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By Karen Duffy

An inspirational, strong, and humorous guide for coping and residing with devastating pain.

for 2 many years, Karen Duffy, New York Times bestselling writer, former MTV VJ, Revlon version, and actress, has controlled to reside an enriching lifestyles regardless of residing in a kingdom of continuous ache. Duffy has sarcoidosis, a ailment that motives the expansion of inflammatory cells on assorted organs of the physique. In her case, her sarcoidosis is found in her mind, inflicting her incredible ache. during this robust, inspirational, humorous, and significant guide for surviving discomfort, Duffy attracts on her event as a sufferer suggest, qualified leisure therapist, and health facility chaplain to light up fulfilling equipment humans can use to deal with continual ache and reinforces the sentiment that "circumstances be sure our lives, yet we form our lives by way of what we make of conditions" (Sir John Wheeler Bennet).

More than one-third of the U.S. population—nearly 113 million Americans—is at present residing with persistent discomfort, whereas one other 133 million american citizens stay with a few kind of continual disorder. half the U.S. inhabitants lives with the demanding situations of those invisible health problems the place their indicators usually are not constantly visible to the informal observer. Addressing a rustic ravaged by way of either persistent discomfort and opioid dependancy, Backbone bargains a salve of self-sufficiency, spunk, and perseverance. With a mild tone, deft wordplay, and interactive gemstones similar to the invoice Murray soreness Scale, Mastectomy Paper Dolls, and a crown to put on only for getting up and doing, Duffy's serious—and heavily funny—book is for the big inhabitants dwelling with persistent discomfort who're desirous to be understood and helped, and sends the message that regardless of the ache, there's a solution to an exceptional life.

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