My father died of leukemia 15 years ago. At the time, at age 72, he was deemed "too old" and "too sick" to even be a candidate for a bone marrow transplant, which I assumed was "the cure" he was being denied unfairly. I was furious with his doctors and the whole medical environment about it for years. Which is why I am now so glad I read this book.
David Biro was only 31 and in very good health (otherwise) when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He underwent a bone marrow transplant and, as chronicled in this memoir, it was a grueling, poisonous, devastating, fearful and spirit-killing hardship to endure indeed. Despite being so healthy at the outset, it tested every fiber of his being; in fact it brought him right to the brink before saving him. I realize only too well now that my own dear father would never have survived the treatment. His doctors knew it. So this book has finally and blissfully allowed me to put my own anger to rest. I am forever grateful. And so highly recommend this book.
***** Five stars!
thisis a wonderfully written book a bout a doctor's journey thru a very rare blood disorder and subsequent bone marrow transplant.
his family and friends stayed by him thru the whole thing. when he was too sick,his family kept a journal.
Not too technical for regular people and just technical enough to hold the professional!
This book is about a doctor who becomes a patient. It reviews his feelings of being a patient and how it changed him as a doctor and an educator. A very good read. 1st Ed
A personal journey through sickness