Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is there ONE Book that explains MS?

Do you have one book that you could recommend to someone newly diagnosed? A book to give to family and friends to help them understand? A book that isn’t too technical?

My favorite PT person’s husband is newly diagnosed, unfortunately. She asked me that question and I came up with nothing. So I’m asking you for ideas.




  1. Hmmm...I'm more OF a technical person, so I think my recommendations might not fit the bill. Any of the major bookstores that have a "health" section have 10's of books written specifically for the newly diagnosed...I'd have them just start there and pick one that looks "nice".

    BTW...I (for whatever reason!) have never read the top header of your blog and just did so today...I LOVE your saying, "reconnect the frayed wires of my life". Genius.

    Linda D. in Seattle

  2. Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies, Rosalind Kalb. This is one of the best books on the market and it explains everything easily. I have a copy myself, it's available everywhere.


  3. I'd highly recommend anyone who finds out that they have MS to read your blogs from the very first entry to the very last. I know I've learned a lot from reading the "chapters of your life". It may not come in a book form, but it's very educational!!!

  4. Thanks, Shauna. I need to get that book.

    Thanks, Linda! I'm glad you liked the frayed wires comment.

    Thanks, Giggles. My story is not 'common' and actually didn't help the family of the person newly diagnosed because my story isn't like his at all. Sigh...

    I'll keep looking.