Friday morning, 14 May 2010, Claire Snyman opens her eyes to find the room spinning around her, the light fixture dancing above. Then she develops her first migraine ever. What is this about? She must just be overdoing it at work.
As a busy marketing executive with a husband and young son, Claire is used to pushing her limits.
But it’s not too much work: it’s a rare benign brain tumor. The diagnosis completely blindsides 34-year-old Claire and her family. Together they face the new reality of her condition while trying to navigate conflicting medical advice and cope with her new onset of symptoms.
Two Steps Forward opens the door on life with a brain tumor and life after brain surgery: the frustrations, challenges and successes. A brain tumor touches not only the person with the tumor, but also their loved ones.
In this compelling book, Claire documents her personal awakening as she learns to be her body’s own advocate through the often-harrowing journey of life with a brain tumor, her misdiagnosis and the brain surgery and recovery that followed.
As she slowly recovers, she comes to realize that life’s small delights are just as important to embrace, be grateful for and believe in. This inspirational story is told with honesty, clarity and revelation.
Two Steps Forward is an enlightening and compelling book for readers walking a similar path, but also for those facing a life-changing situation or for anyone looking for a positive and uplifting story.