By Michael Downing
As a boy, Downing carefully proficient as a non secular athlete, getting ready to vault into heaven. yet finally he escaped the spiritual dogma, and the kinfolk enviornment until eventually one in all his brothers died in 2003, unexpectedly and inexplicably. No post-mortem used to be performed.
Alarmed, Downing pursued a prognosis: Drawn right into a global of researchers, clinicians, and brands with their very own arcane ethics and religion, Downing came upon he had inherited a mutant protein from his father, and the 1st symptom will be his unexpected death.
To keep his lifestyles, a defibrillator used to be hard-wired to his center. inside of weeks, he wanted emergency surgical procedure to take away the machine and the life-threatening an infection he received with it. months later, he was once re-implanted basically to learn in his morning newspaper that the recent wires anchored to his middle have been susceptible to failure. His equipment will be powerless, or it may possibly bring a sequence of unwarranted, almost certainly deadly, shocks.
From a bedeviled boyhood within the Berkshires to a grim comedy of mistakes in a single of Boston’s top hospitals, Life with surprising Death is a wild ride.
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