I wrote a blog post recently about the five steps to take after you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, and the first step is to learn all you can about your illness. I have listed the top ten books about Multiple Sclerosis that can be a great resource for you.
Broken Mary A Journey of Hope
In 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well-known ABC and CBS radio personality in Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As the drive-time radio host for seventeen years and also the voice of his sports commentator, Jim Shorts, and other characters, Matthews entertained ten million listeners weekly, sold out every appearance in the Midwest, and performed in front of 65,000 fans at Grant Park. He traveled around the world, met the famous, had babies named after him, and helped countless charities. He entertained hundreds of thousands of people inside prisons, army bases, and backyards. His promotions included comedy jams, a band, barbeque throw downs, and golf outings. Broken Mary is Matthews’ story of his early years in radio and stand-up comedy, his successful career, his struggle with MS, his awakening to the dignity of women, and, importantly, his chance encounter with a broken statue of Mary left next to a dumpster and all that happened as a result. Told with Matthews’ signature good humor, this confession of the brokenness of mankind is touchingly honest, personally inspiring, and full of hope.
I’m going to start reading this one today! I was a huge “Kev Head” back in the 80’s and 90’s when I lived outside Chicago, so I was sad to hear that Kevin has MS, but I am looking forward to reading his book. – Brenda
Multiple Sclerosis A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Now in its fifth edition, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed is the best-selling guide to MS for newly diagnosed patients and their families. Written in plain language by renowned MS expert physician T. Jock Murray, this book guides patients at any stage who want to know more about the disease, its potential impact on their lives, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully.
Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis will serve as a practical guide for meeting the challenges of this life-long disease. MS may cause a myriad of symptoms and varies greatly from person to person. The authors demystify MS and offer practical solutions and guidance based upon their extensive combined clinical and research experience. The book tackles many of the common symptoms experienced by the person with MS and looks into the future to explore where research is headed. If you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for years, this book is an invaluable guide.
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The Evidence-Based 7 Step Recovery Program
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is an established and successful program of treatment. Once a diagnosis of MS meant inevitable decline and disability. Now thousands of people around the world are living healthy, active lives on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis recovery program. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis explains the nature of MS and outlines an evidence-based 7 step program for recovery.
Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies
Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn’t mean your life is over. Everyone’s MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their lives with MS without making a full-time job of it.
Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition
Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease – those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers.
Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis
Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis was previously published as The Inside Guide to MS. The book was updated to include a foreword. “One size fits all” doesn’t exist when you’re living with a diagnosis. You are unique. Your plan to live well with MS must be unique as well. Discussing everything from diet and exercise to stress and emotion management, this book provides you with tools to help you find what works for you.
MS and Your Feelings
MS and Your Feelings is the first book to specifically address the emotional pain caused by the unpredictable, disabling chronic inflammatory condition multiple sclerosis. Psychotherapist and MS patient Allison Shadday offers readers effective strategies for dealing with the psychological trauma of this disease.
Reaching Beyond: One Woman’s Inspiring and Uncompromising Will to Live Through Love and Loss With Multiple Sclerosis
Virginia Neary Carrithers fought for life and love from a young age. From bouts of croup that nearly killed her as a child, to her mother’s mental illness and cancer, to her beloved brother’s accident that left him a quadrepalegic, and her father’s suicide, Ginny stood strong, developing a deep inner strength. She would need it for the challenges to come.
The MS Recovery Diet: Identify the Foods That Will Heal Your Disease
More than half a million people live with multiple sclerosis, yet conventional medicine still has little to offer patients. There is no known cure-and even recent breakthroughs in drug therapy do not work to control many of the symptoms or promise any degree of recovery.