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Living with MS
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that many lives are being touched by. This is one autoimmune disorder that I do not have, but I can empathize with those who do. I find reading books written by others who are living with this disease informative. If you are living with MS you may find these memoirs comforting, filled with hope and may have answers to your questions.
The authors of these memoirs you may be familiar with:
- Ann Romney – Wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney
- Ann Pietrangelo – Author, writer, and health care blogger
- Bob Carfaro – A cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1985.
- Becky Kennedy – Worked at the Johnson Space Center supporting the Space Shuttle program with astronaut training and in Mission Control.
- David L. Lander – Also known as Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley
The actor who played “Squiggy” on television’s Laverne and Shirley offers fans an inspirational, touching memoir of his long fight with multiple sclerosis with humor and pathos.
My MSAdventures: Multiple Sclerosis: Its Not Just a DiseaseIts an Adventure portrays the journey of a persistent and optimistic woman who has endured decades of complicated navigation through the sometimes turbulent currents of life with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Writing in a tone that captures the identical light-hearted and hopeful approach that has kept her afloat for decades, Becky Kennedy shares how she lives with a condition that could easily capsize her life.
Bob’s book details his battles against Multiple Sclerosis from his first symptoms to the point of his near complete debilitation. This is the guide Bob wished he had when he was diagnosed. It describes his hopelessness along with many experiences in his life that were used to successfully fight the disease. Here is his story along with a guide to the mindset, diet and exercise regimen he used to emerge victorious.
When 44-year-old Ann Pietrangelo is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, all previous assumptions about health, work, and her budding romance are up for grabs. How do you plan for life’s second half with a body you’ve never met before? One precarious step at a time. From the impersonal diagnosis by email to a wedding presided over by a funeral director, this is no tragic tale of woe. Like relapsing/remitting MS itself, the book alternates between the serious (“When I turn toward him, there’s a big hole where his right cheek should be.”) and the silly (“The bocce balls don’t get out much.”).
When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life.
Action Step: In the comment section below, please share a review of any of these books that you have read.