This book gives an overview of dialysis and attempts to strip the mystery surrounding dialysis. It goes on to show how you can live a happy life whiles on dialysis. It is a good informative book for someone new to dialysis and the families and friends of dialysis patients.
As someone who has been on dialysis for many years, I could relate to all the revelations in the book and a lot of the info was not new to me. The emotions revealed were dead on.
The reader gets to discover dialysis told from a patient and caregiver perspective.
I would highly recommend this book especially to someone starting dialysis.
TM Brown, Janice Ross, Adrienne Thompson, Tamika Christy,
This is a collection of six stories by women who have felt pain and before hitting rock bottom pulled themselves from the brink to reclaim their lives. The common denominator is a love of self. They eventually learned to love themselves more than the men or things that dominated their lives and in so doing was able to be of more use to their families.
First story by Selena Haskins: Salena reclaimed her life, learned to say NO and found quality time for herself with the help of her mirror and God. A touching story that is very relatable to the hectic schedule working women go through making time for everybody else except themselves. Stopping to breathe again.
Second story by Tamika Christy: A moving story of a mother’s love and a father’s guidance. The author expressed the tender moments shared with her mom who she did not grow up with but bonded later in life. Her dad who she grew up with was rigid and showed his love differently. It’s a story that shows kids from broken homes can still have an effective loving relationship with both parents when they are civil with each other.
Third story by Adrienne Thompson: Entering into a forbidden love only leads to heartache and despair. The author shows a typical relationship in which a woman forsakes her sole and kids for the love of a man. It ends with her redemption as she reclaims her life and care of her kids.
Fourth story by Janice Ross: A letter about stealing love on the side. What was and what could have been. A love tasted and lost. When abuse forces you into the arms of another but the pain of being unable to hold on lingers.
Fifth story by Nicole Dunlap: The story started with a simple poem then rolled into a broken story. For whatever reason the author was afraid to use names and instead used a list of labels to describe individuals which only made this an annoying read.
Sixth story by T.M. Brown: Another story where the author was afraid to use names and refers to the main character as HIM. A story of revenge sex.
All in all a good relaxing read. Many women will be able to see themselves in these stories. The key is not to stay in the rut.