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About Tom Buford
In addition to writing, Tom enjoys listening to music and making his own when he has time.
Life has changed dramatically for Tom and his Honey since fibromyalgia made its appearance in their family. Happy times are far from over, though. They still have fun and enjoy life. They just do it in a different way - more slow motion fun. They've learned new creative things to do for entertainment and have each learned much more about the other's inner most being and thoughts than they were ever able to when life was more hectic.
Tom enjoys many areas of the U.S. - the desert southwest, the Rocky Mountains, and ocean beaches, but it happy to say he loves life and finds inspiration in rural Tennessee
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Do you wish you could tell your family and friends what life is like for you as a fibromyalgia patient?
Do you wish you had a way to tell them easily, without fighting through the brain fog, what you need from them?
Living with Fibromyalgia Patients will help you!
In just an evening or two of reading, you will learn what life can really be like for fibromyalgia patients.
- What it is like for them to wake up and hardly be able to move their feet from the mattress to the floor.
- Why they sometimes can’t “get it together” before lunch time.
- Why it seems that they have suddenly become forgetful, emotionally sensitive, and much more.
This book will teach you 79 things that family members and friends can do to help their fibromyalgia patients live better lives. You will learn real, practical tips for working around uncomfortable situations, helping the patient remain productive, fighting fibro-fog, and more.
Who this book was written for:
Living With Fibromyalgia Patients was written especially for you if you are in one of the following groups of people:
- Families or friends of people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and you do not understand the issues that FM patients have to deal with every day of their lives.
- People who just want to know more about the lifestyle changes they have seen in their own family members or friends and how they can perhaps help life to be a bit more bearable for them.
- People who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have found it difficult to explain the ramifications of their illness in such a way that their families or friends can truly understand why and how life has changed for them.
What this book is not:
Living With Fibromyalgia Patients is not meant to diagnose fibromyalgia or any other syndrome or disease. It was written in layman's terms and with as little medical jargon as possible.
Most people have heard of fibromyalgia, but have not had close personal interaction with anyone who suffers with the illness.The purpose of this book is to give you a clear image of how many different ways its victims can be physically impacted by it and how you can help them live a more fulfilling life. It is a "how-to" book for the families and friends of people who have already been diagnosed with the illness.
About the author
Tom Buford is a man whose wife of more than thirty-nine years has suffered with the disabling effects of fibromyalgia for more than a decade. The author is not a medical professional, but he knows first-hand what it is like to watch his wife change from one who earlier in life might have been seen on a lake riding a jet ski or climbing trees in a friend's yard to one who can hardly get out of bed some mornings, one who he has found sitting on her bed silently crying because there was no relief from the pain, even with heavy-duty pain medications.
Tom knows the empty feeling that comes with seeing his bride in obvious pain and not knowing what he can do to make her day more bearable, or if he is told what to do, may not think he knows how to do it in quite the way she needs it done. He knows what it is like for his wife to desperately need his touch, yet he finds it difficult to control his sometimes too masculine touch in such a way that it is not too heavy or even pain inducing for her.
What happens when the tallest man to ever grace the porch on Brown’s General Store stops for a single night in Morgan Crossroads, Alabama?
He and his dog Spotlight (whose parts don’t all work exactly right) move on, but not without leaving behind them the seeds that will forever change the lives of Morgan Crossroads’s most beloved residents.
Nearly all of the tales that are told among the women in Polly’s House of Beauty or the men on the front porch of Brown’s General Store have at least a morsel of truth in them. The trick is to figure out which do and which don’t.
When Marcella and her life-long friend Eva Jo Clomper take off on an unannounced bus ride to Texas with nothing but a pile of luggage and Marcella’s wish to bring back the past, the Morgan Crossroads gossip lines light up.
The women and men both have something new to figure out. What exactly are two single women whose age is somewhere north of seventy doing on a westbound Greyhound?
You’ll fall in love with Morgan Crossroads, Alabama. In fact, with no Walmart, a traffic light that works most of the time, and Dora Mae Crawford’s occasionally correct version of the news in her Whipper County Gazette, you may just decide to move there.
Then Came Edgar is the first book in the Morgan Crossroads series of clean small town and rural fiction from author Tom Buford.