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Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis
by Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN; Ben W. Thrower, MD; and Barbara S. Geisser, MD
Oxford University Press | MSAA Book #331
Written by three top experts in the field, this book is designed to be a practical guide for meeting the challenges of this life-long disease. Chapters cover such topics as what MS is and how it affects the nerves, how MS is diagnosed and the symptoms it causes, as well as treatments, lifestyle, pregnancy and children, research, and planning for the future.
Body Hate: A Gay Man’s Struggle with Multiple Sclerosis
by William Cate
Long Time Ago Books | MSAA Book #424
William Cate was a punk rocker from Boston. He was an energetic and aggressive drummer in a band that was close to a recording contract, when suddenly he was diagnosed with MS. In this autobiography, the author talks candidly about his sexual orientation, the changes he has made in his career, and his unexpected battles with MS.
A Dose of Devotion: How Couples Living With Multiple Sclerosis Keep Their Love Strong
by Ronda Giangreco and Jeanne Lassard
CreateSpace Independent Publishing | MSAA Book #387
Twelve couples who have confronted the challenges of MS with grace, humor, and courage are featured. However, the book goes beyond these heartwarming stories; it is a blueprint for how all marriages can thrive in the face of adversity. Through wisdom, insight, and inspiration, the authors hope to reduce the high number of marriages that end after a diagnosis of MS.
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