Felicity Gorham, born on Oxford, England in 1970, caught viral meningitis the day of her birth. This alone should’ve killed her. Meningitis resulted in the author acquiring hydrocephalus, otherwise known as ‘Water on the Brain’. A life-long neurological condition, with no cure.
Felicity’s book, a memoir, I’m Having Brain Surgery on Tuesday; Living with a Hidden Disability will help others who suffer with any hidden disability. Felicity has lived with hers for forty-eight years.
Describing Felicity’s daily life with hydrocephalus; and the reactions she receives from friends, family and strangers. The author weaves a tale of how the side-effects of hydrocephalus, affected her relationships, both current and past, as well as her day-to-day life struggles with this condition.
Felicity also explores existential ideas of what her life would’ve been like, or what she could’ve accomplished if she hadn’t developed hydrocephalus.
Felicity lives with her husband outside Chicago