Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Derailed - Memoirs of a Botched Hysterectomy: A Story of Undiagnosed Endometriosis by Jaimi Taylor

Derailed will be published on, July 11, 2012

Jaimi went in for a "routine hysterectomy" --- but it became anything but routine. It turned into a series of colossal mistakes by the medical community. 

She was first diagnosed with fibroids and cysts and as she got older the pain became more intense but doctors told her she was just premenopausal. When she went under the knife for her hysterectomy --- the real culprit was found. She had the worst case of endometriosis her doctor's had ever seen.

From here on out things got progressively worst. A, series of mistakes were made --- mistakes that resulted in an 18 day hospital stay, 4 surgeries and over $ 400,000 in medical bills. Jamie died on the table, was revived and had other near death experiences. She was a wreck... and so were some of her doctor's and nurses. She had a mix of good and bad and the bad were very bad....

She does an excellent job at telling her story. The writing is clean and well thought out. She adds notes on the procedure done to her, explaining what they are and why they are done.

I feel more educated in the subject matter and more women should read this book because it just might save their lives. 

The only negative thing I have to say is that at time you will find yourself not liking the author, despite this you want the best outcome for her. 

Grade: A

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