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Drying My Tears: One Family's Journey with Autoimmunity
« on: August 15, 2017, 07:09:37 PM »
"Drying My Tears: One Family's Journey with Autoimmunity"
by Liz Wilkey

A heartwarming blend of medical mystery, intimate journal, comic survival guide, and “zenchanted” map to acceptance, this memoir recounts the story of a family’s journey within the often-invisible world of autoimmunity. The book leads the reader through the misery and mayhem encountered while one woman attempted to raise three daughters with autoimmune conditions, such as lupus, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroidititis, and spondyloarthritis. It then details what happened when a life-altering, autoimmune disease called Sjogren's Syndrome swooped down to hit her squarely in the eyes as well. Covering topics as diverse as “Identity Theft,” “The Doctor-Patient Fit,” "Little House of Illness" and “Using Buddhist Philosophy to Deal with Chronic Illness,” this book serves as a handbook of sorts for all those who wish to understand the emotions and obstacles encountered in living with chronic illness and provides a strategy for coping for the 50 million Americans who are currently living with autoimmune diseases.

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Re: Drying My Tears: One Family's Journey with Autoimmunity
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 06:03:54 AM »
Thank you for listing this. I hope my own journey can help others!
Primary SJS. RA & lupus. Positive ANA, SSA, anti-phospholipid Antibodies. Large and small fiber peripheral neuropathy