A Year of Medical Thinking
"I quickly swapped my 'Ms Innocent, the world is tough but basically okay' hat for the one of 'Breast Cancer Patient', madly trying to process everything that the doctor was saying."
A Quest for Meaning & Purpose
An inauspicious encounter in a doctor's surgery during a routine follow-up for IVF initiates a descent into a labyrinth of questioning and uncertainty. From those first words ushered out of the doctor’s mouth starts a year where the mind is consumed by medical research, medical terms, hospital visits, medication and explanations. Filled with reflections on life, motherhood, friendship, and the future, A Year of Medical Thinking chronicles one woman's ordinary life as it is catapulted into a quest for meaning and purpose.
Structuring the narrative around each of the four seasons, S.K. Reid shares her personal experience in a way that speaks to all. Her book explores the shift in thinking that occurs after the diagnosis of a potentially life threatening disease; the loss of control, security and hope prompts philosophical and spiritual reflections on mortality, resilience and life.
Guaranteed to strike a chord with those who have experienced the loss of a baby or any potentially life-threatening illness, readers are reminded of the importance of sharing stories, talking about grief and never losing hope in the face of adversity.