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?