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Sunday, January 13, 2008

OW That Hurts!

6 Shvat 5768

I apologize for the unexpected, longish break in my posts. I was badly injured in an accident that damaged bones in my dominant arm. The doctor who initially treated me misdiagnosed the fractures, then gave me the wrong type of cast and an ineffective sling. My pain was indescribable.

I later entered a hospital emergency room on December 30 2007 and eventually received orthopedic surgery. I came home 10 days later, just before this weekend. I am grateful to my surgeon, who dealt with my complex case in a realistic and competent fashion. We're giving my arm a few weeks to heal by letting it rebuild healthy new bone. Then I'll need physical therapy once my immobilizing arm-brace is removed.

The horrific mismanagement of my medical emergency plus the nature of the freakish accident will likely be the bases for one of my future feature stories for the press. Editors and publishers are welcome to contact me for comments.

I'll update my blog with news about my book as I'm able.

Offbeat as this "marketing strategy" may be, I gave a few hospital staff members copies of It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To. The result? Chaya Har-El, head of social work services at Hadassah Ein Kerem recommended to administrative heads that my book be offered to English-speaking patients of Hadassah Hospital. My surgeon grinned as he looked over his edition and shook my uninjured hand. Ask for a copy if you're ever in Hadassah Hospital.

Meanwhile, if you're in Israel and NOT hospitalized, buy It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To at Pomeranz Books on Rechov Beeri 5 in Jerusalem. Online purchases can be made through, Barnes & Noble, etc.



Anonymous said...

Dear Yocheved,

Please let me know when and how to obtain copies of your book, when it is ready for purchase. Thanks be to the Almighty for the blessings of emuna and life he has poured into you and through you!

Shalom and much ahava,


Yocheved Golani said...

Thanks for the praise, Pam. See the right margin of my blog for info about buying my book. It's available through Booklocker,, The Musella Foundation, Jerusalem's Pomeranz book shop and elsewhere.

To your good health, Yocheved

Anonymous said...

Hi Yojeved-
I listed to your piece and you sound wonderful.

I will be sure to get back in touch with you when we begin to work on the event for this autumn.

Loryn Wells
Program Director/Event Planner

Yocheved Golani said...

Loryn, I look forward to speaking at the forthcoming AISH HaTorah event this fall in DC.

Best, YG

Yocheved Golani said...

Hilah, look on the right-hand margin of the blog. It holds purchase information from my publisher, Barnes & Noble, and Pomeranz Bookstore in Jerusaelm, Israel. I expectt that any book shop can special order it for you if my book is not on the shelves.