MS Madness (Self Help, Motivational, Medical, Memoirs)by Yvonne deSousa
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Yvonne deSousa's diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis came with an insightful declaration from a new doctor ("MS sucks") and a brother's helpful advice ("You could totally get one of those handicapped parking plates now"). What followed was a year of MS-adventures: "accidentally" kicking an officious male doctor in the crotch, becoming an undercover agent to pay for medication made from Chinese hamster ovary cells, discovering the amazing effects of legal speed, and battling her arch-nemesis, the dreaded food group: vegetables. Throughout her MS journey, Yvonne learned how to use humor to find acceptance in her diagnosis, and how to smile in the face of a debilitating chronic illness. MS Madness will make you laugh while learning the real story of what MS, a disease that affects 400,000 Americans daily, can do to a perfectly normal person. Life with multiple sclerosis can be daunting, but Yvonne shares her giggles at the bizarre world she has unwittingly entered and the new perspectives it has given her on life. MS Madness makes us realize that with a sense of humor, we can survive anything.
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Meet the Author
Two years before Yvonne’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a relative volunteered her to write an article for a local newspaper. Little did she know it was the beginning of a writing career. When MS threatened to turn her into a lunatic, she started writing more frequently, eventually publishing her work in newspapers, an online digest, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith. She writes a regular blog on www.yvonnedesousa.com and presents programs designed to help others use humor to help cope with chronic illness.
Yvonne enjoys writing, laughing, and resting.
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What a wonderful and heart-breaking tale! As I, too, suffered a mid-life crisis with a diagnosis of leukemia, I can certainly sympathize with Yvonne's situation, and I really enjoyed her humorous take on MS! I wish I'd had this book to read two years ago when I was stranded in a hospital for 8 months, 3 1/2 hours away from home and everyone I knew. Not only good reading for someone with MS, but anyone with any kind of illness, whether it be life-long or something that can actually be overcome, as in my case with the cancer. What a roller coaster she is on, and I was happy to share some of the ride with her!