Book 2 of the 'Diaries of a Damaged Soul' is Terri Louise's true-life story about an industrial accident she had, how she was treated and how she learned to walk again out of sheer stubbornness. This is a book of hope and struggle and it gives hope for everybody who is going through a similar experience with accidents, worker's comp, health insurance, and malpractices.
The Book has been self-published via Amazon KDP and is available as eBook, released in March 2012.
About the Book
In 2010 Terri Louise suffered an industrial accident.
She took a long ambulance ride to the hospital, only to be kicked out hours later because she had no insurance and only "back pain". The doctor refused her tests and would not accept the worker's compensation as her way to pay.
She suffered two weeks in bed waiting for the swelling to recede to have a vital surgery to her spine. During this period her ex-husband sued her for custody of their son. Her attorney refused to help her and would not let an associate assist her either.
Devastated by her injury, countless hours learning to be patient about her healing, physical therapist appointments and bottles of Ibuprofen later, Terri walks fairly well. This book describes her hours upon hours of suffering, prayers, horrors, court room dramas, and laughter, as she walks back into life as a handicapped mom.
And in all of this...she refused to give up!
- "[...] i can not believe how mental some people are. you do realize how strong you are, don't you? be proud of who you have become. i had tears of anger and swells of pride all through this book, because i can relate to much of it. it is comforting to know that one is not alone in the insanity of other peoples life choices and there is so much help out there for people going through things similar to this. keep staying strong, because in the end, you win. [...]" - Morgan (Amazon)
- "[...] This book is not a fancy, feel good, happy ending memoir. It's a tough read in large part because Terri writes exactly what she feels. You won't find carefully crafted chapters built with sophisticated sentences and paragraphs in this account of a time that must have been truly devastating for the author. [...]
Terri Louise writes with honesty and emotion. She is just as open about her own mistakes and failings as she is about anyone else's and when she could have ended up sounding (justifiably) resentful, she didn't.
Give this a whirl - you won't be disappointed and you will be inspired to not give up." - Kindle Book Review (Amazon)
About the Author
Terri went through a truly horrific time (divorce, terrible accident) and with her writing she wants other people to know, there is a rainbow at the end of the tunnel. She hopes that her books will help someone who needs a shoulder to lean on. In Book One of the 'Diaries of a Damaged Soul' she describes the nightmare divorce she went through.
Terri Louise has published four non-fiction books and has just finished writing her first fiction book with the work-title 'Coffee of Change'. It's a Women's Fiction Novel and to be released in 2012.
Links to the Author and the Book
Visit Terri Louise's Blog
Connect with Terri Louise via Twitter @gradergal
Connect with Terri Louise on Google+
Link to the Book Legs, Trains, And Is This Really A Hospital with Excerpt on Amazon