Cryptogenesis

Cryptogenesis

A Journey from Health to Stroke Victim and Back

One morning, novelist Kurt R.A. Giambastiani discovers a “ghost” in his field of vision. Thus begins an unexpected, month-long journey through the halls of the medical establishment and the maze of the insurance industry, as he and his doctors try to uncover the cause of this “ghost.”

In this brief memoir, Giambastiani discusses with great humor and exceptional candor, his experience with doctors, nurses, insurance agents, family, and friends, as he works to nail down the source of his malady. Is it merely stress from overwork? Is it a genetic disorder?

Anyone who has suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a minor stroke will relate to Giambastiani’s experiences, and others will enjoy this funny and hopeful story.

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