The narration helps to personalize the story.
This was a riveting account of a mysterious onset illness and the fight for a correct diagnosis. A true story of mystery, disease, confusion, fear and victory all rolled into one. It leaves one wondering how often patients are misdiagnosed.
As a Hospice Nurse this book could easily be a must read. It is very informative as well as entertaining for those who share this calling.
My favorite character was the nurse who wrote it. She did such a great job of helping the reader experience each patients diagnosis and care. So well written as to be easy to digest and helpful in practice.
This is a true glimpse into the life of a Hospice Home care nurses day. She shares frankly and personally the experiences she encountered and how she dealt with difficulties and treasured the joys. It is as though you are there with her.The only draw back, in my opinion, was the performance was read too haltingly. The story led me to want to feel the experience but sometimes the reader seemed to get in the way. It is hard to explain but it seemed to be more noticeable in the beginning. I tried increasing the reading speed but that wasn't the problem. Not a big enough deal to stop me from devouring it though. Unusual for me but this is a book I plan to listen to again. It is packed with insight and ideas that I want to incorporate in my care.
We all must die but only some of us will have an autopsy.
This story of a real forensic scientist was fascinating. Included is her personal involvement following the 911 disaster.
This was touching, educational, enlightening, and intriguing. While some may experience the facts herein as gory this was sensitively written. It may not be recommended for those faint of heart concerning factual medicine or post 911 experience. This is a dedicated scientists' personal account of honor for the dead amid tragedy, disease and crime.
I chose this title in hopes that it may be a good resource to share with others. I am a Hospice nurse so death is a familiar event. I did listen to the entire book however, it isn't one I would share for the purpose of guidance through grief.
This is a gentle personal account of a mothers journey in the aftermath of her daughters suicide. It ventures into some of the taboo but almost romanticizes the victim. I have a problem with that in it almost seems to imply suicide was the right thing for Victoria. I object to that implication although I greatly respect the profound battle she must have endured. God help any who struggle with such battles.
As a Christian, I find this title to be just a bit 'out there' in a few places regarding scriptural basis. It is by no means a biased presentation for or against scripture so I didn't find it offensive. Many experiences shared struck a personal chord having experienced grief myself.
This personal account is just that, a personal journey that is a sacred trust. Every journey is personal and God ministers in very personal ways. Much thanks to this mother for risking her heart. Bless you and your precious family.
This is an intriguing historical account of the discovery and fight against tuberculosis. Included are scientific facts as well as personal life stories.
I chose this book as a nurse who enjoys medical history but not really caring about TB per se. I found this book to be informative and personalized as it crossed over into areas not necessarily involved in tuberculosis but the process of scientific discovery be it intentional or accidental.
The motivation of science is diverse. The competition among scientists and doctors is enlightening and at times humorous. Herein also lives the birth of the Nobel prize. Did you know it was related to someone named Nobel?
I'm not a fan of the Dr. Watson and never really had any experience with him. He was before my time and all I knew was he was some kind of criminal investigator. However, the birth of Dr. Watson within this story was amazing to me! Any fan of Dr. Watson needs to hear the story. You just never know what you'll find in a book about medicine.
If you like germs you'll hear a lot about them in this book. If you like people, you will hear a lot about people, relationships and motivations. If you like Science, mystery and discovery, you'll find that in this book as well.
This account of the space race is amazing. This book presents the emotion, mystery, fear, hope and celebration of mans journey the cost of the the journey to space.
I enjoyed the personalized insights of personal, emotional, physical and political aspects of the space race.
Easy to listen and addictive.
This was an amazing story of misdiagnosis and a mother who would not give up.
This story amazed me. As a nurse I deal with diagnosis on a daily basis. This book rekindled a determination to both advocate and be an advocate for those who will not or cannot advocate for themselves.
Doctors are human and limited. Medicine is driven by many factors including knowledge, experience, opinion, money and government regulation. A mothers instinct and unending determination both saved and changed Sammy's life. Praise the Lord that this mother determined to share her experience for the sake of others. It has already made a difference.
A boy lost at 5 and his journey to find his roots. Amazing picture of how poverty and modern technology meet to change lives. Captivating and easy listen.
I particularly appreciated hearing a persons account who had met this disability at such an early age. As a nurse, I occasionally care for patients who have become disabled later in life or through disease. The book realistically portrays the many obstacles and hurdles each person in a family encounter. He is a true warrior and has gained great insight by force.
I have not and I am not a follower of the performer but seek to read for the content.
The insight of a very young child who faced such a giant obstacle and was able to put it into words.
This was well written, insightful, raw, engaging and hope filled. A realistic account of what a child experiences and the toll that disability can have. God bless this author for he has certainly taken the time to touch lives.
I love how the book is both a personal journey and packed with medical information.
Yes, it is easily engaging.
As an Oncology nurse and Christian with a best friend in the cancer battle, I found this book to be very near to my heart. This is an insightful account of a personal journey of faith, hope and love. Many thanks to the Author and her family for allowing others into her journey.
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