“Now that I was again comfortable in his presence, my father would arrive in the…

“Now that I was again comfortable in his presence, my father would arrive in the morning, feed me a breakfast of yogurt and cappuccino, and play a few games of cards that I was often too disoriented to follow.” p.100 ❤️

Fascinating and remarkable true story of a woman trying to find the correct diagnosis for her sudden and debilitating health. Definitely made me think again about how so much of medicine seems to be a guessing game, especially with rare conditions. Reminds me of how much advocacy needs to be done in the U.S. to get the correct diagnosis. I shudder to think what would have happened if Cahalan did not have a supportive family or money and insurance to get the best possible team of doctors. Lucky for her, she had those things. I appreciate this work for bringing more information and light to her condition which, in turn, helped many others. Terrifying but hopeful read! The movie clearly wasn’t as good as Cahalan’s own account, the parents felt vastly different than I had imagined and also her boyfriend felt differently than he was written . The movie did visually remind me how young Cahalan was when she went through this! I enjoyed discussing this Nov pick with our group! ❤️



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