Prisoners Without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale

Prisoners Without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale

by Donna O'Donnell Figurski

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ISBN-13: 9781608082056
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 253,804
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Donna O'Donnell Figurski has published with Scholastic, was a winner in the 2013 Legacies Writing Contest, and was recognized by the National Education Association for "Teacher's Pets," her review column for children's books. She is a frequent contributor to print and online journals, and she hosts a radio show on the Brain Injury Network. 

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Michael Kailas vii

Preface ix

Prologue xi

Chapter 1 Everything's Blurry 1

Chapter 2 Paramedics Don't Always Rush 7

Chapter 3 No. I Mean, Yes 11

Chapter 4 Unthinkable Odds 17

Chapter 5 Calling the World 21

Chapter 6 Breathe, David, Breathe! 27

Chapter 7 The Squeeze Game 37

Chapter 8 Over the River 41

Chapter 9 What a Mess! 51

Chapter 10 Packing for Uncertainty 57

Chapter 11 Hearths 61

Chapter 12 Rip Van Winkle 67

Chapter 13 Campuses 71

Chapter 14 Surprises 79

Chapter 15 Emotional Roller Coaster 87

Chapter 16 Third Time's a Charm 95

Chapter 17 Phew! 101

Chapter 18 Colorful Roommate 107

Chapter 19 Befriending the Staff 115

Chapter 20 Catching Up 125

Chapter 21 "Don't Worry" Means "Worry" 129

Chapter 22 "I Love You!" 139

Chapter 23 Music for Healing 153

Chapter 24 ETR (Expected Time for Recovery) 159

Chapter 25 Close Living Wears Thin 163

Chapter 26 Prisoners without Bars 169

Chapter 27 April Fool's Joke? 175

Chapter 28 Barely Staying Sane 181

Chapter 29 Betty 185

Chapter 30 An Invitation to Speak 193

Chapter 31 Open-air Gym 205

Chapter 32 Definitely Not a Vacation 213

Chapter 33 Kristin 217

Chapter 34 Parade of Helpers 221

Chapter 35 Angela 225

Chapter 36 Returning to Work 231

Chapter 37 Monique 235

Chapter 38 Rocky Look-alike 241

Chapter 39 Wind River 245

Chapter 40 Invisible TBI 251

Chapter 41 New Normal 255

Epilogue 259

Afterword David Figurski 269

Acknowledgments 287

Additional Information 295

About the Author 299

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Prisoners Without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HanRob 19 days ago
I am inspired and amazed by Donna's story. In the face of trauma and having to suddenly step into the role of caregiver, she is courageous! Prisoners without Bars does not sugar coat the role of caregiver but provides an encouraging tale of how to thrive through trauma. Not cope, not survive, but THRIVE! It's a book that will make you think from a new perspective and make you a better person for having read it.
Helen_Ex 14 days ago
Could not put this book down. Written for easy reading. It was like having a conversation with a friend. Amazing courage this couple had/has. I am not an avid reader, sorry to say. I get bored easily and have many times started a book and never finished. Not so with Prisoners Without Bars. I finished it in one day with some teary moments along with some chuckles . A must read!!