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Living Beyond Multiple Sclerosis: A Women's Guide
Judith Lynn Nichols and Her Online Group of MS Sisters

Book Details:
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0-89793-293-5
Format: Softcover
Pages: 288
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Regular Price: $14.95
Web Discount Price: $12.71

Press Release:
After getting to know each other via a message board on the Internet, Judith Lynn Nichols and 28 other women with MS formed an online support group. In 1999, their Internet conversations became the basis for Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Now they're back, wiser and wittier than ever, with a second installment that focuses on transcending the effects of MS. Time, energy, and sanity saving techniques abound in this positive, informative book. Topics discussed include the elusive diagnosis, sustaining positive doctor/patient relationships, the latest treatments for MS, tips for choosing and using assistive devices, and preparing effective applications for Social Security disability. The women share their pet peeves with MS, as well as the new talents, hobbies, and interests that have emerged since they have had to change their lives.

The book concludes with moving commentary from the women about making peace with MS and finding ways to nourish their spirits, psyches, and imaginations for satisfying lives beyond MS.

The Facts about Multiple Sclerosis; The Flutterbuds Are Back!; You're Not Alone; The Elusive Diagnosis; The ABC's of Treatment; The Doctor Is In... Or Out; The Worst of the Worst; Housework Helps; Kids' Stuff; Beyond Looking So Good; Up, or at Least Around: Accessibility, Part I; Out and About: Accessibility, Part II; Working with the System; No Time to Lose; Living Beyond Our Limits; The Beast Within; Glossary of Terms; Resources; Index.

About the Authors:
Judy Lynn Nichols
A former reporter and freelance writer, Judy Nichols has had MS for almost 30 years. She lives with her husband in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has two grown daughters. The group of online MS sisters-or The Froup, as they call themselves-live all over the U.S., and their voices and lives appear throughout the book.


The Online Group of MS Sisters
The Froup as they often call themselves – includes more than twenty women form all over the US. Members of the Froup have been sharing their thoughts and feelings inround-robin Internet exchanges for the last three years, and their voices and lives appear throughout this book.

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