Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical Help for those Suffering from Chronic Health Problems (chapters include Joining the Club Involuntarily, It’s Not Fair!, But You Don’t Look Sick!, Who Am I Now? and What Next?) Interview about Sick & Tired below!
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What Readers are Saying about Sick & Tired…I have been chronically ill for about 10 yrs. This is by far the most uplifting, understanding book that I have ever read! -Amazon review Who would have thought that a book about chronic health issues would put a smile on a reader’s face? -Amazon review As a Registered Nurse, I highly recommend this wonderful read… -Amazon review I read this book and wept. I wept at the understanding, I wept at the agreement and I wept at the hope and humor. I will be able to hand this to my family and friends and have what I have wanted to tell them, and what I wanted them to understand, explained in a gentle, compassionate and amusing way. Mrs. Rae has managed to communicate to me in a way that was like a balm for my spirit and I know that this book is exactly what I needed to hear and exactly what I want my friends and family to hear. -Amazon review This is a MUST READ for anyone that has a chronic illness or knows someone with a chronic illness. It is well written and truly insightful. If I could give it 10 stars instead of 5 I would. -Amazon review
Author Kimberly Rae has Addison’s disease, hypoglycemia, asthma and a cyst on her brain. She knows what it is like to live tired of dependence on medication, guilty over needing help, and frustrated over fielding the frequent comment, “But you don’t look sick!” Her new book, Sick & Tired, is for the nearly 1 out of every 2 people in America who live with chronic illness. Let’s find out more:
Tell us why you wrote Sick & Tired. After having health problems for over 15 years, I wanted a book that was funny, empathetic, encouraging, and a reminder that God loved me and had a purpose for me despite my limitations and pain. I couldn’t find that book, so I wrote it! I want others to read my book as a safe place where they feel believed, understood, and where they find a few reasons to smile!
What are some of the book topics? How to explain your condition with confidence. The real and important process of grieving your loss. What to do when you’re ready to snap. Freedom from the weight of what other people think. When the smallest activities become a major hassle. The loss of your old identity and the presence of this new person you may not like yet. Moving forward.
Why do you believe this book is needed? People with chronic illness struggle with feeling alone in a healthy world, trying to pretend they can keep up, worried others think they are lazy or making their condition up. They are frustrated over doctors who chalk up their symptoms to depression, as well as the very real emotions of discouragement that naturally accompany lingering pain or an illness they always have to fight but can never defeat. People who suffer chronically need encouragement, help, and reasons to laugh! That’s what this book is for.