You Don't Look Sick!

You Don't Look Sick!

Living Well With Invisible Chronic Illness

Book - 2013 | Second edition
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You Don√ t Look Sick chronicles one person√ s true-life story of illness and her physicians compassionate commentary as they journey through the four stages of chronic illness√ Getting Sick, Being Sick, Grief and Acceptance and Living Well. The authors address such practical aspects as hiring a doctor, managing chronic pain, coping with grief and loss of function, winning battles with health and disability insurers, countering the social bias against the chronically ill, and recognizing the limitations of chronic illness care and charting a path for change and more. This warmhearted resource helps you focus on building a meaningful life as opposed to a life of frustration and fear.

This book is thoroughly revised and updated based upon feedback from readers of the first edition. The authors have added a new section on Grief and Acceptance, address the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act and Dr. Overman has added practical travel tips that bring organization and focus to each phase of the journey. Designed for people at all stages of the chronic illness journey, this book is also illuminating for caregivers and loved ones.

Publisher: New York, NY : Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, [2013]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781936303427
Branch Call Number: 616.044 SEL NVD
Characteristics: xxviii, 170 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Overman, Steven S.
Alternative Title: You do not look sick!


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Sep 09, 2015

I think this is a great book for people who are learning about what it means to live with chronic illness and are looking for hope and reassurance. As someone who has been living with chronic illness for 12 years, there was nothing new for me. In addition, the book assumes a certain level of financial security and freedom that many people with chronic illness do not have. But overall, a good book with good recommendations and practical advice. I would recommend it to someone newly diagnosed.

Jun 06, 2015

Great Book written by a Patient and her Doctor, both points of view and expertise! I recommend this well-written book!

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