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The World I Fell Out Of Read & Download À 4 Ì On Good Friday Melanie Reid fell from her horse breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back She was Paralysed from the top of her chest down she was to spend almost a full year in hospital determinedly working towards gaining as much movement in her limbs as possible and learning to navigAnie had always turned to words and now on a spinal ward peopled by an extraordinary array of individuals who were similarly at sea she decided that writing would be her life line The World I Fell Out Of is an account of that year and of those that followed It is the untold back story behind Melanie s award winning Spinal Column in The Times Magazine and a testament to the art o. I wonder if Melanie Reid would want to be described as inspiring I doubt it I suspect she might force a pained smile at such patronage feeling like a child patted on the head for good behaviour Her stated aim is not to be lauded as a hero merely to be ordinary To do those things able bodied people take for granted while grumbling ungratefully unthinkingly about the minutiae of life To walk to dance to escape from bores and farts at cocktail parties It doesn t sound much to ask does I wonder if Melanie Reid would want to be described as inspiring I doubt it I suspect she might force a pained smile at such patronage feeling like a child patted on the head for good behaviour Her stated aim is not to be lauded as a hero merely to be ordinary To do those things able bodied people take for granted while grumbling ungratefully unthinkingly about the minutiae of life To walk to dance to escape from bores and farts at cocktail parties It doesn t sound much to ask does it Honest well written and engaging this book will make you pause for thought it may even cause a tingle of involuntary guilt ridden selfishness there but for the grace of God go I But it makes clear that a debate is needed about how we treat the disabled how we cater for them in terms of access to buildings how we adjust to make them feel part of society As a person who was able bodied and she is truthful enough to admit that she scarcely gave a thought to issues affecting the disabled in the days when she could walk Reid has learned the hard way that there is a long way to goThat s not to say the book is a dry polemic far from it It has a mordant edge of black humour in it a heart warming paean to the NHS nurses doctors and staff who care for her recognition of the love and unfailing support of her family and proof of the indomitable human spirit that makes her work continually at her rehabilitation Ultimately she has come to an acceptance of her disability and ends with a genuine plea to the rest of us to appreciate our lives and get busy living because you can

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On Good Friday Melanie Reid fell from her horse breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back She was Paralysed from the top of her chest down she was to spend almost a full year in hospital determinedly working towards gaining as much movement in her limbs as possible and learning to navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to herAs a journalist Mel. I have been enjoying reading this book for a few reasons Most of this book is familiar to me and this has been comforting Spinal injury is a very personal journey but there are similarities in every case Here Melanie is rehabilitated in the same unit I went to saught even the smallest glimmer of hope from the same specialists met every shade of the shadiest sweetest and funniest of characters the re evaluation and upheaval of bodily function work relationships and home It s all in her I have been enjoying reading this book for a few reasons Most of this book is familiar to me and this has been comforting Spinal injury is a very personal journey but there are similarities in every case Here Melanie is rehabilitated in the same unit I went to saught even the smallest glimmer of hope from the same specialists met every shade of the shadiest sweetest and funniest of characters the re evaluation and upheaval of bodily function work relationships and home It s all in here written honestly matter of fact and without self pity It s smart informative emotional but hugely positive on our powers to heal ourselves

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The World I Fell Out OfF getting on with itUnflinchingly honest and beautifully observed this is a memoir about the joy and the risks of riding horses the complicated nature of heroism the bonds of family and the comfort of strangers Above all The World I Fell Out Of is a reminder that at any moment the life we know can be turned upside down and a plea to start appreciating what we have while we have. Whenever I am feeling down or sorry for myself I open up Melanie Reid s incredible Spinal Column in The TimesIn 2010 she suffered catastrophic injuries falling off her horse broke her neck and is now a tetraplegicThis book is her record of what happened on that terrible day and how she has coped with the vicissitudes of life and just as importantly how life has coped with herIn places the book is terribly matter of fact when describing terrible things that happened to her and the many others Whenever I am feeling down or sorry for myself I open up Melanie Reid s incredible Spinal Column in The TimesIn 2010 she suffered catastrophic injuries falling off her horse broke her neck and is now a tetraplegicThis book is her record of what happened on that terrible day and how she has coped with the vicissitudes of life and just as importantly how life has coped with herIn places the book is terribly matter of fact when describing terrible things that happened to her and the many others with whom she spent time in a Glasgow spinal clinic at others it is understandably bitter and angryIt is always humbling and inspirational to read how she has carried on with the loving help and support of her family and how she copes with everyday situations that able bodied people take for granted but which are almost insurmountable for herAt times I laughed out look particularly when a stranger she and her husband had helped told her that good things would happen to her just the week before her accident At others I cried but at all times I felt humbled and honoured to read her brilliantly honed wordsIt was a privilege to read this book which is a must read