Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease

5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781432735494: Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease

Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease, is a non-fiction autoimmune disease story revolving around Suzanne McCuiston Bradley, my aunt and a woman plagued with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for most of her life.

In the beginning, the focus is on symptoms and early indicators of the disease. Tests to determine whether or not someone may be diagnosed with MS are examined. How many people in the U.S. have MS? Although the National MS Society estimates that about 400,000 people have the disease, no one knows for certain. This alarming number can have serious impacts on people with MS, as well as loved ones and caregivers.

A case study of Suzanne reveals her life and how she suffered from this debilitating disease. It shows how she was able to overcome in certain circumstances and how she was merely able to survive in other situations. Her life is discussed before and during MS. This story was originally about helping her find a cure, or at least relief. Later, it became about helping other people deal with the emotional and physical symptoms of MS. While one chapter is specifically about Suzanne, her battle is tied into the other chapters as well. She is used as an example whenever possible.

Four disease categories of MS exist, attempts are made to make a distinction between the various categories while demonstrating the category specific to Suzanne.

New treatments are always in the works. What treatment(s) works for one person may not work for another. Discussion occurs of Suzanne's treatment methods as well as various alternate treatments, including some still being tested. Also discussed are causes of MS and drugs and therapies to help relieve MS symptoms, since there is no cure.

Writing this book has taught me a great deal about this mysterious disease. It also helped me gain insight to the true life of my aunt. What I sought to learn was primarily what science could not yet answer: why this disease occurs and how to cure it. Despite the fact that these answers do not really exist, I wanted to learn as much as I could in the hope that one day they will exist.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kathy began this book as a paper for a health class in college as an attempt to help her aunt, Suzanne, who was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. It later became a story about Suzanne and ways to help others suffering from the disease. Kathy is the mother of two children. She works at the University of Kentucky and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

During summer vacations, Suzanne worked as a nurse's aide at T.J. Samson Community Hospital until she went to college at Western Kentucky University (WKU). While in college, her symptoms of MS began to surface. "I noticed that she walked a bit slope-shouldered, and I'd say, `Suzanne, stand up straight,' and she'd reply, `I am, Mother,' but she wasn't," Rosalie said.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 15.50

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathy Reed
Published by Outskirts Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease, is a non-fiction autoimmune disease story revolving around Suzanne McCuiston Bradley, my aunt and a woman plagued with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for most of her life. In the beginning, the focus is on symptoms and early indicators of the disease. Tests to determine whether or not someone may be diagnosed with MS are examined. How many people in the U.S. have MS? Although the National MS Society estimates that about 400,000 people have the disease, no one knows for certain. This alarming number can have serious impacts on people with MS, as well as loved ones and caregivers. A case study of Suzanne reveals her life and how she suffered from this debilitating disease. It shows how she was able to overcome in certain circumstances and how she was merely able to survive in other situations. Her life is discussed before and during MS. This story was originally about helping her find a cure, or at least relief. Later, it became about helping other people deal with the emotional and physical symptoms of MS. While one chapter is specifically about Suzanne, her battle is tied into the other chapters as well. She is used as an example whenever possible. Four disease categories of MS exist, attempts are made to make a distinction between the various categories while demonstrating the category specific to Suzanne. New treatments are always in the works. What treatment(s) works for one person may not work for another. Discussion occurs of Suzanne s treatment methods as well as various alternate treatments, including some still being tested. Also discussed are causes of MS and drugs and therapies to help relieve MS symptoms, since there is no cure. Writing this book has taught me a great deal about this mysterious disease. It also helped me gain insight to the true life of my aunt. What I sought to learn was primarily what science could not yet answer: why this disease occurs and how to cure it. Despite the fact that these answers do not really exist, I wanted to learn as much as I could in the hope that one day they will exist. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kathy Reed
Published by Outskirts Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kathy Reed
Published by Outskirts Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease, is a non-fiction autoimmune disease story revolving around Suzanne McCuiston Bradley, my aunt and a woman plagued with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for most of her life. In the beginning, the focus is on symptoms and early indicators of the disease. Tests to determine whether or not someone may be diagnosed with MS are examined. How many people in the U.S. have MS? Although the National MS Society estimates that about 400,000 people have the disease, no one knows for certain. This alarming number can have serious impacts on people with MS, as well as loved ones and caregivers. A case study of Suzanne reveals her life and how she suffered from this debilitating disease. It shows how she was able to overcome in certain circumstances and how she was merely able to survive in other situations. Her life is discussed before and during MS. This story was originally about helping her find a cure, or at least relief. Later, it became about helping other people deal with the emotional and physical symptoms of MS. While one chapter is specifically about Suzanne, her battle is tied into the other chapters as well. She is used as an example whenever possible. Four disease categories of MS exist, attempts are made to make a distinction between the various categories while demonstrating the category specific to Suzanne. New treatments are always in the works. What treatment(s) works for one person may not work for another. Discussion occurs of Suzanne s treatment methods as well as various alternate treatments, including some still being tested. Also discussed are causes of MS and drugs and therapies to help relieve MS symptoms, since there is no cure. Writing this book has taught me a great deal about this mysterious disease. It also helped me gain insight to the true life of my aunt. What I sought to learn was primarily what science could not yet answer: why this disease occurs and how to cure it. Despite the fact that these answers do not really exist, I wanted to learn as much as I could in the hope that one day they will exist. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Reed, Kathy
Published by Outskirts Press 7/15/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press 7/15/2009, 2009. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Reed, Kathy
Published by Outskirts Press
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1432735497 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.5. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kathy Reed
Published by Outskirts Press
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 66 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease, is a non-fiction autoimmune disease story revolving around Suzanne McCuiston Bradley, my aunt and a woman plagued with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for most of her life. In the beginning, the focus is on symptoms and early indicators of the disease. Tests to determine whether or not someone may be diagnosed with MS are examined. How many people in the U. S. have MS Although the National MS Society estimates that about 400, 000 people have the disease, no one knows for certain. This alarming number can have serious impacts on people with MS, as well as loved ones and caregivers. A case study of Suzanne reveals her life and how she suffered from this debilitating disease. It shows how she was able to overcome in certain circumstances and how she was merely able to survive in other situations. Her life is discussed before and during MS. This story was originally about helping her find a cure, or at least relief. Later, it became about helping other people deal with the emotional and physical symptoms of MS. While one chapter is specifically about Suzanne, her battle is tied into the other chapters as well. She is used as an example whenever possible. Four disease categories of MS exist, attempts are made to make a distinction between the various categories while demonstrating the category specific to Suzanne. New treatments are always in the works. What treatment(s) works for one person may not work for another. Discussion occurs of Suzannes treatment methods as well as various alternate treatments, including some still being tested. Also discussed are causes of MS and drugs and therapies to help relieve MS symptoms, since there is no cure. Writing this book has taught me a great deal about this mysterious disease. It also helped me gain insight to the true life of my aunt. What I sought to learn was primarily what science could not yet answer: why this disease occurs and how to cure it. Despite the fact that these answers do not really exist, I wanted to learn as much as I could in the hope that one day they will exist. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Reed, Kathy
Published by Outskirts Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781432735494_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kathy Reed
Published by Outskirts Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kathy Reed
Published by Outskirts Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2009. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Reed, Kathy
Published by Outskirts Press
ISBN 10: 1432735497 ISBN 13: 9781432735494
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1432735497 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781432735494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book