We Are Not Alone: Learning to Live with Chronic Illness

We Are Not Alone: Learning to Live with Chronic Illness

by Sefra Kobrin Pitzele, Michael J. Fornwald
     
 

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This is an essential layperson-Ys guide to coping with chronic illness— or the 50 million Americans who suffer from diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, and for the people who care for them.

With firsthand insights of one who has been there, Sefra Pitzele details every phase, from the frightening onset of disease through the process

Overview

This is an essential layperson-Ys guide to coping with chronic illness— or the 50 million Americans who suffer from diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, and for the people who care for them.

With firsthand insights of one who has been there, Sefra Pitzele details every phase, from the frightening onset of disease through the process of readjustment to the successful adaptation to new norms. She addresses the issues that most concern the chronically ill: dealing with relationships; participating in sexual activities; helping your doctor help you; managing pain and depression; maintaining humor and dignity; more. She details adaptive living strategies from new ways to shop and cook to ingenious modifications at home and at work. There are nationwide listings of helpful organizations, support groups, products, and services. 44,000 copies in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894801396
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Sefra Korbin Pitzele is Secretary of the National Sjogren's Syndrome Association and serves on the Operations Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. She is co-founder, co-publisher, and Vice President of ADVANTAGE: A Magazine for People with Chronic Health Conditions. She is often the featured speaker at healthcare conferences and on radio and television shows.

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