A Delicate Balance: Living Successfully With Chronic Illness (Paperback)

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Chronic physical illnesses-such as lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel disorders, Lyme disease, interstitial cystitis, multiple sclerosis-take their toll on every aspect of a person's life. Though millions of people manage to cook, care for children, or work despite their disability, they do so with fatigue, pain, and the grinding uncertainty of living with chronic illness.A thoughtful exploration of this experience, A Delicate Balance provides both up-to-date practical advice and inspiration for the millions of Americans who struggle daily against chronic illness. From locating a suitable health-care provider and making sense of the powerful emotions that accompany chronic illness, to seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, A Delicate Balance is informed by in-depth, personal interviews with patients, care providers, and family members. The result is a compassionate and immensely hopeful book for anyone touched by a chronic disease.

About the Author


Susan Milstrey Wells has been a professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. She is a member of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Board of Directors and lives in Halfmoon, New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738203232
ISBN-10: 0738203238
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2000
Pages: 312
Language: English