Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

by Nika C. Beamon

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ISBN-13: 9781500436674
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2014
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Nika C. Beamon is a TV News Writer/Producer in New York. She pursued a BA in Communications and a BA in Sociology at Boston College in Massachusetts.
Beamon has been credited as a reference in the several books on television news and has also won many awards throughout her career including a Peabody Award for ABC News' coverage of the September 11th Attacks.
In 2009, Chicago Review Press published her well-received non-fiction book: I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married: Successful, Single Black Women Speak Out. In 2000, she published her first mystery novel, Dark Recesses. In 2002, her second mystery novel, Eyewitness was released.

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Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr.House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LK69 More than 1 year ago
Searching for the right doctor to get a correct diagnosis for a chronic physical illness, similiar to experiencing a mental illness, can be like searching for a house. This is what Nika Beamon’s life was like going from one doctor to another in searching for the answers to a physical immunological illness that was known as a rare infectious disease.   Despite her illness, she did not let it interfere with her work, relationships, and family obligations. She had one man named Bryce, that despite the difficulties in her relationship with him, had been there from the very beginning of her ailments and was very supportive of her.  Even though their relationship ended, they remained good friends and she knew that if there was an emergency she could count on him.  Her family gave her support too.  When Nika’s grandmother died, she remembered what she had said to her about Nika’s condition, “From the day we are all born, we’re dying, so no sense in feeling sorry for yourself. Be thankful. Every day is a gift for each of us.” She also told Nika that she should have faith and that with G-d’s help everything is possible and that one should make the most of the time he or she has been given.  Nika never forgot the lesson her grandmother had given her and each day Nika cherishes that life and puts a sense of value and meaning into it. As a result, Nika found the right doctor and her diagnosis. Her story is very similiar towards someone suffering from a mental illness and is one of recovery. Without all the people giving her support, there was no way she would have survived, but she did.  She is an amazing journalist, author, and I would recommend this book to anyone looking to read an inspiring story of life that is full of challenges that she succeeded in overcoming.