Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness

Sara Gorman
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Feel like you're losing the battle with lupus? Look no further than Despite Lupus, the book that will help you obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve. There is no cure for lupus, but there is a way to live well, despite it. The choices involved in living well with a chronic illness aren't easy, but no one is in a better position to make the right ones than you. In Despite Lupus, you'll learn how your lifestyle choices have contributed to your illness, why you make the choices you do, and most importantly, how you can make better ones moving forward. A fulfilling life awaits you; this is the path that will get you there. In Despite Lupus, you'll discover: *Tips on tackling the mental and physical limitations brought on by the disease *Insight into dealing with doctors, co-workers, friends and family members *Tricks for managing test results, prescriptions, and myriad symptoms *Exercises to help you eliminate stress, re-evaluate priorities, and refocus productivity
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 Sara Gorman was diagnosed with systemic lupus at the age of 26. Determined not to let lupus rewrite her plans for the future, she fought to maintain her demanding work schedule, busy social life, and invincible attitude. But after four years of running her body into the ground, she realized she was fighting life, not living it. Committed to working with the disease rather than against it, she made it her top priority to start living well, despite lupus. Her book, Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness, details the steps it took to reach that goal. Letting go of her career, postponing plans for pregnancy, and cutting off her hair (or what she had left) are just a few of the monumental steps she took to reach her goal of living well, despite lupus.

A native of Indiana and graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Sara resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, two young daughters and pug dog. She continues to blog about living well with a chronic illness at www.despitelupus.com. In the spring of 2012, Sara launched Sara Gorman’s Pillbags – a line of fun, fashionable bags for medication. The stylish bags can be found at retail stores across the country, on Amazon.com, and on her website at www.pillfold.com.    

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Sara Gorman
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Published on
Dec 31, 2009
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Pages
207
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ISBN
9781439234891
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Immune & Autoimmune
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Immune System
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