Surviving and Thriving With An Invisible Chronic Illness

Surviving and Thriving With An Invisible Chronic Illness

How to Stay Sane and Live One Step Ahead of your Symptoms

Book - 2018
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"Popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline writes poignantly about living with two debilitating autoimmune diseases and presents advice and practical tips for living with an invisible chronic illness. Do you live with a chronic, debilitating, yet invisible condition? You may feel isolated, out of step, judged, lonely, or misunderstood--and that's on top of dealing with the symptoms of your actual illness. Take heart. You are not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. Written by a blogger who suffers fromtwo autoimmune diseases, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness offers peer-to-peer support to help you stay sane, be your own advocate, and get back to living your life. This smart, compelling guide is written for anyone suffering withan illness no one can see--such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Lyme disease, lupus, dysautonomia, or even multiple sclerosis (MP). This book will tellyou everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition--from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You'll also learn to navigate judg-y or skeptical relatives and strangers and--most importantly--manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn't mean you can't live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how"--
Publisher: Oakland, California : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., ©2018.
ISBN: 9781626255999
Characteristics: 196 pages ;,23 cm.


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Jul 08, 2018

This American book written by an American author who exists in an American medical system wasn't really what I needed to know when I took the book out. You should know this: as a Canadian much of what is written in this book regarding concierge doctors (who take on limited clientele for an annual fee), government resources and financial assistance just doesn't apply to us. I was looking for anything that might be useful in my situation and found nothing. This book might be helpful if you are young, AMERICAN, and really don't know how to manage your way through the maze of doctors, specialists, family alienation and work interruption that intrudes itself into your life as you discover your chronic illness, otherwise, it's a complete waste of paper.

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