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The Puzzle Solver

Author : Tracie White,Ronald W. Davis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0316492507

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Based on a viral article, the gripping medical mystery story of Ron Davis, a world-class Stanford geneticist who has put his career on the line to find the cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, the disease killing his son. For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to walk, to eat, to speak. The sound of music causes him pain. At one point, the formerly healthy, young, freelance photographer, faced starvation as his 6'3" frame withered to 115 pounds. In desperation, Whitney and his parents went from one specialist to another, and still no answers. Then, finally, a diagnosis: the mysterious disease myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Whitney's story is heartbreaking, but it's also one of redemption. It reaches far beyond just one family's harrowing tale. Today, ME/CFS affects between 1 and 2.5 million Americans--and 20 million people around the world. Those afflicted largely suffer in silence because the disease is little known and much misunderstood. The question lingers still whether it even exists outside the patient's mind. Often disbelieved, they're abandoned by family and friends. They lose their jobs, and battle with insurance companies over rising medical costs as the chronic disease continues on year after year. In one way, Whitney has been lucky. He could reach out to his father, a world renowned, scientist, for answers. This book is the story of one father's desperate hunt for the insidious illness that stole his son away. The Puzzle Solver follows Ron as he unravels the molecular trail within his own son's donated blood and genome, to began to find answers. He confirms this is a biological disease and uncovers new possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At its heart, The Puzzle Solver is about more than just cutting edge research or a race to find the cure for ME/CFS--it's about the unbreakable bond between a father and his son, and the lengths to which a parent will go to save their child's life.

The Puzzle Solver

Author : Tracie White
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316492492

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A Father, His Son, and an Unrelenting Quest for a Cure At the age of twenty-seven, Whitney Dafoe was forced to give up his life as a photographer who traveled the world. Bit by bit a mysterious illness stole away the pieces of his life: First, it took the strength of his legs, then his voice, and his ability to eat. Finally, even the sound of a footstep in his room became unbearable. The Puzzle Solver follows several years in which he desperately sought answers from specialist after specialist, where at one point his 6'3" frame dropped to 115 lbs. For years, he underwent endless medical tests, but doctors told him there was nothing wrong. Then, finally, a diagnosis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. In the 80s, when an outbreak of people immobilized by an indescribable fatigue were reported near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, doctors were at a loss to explain the symptoms. The condition would alternatively be nicknamed Raggedy Ann Syndrome or the Yuppie Disease, and there was no cure or answers about treatment. They were to remain sick. But there was one answer: Whitney's father, Ron Davis, PhD, a world-class geneticist at Stanford University whose legendary research helped crack the code of DNA, suddenly changed the course of his career in a race against time to cure his son's debilitating condition. In The Puzzle Solver, journalist Tracie White, who first wrote a viral and award-winning piece on Davis and his family in Stanford Medicine, tells his story. In gripping prose, she masterfully takes readers along on this journey with Davis to solve one of the greatest mysteries in medicine. In a piercing investigative narrative, closed doors are opened, and masked truths are exposed as Davis uncovers new proof confirming that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological disease. At the heart of this book is a moving story that goes far beyond medicine, this is a story about how the power of love -- and science -- can shine light in even the darkest, most hidden, corners of the world.

The Puzzle Solver

Author : Tracie White
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316492492

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A Father, His Son, and an Unrelenting Quest for a Cure At the age of twenty-seven, Whitney Dafoe was forced to give up his life as a photographer who traveled the world. Bit by bit a mysterious illness stole away the pieces of his life: First, it took the strength of his legs, then his voice, and his ability to eat. Finally, even the sound of a footstep in his room became unbearable. The Puzzle Solver follows several years in which he desperately sought answers from specialist after specialist, where at one point his 6'3" frame dropped to 115 lbs. For years, he underwent endless medical tests, but doctors told him there was nothing wrong. Then, finally, a diagnosis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. In the 80s, when an outbreak of people immobilized by an indescribable fatigue were reported near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, doctors were at a loss to explain the symptoms. The condition would alternatively be nicknamed Raggedy Ann Syndrome or the Yuppie Disease, and there was no cure or answers about treatment. They were to remain sick. But there was one answer: Whitney's father, Ron Davis, PhD, a world-class geneticist at Stanford University whose legendary research helped crack the code of DNA, suddenly changed the course of his career in a race against time to cure his son's debilitating condition. In The Puzzle Solver, journalist Tracie White, who first wrote a viral and award-winning piece on Davis and his family in Stanford Medicine, tells his story. In gripping prose, she masterfully takes readers along on this journey with Davis to solve one of the greatest mysteries in medicine. In a piercing investigative narrative, closed doors are opened, and masked truths are exposed as Davis uncovers new proof confirming that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological disease. At the heart of this book is a moving story that goes far beyond medicine, this is a story about how the power of love -- and science -- can shine light in even the darkest, most hidden, corners of the world.

When Force Meets Fate

Author : Jamison Hill
Publisher : Inkshares
Release : 2021-01-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781950301164

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Book When Force Meets Fate Description/Summary:

"The gripping prose in this memoir describes a young man, whose life deteriorates from a healthy fitness trainer to the sudden depths of being sick and bedridden with a mysterious illness for years. Jamison’s dedication to life, however fragile, and advocacy, however impossible, have brought out this incredible story of survival." —Stephanie Land, New York Times bestselling author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive At age twenty-two, Jamison Hill was a fitness instructor and competitive bodybuilder who could lift more than four hundred pounds. Five years later, after surviving a tragic car accident that killed the other driver, a rare disease left Jamison bedridden and too weak to hold a water glass. He spent every day lying motionless in bed, his body paralyzed by pain and weakness, his mind hijacked by flashes of crunched metal, broken windshields, and exploding gas tanks. After months of being too sick to express himself, Jamison’s health began to improve along with his ability to tell his story. When Force Meets Fate is an unflinching exploration of the human condition, notably how our limitations and strengths shape our identities and how unexpected events can inevitably alter those perceptions. It’s a story of perseverance—of sheer will and unrelenting fight—but also of overcoming life’s toughest challenges through the power of vulnerability, and how freeing it can be to surrender to the unpredictability of circumstances out of our control.

Osler's Web

Author : Hillary Johnson
Publisher : Penguin (Non-Classics)
Release : 1997-01
Category : Medical
ISBN : 0140263470

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Book Osler's Web Description/Summary:

An informative book provides facts and refutes myths about a disease that affects three hundred out of every hundred thousand Americans, discussing its origins and symptoms as well as presenting personal accounts from those who have or had suffered from CFS. Reprint.

The Puzzle Solver

Author : Ronald W Davis,Tracie White
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2021-01-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781761060977

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Book The Puzzle Solver Description/Summary:

For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to walk, to eat, to speak. The sound of music causes him pain. At one point, the formerly healthy, young, freelance photographer, faced starvation as his 6'3″ frame withered to 115 pounds. In desperation, Whitney and his parents went from one specialist to another, and still no answers. Then, finally, a diagnosis: the mysterious disease myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Whitney's story is heartbreaking, but it's also one of redemption. It reaches far beyond just one family's harrowing tale. Today, ME/CFS affects between 1 and 2.5 million Americans-and 20 million people around the world. Those afflicted largely suffer in silence because the disease is little known and much misunderstood. The question lingers still whether it even exists outside the patient's mind. Often disbelieved, they're abandoned by family and friends. They lose their jobs, and battle with insurance companies over rising medical costs as the chronic disease continues on year after year. In one way, Whitney has been lucky. He could reach out to his father, a world renowned, scientist, for answers. This book is the story of one father's desperate hunt for the insidious illness that stole his son away. The Puzzle Solver follows Ron as he unravels the molecular trail within his own son's donated blood and genome, to began to find answers. He confirms this is a biological disease and uncovers new possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At its heart, The Puzzle Solver is about more than just cutting edge research or a race to find the cure for ME/CFS-it's about the unbreakable bond between a father and his son, and the lengths to which a parent will go to save their child's life.

Rebuild

Author : Robert Zembroski
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2016-04
Category : Healing
ISBN : 9781624142079

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Book Rebuild Description/Summary:

Don't just beat the odds-come back from serious illness like cancer or a heart attack even better than before.Can you recover from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health issues, and actually become healthier than you were before? With Dr. Z's Rebuild program, you can. Readers get information and simple guidelines on regenerating cells to recover from and prevent life-threatening or chronic illness, rebuilding their bodies' strength by eliminating toxic fat, and revitalizing their lives with new hope and energy. Also included in the book are illustrated high-impact exercises and plant-based recipes. Dr. Z guides readers to get to the roots of their chronic health issues, reversing the conditions so that their bodies can heal, strengthen and prevent future illness. Dr. Z's program is built on the actions he took after being diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. "At 38 years old, I was not going down," he writes on his website. "I had one thing in mind-Rebuild." He researched ways to reverse the side effects of the chemotherapy, radiation and major surgery that had left him feeling weak. He mapped out a plan that saved his life and helped him become stronger, healthier and more balanced than he was years before. "What I did for myself," he says, "I can do for you." Dr. Z has been there with his readers, feeling the fear, confusion and frustration of a health crisis. With this book, though, readers will conquer their fear and their health issues to recover, rebuild and sustain their health for a lifetime.

Waiting For Superman

Author : Tracie White
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2021-02-04
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781760873073

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Book Waiting For Superman Description/Summary:

For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to walk, eat or speak. His diagnosis? The mysterious disease myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) which affects 20 million people around the world who largely suffer in silence because the condition is little known and much misunderstood. Waiting for Superman follows Whitney's father, groundbreaking geneticist Ron Davis, as he uncovers new possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At its heart, this book is about more than just cutting-edge research or a race to find an answer - it's about the lengths to which a parent will go to save their child's life.

A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles

Author : Mary Elizabeth Williams
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2016
Category : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ISBN : 9781426216336

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Book A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles Description/Summary:

A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection.

Through the Shadowlands

Author : Julie Rehmeyer
Publisher : Rodale Books
Release : 2017-05-23
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781623367664

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Book Through the Shadowlands Description/Summary:

Julie Rehmeyer felt like she was going to the desert to die. Julie fully expected to be breathing at the end of the trip—but driving into Death Valley felt like giving up, surrendering. She’d spent years battling a mysterious illness so extreme that she often couldn’t turn over in her bed. The top specialists in the world were powerless to help, and research on her disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, was at a near standstill. Having exhausted the plausible ideas, Julie turned to an implausible one. Going against both her instincts and her training as a science journalist and mathematician, she followed the advice of strangers she’d met on the Internet. Their theory—that mold in her home and possessions was making her sick—struck her as wacky pseudoscience. But they had recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome as severe as hers. To test the theory that toxic mold was making her sick, Julie drove into the desert alone, leaving behind everything she owned. She wasn’t even certain she was well enough to take care of herself once she was there. She felt stripped not only of the life she’d known, but any future she could imagine. With only her scientific savvy, investigative journalism skills, and dog, Frances, to rely on, Julie carved out her own path to wellness—and uncovered how shocking scientific neglect and misconduct had forced her and millions of others to go it alone. In stunning prose, she describes how her illness transformed her understanding of science, medicine, and spirituality. Through the Shadowlands brings scientific authority to a misunderstood disease and spins an incredible and compelling story of tenacity, resourcefulness, acceptance, and love.

The Power of Habit

Author : Charles Duhigg
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-02-28
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780679603856

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Book The Power of Habit Description/Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. With a new Afterword by the author “Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins “Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”—Financial Times “A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity “You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Perfect Predator

Author : Steffanie Strathdee,Thomas Patterson
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2019-02-26
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780316418072

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Book The Perfect Predator Description/Summary:

An electrifying memoir of one woman's extraordinary effort to save her husband's life-and the discovery of a forgotten cure that has the potential to save millions more. "A memoir that reads like a thriller." -New York Times Book Review "A fascinating and terrifying peek into the devastating outcomes of antibiotic misuse-and what happens when standard health care falls short." -Scientific American Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world. Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka "the perfect predator," can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center -- and together they resurrected a forgotten cure. A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis.

What Doesn't Kill You

Author : Tessa Miller
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2021-02-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250751461

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Book What Doesn't Kill You Description/Summary:

The riveting account of a young journalist’s awakening to chronic illness, weaving together personal story and reporting to shed light on living with an ailment forever Tessa Miller was an ambitious twentysomething writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out through searing pain, taking sick days from work, unable to leave the bathroom or her bed. But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital—beginning a yearslong nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better. Today, an astonishing three in five adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease—a percentage expected to rise post-Covid. Whether the illness is arthritis, asthma, Crohn's, diabetes, endometriosis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or any other incurable illness, and whether the sufferer is a colleague, a loved one, or you, these diseases have an impact on just about every one of us. Yet there remains an air of shame and isolation about the topic of chronic sickness. Millions must endure these disorders not only physically but also emotionally, balancing the stress of relationships and work amid the ever-present threat of health complications. Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis. She offers hard-earned wisdom, solidarity, and an ultimately surprising promise of joy for those trying to make sense of it all.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis

Author : Sarah Myhill
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2018
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781603587877

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Book Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis Description/Summary:

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, essential for the production and management of energy at the cell level. Dr. Sarah Myhill has spent years studying the relationship between mitochondrial malfunction and one of the most common problems that leads people to the doctor's office: fatigue. In Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis, Dr. Myhill examines this essential role of our mitochondria in energy production and why it is key to understanding and overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the inflammation that often accompanies it: Myalgic Encephalitis (ME). She explains the importance of healthy mitochondria, how we can assess how well they are functioning, what we can do to keep them healthy, and how to restore them to health if problems arise. Since publication of the first edition in 2014, new research and new clinical findings have shed further light on a condition that is debilitating to those who suffer from it, but "all in the head" to many doctors. The second edition of this groundbreaking book includes new insights and chapters on why CFS/ME is the most poorly treated condition in Western medicine, the role of the gut, allergy and autoimmunity, Lyme disease and other coinfections, reprogramming the immune system, reprogramming the brain, and the roadmap to recovery.

The Disappearing Spoon

Author : Sam Kean
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2010-07-12
Category : Science
ISBN : 0316089087

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Book The Disappearing Spoon Description/Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

Paper Towns

Author : John Green
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013
Category : Bildungsromans
ISBN : 9781408848180

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Book Paper Towns Description/Summary:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

The Emperor of All Maladies

Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-08-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439170915

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Book The Emperor of All Maladies Description/Summary:

An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.

HELP ME! What I Wish Families Knew About ME/CFS

Author : Dr Cherla Meisterman Lisw, PhD,Michael McVicker Ocpsii
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-05-28
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1654247499

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Book HELP ME! What I Wish Families Knew About ME/CFS Description/Summary:

HELP ME! What I Wish Families Knew About ME/CFS, subtitled, MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (ME) Also Known As: CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME by Rebecca Susan Culbertson, MSW/LISW. Foreword by Dr. Cherla Meisterman, PhD, LISW. HELP ME! This book pleads for families, partners and friends to educate themselves about this horrific illness that literally rips families apart. Divorce rates are over 75% for couples when a spouse has been diagnosed with ME/CFS. A frightening statistic. This book is written for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Fibromyalgia, or any other chronic debilitating disease. It is written for those who are in limbo, suffering still without a diagnosis, and this book is also written to educate families and friends of persons with ME/CFS. This book will help you learn how to maintain your dignity while dealing with doctors who doubt your illness. You will discover self reporting charts later in this book for use with family, physicians, employers and others. It is difficult to maintain your self confidence if persons in your life do not understand the current state of your functioning. It is of vital importance to educate those around you, when you are able. This book can be a tool to that end. The book provides information about when and how to apply for disability insurance you certainly deserve. Are you watching your former financial security implode right before your eyes? Learn how to deal with creditors and how to manage financial debt with less stress. The book will teach you techniques that the author has used in her Family Therapy Practice with patients in living lives of positivity, seeking happiness, and practicing humility. Learn methods of living with ME/CFS while still setting life goals to realistically achieve your dreams. And importantly, the book is written from the viewpoint of having been diagnosed with ME/CFS herself, and then filtered through her professional perspective as a psychotherapist. Michael McVicker a Prevention Specialist and Family Therapist, concludes this book, (in Chapter 26) with THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A PERSONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM. Michael uses true life storytelling mixed with humor to inform families from his section titled, A VIEW FROM THE SIDELINE. He tells his story from watching (at times helplessly) and supporting his spouse, the author of this book, through the misery this illness brings. He also writes through the lens of being a stepfather to their two teenage sons, and watching their ascent into adulthood. He deals with topics not currently addressed in other ME/CFS literature currently available, including sex and intimacy. Divorce is seldom the most ecological solution to this real life crisis. Divorce only exacerbates the familial problems. Dr. Cherla Meisterman, PhD, LISW, (Dr. Cherla's Musings, Chapter 18) offers methods of treating patients with ME/CFS, and attempts to invite other professional therapists to join her in treating this very needy population. With divorce rates so high, questions arise about why more ME/CFS patients do not seek psychotherapy treatment. To me, as a ME/CFS sufferer, it is very clear. Treatment is financially prohibitive, and more importantly persons with this diagnosis have been told verbally and nonverbally, over and over "it's all in your head". So why would any ME/CFS patient want to go to psychotherapy? ("Why go and prove the wrong headed physicians correct - "it's all in my head"?) If the patient is supported by his or her partner, and if the patient feels believed that their illness is real, then psychotherapy may become an option that could potentially save relationships and lower divorce rates. Dr. Cherla addresses how to go about selecting the best therapist for you, and things to consider prior to making that phone call. There are worksheets included for your written expression, and for use with physicians, family members, and others.

Silent Spring

Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
Category : Nature
ISBN : 0618249060

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Book Silent Spring Description/Summary:

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.