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Learning Sickness: A Year with Crohn's Disease (Capital Discoveries Book)

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ISBN: 1931868603
Издательство: Capital Books (VA)
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 224
Book DescriptionAccording to CCFA, there are up to one million Americans suffering from Crohn?s disease and ulcerative colitis, and millions more around the world There are many books about illness, but very few writers convey the courage and hope of battling a chronic illness as eloquently as Jim Lang. "Learning Sickness" is the compelling narrative of Jim?s battle with Crohn?s Disease. Diagnosed at the age of 26, Jim spent the next five years coming to terms with how to live with a chronic illness. During that time he fathered two children, earned a Ph.D., accepted his first teaching position, and launched a writing career. Jim Lang provides an absolutely unflinching look at the way the disease can penetrate into every aspect of a person's life: physical, emotional, and spiritual. He tackles the most sensitive areas of the disease with grace and skill, and wraps it all into a gripping narrative of illness and recovery that demonstrates how suffering can produce a...