Managing MS: A Roadmap to Navigate Multiple Sclerosis

Managing MS: A Roadmap to Navigate Multiple Sclerosis

by Debbie Petrina
Managing MS: A Roadmap to Navigate Multiple Sclerosis

Managing MS: A Roadmap to Navigate Multiple Sclerosis

by Debbie Petrina


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Debbie Petrina understands MS: she has spent 41 years living with it and over 30 years educating, counseling, interacting and volunteering through numerous channels to help anyone deal with it. Since publishing Managing MS-Straight Talk from a Thirty-One Year Survivor in 2011, she was inspired to write this enhanced 2nd edition as her MS journey continued, explaining how to proceed in the complicated and ever-changing world of MS.

Newly-diagnosed or older with MS? Trying to figure out the basics, what treatments to take, symptoms, interrelationships? Or, how to handle difficult subjects like bladder/bowel problems, mental health, stigmas and employment? In a "what to know, what to do" user-friendly format, readers are guided easily through current MS information and resources available today.

Managing MS offers patients and their loved ones hands-on knowledge and support to make life easier and less fearful. Others assisting MS patients will understand MS from a survivor's viewpoint, and how they can help them move forward.

"Debbie Petrina's remarkable book will be helpful to people with MS and their loved ones as they embark on their own journeys." -Barry A. Hendin M.D., Center for Neurology and Spine, Phoenix, AZ; MSAA Chief Medical Officer

"Petrina's book is rich not only in experience and information, it includes validation from licensed professionals. Her take on conventional wisdom, peer communication, and advice feels just right to this reviewer." -Kim Dolce, MSer, Moderator,

"This book is an excellent and practical how-to guide for people newly diagnosed with MS. I wish my neurologist had recommended it, it changed everything for me. If you're living with MS one way or another, I can't recommend this book enough." -Amazon, Verified Purchase

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781662917943
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 11/05/2021
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

During the past four decades that Debbie Petrina lived with MS, she has spoken to thousands of persons affected by MS-in social media, as a trained peer counselor, and as a participant in numerous events for the NMSS, MS community and other institutions. She earned her B.S. in B.A. degree ('76) from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Skills used from her early banking career in finance/research, sales and management have been invaluable as she engaged herself with MS and its community.Debbie published Managing MS in 2011 and established her website to help others understand and deal with multiple sclerosis. Much has happened and changed as her MS journey continued, inspiring Debbie to write an enhanced, second edition. She has always strived to reduce fears associated with MS through practical knowledge and support. An avid reader, volunteer, and swimmer, Debbie currently resides in Glendale, AZ with her husband Dennis, and dogs Grizzly and Denali. Her ability to effectively manage her MS enables her to maintain independence and enjoy travelling in their accessible RV.

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