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Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness
     

Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness

by Sara Gorman
 

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Feel like you're losing the battle with lupus? Look no further than Despite Lupus, the book that will help you obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve. There is no cure for lupus, but there is a way to live well, despite it. The choices involved in living well with a chronic illness aren't easy, but no one is in a better position to make the right ones

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Feel like you're losing the battle with lupus? Look no further than Despite Lupus, the book that will help you obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve. There is no cure for lupus, but there is a way to live well, despite it. The choices involved in living well with a chronic illness aren't easy, but no one is in a better position to make the right ones than you. In Despite Lupus, you'll learn how your lifestyle choices have contributed to your illness, why you make the choices you do, and most importantly, how you can make better ones moving forward. A fulfilling life awaits you; this is the path that will get you there. In Despite Lupus, you'll discover:
*Tips on tackling the mental and physical limitations brought on by the disease
*Insight into dealing with doctors, co-workers, friends and family members
*Tricks for managing test results, prescriptions, and myriad symptoms
*Exercises to help you eliminate stress, re-evaluate priorities, and refocus productivity

Editorial Reviews

Angela Odom
For four years [the author] fought for a normal life — career, social life, a baby — before realizing she was fighting the battle the wrong way. Instead of surrendering, she changed her strategy. Gorman began living well and improving her life, despite lupus. She learned about her disease and took proactive steps to control the pain, swelling and fatigue caused by it. She realized her life had now changed and what was once normal was no longer normal.
Maria Pfeifer
[The author] offers a comfortable blend of approaches including a ‘think-out-loud' way of sharing her own personal experiences in adjusting to lupus and a casual, supportive style covering some practical tips, exercises, tools and questions as if you both (reader and Sara) are simply chatting over a cup of coffee...[Despite Lupus] would have saved me some valuable time, tears and energy if it were around when I first started my adjustment process in learning to live with illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439234891
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
471,912
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Sara Gorman was diagnosed with systemic lupus at the age of 26. After four years of fighting life, rather than living it, she made it her top priority to start living well, despite lupus. This book details the steps it took to reach that goal.

A native of Indiana and graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Sara resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two pug dogs. She continues to blog about living well with a chronic illness at www.despitelupus.com.

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