In “Scooter Sagas: Coping with Ataxia”, Tammy Schuman’s new memoir, readers are given a humorous glimpse into a woman’s experiences with a movement disorder and her efforts to maintain her independence and dignity.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
In “Scooter Sagas: Coping with Ataxia” (published by iUniverse), Tammy Schuman’s new memoir, readers are given a humorous glimpse into a woman’s experiences with a movement disorder and her efforts to maintain her independence and dignity.
Schuman led an active life. She was healthy and worked as a registered nurse in a good career; she was able to run and travel, and she had a great family and friends. Her entire life changed when she was diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia, a progressive neurological movement disorder. Everything she had built her life on shifted. She still had great family and friends, but the rest was slipping away.
In the “Scooter Sagas,” Schuman narrates her experiences by sharing her snarky emails, private journaling, website chatting and public blogging. In this memoir, she describes the reality of living with ataxia and the ways in which it affects every aspect of her life. She also relays her motorized scooting experiences with Skeeter, the inanimate best friend who gives her the freedom to get outside and be more mobile.
About the Author
Tammy Schuman is a retired registered nurse who spent the last 17 years of her career at the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing. She lives in Lake Oswego, Ore., with her husband of 40 years, Earl. They have two children, two in–law children and four grandchildren. This is Schuman’s debut book.
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