Practicing Medicine: "I Don't Think That Word Means What You Think It Means"
by Barbara Sheff Tocci
In 2007, Barbara Sheff Tocci was at the top of her game. The healthy, athletic 49-year-old wife and mother of six was busy homeschooling her youngest two children, selling real estate, and running a small farm in Virginia. Then a sudden illness took her on journey that almost ended her life.
Bounced from doctor to doctor at a teaching hospital in Virginia, medicine was practiced on her. Mistake after mistake caused a cascade of events that culminated in a massive stroke, leaving her in constant pain. Her life was forever altered.
PracticingMedicine is a cautionary tale of one woman's ordeal at the hands of the medical establishment. It's also the story how this courageous fighter took back control of her health and recovery. In the wake of the devastation caused by the stroke, her faith and sense of humor, sailed through undiminished. Barbara tells in detail her path to recovery, hoping to help others facing the ravages of stroke.
About the Author
Barbara Sheff Tocci is a wife, and mother of six sons ranging from 13 to 30. Still an avid gardener, she also enjoys making goat milk soaps and cheeses. Her next goal is to finish the historical novel begun prior to her stroke. Barbara, her husband Michael, and 13-year-old son, Myles, make their home New Hampshire.
(2014, Paperback, 128 pages)