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I think I’m just too jaded as a nurse with 25+ years to be overly sympathetic. Some of the situation‘s in this book almost seem like they’re being handled by a non-Layperson as opposed to a seasoned nurse. I suppose it could be because of the shock of the situation. 

Despite the POV the writing is excellent and there are a lot of facts about breast cancer that I don’t think I had ever heard before.

Thank you to Net Galley for this ARC

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Thank you to NetGalley, Algonquin Books and Theresa Brown for an ARC audiobook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.

Trigger warning: cancer, medical treatment

- As someone who lives with chronic illness (not cancer) I sadly can relate to the author’s frustrations, brain fog, fatigue and not feeling like her herself. For feeling grateful for what she has and what she can do, but still frustrated and grieving the losses that illness brings. She perfectly explains how this feels. 
- Quick read; it’s the perfect length book for the topic and writing style 

- The author: I’ve read her previous book about nursing and really enjoyed that one, so that’s the reason I chose to read this book. Doesn’t disappoint either! 
- Written by someone who has seen both sides: as a healthcare professional and as a patient. Gives her a unique perspective about the ways that healthcare fails, succeeds and could be improved to better help patients. 

Wish that: 
- More healthcare systems and providers showed that they cared and also made a point to consider patient’s feelings and needs beyond the physical medical treatment 

- Nothing, except that I wish that no one had to suffer with cancer or any other illness. 

Overall, another wonderful, informative and relatable book by this author. The world needs more of her kindness, knowledge and advocacy. Thank you to Theresa Brown for your positive contributions to the healthcare system, patients, medical staff and more. Highly recommend this book.
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What an inspirational read. 

To be honest this has always been one of my greatest fears, to go from treating people to being treated. The one thing you aren’t taught in school is how to be a patient and how to deal with that role reversal. 

This is my first time reading a book by Theresa Brown and I am now hooked. She really knows how to captivate an audience by sharing her experience. I truly appreciate her calling out the health care system for the lack of empathy that is present in the system. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to hear and learn about the health care system from another perspective. 

Thank You to Theresa Brown and Workman Audio, for the audio-digital ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!
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