Coming to Terms – My Journey Continues
Coming to Terms is Gambutti's sequel to Stroke Story: My Journey There and Back, the memory of a life-altering brain hemorrhage in 2008. Eleven years later, the author settles with the many challenges and struggles she has faced. For readers who suffer effects of brain trauma, such as chronic speech and motor impairment, hope feels elusive. With this book, she offers you encouragement that many gains do come through perseverance. And for those inclined to push themselves; to give too much—she hopes you can “come to terms” with the need for self-care, and can learn to let some of it go.
About Mary Ellen Gambutti (Sarasota, Florida Author)
Mary Ellen is a writer and former professional gardener transplanted from Pennsylvania to Southwest Florida. Her stories appear in The Remembered Arts Journal, Modern Creative Life, Halcyon Days, Memoir Magazine, HaibunToday, Borrowed Solace, mac(ro)mic, Drabble, Fewer Than 500, BookEnds Review, Bella mused, Portland Metrozine, and many others.
For years she worked as a flower farmer, perennial garden designer, and landscape gardener. She retired from gardening with stroke disability but keeps her interest in Orchids and Succulents in pots with her husband, Phil.
The couple has rescued worthy senior dogs over the years, notably, Max, their wonderful Chihuahua.
Her books, "Stroke Story, My Journey There and Back," and "Permanent Home: A Memoir," are available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.