Does This Hospital Gown Come With Sequins?

A chronically ill mother of two recalls her near-death experience after the birth of her second child.

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Title Does This Hospital Gown Come With Sequins?
Author Lisa Goodman-Helfand
Page Count 222

 

Publish Date August 6, 2015
Publisher CreateSpace

Lisa Goodman-Helfand bares her soul from a hospital bed while she endures a 218-day hospitalization in Chicago after a near-death experience because of major complications during her c-section. An ileostomy is a constant reminder of the catastrophic emergency colectomy that was performed less than three weeks after the birth of her daughter. At times feeling a million miles from help, even when surrounded by medicine and many latex-gloved hands hoping to cure her with standard protocols. Lisa's condition confounds doctors and family, while her internal struggle is muffled by a tracheotomy. Lisa's road to recovery is documented with humor and poise in her memoir, Does This Hospital Gown Come With Sequins?