Coping with Chronic Illness

Overview

Nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffer from some chronic condition—either an illness like fibromyalgia or conditions such as migraine headaches or chronic neck and back pain. With numbers like these, it's fair to say we have a health crisis on our hands.

Respected therapist H. Norman Wright, along with Lynn Ellis, a researcher with firsthand experience with fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue, shares practical, hopeful answers for those who suffer...

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Coping with Chronic Illness: *Neck and Back Pain *Migraines *Arthritis *Fibromyalgia*Chronic Fatigue *And Other Invisible Illnesses

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Overview

Nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffer from some chronic condition—either an illness like fibromyalgia or conditions such as migraine headaches or chronic neck and back pain. With numbers like these, it's fair to say we have a health crisis on our hands.

Respected therapist H. Norman Wright, along with Lynn Ellis, a researcher with firsthand experience with fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue, shares practical, hopeful answers for those who suffer from what are often called "invisible illnesses."

Readers will benefit from realizing they are not alone even if others don't understand what they are experiencing. They will also find

  • helpful ideas for managing relationships with their doctors and their families
  • insight into God's perspective and caring for those who suffer
  • practical ways to manage the stress, fear, and depression that often comes with chronic illness

Coping with Chronic Illness is the perfect resource for those who struggle as well as for their families and friends, lay counselors, medical professionals, and pastors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736927062
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 962,560
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Norman Wright is a well-respected Christian counselor who has helped thousands of people improve their relationships and deal with grief, tragedy, and other concerns. He helps couples bring vibrancy to their relationships through counseling, seminars, and more than 90 books, including Before You Say "I Do" and After You Say "I Do." Norm also reveals insights for spiritual growth, great relationships, and success in devotionals that include Strong to the Core, Quiet Times for Every Parent, and Truly Devoted: What Dogs Teach Us About Life, Love, and Loyalty. Norm and his wife, Tess, enjoy their children, grandchildren, various pets, and fishing. www.hnormanwright.com

Lynn Ellis holds a BS deree and has received substantial training in pain management. She has trained in grief, crisis, and trauma counseling through Talbot Graduate School of Theology. She's been a facilitator of grief recovery groups, was actively involved in extensive research on chronic illnesses, and has worked in the dental/medical field.

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Table of Contents

Can You Relate? 5

1 A World of Pain and Frustration 13

2 The Search for a Diagnosis 29

3 The People in Your Life 43

4 Your Family 57

5 The Power of Pain 71

6 Dealing with Loss 87

7 Your Fluctuating Emotions 109

8 Depression 125

9 Suffering and Pain 139

10 Rebuilding Your Life, Part 1 157

11 Rebuilding Your Life, Part 2 171

12 Helping Others Help You 185

13 Living with Chronic Illness

I Refuse to Worry 203

Yes, It's a Real Disease 208

Fear Not 210

Supported by Love 215

Alternative Treatments for Pain Management 217

A Pain Diary 223

Dietary Supplement Definitions 225

Notes 227

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