Martha Warriner Jarrett
A Rough Season: A Memoir – Memoirs
Martha Warriner Jarrett was getting ready to enjoy a new chapter of her life in Bakersfield, California, with her husband. She didn’t realize that this new chapter would include a devastating diagnosis and the discovery of the horrible truth behind her late husband’s death.
After being rushed to the emergency room, Jarrett was diagnosed with HIV. It had been left untreated for so long that it was now considered full-blown AIDS.
In this powerful new memoir of disease and recovery, Jarrett looks back on her life with new insight and strength. She includes details about her childhood, education, and marriage to her husband Alan. Jarrett was shocked when he died after twenty-five years spent together. She now realizes he died of AIDS-related pneumonia. The doctors didn’t think to test a seventy-seven-year-old man for the disease.