Sickened

Sickened A Young Girl Is Perched On The Cold Chrome Of Yet Another Doctor S Examining Table, Missing Yet Another Day Of School Just Twelve, She S Tall, Skinny, And Weak It S Four O Clock, And She Hasn T Been Allowed To Eat Anything All Day Her Mother, On The Other Hand, Seems Curiously Excited She S About To Suggest Open Heart Surgery On Her Child To Get To The Bottom Of This She Checks Her Teeth For Lipstick And, As The Doctor Enters, Shoots The Girl A Warning Glance This Child Will Not Ruin Her Plans.SickenedFrom Early Childhood, Julie Gregory Was Continually X Rayed, Medicated, And Operated On In The Vain Pursuit Of An Illness That Was Created In Her Mother S Mind Munchausen By Proxy MBP Is The World S Most Hidden And Dangerous Form Of Child Abuse, In Which The Caretaker Almost Always The Mother Invents Or Induces Symptoms In Her Child Because She Craves The Attention Of Medical Professionals Many MBP Children Die, But Julie Gregory Not Only Survived, She Escaped The Powerful Orbit Of Her Mother S Madness And Rebuilt Her Identity As A Vibrant, Healthy Young Woman.Sickened Is A Remarkable Memoir That Speaks In An Original And Distinctive Midwestern Voice, Rising To Indelible Scenes In Prose Of Scathing Beauty And Fierce Humor Punctuated With Julie S Actual Medical Records, It Re Creates The Bizarre Cocoon Of Her Family S Isolated Double Wide Trailer, Their Wild Shopping Sprees And Gun Waving Confrontations, The Astonishing Na Vet Of Medical Professionals And Social Workers It Also Exposes The Twisted Bonds Of Terror And Love That Roped Julie S Family Together Including The Love That Made A Child Willing To Sacrifice Herself To Win Her Mother S Happiness The Realization That The Sickness Lay In Her Mother, Not In Herself, Would Not Come To Julie Until Adulthood But When It Did, It Would Strike Like Lightning Through Her Painful Metamorphosis, She Discovered The Courage To Save Her Own Life And, Ultimately, The Life Of The Girl Her Mother Had Found To Replace Her Sickened Takes Us To New Places In The Human Heart And Spirit It Is An Unforgettable Story, Unforgettably Told From The Hardcover Edition. Rewritten to protect the guilty and me from embarrassment I wouldn t want anyone to think it was about them, especially if it was view spoiler I think a friend of a friend I know quite well has this She prides herself on being able to talk to doctors in medical terms.She herself has had all sorts of things removed and is on various handfuls of pills and gets disability payments She is small and pretty and probably anorexic She can t work because of her back or do much housework However a Rewritten to protect the guilty and me from embarrassment I wouldn t want anyone to think it was about them, especially if it was view spoiler I think a friend of a friend I know quite well has this She prides herself on being able to talk to doctors in medical terms.She herself has had all sorts of things removed and is on various handfuls of pills and gets disability payments She is small and pretty and probably anorexic She can t work because of her back or do much housework However a full day s shopping at the mall, visiting Zara,
The entire time I read this book, I was screaming in my head Giving the riot act to the doctors to the father to the social workers that turned a blind eye I was just as bewildered and pleading as Julie as, watching the doctors slice her open when nothing was wrong I understood Julie I can remember countless times, my eyes screamed volumes that no one wanted to hear or understand And how everyone turns away, or shakes their head in disagreement but not one single adult will stand up for you The entire time I read this book, I was screaming in my head Giving the riot act to the doctors to the father to the social workers that turned a blind eye I was just as bewildered and pleading as Julie as, watching the doctors slice her open when nothing was wrong I understood Julie I can remember countless times, my eyes screa
Two stars You d think something with this much drama would manage to avoid being boring, but it wasn t the case.Munchhausen s and Munchhausen s by Proxy are fascinating syndromes One of my favorite novels has a great example I would list it in a spoiler tag, but just knowing which novel it is kind of spoils a major element of the novel But if you ve read it you might know what I m talking about here.Unfortunately, Julie Gregory s story is not especially compelling It readslike a diary Two stars You d think something with this much drama would manage to avoid being boring, but it wasn t t
Interesting novel written by a victim of Munchausen by Proxy I ve seen Munchausen in my practice and it is an ugly disease, and very diffcult at times to detect I m not surprised the abuse Ms Gregory suffered went on as long as it did, because of how sneaky and insidious the disease is She does an admirable job writing about the abuse without becoming maudlin or playing for sympathy She seems to be a woman in charge of her own health now,
Though Munchausen s by Proxy is a terrible disorder that causes parents to inflict grievous pain and suffering upon their trusting and powerless children, I simply was not impressed with this book Just another look how ed up my upbringing was, but by god I m a SURVIVOR There are so many survivors of so many diverse kinds of abuse, and it seems like everyone wants to write a tell all now Some are excellent e.g The Glass Castle and some are so deliciously horrifying I couldn t sto Though Munchausen s b
Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash and I m delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever Baron M nchausen Hoooooolllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy crapsickle Julie Gregory memoirs her childhood as a munchausen by proxy victim and it s a hell of a gawker story Not as jarring as The Glass Castle in my opinion but still Christ what the hell People really do suckYou looking for the suckers, honey Here, let me get em for you Mom pulls out a new book of matches and carefully bendYour reality, sir, is lies and balderdash a
I m not sure what to even say about this book Most of the time I was reading it I felt just as the title says, sickened I ve read a lot of true crime and child abuse books and it never fails to resonate with me when someone can treat a child like this This girl went through such terrible, terrible situations as a child, her mother actually succeeding in making her, along with many, many doctors and hospitals, believe she was truly sick and is still dealing with the after effects to this day I m not sure what to even say about this book Most of the time I was reading it I felt just as the title says, sickened I ve read a lot of true crime and child abuse books and it never fails to resonate with me when someone can treat a child like this This girl went through such terrible, terrible situations as a child, her mother actually succeeding in making her, along with many, many doctors and hospitals, believe she was truly sick and is still dealing with the after effects to this day Trying time and time again to have a reltionsh
This book was a little disappointing More than following the issues of Munchausen by Proxy, the author revealsabout the emotional and physical abuse her mother and father I was expectingdetail and I guessMunchausen issues then was given. Julie Gregory grew up in an abusive household Her mother had Munchausen by Proxy, a mental disorder that causes someone to seek attention by inflicting medical symptoms on a dependent Throughout her childhood, Julie was told that she was sick She was starved, beaten, and taken out of school for doctor s visits and hospital stays Her mother insisted that every possible test be done including invasive ones , in order to get to the bottom of this Julie was punished if she didn t go along wi Julie Gregory grew up in an abusive household Her mother had Munchausen by Proxy, a mental disorder that causes someone to seek attention by inflicting medical symptoms on a dependent Throughout her childhood, Julie was told that she was sick S
My body, sliced, diced, and probed away from me for nothing

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Sickened
  • Julie Gregory
  • English
  • 10 September 2018
  • 0553381970