- Paperback: 90 pages
- Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas; 1st edition (June 25, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193849928X
- ISBN-13: 978-1938499289
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical Help for Those Suffering from Chronic Health Problems Paperback – June 25, 2013
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As an employee at a Christian book store, there are very few books out there touching on this subject. It would be wonderful to have this book in our bookstore. I think it would greatly help those with chronic illnesses, as well as those who might have a friend or relative struggling with one.
~ Grawyn Miller, Leap of Faith Christian Bookstore
The book I've been waiting for has finally been written! I will be referring to this book often--for practical tips, laughter, and sound, biblical advice when the road is feeling long. Sick and Tired was the pick-me-up I needed.
~ Bethany, MS since 2003
Loving what I'm reading. I think this book is necessary. I haven't seen any out there like this one.
~ Tammy, herniated disc in back since 2008
I was almost jaded when I first cracked Sick and Tired open. What could Kimberly Rae offer me that the medical profession and so many others couldn't? The amount of practical wisdom in Sick and Tired, delivered with wit and humor, is well worth a read! I plan to gift this book to several people. Consider this book your prescription for surviving and thriving with health challenges.
~ Jen, Raynaud's Phenomenon and food allergies since 2006
From the Author
Sometimes I just want off this merry-go-round. I'm sick. I'm tired. And I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Know what I mean? It's a tough road we sickies travel. We have to deal with our daily symptoms and pile of pills, plus the doctors who scratch their heads, acquaintances who either think we're faking it or are certain we'd be better if we just tried their latest whatever, and the friends who think they're encouraging us when they say, "But you don't look sick!"
Some days I just want to hear somebody say it stinks. Somebody who really gets it, who will tell me a funny story and remind me I'm not alone. Somebody who will tell me I really can get through this day, and they're cheering me on.
Funny thing is, though there are over 100 million people in our country living with chronic illness, we aren't very good at getting together to encourage one another. We could schedule a support group, but it would be exhausting having to get dressed and get there and interact with people. We could plan big events or conferences, but most of us would end up getting sick that day and not being able to show up!
Therefore, one of the best ways for a sick person to be encouraged is through a book. A book doesn't expect you to answer a bunch of questions like, "Are you feeling better?" or mind if you're still wearing your pjs. A book won't get upset if you only read a page or two then fall asleep because you were up most of the night.
And since I couldn't find just the right book--a blend of empathy, encouragement and practical help--I wrote it!
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Top Customer Reviews
Several minutes later, I'm reading. Chuckling. Snorting. The cartoons were spot on and I think her straightforward style was exactly the balance needed to bring home her points.
Then, as I read further, I surprised my self by tearing up. Kimberly now felt just like a sister; someone you could sit and have a coffee with, getting sympathy and a gentle kick to avert the pity me syndrome.
Thank you Kimberly Rae, I will be looking for more books from you! Do me a favor though; make 'em longer!
Apparently this is the first of many, so I'm looking forward to reading the next one!
What I found amazing is that this reading this book is like taking a class about how to handle chronic sickness / pain. At the end of each chapter there is a checklist of things to do that really help manage pain.
Personally I am over the moon wtth this book because I live with chronic pain....years ago Ibwas in a very bad auto accident and my riright shoulder was severely damaged. This book has helped me and given me encouragement.
Highly recommend this book!
Chronic illness is no laughing matter, but she laughs at herself as she describes her struggles. And that gentle approach made me open up to her honest descriptions of the daily challenges and questions with which she grapples.
I am not chronically ill but I care for people who are, so I found it an empathy builder. I would recommend it for its intended audience, the chronically ill, and also for care givers.
In fact now that I am thinking about the book I am changing my 4 star rating to 5. I am recommending it to at my sick friends. At my age (76) all my friends are sick and most of them tired.
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