Stroke Survivor from Salem, NH Publishes Book about the Doctors Who Made Her Condition Worse

September 11, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
September 11, 2014 - "Practicing Medicine," a new book by Barbara Sheff Tocci, has been released by RoseDog Books.

In 2007, Barbara Sheff Tocci was at the top of her game. The healthy, athletic 49-year-old wife and mother of six was busy homeschooling her youngest two children, selling real estate, and running a small farm in Virginia. Then a sudden illness took her on journey that almost ended her life.

Bounced from doctor to doctor at a teaching hospital in Virginia, medicine was "practiced" on her. Mistake after mistake caused a cascade of events that culminated in a massive stroke, leaving her in constant pain. Her life was forever altered.

"Practicing Medicine" is a cautionary tale of one woman's ordeal at the hands of the medical establishment. It's also the story how this courageous fighter took back control of her health and recovery. In the wake of the devastation caused by the stroke, her faith and sense of humor, sailed through undiminished. Barbara tells in detail her path to recovery, hoping to help others facing the ravages of stroke.

About the Author:
Barbara Sheff Tocci is a wife, and mother of six sons ranging from 13 to 30. Still an avid gardener, she also enjoys making goat milk soaps and cheeses. Her next goal is to finish the historical novel begun prior to her stroke. Barbara, her husband Michael, and 13-year-old son, Myles, make their home New Hampshire.

"Practicing Medicine" is a 128-page paperback with a retail price of $12.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-9850-6. It was published by RoseDog Books, an imprint of Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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