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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: LaMont Pub (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971217505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971217508
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,277,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sue has written something that is needed and that will make a difference to you. I highly recommend this book. -- Jane Kohler, Fibrom-L book reviewer

Sue's poetry is beautiful. Her mixture of truth, pain, and humor inspires us to face each day with hope. -- Fibromyalgia Frontiers, 2001 (Volume 9, Number 3)

This well-written book will tug at your heart. As you read, you will see yourself in the pages. -- Devin Starlanyl, M.D., author of "Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual"

From the Author

Many people suffering from fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome, as I do, had told me I was able to express, through my words, their thoughts and feelings about this illness. Thus, I decided to write a book that gives voice to FMS/CFS through both poetry and prose. I wrote "Parting the Fog" in easy-to-understand language, so families and friends of sufferers can gain better insight as to the reality of being stricken with FMS/CFS. It will enable them to better understand us and thus, give them the ability to relate to us more effectively.

It is extremely important to me, as a longtime sufferer myself, to help others with this misunderstood, debliltating illness. If you are living under the weight of FMS/CFS, I hope this book will comfort, validate and encourage you through its word of hope, hardship and inspiration. Humor is sprinkled throughout the book, as well, as I believe it is vital to our well-being. My goal for "Parting the Fog" is that as you read it, you will have a good laugh, have a good cry, and come away satisfied that YOUR story has been told at last. But mostly, I hope you will glean something from this book that will change your life for the better.

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What a wonderfully easy book to read.
Darlene M. Nehring
It will help them understand, so much better, what it's like to have this disease.
Polly Herris
It is one of the few books that I have read during one sitting.
Karla Wirth

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89 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Judith K. Schaad on February 27, 2003
For all of you that are suffering with Fibromyalgia and/or CFS, as I am, I recommend this book. It is not only good information for those who are ailing, but for those they live with, or are just very close to. This was the first time in a long time I read a book that I could not put down. What I think is most important is that Sue Jones suffers from the same problems and knows first hand how we all feel. She offers some very good tips on "what not" and "what" to say to us who are not feeling well. Not everyone understands a person with FMS/CFS and if you are serious about learning because of someone you love, or for whatever reason, Read This Book!
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Johnson on February 28, 2004
This is a fantastic book!!!! Over the past 21 years I have personally treated thousands of patients suffering from fibromyalgia. Sue Jones articulates their suffering beautifully and eloquently. This book should be read by all who suffer from or are close to those with this debilitating condition. Please......do yourself a favor and read this book!
Dr. Michael L. Johnson author of "What Do You Do When the Medications Don't Work--A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Conditions".
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Judith E. Alexander on August 27, 2002
"Parting the Fog" is a moving and educational story of the tragic, lonely and heroic struggle of someone with Fibromyalgia. This book is fundamental for those who suffer as well as those who are family and friends. It will provide solace and understanding for all who come into contact with this debilitating and misunderstood disease. As a Fibromyalgia sufferer, "Parting the Fog" not only gave me validation for what I am feeling but also the comfort of knowing I am not alone. I highly recommend this book.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Karla Wirth on May 12, 2002
I have read many, many books on fibromyalgia since I have had it for over 40 years. This is absolutely without question, the most encouraging and informative book that I have ever read. It is one of the few books that I have read during one sitting. I have a hard time sitting and reading because of the fibromyalgia in my neck. One of the reasons I liked the book so well, is that it is not difficult to read and it really touched my soul for months afterwards. I have reread several parts of it and can refer to it over and over again. I was very depressed when I started reading it, and after a few chapters, my spirits were lifted and my knowledge increased. I have bought over 30 copies so far for family, friends, and fellow fibromyalgics so far and no doubt, I will be ordering more in the future. I am the leader of a large fibromyalgia support group. Many members of the group liked the book as well and thus, they have been getting it for family and friends too. My husband is an avid reader and has read this book a couple of times. Please add this book to your library. I don't think you will regret it.
Sincerely,
Karla Wirth
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Glinda on April 23, 2005
Finding this book was a salvation for me. Not clinically written, this is the personal insight of another human revealed for us to benefit from. For myself, coming from a very strong work ethic where complaint of illness was not acceptable, a Fibromyalgia diagnosis has been very frustrating and difficult to accept. I was able to identify with Sue's story enabling me to feel less alone and better equipped to cope. Each chapter provides a wonderful explanation of all facets of Fibro life written from a sufferer with an excellent attitude laced with humor and compassion. The end of each section enables you to write about your personal experience with the issue discussed so I felt able to unload some of my frustration as well as share with family and my Fibro support group, my personal story. On my * bad * days I can re-read my writing and understand I have had days like this before, they will pass and better days will come, leaving me with hope and feeling more relaxed, less uptight and kinder to myself. Those with whom I share the book who don't understand what life is like with this affliction have a chance to appreciate the impact it has on your life.

I very highly recommend owning 2 copies of this book. One for writing your most private feelings for yourself and those you feel comfortable sharing said feelings with and a second copy with a less personal journal to share with others you are not as close to.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Polly Herris on May 21, 2002
I received "Parting The Fog" in the mail and decided to glance through it before bed. At 2 o'clock in the morning, I finally finished it. I simply could not put it down. Sue Jones understands and writes about every single aspect of having Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue. The reader and fellow sufferer feels so comforted and understood, because it details her daily life and struggle. Everyone with fibromyalgia should have this book and ask their family and friends to read it. It will help them understand, so much better, what it's like to have this disease. It's not that long and is a very easy read. We recommend this book to members at our support group meeting every month, and I highly recommend it to those with fibro and those who love them.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By S. Bolton on April 11, 2005
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I have suffered dreadfully with FMS and all of the "trailer diseases" that it brings for many years. In those years I have read countless books, articles, and websites on this cruel disease...regardless of how far-fetched they seemed. In this book I finally found a writer who does not presume to repeat the same information we have read again and again. She avoids medical jargon and instead discusses the effects of the disease on the victim's whole-life experience. She has written poetry that is at times quite humorous and at others heart-breaking or hopeful. At the end of each chapter, she provides questions for your own reflection. I personally answered the questions on separate pages. This allowed me to make her story MY story as well. I shared the book, which is short easy reading, with my family. Each person that read it told me, "I finally understand. Thank you." The experience therefore is very personal for each sufferer. You could choose to not share the personal pages for readers you did not feel so close to (bosses, colleagues). Doctors should recommend this book to all FMS patients, and as victims we should recommend it to one another. PARTING THE FOG is spot-on reading for all those touched by Fibromyalgia.
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