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Posted July 31, 2012
Spot on portrayal of livinv Spot-on portrayal of living with chronic pain.
I have chronic daily migraines with neurological symptoms (aphasia, numbness, and sometimes paralysis). My experience being what it is, Kamen's memoir really hit home for me. She so eloquently captures the suffering, frustration, grief, rage, fear, and lonelines of being in constant and debilitating ( and inexplicable!) pain that I found myself nodding along throughout. I especially recommend this book to those who have loved ones living with chronic pain- I think Kamen articulates a lot of things that caretakers and loved ones can really benefit from hearing and understanding. The kind of disability that Kamen exposes and the social and medical conundrums she explains can be so damaging to relationships because they are very hard to understand w/o experiencing them firsthand- it's amazing to have this book as a resource for people everywhere whose lives are being impacted by intractable chronic conditions. It is the most comforting thing I've come across in my journey to adjust to my new normal, and it is told so charmingly, with wit, humor, humility and compassion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.