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Author Jacqueline, Ilana, author.

Title Surviving and thriving with an invisible chronic illness : how to stay sane and live one step ahead of your symptoms / Ilana Jacqueline
Published Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
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Contents Intro; Introduction; Chapter 1: Accepting Your Life with Chronic Illness; Chapter 2: Self-ÂƯCompassion and Rising Above Self-Defeating Thoughts; Chapter 3: What Theyâ#x80;#x99;re Going to Say About You; Chapter 4: Making New Friendships and Salvaging Old Ones; Chapter 5: Dating and Relationships; Chapter 6: Creating a Support System; Chapter 7: The World Wonâ#x80;#x99;t Wait: School, Work, and Your Social Life; Chapter 8: Remaining Independent; Chapter 9: Becoming Your Own Patient Advocate; Chapter 10: Thriving with Chronic Illness; Acknowledgements; Appendix: Online Resources; References
Summary "In this much-needed guide, popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline writes poignantly about her experience living with two debilitating, yet invisible autoimmune diseases, and offers sound advice and practical tips for living with a chronic illness or disability that others can't see. Readers will learn to deal with doctors who don't understand, are of little or no help, or outright dismiss their condition. They will also learn how to navigate friendships, family, relationships, work, and school; overcome body image and self-esteem issues; become their own best advocate; create a support system; and live an engaged and values-driven life"-- Provided by publisher
"Popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline writes poignantly about living with two debilitating autoimmune diseases and presents advice and practical tips for living with an invisible chronic illness. Do you live with a chronic, debilitating, yet invisible condition? You may feel isolated, out of step, judged, lonely, or misunderstood--and that's on top of dealing with the symptoms of your actual illness. Take heart. You are not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. Written by a blogger who suffers from two autoimmune diseases, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness offers peer-to-peer support to help you stay sane, be your own advocate, and get back to living your life. This smart, compelling guide is written for anyone suffering with an illness no one can see--such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Lyme disease, lupus, dysautonomia, or even multiple sclerosis (MP). This book will tell you everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition--from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You'll also learn to navigate judg-y or skeptical relatives and strangers and--most importantly--manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn't mean you can't live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Autoimmune diseases.
Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Mind and body.
Self-care, Health.
Chronic Disease -- psychology.
Autoimmune diseases.
Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Genetic.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Immune System.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Mind and body.
Self-care, Health.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017048442
ISBN 1626256004