Walk of Hope

Walk of Hope
Author: Christine Ganger
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-10-22
ISBN: 9781478775362
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk of Hope Book Excerpt:

Christine started out life running. Active in softball, cheerleading and any other sport she could find time to fit in her schedule, she trusted her young, lean body to carry her through exciting and wonderful adventures. But when her body turned on her, it would force her to make a critical decision: give up or else. Christine chose "or else," and shares her story of a journey into Multiple Sclerosis and her daily decision to survive. Giving up was always a temptation, because living with MS is a battle that never ends; and a body just gets tired. Christine shares some very raw and personal moments throughout this book and how she manages to work through them, all the while keeping her focus on God's plan for her life and the hope and peace that can be found in Him. Walk of Hope reveals the mind and heart of a Multiple Sclerosis survivor, and how hope can make the mind and heart overcome the physical body for anyone experiencing similar physical disabilities.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Rosalind C. Kalb, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-11-11
ISBN: 1617050768
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease - those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers. The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management, who proffer expert answers to the most common questions about living with MS-medical, emotional, social, and economic - and represents a interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The book's goal is to help those living with MS live the lives they aspire to lead. The chapters cover everything from treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The book provides the most current information on multiple sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI, discussion of the first two pills in development for the disease, new information on the drug Tysabri, emotional issues, and the family. The thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need answers even more of your questions about how to live and thrive with MS. What are the current drug therapies for MS? What about alternative medicine? Should I exercise? How common is depression with MS?

More Than Just Surviving

More Than   Just Surviving
Author: Denise Royal
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2022-07-20
ISBN: 1638149631
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than Just Surviving Book Excerpt:

More Than Just Surviving Denise Royal Synopsis This autobiographical Christian nonfiction work traces God’s masterful hand throughout Denise’s life from childhood in a military family through marriage to a professional in law enforcement and beyond. It details both her struggles and triumphs through challenging life events that include postpartum depression, devastating marriage problems, the rocky road of healing to recovery, a personal diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, her daughter’s debilitating health struggles, her husband’s brain cancer diagnosis and death, her daughter’s transplant, and onward to living as a widow with purpose. Target Audience Written in an honest and transparent style, this book is written for fellow-strugglers who need encouragement that God is active and involved in lives, feel forgotten or slighted by God, wonder if God speaks to average people, and those who question God’s existence. Motivation In a world where social media presents the illusion of lives perfectly lived, readers need the opportunity to hear from authors who dare to be honest and vulnerable, sharing the reality of life’s difficulties. Her prayer is that readers’ eyes would be opened to how God works in their lives even in the midst of pain and struggle and that their hearts would be warmed and inspired to seek God. It is also her hope and prayer that this true account would point readers to a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.

My journey with MS

My journey with MS
Author: Susanne Christensen
Publsiher: Saxo Publish
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 8771430687
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My journey with MS Book Excerpt:

The author sometimes provokes her fellow humans by saying that it was perfect she got sclerosis (MS) so she had to stop and think carefully and find a new depth of life. Otherwise, she had probably continued her former comfortable life in Denmark, but the disease made it necessary for her to make some alternative choices. She chose to seek insight in her loving India, where they have a different view of MS - ie Multiple Sclerosis - and of life. She became so excited about the old Indian health system Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and healthy food, that she returned to Ayurvedic and similar retreats in India and Sri Lanka, totally for preliminary 15 times. She writes in an enthusiastic, funny and positive way about all those retreats, a lot about yoga and how she has managed the disease. It’s a very colorful and happy book, a little gem in positive thinking.

From Wheelchair to Dance Floor

From Wheelchair to Dance Floor
Author: Barbara Bowie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-09-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Wheelchair to Dance Floor Book Excerpt:

After battling multiple sclerosis for decades and exploring nearly every option from conventional to experimental, Barbara Bowie was running out of options. With her debilitating symptoms roaring back, despite being under the careful watch of the world's foremost MS doctors, at sixty-two years old, she decided to try something radical-bodybuilding. Dan, the bodybuilder, had no experience training MS patients. Barbara had never worked out at a gym. Nevertheless, this odd couple took a risk, and Dan began showing her how to make her weak body strong. After three years of relentless training, Barbara left her harsh medication, mobility scooter, cane, and leg braces behind. To the astonishment of those who knew her as a disabled elderly woman afflicted by MS, Barbara regained her ability to walk, golf, and twirl around on the dancefloor on her own . . . but Barbara's recovery came as no surprise to her. Whether bedridden or zooming around in her mobility scooter, she always believed in her heart that she would walk again. Worldwide, 2.8 million people suffer from MS. The devastating disease damages the mind and body, often cuts life short, and has no known cure. When Barbara was diagnosed with MS in 1968 at thirty-four years old, her doctors told her she had only years to live. Despite the early death sentence, the wife and mother of two young children steadfastly stood by her belief to do her best and leave the rest to God. In From Wheelchair to Dance Floor: How One Woman Conquered MS and You Can Too! Barbara describes her remarkable journey from disability to recovery. In 1999, at sixty-five years old, she beat MS for good. Hardwired for happiness, she maintained calm and hope even during her darkest moments struck down by the disease. Her book is both memoir and timeless guide for all who seek to navigate life's biggest pitfalls with unrelenting joy and serenity.

My MSAdventures

My MSAdventures
Author: Becky Kennedy
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN: 1452566429
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My MSAdventures Book Excerpt:

My MSAdventures: Multiple Sclerosis: It’s Not Just a Disease—It’s an Adventure portrays the journey of a persistent and optimistic woman who has endured decades of complicated navigation through the sometimes turbulent currents of life with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Writing in a tone that captures the identical light-hearted and hopeful approach that has kept her afloat for decades, Becky Kennedy shares how she lives with a condition that could easily capsize her life. Proceeding topically rather than chronologically, the author’s narrative in My MSAdventures tells how the adventures began, reviews rehab and other “fun vacation spots,” and points out how adventures await one everywhere. As an added feature, an appendix provides a collection of useful Web sites. If you are one of the many who live with the diagnosis of MS and wonder how—despite your condition—you not only will endure, but also thrive, My MSAdventures promises to help you to see beyond the currently tough times to the prospects ahead of you. If, on the other hand, you are someone who cares for another who lives with MS, then My MSAdventures has an uplifting message of hope for you too. “If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), this book is a must. Becky shares her own personal trials and tribulations with the disease. I recommend this book not only to every patient of mine with MS, but also to their family and friends.”

Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Judith Lynn Nichols
Publsiher: Hunter House
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1999-01
ISBN: 0897932188
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Women who are living with multiple sclerosis share their experiences and offer advice for other women battling the disease

Stand Up

Stand Up
Author: Ken Cruickshank
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 1619848422
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stand Up Book Excerpt:

Friends and family expected Ken Cruickshank to continue playing sports, traveling, engaging in mischief, and raising an active brood after he married his soulmate, Karen. Indeed, all was proceeding to plan until an invisible enemy strengthened its grip on his body and mind. Goals, abilities, and many dreams grew forever affected by progressive disease. After an accident crumpled his weakened body, he dug deep to rediscover the optimism and hope he'd once considered his essence. He realized that the illness he blamed for stealing his identity was also the path to wisdom and a life of fulfillment.

29 Gifts

29 Gifts
Author: Cami Walker
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0786745991
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

29 Gifts Book Excerpt:

After a devastating MS diagnosis, one woman shares her inspirational journey in gratitude and generosity--in this New York Times bestseller. At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by an intensified struggle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disease that left her debilitated and depressed. Then she received an uncommon "prescription" from South African healer Mbali Creazzo: Give away 29 gifts in 29 days. 29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author's life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving. Many of Walker's gifts were simple--a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By Day 29, not only had Walker's health and happiness improved, but she had also created a worldwide giving movement. 29 Gifts shows how a simple, daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world.

Faith Hope and Rainbows

Faith  Hope  and Rainbows
Author: P. Cook
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2022-08-01
ISBN: 1642580619
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Hope and Rainbows Book Excerpt:

Meet a woman who wanted to give up more times than most but always found strength with God to continue on even though she was not sure if she should. Follow her on her journey as she explains what it is like to have primary progressive multiple sclerosis and scoliosis in a way most people do not talk about. Connect with her as she shares her struggles with life, health, love, hate, family, God, mental illness, and death. She takes you on a unique walk through her stay in a mental hospital because of a misdiagnosis. She questions her faith. She tries to hold on to her faith, and at times, she wonders if there really is such a thing called faith. Watch her grow in her faith, strength, and love for God when all the odds were against her. You will get to know her in ways you never thought to know another person. Enjoy laughing with her. Share her dreams. Hold your breath with her when she is frightened. Share a tissue with her when she thinks all is lost. Say a prayer with her when she is hurting so much she cannot find any words. Celebrate with her when she celebrates! When you finish her story, you will be able to see humor where you were never able to see it before. You will be able to see silver linings when your world is dark, and you will realize that no matter what life throws at you, there is always hope, and you can do this.

Never Never NEVER Give up

Never Never NEVER Give up
Author: (Miriam) Joy Willms Neufeld
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 9781452549354
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Never NEVER Give up Book Excerpt:

“Joy’s commitment to demystifying the symptoms and challenges of multiple sclerosis has resulted in the writing of a book that offers hope and inspiration to others. As Joy persevered, she learned a multitude of lessons that enabled her to maximize her level of functioning and to find meaning in even the most difficult challenges. She invites readers to take a walk with her through her story in order to connect to their own tenacity and resilience. By presenting the information in a reader friendly style, anyone facing adversity will find helpful strategies and the courage to ‘Never Give Up’ in their own difficulties.” —Margaret Evans RN, BScN, CPCC Registered nurse, life coach, author

Silver Linings Finding My Way Through Life s Storms

Silver Linings  Finding My Way Through Life s Storms
Author: Phoebe Walker
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN: 0692953736
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver Linings Finding My Way Through Life s Storms Book Excerpt:

If you have ever experienced a major life trial that left you desperately searching for hope and a point of recovery, then jump on board. This book is a candid description of my lifelong train ride through multiple trials to healing. Allow me to share with you how I have overcome my circumstances and daily live as a survivor. This book is one woman¿s life journey through an abusive childhood, marriage, disease, cancer, and profound faith. It is full of excitement and emotion that will keep you on the edge of your seat and versatile enough to cover a multitude of topics and demographics. The author shares how, through faith and humor she was able to rise victoriously out of each difficult life circumstance. She digs deeper by calling the readers to become active participants in their own victories by finding personal silver linings as a lifeline. Don¿t be fooled by the intensity of the topics covered because just as you think a situation can¿t get any worse, the author will have you laughing. This honest memoir was written to help others walk through their own life trials.Silver Linings, finding my way through life¿s storms is a fully revised version of my award winning Silver Linings, Encounters with Angels that earned a 1st in category from the international Chanticleer book reviews. This revised book is packed full with new pictures, chapters and updated details, and it is written to better help you connect your personal life with the author¿s stories.

FEMALE FORESTER FOREVER

FEMALE FORESTER FOREVER
Author: Charlotte Schneider
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN: 1452565511
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FEMALE FORESTER FOREVER Book Excerpt:

This natural world I fell into off three-inch high heels is a school of infinite learning. Sharing my knowledge and experience of forestry and arboriculture is very fulfilling. Having finally grown up in the Missouri forest, the desire to complete my adventure despite challenges with employers, doctors and a chronic disabling disease has led me to writing and blogging (under Female Forester Forever or Our Little Urban Arboretum). When forced to return to the city, I bought my family home and turned its less-than-a-third-of-an-acre lot into an arboretum. Volunteering as a master gardener I learned that the Ozark foothills down to the St. Louis riverfront is more than just an oak-hickory forest, and a forest community is more than just trees or even just plants. This book can only paint a miniscule picture of the forest on the head of a needle, and is as dull and boring as a broken, discarded bit compared to ten minutes standing naked in a creek, staring up into a towering tree or down at a leaf. Tomorrow is already here; experience trees. As the venerable Professor Al Shigo has said, “Touch trees.”

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time
Author: David M. Sloan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2011-09
ISBN: 1257924621
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Day at a Time Book Excerpt:

"One Day at a Time" is an inspirational story of David Sloan's battle against MS. This book is about using hope and attitude as weapons to fight through the mental gymnastics and roadblocks that MS created as Sloan's disease progressed. It features a step-by-step description of searching for answers that resulted in finally finding a label for his disabling symptoms. Sloan's life as a successful investment banker, always in control, gave way to learning that health and family were much more important than money and power when he finally retired on long term disability. His journey included traveling alone to Brazil where he spent time with a spiritual healer. This experience strengthened Sloan's resolve to never give up and use attitude to his advantage. Whoever he knows or meets has never met anyone with a stronger positive attitude. One can only understand his strength by learning about a similar battle with MS fought by Sloan's mom, who spent thirteen years in a nursing home yet never complained.

Saving Beauty a Memoir of Love Desire and Multiple Sclerosis

Saving Beauty a Memoir of Love  Desire and Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Harvey A. Kaplan
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009-10
ISBN: 1608605728
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Beauty a Memoir of Love Desire and Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Does love have its limits? Are couples challenged beyond what they can handle when one becomes ill? How does one cope in the face of a devastating, debilitating disease that has come to steal your loved one from you? Saving Beauty is a deeply personal narrative of a marriage transformed by the emergence of a serious illness. Dr. Kaplan shares his touching story of loving a beautiful woman ravaged by multiple sclerosis. A tale of love, sensitivity and strength emerge from the pages as Dr. Kaplan examines the psychological and social effects of disability with the wisdom and expertise of a trained psychologist. Saving Beauty is not only about facing the unexpected, it is also about exploring the meaning of soul, and learning how to muster courage and acceptance while dealing with life and death issues. Dr. Kaplan provides pragmatic insight into celebrating life, even through the devastation and pain. Saving Beauty examines how circumstances, good and bad, shape our characters and destinies, as it champions the importance of hope. These memoirs capture the redemptive power of love in the face of despair. With a surprising conclusion, the reader discovers how pain and loss can become catalysts for amazing soulful transformations. Dr. Harvey A. Kaplan is a psychotherapist who lives and practices in New York City.

Stumbled Standing

Stumbled   Standing
Author: River Maria Urke
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1105488284
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stumbled Standing Book Excerpt:

My Story

My Story
Author: Amelia Davis
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN: 1934559326
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Story Book Excerpt:

In a series of dramatic essays and photographs by the renowned San Francisco-based photographer Amelia Davis, My Story is an evocative description of what it is like to live with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects about 350,000 Americans and whose cause is still not entirely known. The essays and accompanying photographs in this highly engaging, beautifully illustrated book poignantly portray the lives of thirty-two men and women from the ages of seventeen to seventy and of various ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds who share the challenge of living with MS. Some, like Amelia, use no mobility aids, while others use canes, wheelchairs, or electric scooters. All have had to face the challenges and limitations that MS has imposed upon their lives, and each has devised unique and often creative coping strategies.Accompanying each essay are commentaries by family members and friends that express their own personal feelings and experiences of living with this disease. Here are the inspirational stories of women, men, and children who live with this disease. Many have children; one or two are currently expecting them. Treatments and therapies for slowing the progression of the disease are revealed and shared, from the latest advances in prescription medication to alternative methods of coping, including yoga, exercise and competitive sports, creative activities such as writing and art, and even community activism. A wide range of accompanying stories by spouses, children, and other loved ones depict the ups and downs of living and caring for someone who has MS, from the moment of first diagnosis to dealing with its ongoing challenges. All are strong reminders of the selflessness of the human spirit, and its ability to nurture and remain strong under even adverse circumstances. Highly motivating and deeply inspirational, My Story will be welcomed by anyone who lives with or shares the life of someone who has MS.

My Walk with Angels

My Walk with Angels
Author: Enid Walker
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-01-19
ISBN: 1453596844
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Walk with Angels Book Excerpt:

Commonsensical Mom

Commonsensical Mom
Author: Kristine Lindskoog
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2022-08-01
ISBN: 1098033507
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonsensical Mom Book Excerpt:

I donaEUR(tm)t know about you, but I didnaEUR(tm)t have an instruction manual when I had my kids. I think knowing how to raise kids is more important than, say, cooking a box of macaroni and cheese or assembling some flat-pack furniture, even though those things always come with instructions so that you are given a standard to get an acceptable and predictable result. May my experiences on motherhood help you see what my husband and I did to raise our sons to be kind, respectful, and intelligent young men. After all, it worked not once, but twice! I pray you can glean any morsel of wisdom because we all need more wisdom. I hope you can see the Holy Spirit at work in my parenting as I think walking in the fruit of the Spirit is just common sense.

And He Will Lift You Up

And He Will Lift You Up
Author: Zanina Jacinto
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-11-07
ISBN: 9781632328359
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And He Will Lift You Up Book Excerpt:

"And He Will Lift You Up" is the remarkable story of Zanina Jacinto, a woman who is painfully familiar with disabilities--her precious daughter, Danielle, was born with cerebral palsy; several years later, Zanina was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorder. Faced with these setbacks, Zanina turned to the Lord, and He lifted her up when her own strength failed. Zanina raised Danielle, who today is a vibrant young woman, and an honor student with a bachelor of science in special education. Zanina became a teacher of special needs children, but eventually, had to leave her job when multiple sclerosis consumed her body with relentless fatigue, and muscle weakness made walking and standing difficult. During this dark and frightening time, Zanina battled depression and soon discovered that she also had bipolar disorder. But as Zanina and Danielle persevered and held tightly to the Lord's promises, again and again, God graciously and miraculously supplied all of their needs. Travel with mother and daughter to the Promised Land of Israel where they experience the fullness of God's grace, power, and love; and rejoice with them as they return home with renewed strength and vision. Be encouraged as Zanina shares how she successfully deals with life's challenges and shows you how to do the same. "And He Will Lift You Up" will speak to your heart as a testimony of the enduring power of faith, and will light the way for you to find the hope and joy that comes from the One who is constant and loves you with an everlasting love.