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We are not alone : learning to live with chronic illness

Author: Sefra Pitzele
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers practical living strategies to millions suffering from chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, lupus, Sjogren's and M.S.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sefra Pitzele
ISBN: 0894801392 9780894801396
OCLC Number: 14068012
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Who Promised Life Would Always be Fair? --
First, There is the Diagnosis --
The first diagnosis was our own --
Why is it hard for your doctor to make a diagnosis? --
Helping your doctor help you --
The best diagnosis is the last diagnosis --
What does it mean if you can't get a diagnosis? --
Susan's dilemma --
Remaining undiagnosed --
Other special problems --
A few words about cancer --
Accepting the challenge of change --
Getting on with your life --
Consultant glossary --
Grieving is Normal --
Why are we grieving? --
Our family grieves, too --
Understanding the grieving process makes it easier --
The five phases of grieving --
In Sickness and in Health: Explaining your illness to those you love --
Forewarned is forearmed --
Relationships that function well don't just happen --
Chronic illness will not correct or hide the problems in your relationship --
You eventually must tell your partner the whole truth about your illness --
Chronic illness means never being able to say, "This is for certain" --
Each of you will adopt new roles --
New roles have new needs --
It's OK to be angry: Acceptance is an ongoing, family affair --
With the right communication skills, you can keep your relationships growing --
But Who Will Take me to the Zoo?: Telling the children about your illness --
Your children will need to grieve --
They still need you in your family role --
Set a good example --
Keeping your Friendships Growing --
Your Health Care Team --
Which doctor is right for you? --
What can you expect of your doctor?
Responsibility: Sefra Kobrin Pitzele ; illustrated by Michael J. Fornwald.
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