Don't Leave Me This Way: Or When I Get Back on My Feet You'll Be Sorry

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Julia Fox Garrison refused to listen to the professionals she called Dr. Jerk and Dr. Panic, who—after she suffered a massive, debilitating stroke at age thirty-seven—told her she'd probably die, or to Nurse Doom, who ignored her emergency call button. Instead she heeded the advice of kind, gifted Dr. Neuro, who promised her he would "treat your mind as well as your body." Julia figured if she could somehow manage to get herself into a wheelchair, at least she'd always find parking. But after many, many months of hospitalization and rehab—with the help of family, friends, and her own indomitable spirit—Julia not only got into a wheelchair, but she got back out.

Don't Leave Me This Way is the funny, inspiring, profoundly moving true story of a woman's fight for her life and dignity—and her determined quest to awaken an entrenched, unfeeling medical community to the fact that there's always a human being inside every patient.


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A story of fighting for her life, the Author Julia Fox Garrison tells of her stroke and brain damage. Having to learn many things ll over again, such as walking, she tells how she stayed strong ... Read full review

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Wonderfully uplifting story of a 38 year old woman who suffered a massive stroke and recovered beyond most doctor's expectations. Married with a 3 year old son and an incredibly supportive extended ... Read full review

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Julia Fox Garrison lives north of Boston with her husband, young son, and dog. Before her stroke, she had a successful career as a software support manager. Now she is regularly invited as a motivational speaker to doctors' groups around the country.

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