Scoliosis; Ascending the Curveby Brooke Lyons, John Podzius, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
There are roughly five million people in the United States being treated for scoliosis. Every year some half-million new cases are diagnosed—the great majority of them adolescent girls. Untreated, scoliosis causes increaing curvature of the spine—a progressive, debilitating condition that can leave the sufferer permanently bent over and eventually totally crippled.
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I found the book informative and an easy read, however it lacked excitement and was, at times, boring. As the mother of a patient fighting a different long-term chronic illness and the author of a book about that illness,[ASIN:0595470017 There Must Be A Reason: My Daughter's Battle With Wegener's Granulomatosis] I would have liked to read about the reactions and interactions of the families of the author and those people whose case histories she cites. More detail on the doctor-patient relationships and hospital stays Brooke experienced during her battle would have added to the story. I salute Brooke for having the wherewithall to complete and publish her story and share it with the world. What we learn living with chronic illness either personally or within a family setting can help others and I believe Brooke's experiences touch on doing that.