Please Understand: The Interstitial Cystitis Guide For Partners

 
9780970559029: Please Understand: The Interstitial Cystitis Guide For Partners

Finally, after much time and patience Please Understand, the first book written specifically for the partners of IC patients is now available! This new and unique book is both sensitive and empowering and will touch the hearts of so many IC sufferers and their loved ones. Couples will relate to the heartfelt stories of IC partners, and appreciate a look into one couple s candid and honest experience of life with IC. Please Understand is filled with information to help couples achieve and maintain successful and loving relationships. Not only is this book a great resource for patients and partners, but also for families and friends who are trying to understand the difficult struggles IC couples face. PLEASE UNDERSTAND legitimizes these struggles and offers realistic solutions to deal with them.

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About the Author:

Gaye Grissom Sandler has a background in muscle and movement re-education, and holistic health education. She is the author of 'Patient to Patient: Managing Interstitial Cystitis and Overlapping Conditions' and 'Stretch Into A Better Shape: Stretching and Strengthening for Interstitial Cystitis and Fibromyalgia Patients.' Gaye and her husband, Andrew, have a column, IC Lifestyles and Exercise, on the Interstitial Cystitis Network and have spoken twice at the Interstitial Cystitis Association's (ICA) national meetings. Molly Hanna Glidden owned and operated Salon 17 for over 20 years before IC and related conditions forced her to retire. Molly became an IC activist and the leader of the Boston Metrowest IC Support Group. Molly has contributed to newspaper articles and lobbied for House Bill 2169 (an Act Providing Access to Certain Sanitary Stations for those with Medical Necessity). Molly also appeared on a local TV health segment and was profiled on a CNN Health Accent program featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Review:

Lot s of attention has been paid to how interstitial cystitis can affect the patient.....but how about the couple? Clearly this chronic condition can have a disastrous effect upon interpersonal relationships; entwined in difficulties with sexual intimacy, frustration, unwanted lifestyle changes, and poor communication. Regarding these issues, Patient to Patient: The Interstitial Cystitis Guide for Partners is a sensitive and empowering book with helpful suggestions for both patient and partner. The book is the next best thing to being at a great support group meeting! --Robert Moldwin, M.D.

Honest, Sincere & Insightful...this book is a must read for all couples living with interstitial cystitis. Communication is so important when dealing with a disease that affects one s sexuality. This book demonstrates that through open honest communication couples affected by interstitial cystitis can and do experience complete loving, intimate relationships. --Cindy Sinclair, President - ICU of Texas

Reading this book brought back memories for us. We could relate to the heartfelt stories and painful personal experiences of newly diagnosed IC patients and their spouses. Too often the physical pain of one partner's IC magnifies the impact of any miscommunication between partners. The sad result is that both then feel emotionally wounded and alone. Reading this book together can be a springboard to better communication in any IC-challenged relationship. For the newly diagnosed, it can open a much needed frank dialogue and help keep the partnership strong and thriving. We'd definitely recommend this easy-to-read book. --Beverley and Charlie Laumann

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