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This book is a moving account of a woman who was used as a chew toy by a grizzly bear Ms Van Tighem went through hell Not only was she fighting the pain and nightmares of the bear attack, she was also in an evengruelling well at least in my mind anyway battle with healthcare and the systems plural as she used healthcare in different provinces and countries supposedly designed to help people.It is no secret that Ms Van Tighem s demon of pain and depression finally won out The surp This book is a moving account of a woman who was used as a chew toy by a grizzly bear Ms Van Tighem went through hell Not only was she fighting the pain and nightmares of the bear attack, she was also in an evengruelling well at least in my mind anyway battle with healthcare and the systems plural as she used healthcare in different provinces and countries supposedly designed to help people.It is no secret that Ms Van Tighem s demon of pain and depression finally won out The surprise though, is that she managed to endure her suffering as long as she did This book both terrified and touched me so deeply, I finished reading it in less than 24 hours I live in the same city as the author, and also have a adventurous spirit, therefore many of the locations and hikes she describes in the book are places i have been, places close to home for me I, like trish and trevor, visit the mountains often for hikes and skiing For this reason, this story terrified me, thinking that such a horrific experience could quite literally happen to anyone Hearing on This book both terrified and touched me so deeply, I finished reading it in less than 24 hours I live in the same city as the author, and also have a adventurous spirit, therefore many of the locations and hikes she describes in the book are places i have been, places close to home for me I, like trish and trevor, visit the mountains often for hikes and skiing For this reason, this story terrified me, thinking that such a horrific experience could quite literally happen to anyone Hearing on the local news of people getting lost in the mountains, or close encounters with wildlife such as grizzlies, seems like situations that would never happen to myself, they only happen to other people Reading this story made me realize how real these horrible accidents are, and that being in the wrong place at the wrong time can happen to anyone Trish has taught me a lesson i will never forget, the world truly is a beautiful place for us to enjoy, but we must not take for granted our health and safety, and respect nature and living creatures around us and do not underestimate the powers of nature We are not invincibleThroughout the story I felt as though in some small ways I was experiencing Trish s pain and grief, anxiety and depression along with her Halfway through the story I found out through the internet that Trish had taken her own life only a few years ago After learning this I was sad to continue reading since despite how the novel ended, I knew the real ending was especially tragic After learning this I felt evensaddened by her descriptions of her depressions, her anxiety, her nightmares, knowing that in the end they ultimately got the best of her I wanted so badly for it have a happy ending with Trish finally coming to terms with her injuries and being able to accept the accident and move past it in a healing way This story also grabbed onto my heart strings because I am a new nurse just a year out of school, entering the world just as Trish had been at the opening of the book I related to her descriptions of yearning to havetime with her patients I was intrigued by the way she described her experiences in the hospital and with her health care in general I have been so blessed and lucky to not have ever been on the receiving side of health care.I had no choice but to give this book 5 stars, if not for its poignant, tragic story about grief, acceptance, and moving on, but for how deeply personal if felt to me I felt like i KNEW Trish I felt like I could BE Trish It left me thinking about how I would deal with such an awful, life changing experience Would I, too, fall victim to depression and anxiety, as she did Would I, too, feel such strong pressure from family, friends, and society to just move on from such an event Also, as this took place in the 80 s 90 s, how has health care changed since then, would she still be treated the same way at the mental health facility now, as she was in the 90 s Or have times become easier for those faced with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, so as to not blame in the individual but the illness I would like to think it would be different now, that she would have received muchsupport and help rather than feeling alone in dealing with her grieving My copy has an afterword by Patricia s sister Margaret If your copy doesn t, then this may contain a spoiler for you.I read this book for our book club Read the entire book in 24 hours Very well written personal story about PSTD and the writer s unrelenting fight against the physical mental pain that comes with that Patricia was a very strong person to fight that amount of pain for so many years I was sorry to read of her death but not surprised My copy has an afterword by Patricia s sister Margaret If your copy doesn t, then this may contain a spoiler for you.I read this book for our book club Read the entire book in 24 hours Very well written personal story about PSTD and the writer s unrelenting fight against the physical mental pain that comes with that Patricia was a very strong person to fight that amount of pain for so many years I was sorry to read of her death but not surprised Finished a sad story,true, of one persons spiraling story into the depths of despair Her struggle to deal with all those around her Family, friends and good meaning strangers, I can not fathom the amount of personal lose she must of felt The need for her to be pleased on how she looked and never being able to achieve it That obsession was never won and its price was paid Sad Keep Reading. Terrifying, heartbreakingwhat she went through is tragic I found this really hard to read, despite it being written so wellthe hike that she gets attacked on is one I did earlier this summer We hike often with our kids and I just couldn t get the what ifs out of my head Obviously even sadder is that she eventually committed suicide in 2005, after years of operations and pain. This story is so muchthan what I was expecting What Patricia endured is truly mind boggling Her journey is written in a way that is honest, transparent and straightforward Her struggle was just as much, a mental one as well as physical.The author was able to pack so much into some of the very short paragraphs I found myself going back to re read parts, slowly thinking and imagining what things were like for her.As a society, we are so often used to reading stories of triumph and overco This story is so muchthan what I was expecting What Patricia endured is truly mind boggling Her journey is written in a way that is honest, transparent and straightforward Her struggle was just as much, a mental one as well as physical.The author was able to pack so much into some of the very short paragraphs I found myself going back to re read parts, slowly thinking and imagining what things were like for her.As a society, we are so often used to reading stories of triumph and overcoming adversity This account is so muchreal We find out what it is truly like to live Patricia s nightmare and endure the physical and mental pain and scars that just do not heal literally.This book is completely absent of any reference to anything spiritual The author struggled with deep depression and was able to convey the deep darkness and emptiness she felt I could not help notice this void in her life.I recommend The Bear s Embrace to anyone looking for a real, no holds barred account of a horrific encounter and what it is like for a woman to endure years and years of pain, disfigurement, rejection, self loathing and mental illness.Judy Herzanek, Co Author Why Don t They Just Quit What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery90 Minute DVD Why Don t They Just QUIT DVD Roundtable Discussion What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery It is amazing Patricia and her husband Trevor survived the bear attack She is both strong and weak in her survival and dealing with the aftermath With the way she has written this book you can feel the raw emotion of heartache and strength This is not a quick read due to the subject but a quick read because you just don t want to put it down I highly recommend this tear jerker. &Free Epub ⇹ The Bear's Embrace: A Story of Survival ☘ On a chilly autumn morning in , during a relaxing escape to the Canadian Rockies, Patricia Van Tighem and her husband were attacked by a grizzly bear Although they survived, their ordeal was just beginning For years Van Tighem endured numerous surgeries as doctors attempted to reconstruct her face and ease her pain The nightmares that haunted her carried their own psychological burden In many ways she had to redefine her sense of who she was Yet she was resolved to recover as a survivor, a wife and a motherVan Tighem s tale is astonishing and beautifully written Showing a resilience that has overcome even the most traumatic of events, The Bear s Embrace is a truly inspiring testament to the power of the human spirit T.S. 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This book was difficult to finish because I really wanted some kind of happily ever after ending, the kind you get in fiction instead of real life The actual ending was abrupt and left me with an unfinished feeling, as though the words were still unwritten The beginning was fairly detailed, so the contrast with the ending was marked I am not certain how I would like to see it improved Perhaps it would be best viewed as a volume written for the good of the writer rather than the reader alth This book was difficult to finish because I really wanted some kind of happily ever after ending, the kind you get in fiction instead of real life The actual ending was abrupt and left me with an unfinished feeling, as though the words were still unwritten The beginning was fairly detailed, so the contrast with the ending was marked I am not certain how I would like to see it improved Perhaps it would be best viewed as a volume written for the good of the writer rather than the reader although that seems a harsh thing to say Perhaps incorporating the diagnosis of PTSD into the account to a greater degree would help, and would also assist readers in knowing that this diagnosis is possible for types of stress that don t make the headlines