A truly extraordinary adventure. As a retired physician, I was surprised how much I still had to learn about the illness experience. I wish I had this book to recommend to patients when was in active practice. Julia Garrison is an example of what one can do when the spirit directs one. Potential is something that doctors and physical therapists only see through a glass darkly. With great wisdom and humor this singular woman is a great teacher. "Don't Leave Me This Way" deserves the widest possible readership.