Liver Transplant: My Story

Author: Bernice Berger Miller

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468594230

Category: Medical

Page: 108

View: 1594


A person without a functioning liver will die. Until a mere 30 years ago, there was no solution for millions suffering from many forms of liver disease, one of which is Hepatitis C, The Silent Killer. The Solution? Transplantation. LIVER TRANSPLANT: MY STORY describes my experience from the first moment of realization that my liver was diseased through to the pre-transplant, actual transplant, and post-transplant periods. It makes clear what the body is going through and what it will go through. All medical descriptions are defined in layman's terms and made completely understandable. It answers many questions such as, "What does the liver do?" This book is written for all those patients who are transplant candidates. It attempts to allay the anxiety they may have as they approach unknown territory. It makes the unknown known, thereby removing the mystery of the impending experience. It also speaks loudly of the inherent value of believing that all will be well. It assures the patient that the miracle of transplantation transforms what had been a death sentence into a gift of life. And here I am, writing all about it.

Banking on Milk

Author: Tanya Cassidy,Fiona Dykes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351364103

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 2423


Banking on Milk takes the reader on a journey through the everyday life of donor human milk banking across the United Kingdom (UK) and beyond, asking questions such as the following: Why do people decide to donate? How do parents of recipients hear about human milk? How does milk donation impact on lifestyle choices? Chapters record the practical everyday reality of work in a milk bank by drawing on extensive ethnographic observations and sensitive interview data from donors, mothers of recipients and the staff of four different milk banks from across the UK, and visits to milk banks across Europe and North America. It discusses the ongoing pressures to do with supply, demand and distribution. An empirically informed "ethnography of the contemporary", where both biosociality and biopower abound, this book includes an exploration of how milk banks evolved from registering wet nurses with hospitals, showing how a regulatory culture of medical authority began to quantify and organize human milk as a commodity. This book is a valuable read for all those with an interest in breastfeeding or organ and tissue donation from a range of fields, including midwifery, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies and public health.

Storycatcher

Author: Christina Baldwin

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577316037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

View: 3732


"Story is the heart of language. Story moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond our individual borders to imagine the realities of other people, times, and places. Storytelling - both oral tradition and written word - is the foundation of being human. In this powerful book, Christina Baldwin, one of the visionaries who started the personal writing movement, explores the vital necessity of re-creating a sacred common ground for each other's stories. Each chapter in Storycatcher is carried by a fascinating narrative - about people, family, or community - intertwined with practical instruction about the nature of story, how it works, and how we can practice it in our lives. Whether exploring the personal stories revealed in our private journals, the stories of family legacy, the underlying stories that drive our organizations, or the stories that define our personal identity, Christina's book encourages us all to become storycatchers - and shows us how new stories lay the framework for a new world." --Publisher.

The Beast

Author: Adebayo Akinfenwa

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472247933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8738


*Longlisted for Best Autobiography at the British Sports Book Awards* Messi might be the most skillful, Ronaldo might have the best shot, but according to FIFA it's 16-stone Adebayo Akinfenwa who's the strongest footballer in the world. With a larger-than-life personality to match, it's no wonder 'The Beast' has become an icon, attracting millions of social media followers, launching his own clothing label, and still banging in the goals for Wycombe Wanderers. With such fame and adoration, it's easy to forget that Bayo is one of the hardest-working footballers around. His mental strength has had to be equal to his physical. Told by English clubs he was 'too big' to play football, he joined Lithuanian team FK Atlantas as a teenager where he faced widespread racial abuse. A career of grafting in the lower leagues of English and Welsh football followed, with spells at Barry Town, Torquay, Swansea, Gillingham, Northampton and AFC Wimbledon. Bayo's charisma and knack of scoring vital goals made him a fan favorite at each. His last ever kick for the Dons was a penalty at Wembley to help win the club promotion. 'I think I'm technically unemployed,' he told an interviewer after the final whistle. 'So any managers hit me up on the WhatsApp and get me a job!' Inspiring, entertaining and full of character, this is the story of how Akinfenwa became a true cult hero and the never-give-up attitude that made him the biggest footballer on the planet.

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven R. Smith,Leonard Handler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317843479

Category: Psychology

Page: 648

View: 2142


This book highlights assessment techniques, issues, and procedures that appeal to practicing clinicians. Rather than a comprehensive Handbook of various tests and measures, The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents is a practitioner-friendly text that provides guidance for test selection, interpretation, and application. With topics ranging from personality assessment to behavioral assessment to the assessment of depression and thought disorder, the leaders in the field of child and adolescent measurement outline selection and interpretation of measures in a manner that is most relevant to clinicians and graduate students. Each chapter makes use of extensive case material in order to highlight issues of applicability.

A Family Disease

Author: Dana Lorene Creighton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476641951

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 202

View: 5621


Dana Creighton and her mother both were affected by the same inherited cerebellar degeneration, known as ataxia--a loss of control over body movements. Both were treated by a healthcare system that failed them in different ways. Yet their experiences were disparate. Creighton eventually found the right tools to piece together meaning in her life; her mother resisted accepting her condition, in part because doctors repeatedly said nothing was wrong with her. Twenty-five years after her mother's suicide, Creighton's memoir finds striking similarities and differences in their lives and traces a lineage of family trauma. Drawing on research in neuroplasticity, medical records, personal correspondence and genealogy, the author highlights the gap between the lived experience of a debilitating ailment and the impersonal aims of clinicians. She shows how the stories parents tell themselves about living with a genetic disorder influences how they communicate it to their children.

Strategy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, Second Edition

Author: Robert Reid,Torri Ortiz Lienemann,Jessica L. Hagaman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462511988

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 4153


"Practical and accessible, this book provides the first step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, which has been shown to be one of the most effective instructional techniques for students with learning problems. Presented are proven strategies that students can use to improve their self-regulated learning, study skills, and performance in specific content areas, including written language, reading, and math. Clear directions for teaching the strategies in the elementary or secondary classroom are accompanied by sample lesson plans and many concrete examples. Enhancing the book's hands-on utility are more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms"--

Women Times Three

Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726829

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

View: 3483


The essays' authors are not only widely published scholar-critics of mystery/detective fiction but also dedicated fans of the genre. Familiar with the full scope of mystery fiction, they bring insight and enthusiasm to their writing.

Broken, Changed and Rearranged

Author: Liesl Hays

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1631955632

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 7197


Liesl Hays once believed her deepest, darkest secret would destroy her life. Then, one afternoon she was sitting across from her manager in a translucent glass office and the words she feared most exited her superior’s mouth. How could a 34-year old with a successful corporate career, doting husband, and amazing children be one secret away from blowing up her life? In this powerful self-development book, Broken, Changed and Rearranged, Liesl reveals what happens when the worst part of life is on public display and how crisis was the bottom, she needed to find herself. Perhaps you are carrying around stories that are left untold. These carefully edited chapters in your life feel impossibly heavy. In the silence, these stories are a constant reminder you are never free. You are captive to a fear that constantly rests inside your stomach, “What happens when they know?” Are you ready to step outside the silence and set yourself free? In Broken, Changed and Rearranged, you will learn to: Own your story so it no longer has power over you or those you love Identify beliefs and patterns that led you to choose your destructive stories Listen deeply to your inner voice and respect its wisdom Align your life priorities to what you care deeply about And MOSTLY...not allow un-important voices to shape your life