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Kavita's book about surviving an SAH is out now

In her first book, Kavita Basi (BSF Community Ambassador) chronicles her experience of suffering a subarachnoid haemorrhage, how it put her life on hold, and her path to recovery.

Why write a book?

My memoir covers my journey to recovery and how my perspective has drastically changed, as I now see the important things in life, the materialistic things don’t matter to me and I want to focus on the true meaning of life. I had to relearn how to do the simplest tasks, like climbing stairs, retuning noises due to losing some sense of hearing, severe constant headaches as a result of watching any TV, leaning how to use my mobile devices without having motion sickness. My personality changed, and I was left with short term memory loss, intense mood swings, an emotional state of mind, being very direct when talking, having the black and white thinking and losing that middle ground of understanding. This new life also had a major effect on my relationships, family, and view of work

Another main principle of this book is to deliver information from reliable sources to educate readers and raise awareness of this troubling illness. Throughout my struggle to recover, I force myself to have new experiences and show by example that anyone can bounce back from such adversity and live life to the fullest, as it should be lived. This is my story of learning the most valuable lesson of all, that life is precious and should never be wasted.

Order 'Room 23' here

Kavita has very kindly offered to donate 10% of profits from 'Room 23' to the Brain & Spine Foundation. You can also find the book at Target, Barnes & Noble, GoodReads and Bokus.