You've Gotta Fight Back!: Winning with Serious Illness, Injury or Disability

You've Gotta Fight Back!: Winning with Serious Illness, Injury or Disability

by Dirk Chase Eldredge
     
 

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The heart of this book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of people who fought back with courage, humor, and a positive attitude. In doing so, they have provided valuable guidance for you, the readers of this inspiring work.

* The seriously ill, their friends and family will gain priceless advice on coping, dealing with depression, how to…  See more details below

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The heart of this book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of people who fought back with courage, humor, and a positive attitude. In doing so, they have provided valuable guidance for you, the readers of this inspiring work.

* The seriously ill, their friends and family will gain priceless advice on coping, dealing with depression, how to partner with the medical profession, the tremendous value of self-help groups and the vital importance of attitude.
* Those with disabilities will learn how others have successfully played the hand they were dealt and managed to live successful, fulfilling lives. The disabled and those with serious illnesses can learn from each other. There are no silver bullets buried in these pages, just the sound, useable experience of others.
* Caregivers, be they family, friends, or health professionals will gain great insight from the in-depth stories of survivors, the bereaved, and those who died with grace and even style.

"This book helps sufferers and caregivers alike to make sense of their situation, to avoid the mistakes while copying the successful strategies of these very real people."
-Bob Rich, PhD, author of Cancer: A Personal Challenge

"Far from a mere theoretical discourse and despite its potentially morbid topic, it brims with life: real cases, real people, real triumphs over a variety of illnesses and the distress they cause. A treasure trove of celebrated stories of survival and passages from the memoirs of those who made it." -Sam Vaknin, PhD, author of Malignant Self Love

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The book is far from a mere theoretical discourse.Despite its potentially morbid topic, it brims with life: real cases, real people, real triumphs over a variety of illnesses and the distress they cause and over other,non-medical, but equally harrowing circumstances. This tome is a treasure trove of celebrated stories of survival and passages from the memoirs of those who made it. Though down to Earth, the book is compassionate and never condescending or patronizing.
Rebecca's Reads - Randy Lakin
I would recommend this book to anyone who has or knows someone who has a serious illness or injury. The author has hit the target with this book. I personally have a failed back fusion in my lumbar area with scar tissue entrapping the nerves in my lower back and down both legs. I am also on morphine daily for the pain. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I think you will too. This book lets you know you are not alone in the world, and would make a great addition to anyone's library or even as

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013181298
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
08/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dirk Chase Eldredge is passionate about writing and the research that necessarily
precedes it. His latest book, You’ve Gotta Fight Back! Combating Serious Illness, Injury,
& Disability, was published in 2007 by Loving Healing Press, of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

While far from autobiographical, the book borrows from his experience recuperating from eight major surgeries including two open‐heart operations. The book features thirteen in‐depth studies of medical situations that had life‐changing affects on those involved; patients, their families, friends and caregivers.

Eldredge combines writing and speaking with entrepreneurship. He is the author of three published books. Versatile, his over 50 years in business have included computer marketing, retail ownership, startup and sale of a successful wholesale travel
business and a ten‐year bank directorship.

His two prior books concerned controversial public policy issues; one on the illicit drug problem, the other on immigration. Both were published by Bridge Works Publishing of New York. His book on drugs garnered praise from William F. Buckley, Jr., and Nobel Prize winning economist, the late Milton Friedman. Together, they received enthusiastic reviews by the Los Angeles Times, The Economist Magazine, The Denver Post, Kirkus Reviews
and others. In addition to scores of speaking engagements to community organizations, Eldredge has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor and Court TV. He was also featured in a onehour, coast‐to‐coast special on Canadian TV concerning their drug problem. He has twice served as a guest lecturer aboard Princess Cruises.

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