Their young family is thrown into an alien world of medical emergencies, life-and-death decisions, insurance nightmares, and family politics. When alex kiejdan, a free-spirited father of two, decides to go body surfing at the Jersey shore, he has no idea that it will be the last time he has full control of his body.
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In Sickness and in Health: A Memoir by Joclyn and Jeremy Krevat#ad - Enduring four open heart surgeries, a pacemaker, a punctured lung, rounds of experimental chemotherapy, an unsympathetic nurse, a lost voice, bedpans, and legitimately gruesome hospital food, it seemed the bad news would never end. Their experience received national attention and helped facilitate legislative reform surrounding “surprise medical bills, ” out-of-network bills received when a patient has done everything he possibly can to remain in-network.
But with the help of a top-notch medical team, courage, they learned the true value of love, supportive and loving friends and family, a will to live, and a desire to just go home, hope and life. Joclyn, live in sacramento, California with their dog, Jeremy, an occupational therapist, a public school administrator, Ramsay.
In Sickness and in Health: A Memoir by Joclyn and Jeremy Krevat #ad - In sickness and in health: the memoir of then newlyweds Joclyn and Jeremy Krevat, an inspiring story of love and survival when their new life together was suddenly interrupted by an extremely rare heart disease, propelling Joclyn to the top of the heart transplant recipient list. Just a few months after their wedding, and a few weeks after running a 10K, a rare autoimmune disease landed Joclyn in the hospital with a failing heart.
Hesitant Hope: A memoir of anguish, endurance and healing.FriesenPress #ad - A lucid, unflinching look at a subject that will touch almost everyone at some point in their life. The alternative was three to six months of symptom-free living followed by palliative care for another two and a half to three years… “but certainly not five years. The hipec hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment would take place at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, but to even qualify for the procedure would require a six-month chemotherapy regime.
Hesitant hope maps out the psychological landscape she and those close to her had to cross and illustrates the importance of a strong support network of family and friends. Her only hope was a drastic surgery that would take twenty hours and require removing the contents of her abdomen and flushing the peritoneal cavity with highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy – an extremely invasive procedure requiring days in intensive care and weeks in the hospital.
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No Quit in Me: My wild ride with tongue cancer John Kuby's tongue cancer memoirShoreline Books #ad - I continue to recommend it to my patients and I write the blog/web site address on everyone's new patient booklet. Many of them have told me they have found it engaging and encouraging. A must-read for those about to embark on their own cancer journey!"Dr. We see his 'no quit' attitude in action and feel everything he feels.
His willingness to be vulnerable as he openly describes both his physical and emotional experiences makes for compelling reading. As a caregiver, this first-hand account will help you see and support the ‘No Quit’ attitude in your loved one. No quit in me" captures the complex issues and many of the day to day challenges confronting patients, their families, friends, and particularly spouses.
This is a cathartic read. Cancer patients and their care givers will find relatable companionship in John Kuby's tongue cancer memoir "No Quit in Me". John's story reveals his gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and yet somehow upliftingly wild ride with tongue cancer. Brock debenham, oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute - Resources + recommended reading.
No Quit in Me: My wild ride with tongue cancer John Kuby's tongue cancer memoir #ad - Most importantly, it will reveal and inspire the 'No Quitter' in you. Wow! no quit in me captures exactly the thoughts, feelings and experiences I went through four years ago with the same cancer. John walker - chemotherapy oncologist - cross cancer clinic - edmonton, abincludes: - Lessons learned along the way - Caregivers advice from his wife - A preface by Anne Ryan, Life Coach - A preface by Dr.
Laura's ListPage Publishing, Inc. #ad - Winner of the 2018 indie book human relations awards:gold Award in Medical IssuesSilver Award in Family ChallengesBronze Award in Health MemoirHonorable Mention in Life’s ChallengesLaura had it all. Laura’s list speaks through laura, her friends and family as it flashes through memories of the good times that led Laura to Bend, Oregon, before seizures dumped her on the floor, and then it follows the challenges presented when breast cancer returns with a vengeance in the form of a deadly brain tumor.
You’ll get to know laura’s friends, enjoy the humor of day-to-day events, parents, and grandchildren as they remember the good times with Laura, sisters, children, and face the future without her. Laura’s list explores making the most of every day, especially when those days are numbered. It reads like a novel, but unfortunately for Laura, it’s true.
Laura's List #ad - It will make you laugh and cry and never, ever take another day for granted. She worked her way through college while raising a family, advanced through the ranks of hospital administration, earned her registered-nursing credentials, moved to the town people lined up to vacation in, and fell in love. That was this morning.
. Now she’s alone on the floor, each seizure is worse than the one before, and her right hand and eye are twitching so hard she can’t dial the phone to call for help.
GUTSVine Leaves Press #ad - How would she advocate for low-income people when she couldn’t even advocate for herself?Janet’s model for assertiveness was her friend Beth. Like many female patients her concerns were glossed over by doctors. But within a year she’d developed an intestinal illness so rare she wound up in a medical journal.
At age 24, janet buttenwieser moved to Seattle with a résumé devoted to public service and fantasies of single-handedly ending poverty. Throughout janet’s illness Beth took care of her; then she developed brain cancer and their roles reversed. At the age of 38, Beth died. Janet navigated misdiagnosis, multiple surgeries, and life with a permanent colostomy.
GUTS #ad - She was young and insecure, major liabilities in her life as a patient. To cope, janet competed in endurance events, becoming a triathlete with a colostomy pouch. She was the kind of friend who’d accompany you to the doctor when you got dysentery in Ecuador, nonchalantly translating the graphic details of your symptoms into Spanish.
. Eventually janet recovered, but Beth’s condition worsened. With themes that echo susannah cahalan’s 'brain on fire' and gail caldwell’s 'let’s Take the Long Way Home', GUTS is a story of resilience for the millions of Americans who manage to thrive while living with a chronic condition, as well as the many who’ve lost a loved one at a young age.
Unshattered: Choosing a Beautiful Life after Unspeakable TragedyShadow Mountain #ad - From excruciating skin grafts to learning how to function in daily life without lower legs, and her sight, Carol takes us on a personal and raw, a left hand, yet inspiring journey. Three months later, she returned home a blind, triple-amputee struggling to bond with a daughter she would never see. Unshattered: overcoming tragedy and Choosing a Beautiful Life recounts Carol's fight for survival against sepsis and its life-shattering complications.
She travels through the darkness of trauma, and depression to arrive, anxiety, literally, at the peak of a mountain with a heart full of gratitude and love. On june 10, 2008, carol decker walked through the hospital doors a healthy woman with flu-like symptoms and early labor contractions. More than a story of triumph over tragedy, the book offers inspiring life-lessons and insights which can help readers to do more than endure unimaginable pain and darkness in their own lives.
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Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical MishapAnchor #ad - How do we adjust? how do we let go of the if-onlys? together is a deeply honest story about the life we dream of and the life we make—an elegant and empathetic meditation on what happens to love, over time and all at once. Novelist and poet judy goldman's inspiring account of the mishap that left her husband paralyzed, how it tested their marriage, and their struggle to regain their "normal" life.
When judy goldman’s husband of almost four decades has a routine spinal injection to alleviate back pain, he is instantly paralyzed from the waist down—a phenomenon no doctor can explain or undo. This is the starting point for together, ordinary ones brought about by time and the sudden, which looks at the changes every couple faces—the slow, dramatic ones that take us by surprise.
Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap #ad - . Identities shift; roles switch. She’s forced to take over, navigating the byzantine medical world they suddenly find themselves in. Her husband is forced to give in.
Struck: A Husband's Memoir of Trauma and TriumphProspect Park Books #ad - One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Segal's compelling memoir is an intimate and honest chronicle built around these email updates, and is a profound example of how people show up for one another in times of crisis.
Alternatingly harrowing, and hopeful, humorous, determination, this is an uplifting tribute to love, and how the compassion of community holds the power to heal, heartbreaking, serving as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit when faced with pain and adversity. Following the accident, segal began sending regular email updates to their circle of friends and family—a list that continued to grow as others heard of the event and were moved by the many emotional and spiritual issues it raised.
Struck: A Husband's Memoir of Trauma and Triumph #ad - . Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a series of life-threatening injuries, including the same one that famously left Christopher Reeve paralyzed.
A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of HealingBazi Publishing #ad - Told with brutal honesty, astonishing wit, and a haunting vulnerability, A Few Minor Adjustments is an unforgettable memoir that captures the horrors and triumphs of one woman’s harrowing quest to find life-saving answers. Cherie kephart traveled the world from the remote villages of Central Africa to the majestic coastlines of New Zealand until a mysterious illness thrust her to the precipice of death.
The anguish, the uncertainty, and the relentless pain would have caused many people to simply give up and end their lives—and Cherie came close. In the end, she finds much more than a diagnosis. The persistent malady led to years of suffering, sometimes careless, sometimes absurd, during which her symptoms time and again were undiagnosed by well-meaning healthcare professionals who were sometimes competent, and always baffled.
Losing My Sister: A MemoirBlair #ad - The two sisters came back together shortly before the possibility of permanent loss became very real. They become our past—just as a snapshot will, at first, enhance a memory, then replace it. As she remembers it now, charmed even, Goldman’s was an idyllic childhood, filled with parental love and sisterly confidences.
But the love between sisters is complex. Judy lives with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina. In her uniquely lyrical and poignant style, drawing readers in as she explores the joys and sorrows of family, friendship, Goldman deftly navigates past events and present emotions, and sisterhood. Judy goldman is the author of two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back, and two books of poetry.
Losing My Sister: A Memoir #ad - The sisters’ relationship became further strained by the illnesses and deaths of their parents, and later, by the discovery that each had tumors in their breasts—Judy’s benign, Brenda’s malignant. Though it was clear from an early age that their personalities were very different Judy was the “sweet” one, the "strong" one, Brenda, they continued to be fairly inseparable into adulthood.
The slow way back was shortlisted for the Southeastern Independent Bookseller Alliance’s Novel of the Year. They become home to us, tell us who we are, who we want to be. Family stories grow to be bigger than the experiences themselves, ” writes Judy Goldman in her memoir, Losing My Sister. Though judy and brenda remained close, goldman recalls struggling to break free of her prescribed role as the agreeable little sister and to assert herself even as she built her own life and started a family.