Doc Beautiful Affliction Brilliantly paced this memoir left me as breathless as if I d read a thriller
Doc Beautiful Affliction Brilliantly paced, this memoir left me as breathless as if I’d read a thriller about a killer circling its victim. The writing has a spare and clear rhythm. It echoes the writer’s constant struggle to escape the “riddle” that engulfs her very being from childhood to the young wife and mother she has become. When Lene Fogelberg is a child in Sweden, doctors persuade her family there is nothing wrong with her even as every breath she takes is a struggle. This memoir weaves glimpses of that past into an ever-tightening noose that engulfs Lene and her new family. It grips the reader and won’t let go until the very last page. It is a heart-wrenching journey of determination, love, and a last-minute chance for survival against almost impossible odds. . Beautiful Affliction is Book Lene Fogelberg is dying she is sure of it but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her Love stories enfold her, with her husband, her two precious daughters, her enchanting surroundings, but the question she has carried in her heart since childhood Will I die young is threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity When her young family moves to the US, an anLene Fogelberg is dying she is sure of it but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her Love stories enfold her, with her husband, her two precious daughters, her enchanting surroundings, but the question she has carried in her heart since childhood Will I die young is threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity When her young family moves to the US, an answer, a diagnosis, is finally found she is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease But is it too late Unflinchingly honest and often harrowing, Beautiful Affliction is an inspiring account of growing up and living on the verge of death and of the beauty, harshness, loneliness, and, ultimately, unbending love that can be found there.. Lene Fogelberg is a Swedish global citizen, a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award winning author and a double open heart surgery survivor.Growing up in a small town on the Swedish West Coast, Lene Fogelberg developed a love of poetry and reading, nurtured by the rural surroundings of her childhood Always curious, Fogelberg has embraced opportunities to study and live abroad, in France, Germany, the USA, Indonesia and Malaysia Shortly after moving to the US it was discovered, by luck of circumstances, that she was in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease Within weeks she underwent two life saving open heart surgeries and began the long battle of recovery Now she is well and grateful for every day with her husband and two daughters She recently moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after four years in Indonesia.An award winning poet in Sweden, Fogelberg has always felt drawn to writing in English and switched language when writing the memoir Beautiful Affliction, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a gold medalist in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2016 International Book Awards Beautiful Affliction is translated into German and published by Bastei L bbe in October 2016, with the title Mein Gl ck kann jeden Tag zerbrechen.Learn at lenefogelberg.. A viral Books Beautiful Affliction I want to say that Lene is a very lucky woman that she is alive today to share her story. What an amazing story it is. Lene was born with a heart murmur that left untreated for many years lead to a fatal congenital heart disease. One that left Lene trapped in her body with the heart of a ninety year old woman. I was intrigued by Lene's story because my sister's oldest son had to have heart surgery when he was just a baby. He was born premature at 6 months old. Barely weighing over 2 pounds. He had to stay in the hospital for about 3 more months. He is now 13 years old and you can not tell that he was ever born premature. So reading this book I could imagine what it could have been like if the doctor's had not caught my nephew's heart condition in time. The way that this book was written with the present and then the different formatting and font of Lene's thoughts was nice. I really felt like I got to get close to her this way. When Lene would have an attack with her heart and she felt trapped in a bubble, there was a time or two where I too felt as if I was trapped in that bubble with all of the oxygen sucked out of the room. I found this book to be a very well written read.