PART I: THE PRELUDE

  • Chapter 1: One flew into the cuckoo’s nest

PART II: THE IMPACT

  • Chapter 2: Finally, a diagnosis
  • Chapter 3: The truth and nothing but the truth
  • Chapter 4: “But you’re looking so good!”
  • Chapter 5: The hidden burden of MS

PART III: GREATEST FEARS

  • Chapter 6: Will my children get it?
  • Chapter 7: Will I become disabled?
  • Chapter 8: Will I be able to give myself the needles?
  • Chapter 9: How will it affect my family?
  • Chapter 10: Will it change the way my husband feels about me?

PART IV: LESSONS LEARNED

  • Chapter 11: There are worse things than having MS
  • Chapter 12: It isn’t always MS
  • Chapter 13: Find another doctor if you’re not receiving quality care
  • Chapter 14: Keep a detailed record of your medical history
  • Chapter 15: Support groups can be helpful – if they meet your needs
  • Chapter 16: Tell your friends and family exactly how you’re feeling
  • Chapter 17: It’s okay to cry
  • Chapter 18: You may have to redefine yourself – and that can be a good thing
  • Chapter 19: Accept how you’ve changed and be open to new opportunities
  • Chapter 20: Think less about being sick and more about staying well
  • Chapter 21: Energy is a finite resource – so use it carefully
  • Chapter 22: Exercise your mind as well as your body
  • Chapter 23: Be patient and keep trying
  • Chapter 24: Stop and appreciate the moment
  • Chapter 25: Be hopeful in the face of uncertainty.
  • RESOURCES

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

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