I'm the same Oluwa...I did make it past the Intro but it's slow going cuz there's so much to ponder. It gives you plenty of things to think about.
I too have been much more into the physical, rather than intellectual..emotional. I think maybe it's Spring that's got me feeling that way. I can't seem to sit still long enough to get thru more than a few pages at a time. I'll get there though. It is sposed to rain thru Friday here, so I may curl up with a blanket one afternoon and tackle a few more pages.
News says we can expect Sunny and 85 degrees this Sunday and Monday. That sounds heavenly...I like having that to look forward to. Mmmmm....think I'll plan a trip to the nursery later this week and find my fav plants in anticipation of the sun to come. :veryhappy:
well, i am afraid that i must rescind my last post praising the book. Yes, it is full of information, mostly validating what we already experience. It does offer the different ways that people respond to and face chronic illness. It also offers some insight into the various actions that others have to our illness.
However, i am afraid that, even though she has tried, the author really does not understand the magnitude of chronic illness. The book is long, the sentences are long, and each paragraph is loaded with thought provoking words. But, i can't keep my mind sharp enough for long enough to truly gain anything from all of the reading. I have underlined some "aha" thoughts, but I certainly don't remember them now.
I am so frustrated over the length of the book itself, it seems like a never-ending project. I guess i need a shortened version.
I certainly do not want to discourage anyone from reading the book, the author did a great job of addressing our situation, but I am just struggling with the memory part of it.
Anyone else experiencing this?
Yes, that's the problem for me too, Phyllis. If my memory isn't sharp...I'm having to read and reread passages and then by the time I think about them...a day or two goes by and 'poof' all the info is out of my head. :irked:
I'm so glad you said something, cuz I was thinking "how the heck am I going to get anywhere with this and be able to retain enough info to actually discuss it on here?"
I actually stopped and chuckled to myself the other day while reading it, and thought, maybe a better idea would be to assign 1 or 2 pages at a time to read....then stop and discuss...before we try to put more information into our befuddled brains. Maybe it should be a
V.. E.. R.. Y..
S.. L.. O.. W..
B.. O.. O.. K..
C.. L.. U.. B..
C.. H.. A.. T..
with a specially designed curriculum that takes into account Lupus Brain Fog... :wacko:
You do have to be in the right mental frame to take on such a book, eh...and I don't have mine framed up, right now it has been mush.
It sounds like an exhausting book..a brain workout than falls flat.
I will attempt to read it at some point...along with my 400 page classic novels like To Kill a Mockingbird or East of Eden....one day or they may end up at a yard sale...
Originally Posted by hatlady
Im afraid i wasnt following this thread from the start,
Could you please supply me with the title of the book?
Morpheous..it is called The Chronic Illness Experience and how are you doing these days...
Im doing quite well thanks, havent had a relapse in a while, and everything just seems to be looking bright :)
How have you been, been a while :)
I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. It has been a while since we've heard from you. So good to see your post:laugh:
Peace and Blessings
oluwa was correct about the name of the book. The author's name is Sheri Register, the book is out of print, so has to be ordered online through a book store or amazon.com