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Sunday, December 11, 2011

First reviews posted at Goodreads for Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma!

Here is my own review of the book, posted to summarize the book for interested readers:
Multiple Sclerosis,an EnigmaMultiple Sclerosis,an Enigma by Terry Crawford Palardy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wrote this book as a discovery draft, finding a focus gradually as I added chapter to chapter. I would describe it as part biography, part family/relationships, and part medical narrative. It evolved on a writers' shared workshop site known as, where writers post their work and are critiqued by other writers, who in turn read and review each other.

This is my story, a story of a middle aged school teacher / wife / mother/ daughter / sister ... all roles involving caring and a fair amount of energy. It is the story of an unexpected diagnosis and a treatment that exceeded my professional skills. As I explain in the book, I am not a nurse nor a doctor, but I am a professional teacher with skills and goals.

This is not your typical "I have MS but MS doesn't have me" story; I found it difficult to celebrate the modern treatments for this diagnosis. I'll leave it to you to decide how you might have chosen if faced with the same.

***** ***** ***** ***** *****

And here is a full review from a fellow Goodreads Author who has read the book:

~ 5 Stars, From Merita King, UK
This book is a clear account of the author's own experiences. Terry takes us through each step of her journey in a detailed and straightforward way, without the 'pity me' overtones that such books so often contain. During the course of reading this book I felt that I really came to know Terry in quite a personal way, and that I like her for her strength and no nonsense attitude to her experience. She describes in plain detail each step on her journey through diagnosis and treatment and you cannot help but feel her frustration alongside her as she deals with each new crisis as she fights to find a way of coping that feels comfortable for her.

Anyone going through their own journey with MS will find an immediate connection with Terry. Her story can only serve to help others going through similar experiences who may be lost and anxious and frustrated at the lack of empathy displayed by the medical fraternity. Those who have loved ones with MS will find this book a valuable resource in helping them towards a closer understanding of those they live with and look after.

And, from another Terry at Goodreads, this one in Oklahoma:

bookshelves: to-read, can-t-wait-must-read, life-changers, nonfiction, ok-you-ve-caught-my-attention

Wow, can I relate to this author... sounds very similar to my own experiences with MS.
Would love to read about Ms. Palardy's journey.
***** ***** ***** ***** *****
And, here is the new Giveaway at Goodreads:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Teaching by Terry Crawford Palardy


by Terry Crawford Palardy

Giveaway ends December 16, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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