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By Karen Duffy

ISBN-10: 1543655807

ISBN-13: 9781543655803

ISBN-10: 1628727950

ISBN-13: 9781628727951

An inspirational, strong, and humorous handbook for coping and residing with devastating pain.

for 2 a long time, Karen Duffy, New York Times bestselling writer, former MTV VJ, Revlon version, and actress, has controlled to dwell an enriching lifestyles regardless of residing in a kingdom of continuous discomfort. Duffy has sarcoidosis, a disease that reasons the expansion of inflammatory cells on varied organs of the physique. In her case, her sarcoidosis is found in her mind, inflicting her incredible discomfort. during this strong, inspirational, humorous, and significant handbook for surviving ache, Duffy attracts on her adventure as a sufferer recommend, qualified leisure therapist, and clinic chaplain to light up satisfying equipment humans can use to deal with power discomfort and reinforces the sentiment that "circumstances confirm our lives, yet we form our lives via what we make of situations" (Sir John Wheeler Bennet).

More than one-third of the united states population—nearly 113 million Americans—is presently residing with continual discomfort, whereas one other 133 million american citizens stay with a few kind of continual ailment. 1/2 the united states inhabitants lives with the demanding situations of those invisible health problems the place their indicators are usually not constantly visible to the informal observer. Addressing a rustic ravaged by way of either persistent discomfort and opioid habit, Backbone bargains a salve of self-sufficiency, spunk, and perseverance. With a mild tone, deft wordplay, and interactive gemstones comparable to the invoice Murray soreness Scale, Mastectomy Paper Dolls, and a crown to put on only for getting away from bed, Duffy's serious—and heavily funny—book is for the big inhabitants dwelling with continual soreness who're desirous to be understood and helped, and sends the message that regardless of the ache, there's a solution to a very good life.

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