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An testify that author Charles Block got soooooo much right about the HEALTHCARE SYSTEM in the United States When my friend had cancer in Montreal neither she or her husband ever had to worry about the bills being paid She was even treated to extra yoga relaxation classes Okso forgive me but it s ust very frustrating It s getting harder and harder for young adults to be able to even pay for medical insurance today in our country What makes THIS story Alice Oliver especially affecting is knowing it s inspired by the authors lifeAlice and Oliver were raising an infant when she gets diagnosed with leukemia It s doesn t seem right so unfair One of my closest friend s died at age 32 of leukemia four years ago in July He had gotten married the year before got a great ob in Washington DC they had ust moved into a new house and we re trying to have a baby The situation was without an infant but also a young could The Winter's Tale just starting their life together The news of Cancer somehowust feels that much staggering Even though this book is long parts were took some effort to stay with specific detail information we get the FULL PICTURE of what happens and a darn good understanding For example I took a uick look at your aspirated slides Probably 95% of the cells look clean But that 5% they re a uestion Eisenstatt was saying that the structure of Alice s leukemia cells was particularly complex it was possible the cancer could go dormant for a time then re emerge He was saying those 5% cells might Gusto ko ng Pansit Ngayon just be regular small dad non cancerous cells in which case everything was fine The other possibility he spoke as if he had no choice these cells are in fact cancerous Also can you imagine youust had a baby girl and you re not even allowed to hold her for a month Your immune system Tarot of Sexual Magic (English and Spanish Edition) just not strong enough you re in remission but it needs to stay that way so you can be Brian for chemotherapy Having a baby around means risks GERMS And how about this I pray every day your wife to survive came through the phone Blauner pausing for effect And when she does get through this in all candor she s got a lot to deal with One little germ she s no longer going to be eligible for life insurance So your parents her parents too if the have any money start putting it away for your daughter Trust fund College fund Something I hadn t even thought of that Right why would you Good I remembered And when you file youroint return and itemize the deductions GET THE POINT It goes on and on and on with TIPS GOOD ADVICE of things which needs to be thought of WHILE what you are REALLY WORRIED ABOUT is will my wife live JUST SAVE HERIt s all so
Sad To Have To Be to have to be with the most frightening nightmare of your life and then have to be thinking THE BILLS However Charles Block educates the reader about the realities of what can happen to a family during a devastating illness He underlines the importance of donations My SAME friend in Montreal who is the life today a Cancer Survivor had a young granddaughter with a very rare form of leukemia and what saved her life was a donation from somebody here in the United States It was very touch and go for awhile Her story made national news finding a donor for this toddler was getting uite difficult My a donor for this toddler was getting uite difficult My stars round up to 5I m clear it s not a book for everyone but it s heartbreaking powerful HIGHLY INFORMATIVE I think many readers like me come away feeling the deepest respect and compassion for the author as this story was inspired from his personal true story. As they combat the disease the couple must also face off against the serpentine healthcare system the good intentions of loved ones and the deep dangerous stressors that threaten to push the two of them apart With veracity humor wisdom and love Charles Bock navigates one family’s unforgettable story inspired by his
read ð eBook or Kindle ePUB È Charles Bock3 12 stars Alice Oliver was hard to read The topic is sad at the beginning brand new mother Alice is diagnosed with leukaemia and the book focuses on the course of her illness in the year following her diagnosis The narrative is choppy umping
around in time between different points of view There are some hard edges to Alice and her husband Oliverin time between different points of view There are some hard edges to Alice and her husband Oliver at times made them hard to relate to And the book is long and it deals at great length with the details of Alice s condition and treatment So at times reading this book felt like a bit of a chore But I persevered and I m glad I did Bock is very a good writer and in snippets his writing comes together especially brilliantly Although hard to read there is a recognizable realness to Alice Oliver the arc of such a devastating illness is full of complex emotions and Bock certainly explores them in this novel And the epilogue knocked my socks off it was perfect in showing where things landed 15 years later And whether intentionally or not Bock touches on a couple of important socialpolitical issues The added stress of with insurance and the cost of Alice s health care sure made me appreciate public health care system in Canada And Alice s struggle to find a stem cell match sends a strong message about the importance of donation My final verdict this is not a book for everyone but it is a worthy read for those who can deal with the topic and narrative approach Thank you to Netgalley and Goodreads for an opportunity to read an advance copy I got halfway through this book and decided not to finish it I really wanted to feel sorry for the main characters because they were going through such a difficult time However I kept getting annoyed with the husband and then i felt guilty feeling annoyed and then I felt guilty feeling annoyed this book is based on his experience of losing his wife to leukemia So I gave up The book received glowing reviews including one from Maureen Corrigan This one was purely for pleasure A galley came across my desk The book is devastatingly beautiful This is probably a 25 star book for me I would like to be able to round the rating up to 3 stars because of the subject matter the ourney and struggle of a young mother and her husband of a 6 month old baby diagnosed with life threatening leukemia but I ust can t I found this book deadly dull It was a slog to finish I dreaded picking it up but was determined to finish it I felt almost nothing for the characters So strange How could this story not tug at my emotions Oddly flat weirdly boring The fact that I couldn t care less whether the protagonist lived or died says it all It is a relief to be done with this book I got about 25% of the way through this book by sheer force of will I worked in healthcare for years so that might explain why I was bored to tears by the detail of the medical diagnosis and treatment I felt like I was back at work Also did not like these characters at all It found the book poorly written and confusing The author does nothing to help the reader understand the shift to another time period I ust decided that I would rather spend this time on another book Not my cup of tea at all I tried to relate to Alice Oliver but they were among the most obnoxious people I have ever had the displeasure of reading about I know I was meant to empathize with Alice after her leukemia diagnosis but if I am honest I was rooting for them both to die ust to spare me any of their awfulness I knew almost from the beginning that this might hit a little too close. A heart breaking page turning life affirming novel about love marriage family and fighting for your life for readers of Jonathan Franzen and Meg WolitzerAlice Culvert is a force passionate independent smart and gorgeous she to her delight attracts attention wherever she goes even amid the buzz of mid 90s New York In kne. .
To home Not that I have leukemia like Alice is diagnosed with but I have been hospitalized times than I like and the ambulance ride the insurance difficulties the hospital setting all served as reminders But what Alice goes through is so many times worse I can t even imagine some of the things she had to deal with her and her husband HorrifyingThis is probably the most complete fiction book on cancer and the treatment the effects the strain on family marriage the frustration with doctor nurses insurance companies loss and the frightening feelings that you may not be alive to take care of your baby daughter Difficult subject but the author does not write in baby daughter Difficult subject but the author does not write in manner to wring the last shred of emotion out of the reader she skirts this and ust presents things as they are The husband trying to keep his company going support his wife wrangle with the insurance for coverage of the many tests and treatments The author breaks this up by going into their pasts how they met how Alice was before her cancer in her youth their lives together their normal every day struggles These are much needed breaks from the intensity and the effects of Alice s treatments Luckily Alice has many friends people who spend time with her encourage her keep her going and she has a wonderfully caring motherGood book hard subject This review is provided to NetGalley on an uncorrected proofThis book was difficult to read not only because of the subject matter but also the author s writing style I have never seen such disjointed writing Half the time I wasn t sure who was speaking and what the timeframe was Also the author used the longest sentences his excessive use of semi colons I lost track of the thought then realized I didn t care The random insertion of case studies did nothing to help the confusion Received an ARC from Netgalley I tried But the author s writes in a way that you can t tell if he s talking about the present day or some time in the past Too confusing too slow and he s trying to hard Decided to give up and move onto something else My mind is swimming with thoughts but I ll simply ump right in and see where this review takes meFirst off I agree with other
Readers That There Were Parts That Didn T Inspire Itsthat there were parts that didn t inspire Its too tempting to skim read a book like this BUTthere were parts that eually kept me glued to this story completely engaged There were parts that I KNEW were sooooo real that I felt SICK TO MY STOMACH AND DOWN RIGHT ANGRYWhy Welcome to the United States Healthcare System I m sooo outraged at our healthcare system ITS INSANEI remember what Paul and I went through ust a few years ago when he had a serious mountain biking accident Paul is a building contractor upscale home remodeling in Silicon Valley He had been paying into his workmen s Comp insurance for 35 years monthly payments for 35 years He never once needed their services What he and I through to claim what he deserved BECAUSE he was a contractor owning his own business and not a carpenter he almost got NOTHING where he was due the MAXIMUM payout each month It took a year to get paid the bureaucracy was a nightmare We hired an expert to fight for Paul s rights Paul was out of work for a year had 3 surgeries I had two surgeries shortly after his Besides both of us being in bed or visiting the hospital in SF for a year we were living off of our savings We were able to survive but what if we couldn t And the PAPER WORK and ongoing PHONE CALLS my GOD Awful We DID WANT to SCREAM at them but didn t Well for me I E high boots with her newborn daughter Doe strapped to her chest Alice is one of those people who ust seem so vividly alive which makes her cancer diagnosis feel almost incongruous How could such a being not go on But all at once Alice’s existence and that of her husband Oliver is reduced to a single purpose survival.