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A Lupus Handbook: These Are the Faces of Lupus

A Lupus Handbook: These Are the Faces of Lupus

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Flannery O'Connor once wrote that sickness has no company. It is in defiance of this stark reality that "These Are the Faces of Lupus" was written. The author of "These Are the Faces", A. G. Moore, has lived with lupus for almost twenty years; in those years she learned to be productive and hopeful while managing the effects of a chronic disease. Her goal in

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Flannery O'Connor once wrote that sickness has no company. It is in defiance of this stark reality that "These Are the Faces of Lupus" was written. The author of "These Are the Faces", A. G. Moore, has lived with lupus for almost twenty years; in those years she learned to be productive and hopeful while managing the effects of a chronic disease. Her goal in writing this book was to share hard-earned insights and to help others meet the challenges of their own illness.

Much has been written about lupus; it would seem there is little left to say. But this is far from true. Lupus is an elusive disease which wears many masks. Antinuclear antibodies, the antagonists that do damage in active lupus, may be seen under a microscope. However, nobody knows why these cells go on the attack and nobody has been able to identify the trigger that sets them off. Compounding the clinical picture of this disease is its unpredictable course.

Diagnosis of lupus is complex because doctors are often perplexed by its variable manifestations. It is this difficulty in identifying the disease which typically leads to a gap between the onset of symptoms and effective treatment. Such was the case with Ms. Moore; she endured a four-year journey from the time she came down with a seemingly innocuous ailment to the moment when it was finally determined that she had lupus. Until that determination was made, control of the disease was not forthcoming.

Ms. Moore's medical odyssey inspired her to become a passionate advocate for first-rate medical care. Her book is a guide to negotiating the shoals of lupus diagnosis and treatment; the book is also a moving, personal narrative. "These Are the Faces of Lupus" is readable, informative and insightful. It addresses the challenge of being ill with lupus or any disease. This is therefore a book that would be of interest to every reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032900399
Publisher:
A. G. Moore
Publication date:
11/07/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
67,531
File size:
221 KB

Meet the Author

Writing is a solitary occupation, and yet it is among the most social of endeavors. While the writer works alone, the words produced are sent out to the world in the hope of finding an audience. There is a kind of madness that all writers share, especially those who have not yet found their audience. The work proceeds, buoyed often by nothing more than determination and ideas.

A. G. Moore writes books, stories, blogs, tweets, essays. She finds the exercise of framing a thought carefully to be a medium for intellectual growth and personal understanding. Crafting a piece fastidiously often leads her from a place of unfounded assumption to one of informed clarity. Research is always part of the process, as is deliberation and a struggle to find the truth.

Her interests are wide-ranging. She is a student of history, a passionate supporter of animal rights, and an unflagging advocate for child welfare. She is a willing student of almost any subject, but draws the line at the spurious and injurious.

While writing is a rewarding exercise in itself for Ms. Moore, she retains the hope that the torrent of words that spill from her keyboard will find a small patch of fertile ground and somewhere take root to have a positive impact on the world.

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A Lupus Handbook: These Are the Faces of Lupus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helped me describe lupus for a literature review in simplest terms. I needed this to get away from the "doctor talk" that  I had been researching for days. Thank you!