Four Livers and No Funeral

Living with a Deadly Illness and Beating the Odds

by Gloria Edel

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/23/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452541266
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452541280
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452541273

About the Book

I had always bounced back from my fears. Always. This didn’t feel the same…it didn’t seem possible to go through another very complicated surgery after barely surviving the last. How much can a single body take? I was strong, but this was a third major, very major surgery, the same one that had gone horribly wrong ten years ago. Considering the odds, although this one could save me, it was much more likely to kill me…

About the Author

Born of American parents and raised in Germany, author Gloria Edel attended French school until graduating from college. She moved to the United States permanently in 1984 prior to the first of three liver transplants. In a coma for six weeks after her second transplant, Gloria underwent five surgeries while unconscious. She also had two hip replacements and two knee replacements. An avid sportsperson, she has always enjoyed physical activity, including instructing spinning classes after receiving her replacement body parts. In 2008, Gloria underwent her third liver transplant and her first kidney transplant. Her husband, to whom she is married for eighteen years, helped her through two of three transplants. She holds the title of First Woman In The World With A Liver Transplant To Have Two Children. Gloria also has another passion—learning and speaking languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Russian. Currently she is learning Chinese, her eighth language. She lives with her husband and two sons in Los Angeles, California.