Warrior Patient Heartbeats

How to Beat Deadly Diseases with Laughter, Good Doctors, Love, and Guts

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
347 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Warrior Patient Heartbeats by Temple Emmet Williams is a book that I can’t find enough words to praise. It is so timely and pertinent, packed with wisdom and knowledge while offering entertainment to readers. In this book, the author shares his journey to healing from a grave, life-threatening injury and proposes a holistic path to health that is accessible to everyone. The author shows how the medical system with its sophisticated technology can cause more harm than good to patients and shares unique tips with clarity on how to heal. In this book, readers will discover the healing power of laughter and will drink from the author’s experience of love with his wife, a love that transforms pain and soothes it, allowing one to heal.

Temple Emmet Williams teaches readers how to beat deadly diseases with the natural resources available to them — a combination of laughter, love and guts, and good doctors. The author speaks from the depths of his personal experience and in a language that reaches directly to the heart of the reader. The prose is impeccable, filled with insights, but the greatest appeal of this book lies in the rare humor that is driven home to the reader. The author shares insights on the power of laughter while helping readers laugh at the same time, a point that reinforces the message of the book brilliantly. The writing is very accessible and confident. Warrior Patient Heartbeats is not a book for patients alone, but a gift for anyone who wants to stay healthy, a gift to receive with gratitude and then pass on. It is both entertaining and informative.

Ruffina Oserio

The content of Warrior Patient Heartbeats by Temple Emmet Williams is aptly explained in the subtitle: How to Beat Deadly Diseases with Laughter, Good Doctors, Love, and Guts. The book is a gem in the area of self-help, healing, and personal health. In this book, the author takes readers through the nightmare of recovering from injury. What happens when a seemingly simple injury becomes a complicated problem because of the incompetence and negligence of medical professionals from nurses to doctors? It could “include cancer, kidney failure, dialysis, deadly infections, partial blindness, shingles, large open wounds, a hernia, and a little amputation.” Follow the story of a Marine, an ex-NYC cop, and a journalist as he shares a journey towards healing and weaves into the narrative an interesting odyssey of love and a unique perspective on life.

In Warrior Patient Heartbeats, the author demonstrates that it takes more than medicine and science to heal, and drives home in a powerful and convincing manner that patients have a secret gift to heal themselves — it’s the path of laughter and love and sheer guts. The book is filled with humor, and readers will find themselves drawn in by the author’s mellifluous voice and intelligent writing. There is a lot of wisdom in this book and readers can feel the author’s honesty and vulnerability. This is an incredible book that will offer great tools to patients and empower them in what they need to take control of their healing process. The book also has a lot of treasures for medical practitioners. Temple Emmet Williams just won my heart as a great writer and I can’t wait to use his insights, wisdom, and tips to fight any form of illness. A highly recommended read for patients of every kind.

Gisela Dixon

Warrior Patient Heartbeats by Temple Emmet Williams is an entertaining read about the pitfalls and challenges faced by patients in the modern health system. This book is written specifically about experiences in the present American health system, and although some of the individual instances can happen anywhere, most of them are specific to America’s doctors and the US medical system. The book is basically a collection of various medical and health issues experienced by Temple and his wife and their experiences dealing with the medical establishment. Some of the medical topics covered are screening and diagnosing for cancers including prostate cancer, exams, tests, usage of medical equipment such as catheters among others, appointment and surgery scheduling, emergency rooms and their experiences in it, doctors and staff, and more.

Warrior Patient Heartbeats is written in a humorous vein. Most experiences that would be construed as negative experiences are also laughed at or at least seen in a lighter side. Temple has an amusing, anecdote-oriented style of writing suitable for storytelling. I have to admit though that a lot of these experiences, which cause unnecessary expense as well as put someone’s health in jeopardy and at risk, are serious to me and I wouldn’t be able to have the same positive attitude that Temple displays. The plethora of excessive and unnecessary tests that a lot of patients undergo is just one small example of this, which is a lot less serious than actual health issues caused by inattentive, uncaring, or sheer incompetent medical providers. This book also provides tips throughout that attempt to educate a reader on what to watch for when going to a doctor in America. Overall, this is an enjoyable and educational book about the current sorry state of the American medical establishment.