Meeting the Challenge of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
Six years ago I was diagnosed with secondary-progressive MS. Imagine my delight when this book crossed my desk! With anticipation, I began reading about the diagnosis and therapies of primary- and secondary-progressive MS. Initially, I experienced considerable frustration, finding the language too technical for even the knowledgeable general reader with MS. But in Chapter 4, "Managing the Symptoms", everything changes. The language is understandable, intelligent, friendly, enlightened, and enlightening. All aspects of health issues are addressed: mental, physical, emotional, and social. Coyle and Halper even discuss pregnancy, sex, housing, adaptive equipment, filing for benefits, insurance, and taxes! At the end of the book is a list of 18 great Web sites, followed by the best index I've ever encountered.
This book is a "must have" for every person with primary- and secondary-progressive MS. Treat yourself to a copy. At $19.95, it's better than chocolate. Just hold off reading Chapters 1-3 until you've finished the other six chapters!
Demos Medical Publishing, 2001, 124 pp., $19.95 + $4 postage & handling; New York State residents add the appropriate sales tax. 386 Park Avenue South, Suite 201, New York, NY 10016. Tel: 800-532-8663. Or log onto <www.demosmedpub.com>.
Reviewed by Dale K. Goodman, a retired health-care administrator who has lived with MS for 44 years.
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|Date:||Sep 22, 2001|
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