You Picked Orange

by Samantha Kimmel

Publisher: Samantha Kimmel

Publication Date: May 16, 2015

ISBN: 9781310172571

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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They say that you never know what you're capable of until you're tested. On April 17, 2006, at 8:32 A.M., I was tested when my husband Kimit suffered a stroke. And I came very close to failing. I survived the panic and horror of those first confusing days. I survived in-laws who seemed determined to drive me insane. I survived doctors and bean counters who wanted to warehouse Kimit because we had no insurance. I survived heartless burned-out nurses, incompetent staff, cruel money saving systems, and the loneliness of fighting a life and death struggle for a loved one, in public, with only my sense of humor and stubbornness as a shield and sword. And maybe this will help you to do the same. You will follow one desperate woman as she fights a system designed to profit everyone but the patient. Ninety-eight percent of this story is true. Ninety percent is just funny. Ten percent may make you mad enough to want to fight to change the system. Oh, and it has a happy ending.