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eBook Patient download

by Ben Watt

eBook Patient download ISBN: 0140258663
Author: Ben Watt
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New Ed edition (February 27, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1101 kb
Fb2: 1840 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Biography

But the book’s most original segments are calm; through observation, Watt offers a new kind of guidebook, a patient’s . Ben goes on to tell us about his various symptoms prior to his hospitalizations such as asthma and allergies, both of which could be explained away as something normal.

But the book’s most original segments are calm; through observation, Watt offers a new kind of guidebook, a patient’s guide. San Francisco Bay Guardian. A vivid, finely wrought look at having one’s future yanked away, and surviving physically and emotionally. As his symptoms worsened and his health deteriorated to the point he could not function, he could no longer ignore what was happening and he went to multiple doctors and finally he was rushed to a hospital.

Benjamin Brian Thomas Watt (born 6 December 1962) is an award-winning British musician, singer, songwriter, author, DJ and radio presenter, best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl. Watt was born in Marylebone, London and grew up in Barnes, the son of Scottish jazz bandleader and arranger Tommy Watt and showbusiness writer Romany Bain. He has four older half brothers and sisters.

Ben Watt is a brilliant writer

Ben Watt is a brilliant writer. This novella-length book about his sudden and serious illness could have been gloomy and grisly, but his thoughtful and lyrical prose has resulted in a gripping and insightful memoir of long-term pain and hospitalisation, fear and love. I read this off the back of his wife's memoir (Tracey Thorn's 'Bedsit Disco Queen') and am more enamored than ever with this quirky, deep-thinking, artistic couple. Ben Watt is a brilliant writer.

Read Patient, by Ben Watt online on Bookmate – In 1992, Ben Watt, a member of the band Everything But The Girl, contracted a rare life-threatening illness that baffled doctors and required months of.

Read Patient, by Ben Watt online on Bookmate – In 1992, Ben Watt, a member of the band Everything But The Girl, contracted a rare life-threatening illness that baffled doctors and required months o. In 1992, Ben Watt, a member of the band Everything But The Girl, contracted a rare life-threatening illness that baffled doctors and required months of hospital treatment and operations. This is the story of his fight for survival and the effect it had on him and those nearest hi. In the summer of 1992, on the eve of a trip to America, I was taken to a London hospital with bad chest pain and stomach pains. They kept me in for two and half months.

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Patient: The True Story of a Rare Illness (Unabridged). Publisher Description. In the summer of 1992, on the eve of an American tour, Ben Watt, one half of the Billboard-topping pop duo Everything but the Girl, was taken to a London hospital complaining of chest pain. He didn't leave for two and a half months. Watt had developed a rare, life-threatening disease that initially baffled doctors. The result is a provocative and affecting memoir about life, illness, and survival.

In 1992, Ben Watt, a member of the band Everything But The Girl, contracted a rare life-threatening illness that baffled doctors and required months of hospital treatment and operations. This is the story of his fight for survival and the effect it had on him and those nearest him. 'In the summer of 1992, on the eve of a trip to America, I was taken to a London hospital with bad chest pain and stomach pains.

Born in 1962, Benn Watt is a musician, songwriter, and DJ. He is also an acclaimed author; his most recent book is the memoir Romany and Tom. He is perhaps most well-known for his twenty-year career in alt-pop duo Everything But The Girl (1982-2002). He is an international club and radio DJ, and since 2003 has run his own independent record labels Buzzin’ Fly and Strange Feeling.

Город: LondonПодписчиков: 26 ты. себе: Musician, singer, writer, DJ. Half of E. . Half of Everything But The Girl. Founder of Buzzin' Fly. Author of Romany and Tom, Patient. New solo album Storm Damage out Jan 31

Un Paziente (Patient - Italian translation).

Un Paziente (Patient - Italian translation). Romany and Tom (Paperback). Longlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 Best Biographies and Memoirs 2014 - GUARDIAN Readers’ Books of the Year 2014 - GUARDIAN Best Memoirs 2014 - MAIL ON SUNDAY. Moving and evocative Alan Johnson, Books of the Year, OBSERVER. Neither sentimental nor savage, yet often wise, moving and entertaining within the same paragraph, Romany and Tom is a major achievement to rival any of Watt's recordings.

Half of the popular music duo Everything But the Girl shares the compelling story of developing a rare, life-threatening disease at the age of twenty-nine, reflecting on illness, childhood, family, life with bandmember and partner Tracey Thorn, and survival. Tour."
Comments: (7)
Cerekelv
I had to get this book to read it because I was recently diagnosed with the same rare disorder, although mine has presented with different sets of symptoms. Thank goodness I have not fallen as seriously ill as Ben Watt! He recounts his journey through the mystery of the diagnosis, the horrible ordeal of nearly dying from the necrotic bowel, several surgeries and the long and agonizingly slow recovery. It is a touching tale and at so many points I felt such a kinship and understanding from recognizing in myself similar emotions, fears, stress-- from a frightening and out-of-control kind of experience one can have when you unexpectedly wind up in the hospital, for reasons you first don't understand. Ben writes and tells things like it is; truthful and unvarnished, at times, painfully messy, but eloquent none the less. Things have come a long way, medically speaking, for treatment of this disease, even though the base treatment medication has not changed. I learned a lot of differences in the way healthcare works in the UK vs how we have come to expect things here in the States in 2017.
Overall, it was a quick and easy read, in spite of the epic journey for him that it was. He describes his interactions with his family, doctors and nurses and various people and roles as they move through the story in a poignant way; and it makes you realize how much these simple social interactions during times of crisis can affect you. This is a truly human experience that makes you appreciate things about living in a way you never really thought about before. It was a hopeful journey with a happy ending and it provided hope for me too, that I will also overcome the initial hardships of treatment and recovery, with time, patience and care.
Ionzar
I fell in love with Everything But The Girl from their first US release, "The Language Of Life". I first read Mr. Watt's book in hardback when it was released in 1996, and was amazed that "Amplified Heart", a brilliant album, was a direct result of the fact that he faced such a grave illness. I saw them on that tour, and knew he had lost weight - there were rumors about an illness at the time - but never knew what he had faced until I read the book. I recently purchased the Kindle version of the book, having given my earlier copy to my brother to read; it now resides at his house. Reading it again, I am amazed at how well this book stood up in my memory. Congratulations on your continued success as a solo artist and writer, alongside Tracey's successes as well.
Shakataxe
This book is a medical memoir of sorts - it's Ben Watt's telling us what he experienced at the young age of 29 when he endured a lengthy hospital stay for a rare autoimmune disease.

Ben goes on to tell us about his various symptoms prior to his hospitalizations such as asthma and allergies, both of which could be explained away as something normal. As his symptoms worsened and his health deteriorated to the point he could not function, he could no longer ignore what was happening and he went to multiple doctors and finally he was rushed to a hospital.

One of the interesting things is what he went through to finally get a diagnosis. I myself have a serious autoimmune disease and I found myself shaking my head in empathy as various illness and ailments are ruled out before they finally came to the right conclusion. These autoimmune problems mimic so many other diseases and are pretty rare, so they often take months if not years to diagnose properly.

What Ben Watt does very well is describe the isolation and fear the one experiences during a lengthy hospital stay and the pain and lack of dignity one suffers from continual intrusive and traumatic medical tests and procedures. Particularly tough when one's problem involves their digestive system and their bowels which was true in Mr. Watt's case. He was a young 29 year old who was suddenly thrust into the land of the ill; a place usually inhabited by the elderly and decrepit. His sense of isolation and disorientation was palpable.

Recommended. I think it does a real service when people who have gone through something like this can so beautifully articulate their experience.
Ylonean
Ben Watt, one half of the band Everything But the Girl, outlines a terrifying illness experience that left him hospitalized for an extended period of Rhine and changed his life dramatically. Important read for anyone who wants to know health care from a patient perspective or a story of triumph against difficult odds.
Dolid
The fact that Watt's story lacks a significant plot (outside of the onset, diagnosis, and treatment of his rare condition) is largely forgivable. For those of us who know Watt primarily as a musician/songwriter, the somewhat static storyline here is acceptable. All that's missing from "Patient" is Everything But The Girl's enlightening bed of music to be heard under Ben's delicately articulated prose. Typical of many great songs, Watt occasionally blurs the line between the first- and third-person narration, and "Patient" is better off for it. Perhaps even better than the great writing, though, is the genuine and intimate portal into the lives of Ben and Tracey rarely afforded to EBTG fans. It's a relatively short read, but each page gives plenty to be absorbed as the result of Ben's crafty alliteration and his uncensored, yet careful, approach to the fog of medical lexicon. Not for the weak of heart--or stomach--Watt's book exacts distinct feelings of sobriety and contemplation...with an ending portrait that expertly convey's his trademark understated hope.
Vudojar
My 14 year old son was diagnosed with Wegener's GPA (a form of Vasculitis related to Churg-Strauss) and spent 21 days in the hospital recovering from kidney failure. So much of this book resonated with me and I was just a bystander to the horror. My son has been in remission almost 3 years but we still live every day not knowing when the disease may come back and where it will attack. I bought a copy of this book for my son to read. I hope he does and I'm grateful to Mr. Watts for writing it.