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  • Ask Me About My Uterus

  • By: Abby Norman
  • Narrated by: Abby Norman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In the fall of 2010, Abby Norman's strong dancer's body dropped 40 pounds, and gray hairs began to sprout from her temples. She was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain, but the doctors insisted it was a urinary tract infection and sent her home with antibiotics. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic memoir and history of female pain

  • By kateRb on 03-29-18

An absorbing and illuminating book...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Particularly for anyone who has struggled to figure out what is happening with their body. Abby Norman's determination and perseverance in the face of a heart-wrenching number of obstacles is truly inspiring. She brings you along on her journey to make sense of her illness and experiences within the health care industry.

This is must-read because once I spent time with Norman as she both experiences first-hand and researches how women's descriptions of their own symptoms are ignored and minimized within the health care system, I started noticing this bias and its affects more frequently than I would have thought. The way she weaves her personal story with the historical origins behind this issue kept my attention while reminding me it is critical to explore the question: "How did we get here?"