No Need to Trouble the HeartBook - 2006
Patrick Conlon assumed his partner Jim was battling a flu: difficulty breathing and weakness, but no cause for alarm. Thirty minutes later, as Jim slid into unconsciousness, puzzled doctors had one prognosis: Jim was going to die.Patrick was active in Jim's care for the six weeks it took him to regain consciousness and the months until full recovery. Patrick recorded the gritty and moving details with a lover's heart and a journalist's eye. This engaging love story and high-tension medical drama is a wake-up call for everyone who uses the medical system."Patrick's book is one of such embracing sweetness that it made me weep. The men saw each other through the kind of nightmare we all fear most. Their story is more than an inspiration. It's a gift." -June Callwood"The stunningly told story of Jim's medical rescue is compelling. But the treasure of this book is what we learn about the mysterious rituals of hospital care, which leave so many feeling helpless and scared. Conlon has written a book with the power to move more than just the reader. The medical establishment must know about this book, and be moved to create a new model for hospital care." -Andy Barrie, CBC Radio One, Toronto
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2006.
Characteristics: 227 p. ;,21 cm.