Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Why Won't Somebody Help Me? By Gladys Quintal
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About the book
I knew I had something going on as far as my health was concerned, but trying to get a diagnosis or to get doctors to actually listen to me became a nightmare.
I had been living with pain, fatigue, weight gain, reflux and brain fog, going on 15 years now and really just wanted it to stop and to be able to feel 'normal' again. Most doctors just wanted to fob me off with antidepressants, they just weren't interested in what I had to say.
This is my own personal journey to diagnosis and treatment and all the obstacles along the way.
My thoughts on this
This is a hard book to rate. It speaks of courage to fight for your own right against people with degrees and "knowledge". It speaks of community and support against odds where specialists say nothing is wrong, that said it is still not an easy read nor a particularly fun one.
It has it's merits but I am not gonna kid you saying that you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book and be engrossed in the character. You might however find that you can relate to a very real person.
So pick up a copy and see.