- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (December 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781462070510
- ISBN-13: 978-1462070510
- ASIN: 1462070515
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,028,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Managing MS: Straight Talk from a Thirty-One-Year Survivor Hardcover – December 28, 2011
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"Debbie Petrina has written a remarkable book about her personal journey with MS in the hopes that her story and her thoughts will be helpful to others with MS. Her personal thoughts will be helpful to people with MS and their loved ones as they embark on their own journeys." --Barry A. Hendin M.D., Phoenix Neurological Associates
"Debbie Petrina treats the subject with candor, and her no-nonsense style does not sugar-coat reality, but deals with it in an honest, up-front manner that MS patients, their friends, and their families will appreciate." --Rita Wilson, English teacher and writer
"This book is INCREDIBLE and easy to read. The clinical information and personal experience provided not only answers key questions but reassures readers that they are not alone." --Sandy Dow, Neuro-Trauma ICU RN, Phoenix, AZ
"I wish I would have had a book like this to read years ago, from someone suffering from this disease. MS is very frightening and confusing. I have had MS for 23 years and still found it helpful in many ways." --Gerry Markle
"Managing MS: Straight Talk from a 31-Year Survivor provides practical and meaningful guidance for people living with MS as well as for their family and friends. In addition, caregivers and health care providers can learn ways to understand someone who has been diagnosed with MS." --Ellen Friedman, P.T., M.A.
About the Author
Debbie Petrina has spoken to thousands of people suffering from multiple sclerosis on her own and as a trained peer counselor and speaker for the National MS Society. She enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, and swimming. She lives in Glendale, Arizona, with her husband, son, and her faithful companion, Bear.
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I'm especially grateful for the tip about the swing machine. It really helps with flexibility and sleep. On those days when I just can't face a walk, I use it and feel like I got some 'exercise.' My legs don't get as tight as they have been, which means I can take less pain medication. I never would have found out about it and many other things unless I read this book.
I recommend this book to anyone who is just beginning their journey.
As of now , there is no cure , no cause , but we are the ones living with ms, so I ask you, Who's the expert here? Like Debbie ,we are survivors. THIS is THE book WE would have written. It's a guidance book,based on experiences. So easy to read, it's like an instruction book. I LOVE this book. I cry only because I so wished I had this book available to me in 86. I would have eased into the diagnosis like a skilled Olympic diver, slipping into the water with as little a ripple as possible instead of jumping in full belly flopping, water splashing everywhere !
This book should be given to every person having ms, I encourage any ms organization, medical staff , family or friend to do so and to read it also, especially the medical staff, (so you guys can give better advice).