Surviving Grief

Title: Surviving Grief: A Prescription for Disaster

In a world where justice often teeters on the edge of accountability, John Lorne finds himself thrust into a harrowing odyssey of grief, frustration, and unyielding determination. "Thank you for not only your time and referrals, but..." is not just a letter; it's a searing exposé, a raw testimony from a grief-stricken husband determined to unravel the truth behind the untimely demise of his beloved wife, Heide.

As John navigates the labyrinth of the healthcare system, he unveils a chilling reality: a system that prioritizes convenience over life, bureaucracy over compassion. From the initial misdiagnosis to the heart-wrenching revelation of a missed opportunity for treatment to extend Heide’s life, the narrative unfolds, weaving through encounters with impassive attorneys, indifferent specialists, and a healthcare apparatus that seemingly values profit over patient welfare.

The reader is taken on a rollercoaster of emotions as John grapples with the blatant negligence that robbed Heide of a fighting chance to pass away in comfort surrounded by loved ones. It was never a matter of if Heide was going to pass away, but the unnecessary suffering she had to endure before doing so.

In this poignant tale, John challenges the very fabric of a system that allows such negligence to persist. The pain, frustration, and unrelenting quest for justice are palpable as the author implores the reader to confront the uncomfortable truth: the difference between life and death often hinges on a system's willingness to seek a second opinion, to prioritize humanity over revenue.

"Surviving Grief" is a gripping exploration of one man's fight against a system that failed him and his wife. This compelling narrative serves as a stark reminder that behind every statistic, there lies a story of loss, of love cut short, and a plea for a world where accountability is not an afterthought but a fundamental pillar of the healthcare system.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book

Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2024

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The book was amazing and well presented. John did an excellent job.

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Kristi Zanders

5.0 out of 5 stars A window of hope in the depths of despair.

Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2024

Raw, brutal, painful look at how quickly life can turn upside down in a quick second. This love story surpasses any romantic novel one could read, or any romantic comedy one could watch. This is the true meaning of love and marriage.

This author, able to eventually find a light after years of deep grief, gives me hope that it is possible for anyone.

A book about an amazing woman, an amazing love story, and how to hang on by your fingernails when all seems lost.

Manuela Amaya

5.0 out of 5 stars The love and trials of a man feeling helpless

Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2024

I liked the fact that the author wants to share his experience so others may not have to endure what he did. We trust our healthcare system too much. His journey was heart breaking with so many obstacles along the way. I felt the love for his wife, but also frustration of her care. The advice he gives others about grief, shows that he cares about people. I liked the insight as to their journey to New Mexico when they were young adults.

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Heidi was an amazing woman.

Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2024

Broke my heart to know how much my friend suffered because of a failed healthcare system. Thank you for sharing your story John. Your loving devotion lives on .


5.0 out of 5 stars An empathetic Tale

Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2024

This story brought tears to my eyes. Cancer has dealt significant blows to many families, and John's family is one of them. I am glad he eventually found comfort in prayers and serving God.

"Authentic Narratives, Real Life: Non Fiction, No Frills, No Filler."

Surviving Grief

The Mission

My mission with "Surviving Grief" is to share my journey through a legal system that seems to favor big corporations with vast resources, outweighing the struggles of an average citizen like myself.

Money often dictates influence, and that influence extends to elected officials who enact laws benefiting these powerful entities, thanks to lobbyists. Unfortunately, as regular citizens, we lack that luxury, resulting in a lack of accountability.

From the initial misdiagnosis to missed treatment opportunities leading to my wife's premature passing, it was an emotional rollercoaster dealing with impassive attorneys, indifferent specialists, and a profit-driven healthcare system.

Just because an organization claims to be (Non-Profit) 503(c) doesn't necessarily make it true. As her husband, I firmly believe negligence played a role in denying my wife a peaceful passing,It never was a matter of was my wife going to pass. It was the manner in which she did.

Surviving Grief" isn't just about the legal stuff—it's about finding your way through the mess of losing someone you love. Grief is like being lost in a maze of feelings, with no map to guide you.

In sharing my experience, The hope Is to encourage everyone to question any system that allows such negligence and to scrutinize the motivations behind our laws.

I urge readers to face the uncomfortable truth: the line between life and death often hinges on prioritizing humanity over revenue. My mission is to amplify this voice, advocating for systemic change to spare others from undergoing similar heart-wrenching journeys.

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