Taking Control Together: Real Life Stories for Caring for Yourself & a Loved One with Multiple Sclerosis
A guide that gets to the heart of how you can overcome feeling isolated or alone when caring for someone with a chronic illness.
Chronic disease affects far more than just the person diagnosed. It can be a steep learning curve and a very confusing and emotional time for those closest to the person living with the illness – be it their parents, spouse, siblings, children or the friends that make up their close support network.
‘Taking Control Together’ seeks to explore the complex relationship between sufferer and supporter, the potential guilt, fear and inability for those closest to the person with MS to control a disease of which so little is known.
It’s undeniable that being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a game changer; but the journey’s described within ‘Taking Control Together’ prove that dire situations can inspire positive changes. The stories in this book are a testament to the prevailing human spirit, where we witness people often digging deep to find an inner strength they didn’t know they possessed.
‘Taking Control Together’ guides the all-important support network in how to look after their mental, emotional and physical well-being whilst supporting someone with a chronic illness.
Firsthand accounts and advice for caring – and importantly self-care – for those who make up the support network.