DAY BY DAY is an inspirational tale of overcoming the unimaginable- an unexpected brain tumor. The author shares how a sudden life changing event in 2011 affected not just the physical abilities but also the social, emotional, financial, intellectual and spiritual needs as well. True to the author Melissa Nichols’ nature, she adds some humour to make you giggle.
I had a taste of what it is like to be a patient: being a student of healthcare, working in long term care homes, taking care of a couple loved ones who were sick and volunteering for a hospice.
Healthy as can be- no medications, never taking painkillers for a headache (which would never get them anyways). No disorders, diseases, infections, allergies or even sensitivities.
I walked virtually everywhere I went, living the city life.
With the blink of an eye, I am laying in a hospital bed with a few hours notice that I was having surgery to remove a brain tumor.
The tables have turned- I was now the patient for the first time.