Because Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that someone will live with for years, or even decades, it is important for family and friends to understand what the person is going through and learn how to give support. Multiple Sclerosis used to be feared because it was so unpredictable and doctors knew very little in how to treat it. Thanks to good research and great doctors, people can live with MS even though there is not a cure yet. The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis is written to help people understand what it feels like to have the disease, how to help, and what symptoms people feel.
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When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 20 years ago, the one thing I wanted was for someone to explain this disease to me like I was a human and not a scientist writing a thesis paper for my PhD. Such a book did not exist. Even the resources at the National MS Society couldn't simply explain what this disease is, how it operates, what symptoms you may have and how to deal with being diagnosed. I wish The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis had been available 20 years ago. Vanita Oelschlager does an excellent job of breaking down the basics of this disease for anyone, no matter what your age, to be able to understand. Being diagnosed with MS is electrifying and terrifying enough, being able to understand what it all means shouldn't be. The author has stepped in and provided a phenomenal resource where even the doctors have failed to explain. In addition It Like To Live With MS" was especially interesting, This section is a great tool to help one understand some of the most common symptoms a MS patient suffers from. Twenty years ago as a college student, getting diagnosed with a disease I had never heard of before - this book would have been immensely helpful in my journey and understanding. I also want to applaud the author for donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to help with MS research. This book will be one I give future people who get diagnosed. Thank you to Vanita Oelschlager and Vanita Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.