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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by
Publication Date: 2010-08-24
Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own place in the world.
Publication Date: 2001-10-02
From childhood, acclaimed novelist A. Manette Ansay trained to become a concert pianist. But at nineteen, a mysterious muscle disorder forced her to give up the piano, and by twenty-one, she couldn't grip a pen or walk across a room. Thirteen years and five books later, still without a firm diagnosis or prognosis, Ansay reflects on the ways in which the unraveling of one life can plant the seeds of another, and considers how her own physical limbo has challenged -- in ways not necessarily bad -- her most fundamental assumptions about life and faith.
Young People and Chronic Illness by
Call Number: S.618.9200019 H871y
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
True stories about teens and young adults with chronic illnesses including asthma, diabetes, lupus, epilepsy, and hemophilia, plus strategies, suggestions, and resources to help readers cope and thrive. Written by a young woman with Crohn's disease.
How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness by
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down.
In the Kingdom of the Sick by
Call Number: RA644.6 .E38 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
There has been an alarming rise in illnesses that defy diagnosis through clinical tests or have no known cure. Millions of people, especially women, with illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome face skepticism from physicians and the public alike. Through research and patient narratives, health writer Laurie Edwards explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness, and much more.
My Life after Now by
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
The last thing Lucy ever expected was to end up as another teen statistic Sixteen-year-old Lucy gets diagnosed with HIV. Off script and without the comforts of her simple high school problems, Lucy must figure out how to live and even embrace a life she thought was all but over.
Publication Date: 2016
This epic fantasy is a multi-verse quest. Molly has the ability to enter into the books that she reads as a StoryWalker. She also has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Call Number: S. H3441m
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. Aza is lost to our world and found, by another. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power but as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is coming. In Aza's hands lies fate of the whole of humanity, including the boy who loves her.
Still Alice by
Call Number: PS3607.E55 S75 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it's like to literally lose your mind.
Brianna Breathes Easy by
Call Number: S. K919b
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Brianna gets the lead in the Thanksgiving school play-she'll be Hero the Hen! At the dress rehearsal, she has a bad coughing attack and feels a tightness in her chest. A doctor diagnoses Brianna with asthma. Brianna begins to learn about her disease and how to manage it.
Living with Cystic Fibrosis by
Call Number: S.618.9237 G794lcf
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Introduces readers to the disease of cystic fibrosis, its causes, how it affects the body, and what it's like to live with the disease.
When Pete's Dad Got Sick by
Publication Date: 2004-03-30
A wonderful story to meet the needs of children who are experience the stress of having a parent who is chronically ill. Parental help for getting children through this difficult time are included in the back of the book