Welcome! It's been another week of great books! Let's see what books hit the #Bestseller list! This post is always up by NOON every Sunday and sometimes earlier!
I hope you all had a GREAT week! I had a bit of a crazy one with three doctor appointments, but this time I only had one, that was the best part! It was my hubby who had two! HE beat me! LOL! We like to joke around about that since it always seems like it's 'me' who takes up all kinds of time at those places!
You know the problem with ALL doctor appointments at the end of the day? The doctor is behind. ALWAYS! We have scheduled OUR time to be there, BROKEN OUR NECKS to get there "on time", such as my husband taking time off early from work - LOSING MONEY just to end up sitting in the waiting room and the room up to 1-1/2 hours waiting to see the doctor, while in the meantime you are exposed to ALL these SICK people who look awful, feel awful, and the room is SO TINY - within 3 days, "YOU" ARE SICKER THAN A DOG! Plus, my husband's doctor has a policy if you are more than 10 MINUTES late for your 'actual' appointment time, regardless if the doctor is behind or not, you get one strike! Three strikes - YOU'RE OUT! She'll NEVER see you again! She FORCES YOU to sign a paper AGREEING to that! I'm sorry, but that is WRONG! Is SHE going to "PAY US" for sitting there, my husband losing time from work? NO! After all, I did hire HER! WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT MONEY (it adds up over time) WE LOSE FOR TAKING OFF OF WORK EARLY - REALLY? It's time to FIGHT BACK! FIRE THE DOCTOR, OR GIVE 'THEM' A BILL FOR EVERY MINUTE THEY MAKE YOU WAIT!
Not to mention misdiagnoses such as with my husband. She was SO WRONG!
That's another story. SHE decides WHEN we can see a specialist, IF we can even SEE a specialist, and if her answer is NO, you do NOT get to see a Specialist! In my husband's case, he NEEDED TO SEE A SPECIALIST ASAP, regardless what SHE thought about his problem or not because eventually he would have needed to see one anyway! She was playing with borrowed time! She held him back, essentially by putting his life IN DANGER!
After I accidentally came across an article on some website in one of those ads in the side columns about Umbilical Hernias. Hmmm? I wondered about it because when he gained some weight in his belly a few years ago, his belly button WAS an innie, and now it became an OUTIE! I clicked on the ad and read all about what he had! (No, he never told me what it was - Grrrrr! Husband's sometimes!!)
I also learned this 'could' KILL you! With him having had that for so long, I DEMANDED HE GET TO SEE A SPECIALIST! What was the Primary Care Doctor waiting for? WHAT was she thinking??? How would my husband have known WHEN the time was to make an appointment to first go see HER, THEN get to make an appointment to see a Specialist? He is not a doctor, and he doesn't have to go back in to see the Primary Care doctor for an entire YEAR now. That IS his next appointment!
According to her, all he had was an umbilical hernia - no big deal, right? He had no pain, even though it has been there for 2-1/2 YEARS!!! It was SO dark purple you could have called it black! The color is the blood vessels and even the intestines that pop into that hole being cut off from their blood supply. This could cause peritonitis, a poisoning of the internal cavity of your body, thus, killing you.
Excuse me, but I think that is something for a SPECIALIST to decide whether or not surgical intervention needs to be done, and NOT a Primary Care doctor to wait and watch! I did further searches, and it is advisable to NEVER WAIT AND WATCH this type of hernia! Essentially, this doctor has committed medical malpractice!
So what happened? We have a date for surgery! His life will NOT be in danger! The Specialist also explained to me not to worry. She did tell us about certain symptoms, such as pain, if they occur, to contact her ASAP!
It was a COMPLETELY different story when we was the Specialist!
I have SHARED ALL OF THIS WITH YOU BECAUSE "YOU" NEED TO TAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE INTO YOUR OWN HANDS!
DON'T TRUST DOCTORS WHO ARE NOT SPECIALISTS, OR WHO DO A WAIT-AND-SEE APPROACH, OR EVEN THE SPECIALISTS! Get second opinions, too, (this was ours). Get online and do some RESEARCH! Research, research, research!
This also happens to be how I learned about the disease I have. The doctor who was treating me diagnosed me with Osteoarthritis. WRONG!!! I KNEW IT IMMEDIATELY! Osteoarthritis does NOT induce the severity of muscle spasms I had. It never 'fit'. I trusted my gut feeling. Thank God I did!
We have a severe problem with having good doctors around here. We are so far away from the suburbs of Detroit that they don't want to come here. I don' want to go into more detail about this, so I won't, but listen to your gut! Good luck!
Giveaways - Are ALL listed in the LEFT side column! Go ahead and click on the photos to enter!
Let's say we hit the books NOW!
FICTION - combined ebook and print - ALL links go to the ebook. If you are interested in purchasing a different version, while at the ebook, just click on the version you want! It will take you there!
1. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
2. The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 13) by J R Ward
3. The Stranger by Harlan Coben
4. The Patriot Threat (Cotton Malone Book 10) by Steve Berry
5. Deep (Stage Dive Series Book 4) by Kylie Scott
ebook: $ 3.99
6. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
7. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
8. NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson AND Marshall Karp
ebook: $ 9.99
9. At the Water's Edge: A Novel by Sara Gruen
10. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
11. Four Nights with the Duke (Desperate Duchesses Book 8) by Eloisa James
ebook: $ 6.43
12. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
ebook: $ 6.50
13. The Skull Throne (The Demon Cycle Series Book 4) by Peter V Brett
14. A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler
15. Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon
Thanks for stopping by this week! I LOVE when you come by! Be sure to grab some of these books at the prices they are! You won't see them this low again! I MUST buy Outlander! A Spool of Blue Thread has been calling to me since it came out, too! We'll see! Have a GREAT week!
Here are the rest!