Being of a medical and scientific mind myself, I found the statistics of misdiagnosis simply astounding. In Canada alone according to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, “medical errors account for 28000 deaths yearly…”. WTF…I chose to quote Canadian stats as this author resides in Canada, but errors in whatever capacity within Canada and or globally, medical or otherwise, will forever change peoples lives. My own research into “misdiagnoses” and in particular “somatic symptom disorder" of which this author was told she has have left me heart broken for her and as well, the millions of people out there whom are misdiagnosed daily. But I regress, I would not ramble on about statistics and so on, that’s just my intellectual mind dominating 😊
The author puts forth a very sad journey that will resonate with people from many walks of life. Even though its based on her battle with the medical society(system) in trying to discern a reason for her acute physical disability to try and garner some sort of understanding of her pain and suffering thereby providing a possible relief, she also touches on all states of mind, our (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) and how it all plays a part of our healing. She does so by being completely vulnerable to her readers with her life experiences, experiences that are difficult for most of us that have suffered pain and heartache to talk about. They are not easy conversations to have yet she has done so brilliantly with a slight touch of humor.
I’m positive that this author is not yet finished with her readers and I look forward to what she gives us next.
In order to support her in her work I’ve purchased my copy from her publisher. How ever you decide to get your hands on a copy you would not be disappointed with the read and like me you would be waiting to see what she does next.
Top review from Canada
Andrea 4.0 out of 5 starsI understand now Reviewed in Canada on January 15, 2021 I couldn't stop reading "no doctor, you're wrong" until the end. I personally have a good doctor that I rely on without question. When we couldn't explain what my pain was we talked about it, did MRIs and scans. I go about my daily life with pain for years, taking pain medication, massages, stretches and warm baths, the source of the pain still not found. Now I know there's hope. Before reading this book, I was asking myself what is wrong with me? You see I couldn't focus, I was depressed and in pain, very frustrated. I lost my job, my self esteem and my retirement plan. After reading this book, I found hope. I would recommend this book if you are living with pain and can't find answers. You know yourself more than anyone. Find your answers to your questions.
Brittany 4.0 out of 5 starsCourageous story told as intimately as a diary Reviewed in Canada on February 12, 2021(Book purchased directly from the publisher.) With courage and strength, Sherri tells a story that is, unfortunately, all too common. Although I couldn’t help but feel sad, frustrated and discouraged on her behalf, Sherri still managed to make me laugh with many of her anecdotes. Her book highlights how important it is to tend to our emotional and mental well being when trying to treat and recover from physical illness. It will give anyone struggling with getting the right diagnosis the strength to persevere in advocating for their health, and hope that their efforts will eventually lead them down the right path.
KF 5.0 out of 5 starsMIND BLOWING!!!!! Reviewed in Canada on January 21, 2021 This book is a must read for anyone suffering from misdiagnosis. Trust me I know because I lived it!! From beginning to end this book will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more. In todays world of healthcare (or lack thereof) comes a story of one woman who conquered and defeated the doctors when they all said there is nothing wrong. We all know our body better than anyone else. So if something doesn't feel right keep digging and never take no for an answer...just like the author did!!