Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness (New Edition) by Paul J. Donoghue

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness (New Edition)

byPaul J. Donoghue, Mary E. Siegel

Kobo ebook | September 17, 2000

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Unlike a leg in a cast, invisible chronic illness (ICI) has no observable symptoms.

Consequently, people who suffer from chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and many other miseries often endure not only the ailment but dismissive and negative reactions from others. Since its first publication, Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired has offered hope and coping strategies to thousands of people who suffer from ICI. Paul Donoghue and Mary Siegel teach their readers how to rethink how they themselves view their illness and how to communicate with loved ones and doctors in a way that meets their needs. The authors' understanding makes readers feel they have been heard for the first time. For this edition, the authors include a new introduction drawing on the experiences of the many people who have responded to the book and to their lectures and television appearances. They expand the definition of ICI to include other ailments such as depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. They bring the resource material, including Web sites, up to the present, and they offer fresh insights on four topics that often emerge: guilt, how ICI affects the family, meaningfulness, and defining acceptance.

Title:Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness (New Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 17, 2000Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393342832

ISBN - 13:9780393342833


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I enjoyed reading this book. I definitely could relate to a lot of the thoughts and feeling discussed in the book. I would recommend this book to anyone suffering from an ICI.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Book of Hope I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. I had been looking for something that would help me to understand my feelings and experiences living with this invisable disease. It's not something people understand ( and I don't much myself) I had been isolating as I felt helpless and hopeless. This book identified so many feelings and experiences I had. The frustration and grief of not being diagnosed for a long time. Then thinking it was all in my head. I trusted Doctors to figure out what was wrong with me. I felt guilty because it must be me making up the pain and exhaustion and discomfort. Doctors would tell me to lose weight and exercise I would feel better. In my heart of heart's I knew it was something more. Thanks to this book I no longer feel alone. It is a daily challenge. I have love and acceptance for myself that it is a not my fault. The feelings, experiences, frustration and loneliness are real. Today I have hope. I no longer feel helpless. I am worthy just by being me and living with this disease. Doing the best I can each day. I also see if I am overwhelmed than those around me who can't see or feel it must be overwhelmed also. No one is God but God.
Date published: 2008-04-14