Sunday, May 16, 2010

Back to the Books

I'll be doing a book signing at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island for "Complications: A Doctor's Love Story" on Thursday, June 10 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The bookstore is located at 157 Winslow Way East; Bainbridge Island, WA. It's a one-of-a-kind independent bookstore, with a unique regional flavor.

Catch the 5:30 p.m. or 6:20 p.m. ferry to Bainbridge, leaving from Seattle's Coleman dock. The bookstore is walking distance from the ferry, and there are several great spots to eat and shop along the way.

"Complications: A Doctor's Love Story" takes Steve and me through our early days as a couple. I found him through my Internet ad: "I'd like to meet a nice Democrat."

What I didn't count on were the complications we encountered. Steve had full custody of then nine-year-old Brita -- who greeted me with "I hate every centimeter of you; get used to it!" Then, there were the complications of Steve's health. Known to have diabetes and high blood pressure for years, Steve descended rapidly into the abyss of Acute Renal Failure.

"Complications: A Doctor's Love Story" is one of the few books written about ESRD from a personal standpoint. It also provides an intimate view of Home Hemodialysis, and one family's journey through a major health change. 

So, please come to Bainbridge Island on Thursday, June 10!. Take a lovely evening ferry ride to the other side of the sound, and learn more about our family's adventures along the way. I will also have copies of "Arranging Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home: The Underwear Factor" which I co-authored with Interior Designer Jane McClure.

Thank you for your support.

Take care. Linda Gromko, MD


  1. Linda,

    I hope you sell lots of books and get some well-deserved kudos for sharing your story.

    I have a copy on my shelf.

    Best wishes,

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