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I am a Runner: The Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivor
Maria Papalia-Meier and Pamela Ackerson
An incredible, inspirational story!
This is a recollection of the life changing events of Maria Papalia-Meier.
The memoir gives the reader a quick rundown of her life before her affliction.
Maria thought it was the flu as she kept on through the daily duties; she was going to work through it. Normally, a bit of a complainer when she wasn’t feeling well, the malady didn’t abate and she ended up in the local hospital. The problem escalated quickly, and the diagnosis—sepsis.
Attached to IV’s, prospects didn’t look good. They transferred Maria to Brigham Hospital where she received advanced care. Between organs shutting down and the brutal hospital equipment needed to keep her alive, it was a battle. Several weeks of touch and go in the ICU trying to maintain a balance of medicines that would keep her blood pressure up and yet not damage other critical organs was of tremendous concern.
She was told that she would never be able to run again. Maria’s refused to accept the negative diagnosis. She persevered through many months of rehabilitation. She would run again.
The story moves along well, Maria thoughtfully includes an index in the beginning to explain the abbreviations used in medical speak, in turn contributing to a smoother read.
Letters are included in the end of the book to emphasize the support she received from family and friends.
Maria’s ultimate finish line—she would surely one day be able to race again.
I found this book to be very interesting.
It incorporates many fun topics like ghosts, murder, love story, time travel, and of course, Texas Rangers. The deeper story is that of love in healing. I could not put the story down and had to complete it to see how it wrapped up. The writing was such that I found myself fully engaged in the story and hoping that things were going to work out for the "good guys". With the backdrop of murder, I found myself incredibly anxious through the entire work.
This is a really good read. There were some unfulfilled characters and sub-plots that I look forward to hearing about in coming works.
Guest Reviewer~ Lee Arrowood
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