Book Reviews: Six Months to Live - My Cardiomyopathy Story of Mind Over Medicine by Margot Mauricecategories: Book, Non Fiction, Autobiography, Medical, Health, Positive Thinking, Motivational, Cardiomyopathy
Margot Mauriceabout this book: The book gives the history of my cardiomyopathy condition for the past 29 years after being given a six months to live prognosis by a medical specialist.
Many people when they are first diagnosed are as I was, quite sure there are no other people with this condition.
The primary readers would be those who have cardiomyopathy & those either
related to or connected to the person with the condition.
It took me about 8 months to write the first edition in 2004 which was published as a paper book but is no longer in print & about 3 months to update information for the second edition, which also contains some scientific information by specialist doctors.
The title is almost the same as the first edition title as the doctor who wrote the foreword suggested I keep it pretty close to what had previously been done.
The cover was professionally designed by an artist from Ebookit.com.
the hardest part was rereading some of the information about the early days of my condition, particularly the details around the time I had open heart surgery.
My research was firsthand but also gleaning much of the scientific information from experts who consented to having their information used in this book opening it up into more than my personal story.
I learned that the book can help others understand their condition better & to never give up hope. I would say to readers stay positive, learn love & listen to your own body.
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loved the bookI loved the book and have actually loaned the first edition to a few friends with serious illnesses. It was an inspiration to them. I read the second version when I was feeling down about a lot of " silly , insignificant things in the scheme if things" and I had to give myself an upper cut.. Margot's book is an inspiration for everyone. Margot is an inspiration. Her story has taught me to shed the unimportant stuff, and the unimportant negative people in my life and focus on what is important. LIFE and FAMILY and the people I love and who love me. Thank you Margot! [by Cheryl]
Well doneHi Margot, Just read your book ("Six Months to Live - My Cardiomyopathy Story of Mind Over Medicine") it was very inspiring to me as someone more recently diagnosed. Well done. [by Loretta]
provides inspiration for readers
a review by John GallagherThe lasting impression one experiences after reading Margot Maurice's book, "Six Months to Live... my cardiomyopathy story of Mind over Medicine", is that an unwavering, positive attitude can do wonders for the mind and body's heath...if it's given wide, unhindered scope.
The book's content is a virtual blueprint for managing a health condition in order to achieve a reasonable quality of life regardless of medical restrictions and boundaries.
Every decade in life's progress invariably presents new challenges that require some form of change, adjustment or re-think of priorities, dreams or aspirations. The way that Margot coped with her challenges provides the inspiration for readers to adopt Margot's determined approach in converting negatives into positives.
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