Split Apart

by Martine Imon

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781504351218
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781504351201
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781504351225

About the Book

On December 17, 1993, a freak accident split Wayne’s pelvis in half to create what is known as an “open book” fracture, a life threatening injury with a lifelong impact on the survivor. From the moment his wife Martine was told that he may not survive, to the ongoing pain and torment of being emasculated and impotent, this book details a brave journey to recovery while having to reconcile with a life, and a marriage, forever changed. “Love is the name of our pursuit for wholeness, our desire to be complete. ” ~Plato, The Symposium Marriage vows include through sickness and health, but what happens when the sickness is due to traumatic injury that left the victim not only with a walking disability, but also with sexual dysfunction? How does this play into the lives, and bedrooms, of the marriage partners?

About the Author

Martine Imon considers herself a lifelong learner. She returned to college in her forties to complete both her bachelor’s of arts in English and master’s of education. Prior to this, she learned how to adapt to a devastating accident her husband sustained and took on the role of caregiver as she helped Wayne overcome physical and sexual setbacks, while they raised their two children. This is her first memoir about this experience. In addition to teaching high school English, Martine has earned the title of Reiki Master and enjoys volunteering this service at a local hospital. Martine and her husband, Wayne, reside near Keene, New Hampshire, where they enjoy their rural lifestyle and occasional convertible rides on warm starry nights along the back roads of New England.