We all encounter unexpected, life-changing events in our lives. To a large extent, our survival depends on the people who surround and help us. Without the competence and dexterity of some and the love and compassion of others, we may not be here to tell our story. Considerate co-operation could be key to a successful doctor-patient relationship. Until such a relationship has been established, all patients need a reliable and educated advocate who can assist them at all times.The many colorful patients and uniquely fascinating hospital staff make this book an interesting and enjoyable read.