Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness

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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 ...
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Overview

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
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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.
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439234891
  • Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 792,640
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2009

    In Despite Lupus, Sara Gorman tells it like it is to live well with a chronic illness. Finally, a book about Lupus that has practical, well documented information that anyone with a chronic illness can use to better their lives. Despite Lupus is an

    easy read, like talking with an understanding friend over a cup of coffee. What the author offers is both inspirational and educational. Of particular interest are her discussions of how to establish a working and trusting relationship with your doctor, how to deal with well-intentioned family and friends, how to set boundaries for yourself and making hard choices in order to live well. Despite Lupus sums up in ordinary language what most "lupites" have been missing in other books on the subject. It's a great read you'll want to share.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Should be required reading

    This book was wonderful. It taught me so much! It was a huge inspirational story. If every teenager and adult read this book, our world would be a better and more compassionate place to live. God bless Sara for the courage to share her life. If I could give her a hug right now, I would. Thank you, Sara.

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