Washington State



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Posted by: Lyn Down Under
02/04/2004, 16:27:45


June

Good on yer, mate !

Life wouldn't be worth living for me if I could not read. Most of the time I can, except when the Botox is wearing off.

Keep it up. Large print is good if you can get them.

Lyn enjoying summer




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Posted by: catherine pender
02/04/2004, 19:21:25


June

How wonderful for you. I have been able to read a book. for quite a while now. Before it was just magazine. I found that not only could I not see I had a hard timme concentrating on anything for too long.

I just recently read Up Countryby Nelson DeMille and The DeVinci Code by Dan Brown. Both excellent. I found the Devinci Code to be very detailed and thats when I loose my concentration.

I have to stock up for my summer reading as we do not have TV there.

They will be starting our house in Collingwood in April and I will be around there several times. Hope we can get together sometime this spring.

Catherine in Calgary




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Posted by: Barbara
02/05/2004, 06:17:32


It's so wonderful to be able to read again. After my first myectemcy was when I finally began reading again.Congrats. It's a major part of alot of our lives and a major loss when we can't. You've got alot of catching up on. The Oprah books are always a good place to start.



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Posted by: Sally in Idaho
02/06/2004, 22:08:30


Hi June,

How wonderful for you! Being able to read again is one of life's best gifts. I could not read for a year and a half and it was terribly depressing.

The two Mitch Albom books are good, and short. There are so many. E-mail me when you have time and tell me what type books you most enjoy.

Sally in North Idaho




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