Bail & Spice – July 2, 2009
“If you have ever found yourself or a loved one in the back of an ambulance or in an emergency room you will want to read this book”
“If you have ever found yourself or a loved one in the back of an ambulance or in an emergency room you will want to read this book. You’ve already had a brief look at the work trauma nurses do daily, they have seen just about everything but you haven’t seen anything yet until you read Confessions of a Trauma Junkie My Life As A Nurse Paramedic.
Sherry Jones Mayo, first time author, has opened the door of her life and invited the reader in. When she answers the call to duty, it could be doing something as simple as reassuring the patient that help is there or literally saving a life. Her book is a collection of essays of what life is like on the other side of the gurney. Sherry shows great compassion for those she serves everyday. Never losing her sense of humor she devotes one chapter to the problems that people actually create for themselves – you can use your imagination with this, I’m sure you’ll think of something.
Then there’s the problem with being too creative with first names. Giving your child a name that you may think is unique may actually cause serious confusion while getting registered with the ER. It takes unending patience and a true passion for helping people when they find themselves in need. Sherry’s confidence shines through in her book, I’m sure it does on the job as well.
Confessions Of A Trauma Junkie will open your eyes to the dedication and sacrifice that trauma and medical professionals do on a daily basis. Whether you work as a medical professional or have been lucky enough never to have found yourself in need of help, this book will open your eyes and your heart into Sherry’s world, giving you a better understanding of what it’s like to answer the call for help.”