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Scrambled Leggs: A Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey Paperback – November 6, 2009
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More About the Author
Sally has had a successful motivational/speaking career with clients such as Texaco-Chevron, Intel, SONY, and Yahoo! Her claim to fame is her niche in humor. Especially of late in Boomer-Humor. You can catch her regular blogs on being a Baby Boomer at: www.BabyBoomerTalkRadio.com
Check out her books at Amazon: "The Baby Boomers Guide to Menopause...or how to have more fun than 36 hours of labor" and just out, "Scrambled Leggs...a Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey".
Top Customer Reviews
As a nurse I have always experienced that it is always the patients who teach us courage in spite of the fear, the pain, and the unknowns.
I find Sally's curious adventure of "Scrambled Leggs" as an excellent read for all who may suffer debilitating conditions, and especially for those of us who care for them.
What is unique is Sally's ability to tell her story with intelligent and loving humor. I have my experiences as a clinical instructor along with the memory of 38 years in a critical care specialty that clearly testify to one indisputable fact - All will gain from reading Sally's true story, but in particular health care professionals, and especially, nursing students stand to gain tremendous insights from Sally's true story of "Scrambled Leggs"
Ray Duarte, RN
But the medical establisment by itself, has run amuck. And I could go on for days here but I `m sure everyone's heard it all before. So I'll just say that its all sad, and also pathetic - for a country like ours to have made such a mess of a basic necessity like healthcare.Read more ›
After reading this book you will feel like you have been friends with Sally for years! I can say with authority "read it" you will be glad you did.
Carra Riley Author of "CosmicCowPie...Connecting The Dots"
facebook fanpage: Cosmic Cow Pie
Side note: My husband, who doesn't read much, picked up this book (to see what I was laughing hysterically about the previous nights, no doubt) and was rolling. If Sally can get him to read, she's a true miracle worker.
Before I had a life-changing illness, I presumed that all health professionals knew exactly what they were doing, and all I had to do when I became ill is leave everything to them. I expected that if I became seriously ill, medical professionals would be constantly and consistently helpful, supportive, nurturing, and informative. I also presumed that family, acquaintances, and friends would rally around me, be extraordinarily kind and helpful, and give me exactly the assistance I need when I needed it.
Reality shattered that illusion. Sally Franz uses her wry humor and her experiences with Acute Transverse Myelitis to demonstrate that when you have a life-changing illness or condition, not only do you have to deal with the illness or condition itself, but also with the inadequacies of the people who are supposedly there to care for you.
Her observations are backed up by health professionals themselves. Dr. Robert Shmerling, in an article published on January 9, 2009, states: "It seems reasonable to assume that after a full evaluation, your doctor will know the cause of your symptoms. ... However the notion that your doctor knows the cause of your condition is often a medical myth." Dr. Steven Ash, at the Rand Health Research Institute, in an article published March 16, 2006, declares, "It doesn't matter who you are. ... We all get equally mediocre care.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This amazing book speaks of getting your power back when most feel powerless! A wonderful tale of getting through the process of healing when the world tells you healing is... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Matthew DeLange
Eye opening, as I have transverse myelitis myself, was totally paralyzed and have regained quite a bit back. Haven't had great or caring after care😢Published 11 months ago by Tanya nix
I bought this for a friend who was struck down overnight with the very rare Acute Transverse Myelitis - the same condition as the author. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ministry of the interior
Sally's book is one of the funniest that I have ever read - amazing, because she is writing about a series of traumatic and life-threatening events in her life. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by Peter Sorrells
Wow! Scrambled Leggs, A Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey, is a thought-provoking look into the world of someone who went from being an energetic, athletic, and successful woman to... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Lorilyn Roberts
LOL has new meaning after reading Sally Franz's book, Scrambled Leggs. I laughed, howled and almost rolled on the floor with tears streaming down my cheeks. Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Mary Tootikian
Sally describes her experiences with severe illness and unresponsive (and often thoughtless) medical people and institutions. Read morePublished on March 19, 2010 by S. Lesch
Again, Sally Franz has written a comical but true story about her life. What an ordeal she went through and to hear her humor in all of it. Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by Carol A. Wells
This is a great book...... a real pick me up........better than a bunch of grapes for anybody convalescing ....or even for the super fit. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Mark Kaplin