- File Size: 1241 KB
- Print Length: 291 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Columkille Publishing LLC (May 1, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KDKOD2I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,294,721 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tigers Under My Bed: Life Lessons Tamed During Three Organ Transplants Kindle Edition
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The only reason I gave four instead of five stars was that the beginning was a little slow and the narrative disjointed in places. As I read further, it became less distracting and even came to be a comfort. However, I encourage readers not to let that turn them off in the beginning. This book is definitely worth a little extra effort to get in to it.
I recommend this book especially for healthcare professional, caregivers, and people with health struggles and their families. So many of the books written for, recommended to, this group are either condemnations of healthcare professionals or trite admonishments to "keep a stiff upper lip." Tigers Under My Bed is neither, it takes every aspect of the healthcare experience into account. Scanlan, while being honest about his pain, remains humble and grateful to everyone invested his physical and emotional well-being.
I had no particular interest in hospital life, especially from a patient's view point, until I picked up this book. I found myself smiling one moment, reaching for the box of tissues the next moment, then smiling again.
Very complex thoughts and emotions are brought forth clearly, enabling the reader to understand with ease. Very well written. A pleasure to read. Beginning of the book is a bit tough but it's worth sticking to. And there is a love story in there.
Highly recommend this book.
His story is invaluable and I thank him very much for sharing. Now I have work to do to figure out what my contribution can be. It's quite a journey.
This is a wonderfully written and inspiring book. Robert Scanlan has written a very compelling account of his journey to rebuild his life after undergoing a kidney and two liver transplant surgeries. Not only must he cope with the devastating physical and financial repercussions of his illness, but he also must confront and conquer what he describes as his emotional ‘tigers’. From start to finish his story recounting the many challenges he faced during his recovery makes for a very interesting and informative read. I would definitely recommend this book.
This book documents one man’s survival of three organ transplants in two surgeries in ten years. If you have a loved one struggling with serious medical issues or if you’re facing medical issues of your own, this book offers a window to the challenges that lie ahead. If you’re rebuilding your own life after an unexpected whirlwind of change, you can find hope and determination therein.
Robert Scanlan was a successful money market manager living a life of luxury in Beverly Hills with his wife of twenty-five years, when his liver, quite suddenly and inexplicably, failed him.
A cheerleader for his medical team and the staff at UCLA Liver Transplant Department, Robert describes in detail the personalities of people who work tirelessly in the medical world of organ transplants – the professionals and the volunteers, the medical and mental healers. He tells of the friendships developed – all while living on borrowed time without knowing if he would make it to transplant surgery, or beyond.
Having survived the uncertainty of transplants, Robert is now a life coach helping people build new lives. Other books about organ transplants center dispassionately on the medical experience: the where, the how and the why. This is a rare book because it tells the story of survival of the human spirit. Give it a read!
Beth Kozan, M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor
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