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Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy! Now FIVE Five Star Reviews on Goodreads & Amazon for Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma

My most recent book has earned its FIFTH five star review at Amazon and Goodreads:

Here's the first review received:

Merita King(Southampton, United Kingdom) Dec 11, 2011

5 of 5 stars
Read in December, 2011

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.


Here's the second review received:

Carol (Pennsylvania, USA)
Jan 13, 2012

5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Carol by: Ms Palardy's review
Recommended for: Anyone who has MS
Read in January, 2012, read count: once

Read your book and I have so many mixed emotions at the moment. Tears came to my eyes more than once. Terry you are such a courageous woman. All the trials and tribulations that were endured by both you and your husband are unbelievable. You stayed true to yourself throughout and never ever gave up. Never once did you forget about your students and the obligation you had to them as their teacher.This is excellent account of how MS can control one's life if you let it but once you begin to understand it's invasion adjustments may become acceptable. Wish I could have given a much higher rating, it deserves much more. For those whom have MS (Or knows someone with MS),I urge you to purchase this book.


And here's the third review received:

Terry (from Oklahoma, USA)
5 of 5 stars 1/16/12
Shelves: life-changers, nonfiction

Wow, this was an amazing book...

At this moment, I'm sitting here stunned.
Stunned because I've finally received answers I've needed for the longest time.
Stunned because I've connected to another soul with many of the strange, uncommon symptoms I've experienced, some since childhood.
Stunned because
I no longer feel alone with the monster known as MS...

This lady's story could be mine, or one of many others. She has successfully put into words, the things we wish we could say about the struggles associated with MS, but oftentimes, cannot express through mere words.

Mrs. Palardy has written an honest, painful, at times heartbreaking account of her journey through life, MS, and the assortment of medical testing and treatments. She has faced the issues in her life head on with courage, strength and personal fortitude. Terry is by no means a victim, but a slayer of this dragon. Her husband, a true knight in shining armor, stands strong by her side, supporting her, facing everything this ugly disease can throw at them.

This is an honest, important, inspiring, empowering book, which will help any one with MS, and will bring knowledge and a deeper understanding to the loved ones and friends of those with the disease.

Thank you Terry for this gift you have given. Your story and courage has made a difference in my life.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author for purposes of review. (Thank you Terry Palardy for the opportunity to read your book). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


And here is the fourth review; this one is at Amazon:

This review is from: Multiple Sclerosis,an Enigma: Finding a diagnosis but not a cure (Paperback)
This brief book is much more than the title suggests. It is a love story, a family drama, an ode to having old school work ethic, and a moving description of dealing with chronic illness. Terry Palardy has put into print many of the experiences shared by people with a chronic illness: anxiety filled tests to determine diagnosis and progression, managing schedules and multiple doctors, maintaining personal standards at work and at home and the heart wrenching conversations trying to make sense of it all. Those who recognize themselves in her words will find the comfort of shared experience but equally important is the potential impact it may have in helping family and friends understand as well.

 The fifth Five Star Review: 

By "Otti" (Denver) -

    January 19, 2011
This review is from: Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma: Finding a diagnosis but not a cure (Paperback) 
This book is a must for anyone with MS or a friend or family member of a MS patient. It gives insight into the everyday tribulations of this disease, but it is also a valuable book for anyone with a disease which has no cure and tends to be progressive, for it is a book that not only tells about MS, but how one brave person faces the hardships and frustrations of having such an illness. Being an MD I would highly recommend this book to patients suffering one of several such diseases.

To see the book at Amazon for a preview, click here


  1. Terry, those are stellar reviews. Sounds like your book is a must read for anyone who even knows someone with MS. We all need to understand what the struggles are.

  2. Thank you, Patricia~ And welcome to the blog group!

  3. I have known a number of people with MS over the years - more than the average person I think. I did nurses training back in the mid-sixties(but did not finish), and in a class of 32 graduates, 3 of them contracted MS within the first couple of years after graduation. I have had 2 other friends with MS, both who are now deceased. I grew up thinking my uncle had MS, but when I got older, I discovered it was ALS. It certainly must be very difficult and frustrating to deal with personally and also for the families of those who suffer from it. I wish you well with your book, Terry.

    1. Hi Diane,
      It's funny, I've known no one with MS, and have only met people by going to conferences and writing this book! I am sorry to hear of your uncle's diagnosis. There are so many of these conditions that are interlinked.

      Be well, and maybe one day you'll look at my book. It can be previewed at Amazon, or at

  4. Congrats on your "Fifth Star" !!! I am so excited for you Terry. As stated above, what stellar reviews you have there. As I read each, I share with all said. My heart was pounding as I read on and can only imagine the joy you feel with each review you recieve. Much deserved, dear friend, much deserved!

    1. Thank you, Faye. Your review and others at MSStation have increased this to TEN five star reviews! It is gratifying to read these reviews, every one of them, and know that my writing this story has helped others to express theirs.

      Will we read yours someday?


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