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Plus heureuse qu'avant mon cancer: Témoignage (HISTOIRES by Klairet S,Marylene Bergmann

By Klairet S,Marylene Bergmann

La vie d'une femme changée en mieux par l. a. maladie

Il y a des boules qu’on aime : les boules de Noël, toutes colorées, les boules de Berlin, délicieuses pâtisseries, mais il y a des boules qu’on voudrait ne jamais voir apparaître, comme celle qui a surgi dans ma vie ce jour-là.
Alors, parce que je n’ai jamais targeté que les boules qui rendent heureux, j’ai décidé de me battre contre cette coquine indésirable qui avait pris position dans mon sein.
Mon sein, moi et cette indésirable coquine de boule, nous nous sommes empoignés pendant de longs mois et devinez quoi...
J’ai gagné !
Alors, pour que plus aucune coquine de boule ne vienne teinter de bleu les yeux d’autres femmes, je raconte cette histoire.
Bienvenue dans ma vie.

Un hymne à los angeles vie. À lire absolument !


Dès huit heures du matin, le cœur battant, j’appelle ma nouvelle gynécologue, Docteur C. En fond sonore, je devine l. a. présence d’un enfant en bas âge. Je les imaginais au lit, les cheveux en pagaille, interrompant leurs jeux de chatouille, le transportable à l. a. major. Mais peut-être était-elle sagement autour de l. a. desk du petit-déjeuner à siroter los angeles première gorgée de café ? Je los angeles dérangeais, nul doute !
La jeune doctoresse m’invite à une mammographie :
« Mon assistante vous délivrera sur position le rfile advert hoc ». Me voilà un peu soulagée après cette nuit chiffonnée.
Toutefois, il me faut vous expliquer le contexte. Après vingt ans de loyaux companies de mon most desirable gynéco, le Docteur L., je ne me suis pas pris l. a. tête longtemps quand il m’a annoncé avoir oublié d’ôter le stérilet huit ans après l. a. ligature des trompes par laparoscopie. Être enceinte avec autant de précautions relevait des compétences de l’ange Gabriel !


Klairet S a enseigné bénévolement los angeles danse pendant près de vingt ans dans des Centres Culturels. Le bénéfice des spectacles offrait des vacances aux enfants cancéreux entourés par une équipe médicale. En septembre 2006, elle est victime d’un melanoma du sein. Elle pose les mots sur les maux et souhaite ainsi que les femmes touchées par los angeles maladie et leurs proches s’identifient à leur journey, décryptent leurs ressentis et rebondissent plus que jamais pour aller de l’avant vers l. a. quiétude. Après ses traitements, Klairet est devenue conférencière pour booster les femmes touchées par ce fléau.

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For the Love of Babies: One Doctor's Stories About Life in by Sue Hall

By Sue Hall

What happens within the neonatal extensive care unit is the excessive drama of actual existence. the writer pulls again the curtain to teach the interior workings of this zone within the health facility that's surprising and scary to most folks. corridor, an established neonatologist and previous social employee, writes with worrying and compassion concerning the demanding situations every one fragile child needs to surmount in an effort to live on and thrive, all of the whereas conveying a feeling of life-and-death urgency that permeates neonatal extensive care. She expertly weaves the social and emotional threads of every family’s trip into their baby’s tale, and in addition speaks candidly concerning the stresses and tough judgements that neonatologists and their tiny sufferers’ mom and dad repeatedly face.

Taken all jointly, the 16 tales provide an insightful, shiny and relocating portrayal of lifestyles within the high-stakes global of the neonatal extensive care unit.

This publication is for an individual who has puzzled how medical professionals and nurses paintings below extreme strain to diagnose and deal with the smallest of sufferers, and the way mom and dad of those babies focus on the emotional ups and downs which are half the day-by-day rhythms of existence within the NICU.

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The Chamberlens' Secret: How a Century of Women Were Robbed by John Queenan

By John Queenan

In premodern occasions, prior to the appearance of basic anesthesia and operative supply, the destiny of a girl in childbirth depended solely on her skill in exertions to maneuver the infant in the course of the start canal. whilst the passenger was once higher than the passageway, the exertions turned obstructed and either mom and child died. This was once the plight of girls via all of human history.
But within the late-16th century, in Southampton England, an immigrant kinfolk who had fled non secular persecution in France built an software to beat this deadly challenge. With this equipment, they and their successors kept many lives and inaugurated a brand new period in drugs. however, they resolved to maintain their invention a relations mystery for 5 generations, and hence disadvantaged thousands of ladies of its merits, all whereas serving as physicians to the Royal kin of britain. This booklet tells their tale, and finally, relates it to present practices in childbirth.

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Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing by G. Thomas Couser,Nancy Mairs

By G. Thomas Couser,Nancy Mairs

    This is a provocative examine writing by means of and approximately individuals with sickness or disability—in specific HIV/AIDS, breast melanoma, deafness, and paralysis—who problem the stigmas connected to their stipulations through telling their lives of their personal methods and all alone phrases. Discussing  memoirs, diaries, collaborative narratives, photograph documentaries, essays, and different kinds of existence writing, G. Thomas Couser indicates that those books usually are not essentially documents of health conditions; they're a capacity for people to recuperate their our bodies (or these of household) from marginalization and impersonal clinical discourse.

    Responding to the new progress of disease and incapacity narratives within the United States—such works as Juliet Wittman’s Breast melanoma Journal, John Hockenberry’s Moving Violations, Paul Monette’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, and Lou Ann Walker’s A Loss for phrases: the tale of Deafness in a Family—Couser addresses questions of either poetics and politics. He examines why and less than what situations members decide to write approximately sickness or incapacity; what position plot performs in such narratives; how and no matter if closure is completed; who assumes the prerogative of narration; which stipulations are customarily represented; and which literary conventions lend themselves to representing specific stipulations. through tracing the advance of latest subgenres of non-public narrative in our time, this ebook explores how specific attention of sickness and incapacity has enriched the repertoire of lifestyles writing. furthermore, Couser’s dialogue of clinical discourse joins the present debate approximately even if the biomedical version is completely conducive to humane deal with sick and disabled people.

    With its sympathetic critique of the testimony of these most influenced by way of those stipulations, Recovering Bodies contributes to an knowing of the kin between physically disorder, cultural conventions, and identification in modern America.

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Medicine and Modernism: A Biography of Henry Head (Sci & by L. S. Jacyna

By L. S. Jacyna

This is the 1st in-depth learn of the English neurologist and polymath Sir Henry Head (1861-1940). Head bridged the space among technological know-how and the humanities. He used to be a printed poet who had shut hyperlinks with such figures as Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon. His study into the anxious procedure and the connection among language and the mind broke new flooring. L. S. Jacyna argues that those advances has to be contextualized inside wider Modernist debates approximately notion and language.

In his time, Head was once most sensible identified for his examine into the human worried procedure. He did a chain of experiments in collaboration with W. H. R. Rivers during which cutaneous nerves have been surgically severed in Head's arm and the levels wherein sensation back have been chartered over a number of years. Head’s pal, the thinker Alfred North Whitehead, drew out the epistemological implications of the way, during this new perception, the fearful approach furthered the information of the world.

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The Wave of Guillain Barre Syndrome by Scott Earle

By Scott Earle

The Wave of Guillain Barre is a narrative of desire, survival and evidence optimistic approach can triumph over the main dire of occasions. Written from the mattress of a rehabilitation medical institution with
only moderate use of 1 hand, this first-hand account is of the day to day
challenges of combating for survival within the struggle with Guillain Barre Syndrome.

“Throughout existence there are moments you always remember - your first motor vehicle, first task, the day your baby is born, first date with a associate and that i will never forget the day I died. i've got reminiscence of the 5th time my middle stopped, as transparent as day.” – Scott Earle

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The Patient by Mohamed Khadra

By Mohamed Khadra

Lifes maximum demanding situations come from inside of.

At forty seven, Jonathan Brewster ultimately sounds like he is king of the realm - he has a profitable task, a cheerful marriage, young ones in deepest colleges, a magnificent residence and a flashy automobile. he is additionally highly in debt, yet that is by no means quite troubled him - till he wakes up at sunrise bursting for the bathroom, urinates blood and finally ends up ready 8 hours in Emergency sooner than he sees a physician. in the course of his profitable existence, Jonathan has overlooked to keep up his well-being, or perhaps to conceive of the potential of wasting it.

Urologist Mohamed Khadra comes into touch with this sufferer as he enters a maze of prognosis and remedy for what seems to be bladder melanoma. For Dr Khadra, Jonathan is going from being simply one other sufferer - albeit a tender one to be struggling with this actual illness - to whatever even more, because the parallels among them turn into obvious. Dr Khadra's lifestyles, too, seems following its deliberate trajectory until eventually his personal first-hand adventure of disorder teaches him that lifestyles is fleeting and unpredictable. In being faced with their very own mortality, either Jonathan and Dr Khadra increase a heightened know-how of, and gratitude for, the lives they've got lived.

From the writer of the bestselling Making the Cut comes this gripping non-fiction tale of a stranger within the strangest of lands: the Australian health-care procedure. it truly is without delay a reassurance of the binds that bind all humans to one another, a guide for sufferers, households and health-care staff and a relocating exam of the human spirit.

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Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing by Susan E. Armstrong-Reid

By Susan E. Armstrong-Reid

This fascinating scholarly biography examines the real contributions of Canada’s most excellent overseas nurse, Lyle Creelman. Creelman parlayed her event as a neighborhood wellbeing and fitness nurse in British Columbia into major overseas appointments with agencies project huge accountability for well-being projects within the post-war interval – first, as leader nurse of the British area of Occupied Germany with the United international locations aid and Rehabilitation management (UNRRA), and, from 1954 to 1968, the executive Nursing Officer of the realm health and wellbeing association (WHO).

In telling Creelman’s interesting tale, Susan Armstrong-Reid is helping readers find out about the transformation of the nursing occupation and worldwide overall healthiness governance within the 20th century. This tale demanding situations the present portrait of expatriate nurses in this interval as brokers of Western cultural imperialism. Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of world Nursing not in basic terms recasts the wider ancient narrative of nursing’s legacy to worldwide health and wellbeing, yet contextualizes its carrying on with value for drawing close well-being care within the twenty-first-century.

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Virilio Live: Selected Interviews (Published in association by John Armitage

By John Armitage

Edited through one of many prime Paul Virilio specialists this publication deals the reader a advisor via Virilio's paintings. utilizing the interview shape, Virilio speaks incisively and at size a few substantial collection of cultural and theoretical themes, together with structure and `speed-space', `chronopolitics', paintings and technoculture, modernism, postmodernism and `hypermodernism', the time of the trajectory and the `information bomb'. His techniques on Foucault, Baudrillard, Deleuze and Guattari, the functionality artist Stelarc, the Persian struggle and the Kosovo conflict, also are accumulated together.

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Ante todo, no hagas daño (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) by Henry Marsh

By Henry Marsh

A punto de poner fin a una dilatada carrera plena de éxitos y reconocimiento, Henry Marsh —uno de los neurocirujanos más eminentes de Gran Bretaña— ha querido exponer a los ojos del mundo l. a. esencia de una de las especialidades médicas más difíciles, delicadas y fascinantes que existen. El resultado es este volumen que ha cautivado y conmovido tanto a los críticos más exigentes como a todo tipo de lectores, y que poco tiempo después de su publicación se encaramó a las listas de más vendidos del Sunday Times y el New York Times. Escogido «Mejor Libro del Año» por el Financial Times y The Economist, obtuvo los premios PEN Ackerley y South financial institution Sky Arts y fue finalista del Costa e-book Award, el mum or dad First publication Award y el Samuel Johnson de no ficción.

A los mandos de un microscopio ultrapotente y un catéter de alta precisión, el surgeon Marsh se abre camino por los intersticios del cerebro. Con frecuencia, de su pericia y de su pulso dependen que un paciente recupere los angeles visión o acabe en una silla de ruedas. Hay días en los que salva vidas, pero también hay jornadas nefastas en las que un pequeño mistakes o una cadena de infortunios lo hacen sentirse el ser más desdichado sobre los angeles faz de los angeles Tierra.

Mucho más cercano a una confesión own que a una autobiografía complaciente con el autor, este libro —cuyo título se inspira en el juramento hipocrático— supone un auténtico alarde de valentía y de honestidad intelectual, un relato vibrante y luminoso que logra remover nuestros sentimientos más profundos y ensanchar nuestro umbral de sabiduría y compasión.

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