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.