Unbreaking My Life

This is the story of Alexander Thomas Smith, a typical man enjoying life until fatal injury takes away this ability in the form of paralysis from the chest down. The book holds his voice and the record of his recovery to date, although now he stands still in his recuperation. This is a handbook on the thoughts, feelings and desires of a normal man trapped inside a body that’s inactive – but his brain certainly is! It is scattered with random thoughts throughout that are honest, heartbreaking, thought provoking, heart-warming and occasionally overwhelming for the reader. The handbook also contains a diary section, which didn’t start out life as such – it began as his sister’s notebook to remember questions to ask the doctors, but became a diary from her to Alex so he could see how far he had come. A handy safety reference section is included at the end all about autonomic dysreflexia (AD).