Back to Life

More than half a million back surgeries are performed each year. For anyone who has ever faced debilitating illness or surgery, Pamela Douglas shows in her new book how traumatic experience can awaken deep potential, talent and creativity.

Pamela’s book, BACK TO LIFE: A Journey of Transformation through Back Surgery, explores the psychological, emotional and spiritual stages of preparation, hospitalization, and recovery from spine surgery.

In 2005, Pamela, an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, faced the challenge of her life. Years after a diagnosis of scoliosis — and after decades she spent working, exercising, gardening, having a baby and raising a family — doctors told her she would need to undergo major, life-threatening spine surgery.

“I wrote this book to let others, who might be living in pain or going through any physical challenge, see how day-to-day, a person can endure and finally even flourish,” Pamela says.

My Review: I was interested to read the book, BACK TO LIFE: A Journey of Transformation through Back Surgery, because my step mom has had chronic pain with her back and had spinal surgery. I wanted to get an inside glimpse of what she was going through. Pamela, the author, brings the reader through her pain, her conflicts, and her triumphs as she weaves her story in a journal style fashion. My favorite part is when she feels a possible spark of past-teenage energy twinge through her body giving her the drive to begin her painting again. After struggling with pain-pill fog, Pamela faces her white and black painted canvases that she had painted so in utter despair and began anew inspiring a new style of art in bright colors with hope emerging. Her healing had begun. This is an inspiring story for any who has had a challenge in life and needs the courage or encouragement to see it through.

Right now, BACK TO LIFE: A Journey of Transformation through Back Surgery can be purchased for a discounted price of $12.71 at Divine Arts Media.

 

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