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healing spirit
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   Posted 10/4/2008 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I was looking in the link for the bookstore and see lots of books on MS.  Maybe some of you could enlighten me on a couple of the better ones for someone like me that is newly diagnosed?
 
Thanks,
Cindy

rhondab
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   Posted 10/4/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cindy

There are several here who've suggested some, tho i can't recall any specific names just now. My best friend read one that was fantastic. She and i talked a lot about it while she was reading and i learned a lot about ms and how it affects people thru her experience with it. It is much like a workbook in ways. There are questions to ask u'rself. I think u'd really like it. Maybe the name is 'MS and Me' ?? I can't really remember, i'm sorry. I'm sure others will be here soon to give u their suggestions too. Take care friend.
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healing spirit
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   Posted 10/4/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Rhonda,

I will give it a couple of days and pick one out to start with. 

Thanks for always responding.  Have a great weekend.

Cindy


mystery reader
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   Posted 10/4/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy,

The book Rhonda was referring to is "MS And Your Feelings." The author is Allison Shadday. It deals with the emotional impact of ms. I have to admit that I did not read all of the chapters, but did find some of them insightful, although I did not do the exercises.

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rhondab
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   Posted 10/4/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank u barb!!! ;)
rhonda
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*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*
 
Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
*One day without sunshine is like...um..well...night?*


healing spirit
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   Posted 10/4/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks guys,

I will put it on my reading list.

Cindy


Katie7
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   Posted 10/5/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi gang ,

Just thought I would let you know, I am currently reading the 'Power is knowledge ' 6 week series about MS. I just called my local MS Society chapter and they will send it to you for free. The first series came with a neat DVD, very informative. It talks about the MS diagnosis, treatment plans, drugs and dealing with friends and family and well, just plain understanding MS. Hope this helps:) Hugs~Katie


What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own ; The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protecxt you!
                              Hugs~Katie
                  Diagnosed ~ August 2008


rhondab
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   Posted 10/5/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Katie

Yeah, i remember u mentioning this in chat! It seems like such a great way to get u'r head around what ms really is and the price is right too! Thanks for this info!
rhonda
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*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*
 
Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
*One day without sunshine is like...um..well...night?*


healing spirit
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   Posted 10/5/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Katie

I happen to already have it on the way.  I just registered last week with my local MS chapter.  Thanks so much for the response.  All of this can be very overwhelming.  Now if I can just get my anxiety under control I will be ahead of the game.  That is day by day.

Thanks again

Cindy


aggiemom
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   Posted 10/7/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   

I do not have a diagnosis, but after a bout of ON, I read this book:

Multiple Sclerosis- New Hope and practical Advice for people with MS and their families by Louis Rosner and Shelley Ross

I was given this book (also good) Multiple Sclerosis- The First Year by Margaret Blackstone

I figured I would arm myself with knowledge since there was a large waiting period between the dx of ON and the MRI.  I don't regret reading either book, even without a dx.  I particularly liked the first one.

 

 



Tertle
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   Posted 10/7/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy,

I have read a handful of books, one in particular that I think everyone should have is "MS for Dummies". also another is "Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis" by: Jeffrey N. Gingold. Also Montel Williams "Climbing Higher" is a good one.

Good luck, there's alot out there.
-Tertle(Andy)


healing spirit
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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.  I am headed for the book store tonight.

Cindy


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   Posted 10/11/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read an interesting book called Living with MS by Professor Jelenyck.  What I think is really good about this book is that it is written by a doctor of intensive medecine whose mother had MS (& was the reason he became a doctor) and now he has it.  He assesses all the drug options and alternative options available and tells you his choice and why.  Its not a big book and an easy read.  Although he lives in Australia he does have a website.  Love and light to all.
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