Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir by Lene Fogelberg

Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir

byLene Fogelberg

Kobo ebook | September 15, 2015

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Lene Fogelberg is dying—she is sure of it—but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her. Love stories enfold her, with her husband, her two precious daughters, her enchanting surroundings, but the question she has carried in her heart since childhood—*Will I die young?*—is threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity. When her young family moves to the US, an answer, a diagnosis, is finally found: she is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease. But is it too late?
A young woman risks everything to save her own life in this “unusual, riveting medical drama crafted with deep emotion and exquisite detail” (BookPage).

Title:Beautiful Affliction: A MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631529862

ISBN - 13:9781631529863

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Memoir! Beautiful Affliction is the true story of Lene Fogelberg and her battle with her heart. Being born and raised in Sweden, Lene is told all her life that whatever she is feeling is not real and she is making it up but when her husband, Anders gets transferred to Philadelphia, she discovers how wrong they were. With her heart valve as small as it was, Lene should have never had her 2 girls or flew overseas and with this new found information, it becomes a race to get her heart fixed before something bad happens. When the big day comes to get her heart fixed, Lene wanted to go home but is glad in the end that she got it fixed even with all the problems she had to go through in order to survive. I loved how this book went back and forth in the chapters from present day to in the past when she meets Anders and when she starts noticing something wrong. I just couldn't get over how bad Sweden was in cases like this when who knows how many people could have been saved if they received the proper care like they should have. Lene's journey is one for the books, she truly is a survivor! Thank You to Lene Fogelberg for telling your story so the world can know. I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-29