As my body attacks itself: My journey with autoimmune disease, chronic pain & fatigue
|Rating||:||4.59 (665 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
Kelly Morgan Dempewolf, PhD, is a mother of two, wife, science educator and Sjögren’s Syndrome patient. She is the author of a high school chemistry textbook Discovering Chemistry You Need to Know, NSTA Press’s book Mastery Learning in Science and numerous education articles. . She began the blog asmybodyattacksitself as a way to process and communicate her struggles with chronic disease
Enjoyable read, speaks to many of the "intangibles" of Enjoyable read, speaks to many of the "intangibles" of a chronic illness. I read it in one day, and have now asked my husband to read it. I think it will help him see some of the things I have difficulty communicating, and a confirmation of some of the things I can.. While those living with chronic illness may not learn anything While those living with chronic illness may not learn anything new from this book, they will certainly find themselves nodding their heads up and down in agreement as they read through Kelly's story. This isn't a story of how she conquered her illness, it's just a story of how she lives with it and much of what she has learned along the way. I found her story inspiring and it had definitely inspired me to reach out and take a closer look at my own health records.. "5 stars" according to Ruby M. Thank you Kelly for telling your story. Though I have suffered its symptoms for many years, I was just recently diagnosed with Sjogrens. It was good to know that I am not alone in my feelings regarding this disease. Your book put everything into perspective for me.I highly recommend this book too anyone that is suffering from an auto immune disease. You are not alone.
The story isn’t just about Sjogren’s, or even just autoimmune disease. Kelly’s hope is that patients will find solace and validation; friends and family will gain understanding and the abilities to empathize, communicate and support loved ones; and medical professionals will gain understanding and ability to empathize - impacting the way they interact with patients.. as Kelly deal with Sjögren’s Syndrome (the second most common autoimmune disease). It’s for everyone impacted by chronic disease of any kind. These diseases are often invisible yet they touch every part of a person’s life and of the lives of the people they love. #1 Bestseller in Kindle > Immune Systems #3 Bestseller in Books > Immune Systems 50 million Americans suffer with an autoimmune disease and countless more deal with chronic pain, fatigue and illness. This book is an
Hopefully, readers will not overlook Kelly's bravery and only see only the challenges that she has endured. Within these tales of extreme pain and uncertainty underlies one common theme: the amount of time that it takes to receive an accurate diagnosis. More than 50 million people have been diagnosed with autoimmune disease. If concerns are not dismissed, patients can be prescribed a variety of medications. These results are why Kelly's story is so timely and needed. The results are alarming. Ladd, Executive Director and President of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) . In an effort to alleviate patient suffering, AARDA distributed a physician survey to gauge how much autoimmune disease education they received in medical school. There are many stories illus