About the Book

The Day that Changed My Life—For the Rest My Life

It’s October 14, 2001, approximately 5:30 pm, and I am watching Sunday Night football. Unexpectedly, my breathing is getting shallow, my body is hot, and I‘m sweating. I can feel my body getting weaker, I’m light-headed. Am I going to faint? I try calling my sister, but I can’t talk. Finally, she walks into the room and she looks at me, I’m gasping for air, call 9-1-1.

Five days later, I wake up, and I write my family a note: What happened? Did I die? They have no answers. God, help me! What happened?! Did I really die?

ISBN-10: 0979045886
ISBN-13: 978-0979045882
Release Date: August 1, 2013

What People Are Saying …

 It pains me that the author suffered so badly and that she has to live with her medical conditions daily. We all think we have it bad until we read someone else’s story. While my issues were far less severe, I could relate very strongly with the author. I’m thankful to have won a copy, and a personalized copy at that, of her story. It brought me to tears several times. People still ask me often, “how did you do it?” My response is still, “you just do.” This author said the same.

She gives some very valuable, life saving information to us, her readers. I hope you all have an opportunity to read her story and share it. Very moving, and also very educational. I’d be happy to read how she’s doing in another couple of years. I was sent a copy of this book and was asked to read and review for goodreads firstreads. Thank you for sending me your story. I hope this review finds you well.
  Melissa Seng, GoodReads.com

Rita Dearion’s book captures the mind and attention straight from the start. Her accounts of how a single medical event spiraled into a decade of medical prognostication provides clear insight into how one must overcome the deepest of struggles and darkness when confronted with life-threatening guidance and advice from a medical system that wreaks with an inherent conflict between patient wellness and profitability.

I liked this book because straight from the beginning, Rita makes it clear that but not for the grace of God, she would not have been alive to write and share her experience. Whether you are a believer or not, the book provides a detailed account of the many things that are right and wrong about the current state of medical care in the United States.

This book is a must read for anyone seeking answers about God, those in a medical condition that need guidance on how to take control of the medical advice provided by their doctors (specifically related to prescription drugs), for guidance counselors and therapists and other mental care professionals that need a practical real-world example to help them in instructing their patients.

A very quick read in four (4) hours or less; well worth the priceless information provided in vivid detail in comparison to the investment!
–  Kerry V. Cooper 5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com

The author did a great job of telling her story as she remembered and as told to her. Very heartwarming, showing all that she went through and her determination to get better, her trust in God and how her family was there to help and encourage her. God has a plan for us all even through the pain if we put our trust in Him. Also, anyone who might have medical problems how she cataloged her medicines, doctors, appointments etc. is a great idea. Reminded me once again not to take people and my life for granted – to cherish the gift everyday.
–  Zilforlife  5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com

For those of us working in the health field; whether as a social worker, physician, nurse, health administrator, physical therapist, or instructor, this book will give you an real account of a person’s struggle through the medical system. As practitioners it is our ability to search out and educate ourselves on the clients we serve. The author has captured the raw emotion we often experience when we journey through the phase of healing and regaining after a lost or life crisis. Her medical crisis became real for the reader with every page turned. This is truly a book that grabs your attention, the author wraps you in the midst of what she’s saying and allows you to reflect on your life, your blessings, and your ability to overcome obstacles that are sometimes thrown into this journey that we call life.

As a licensed clinical social worker I have worked with clients who have postpartum depression, low self-esteem, thoughts of suicide because of incurring a lost such as this author’s medical experience. This book is a must read..I highly recommend it.
– heellady 5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com