Here you'll find answers to the most common questions about my book.
Q: What is MS?
A. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder that attacks people generally between the ages of 20-50 years of age. MS is complicated to diagnose, manage and understand. There is no cure, it is not contagious, unpredictable in its symptoms and progression, and not congenital (though research suggests there is a genetic component involved). Much research has and continues to be done on the cause and treatments and hopefully a cure.
Q: There are many books about MS already available, so why should I buy your book?
A: My book is unique because of its presentation and content. It is compact, easy-to-read, interesting, informational, inspiring and affordable. It is a knowledge and a support tool. To survive MS, both knowledge and support are required.
Q: Why did you write this book?
A: To help as many people affected by MS understand it and know what to do about it. My main objectives were to make it compact, informative and inspiring, while helping to reduce the fear of living with MS. The tone of the words and expressions used enables the reader to feel comfortable, like I am talking at the kitchen table with them.
Q: How many people are affected by MS?
A: It is estimated that 400,000 persons in the U.S. have MS. But when others are counted who also live or work with it over decades of time--family, friends, and health professionals—the number of people dealing with MS is in the millions.
Q: Who should read this book?
A: It is written for persons with all types and stages of MS, their families, persons in the health field, and others who are interested in learning about MS and managing this chronic, neurological illness effectively. People with chronic illnesses other than MS would benefit from many chapters within the book as well.
Q: Do you have endorsements for Managing MS?
A: The book has been endorsed by health care professionals in different fields that I believe lends credibility: A neurologist, internist, physical therapist, and nurses. The National MS Society did a web profile on me. (Click here)
Q: Will I write another book?
A: My current answer is probably not because of the energy it is taking to expose this book. But who knows? There are so many other ways to help folks with MS and other chronic illnesses, I might just continue my journey in life with another book or avenue.