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  • Title: Young, Sick, and Invisible: A Skeptic’s Journey with Chronic Illness
  • Author: Ania Bula
  • ISBN: 9781634310734
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drawing on her own deeply personal experiences, Ania Bula explores what it is like to live with unseen chronic disabilities She paints a vibrant picture of what it is like to be diagnosed with two life long debilitating conditions as a young adult and relates the challenges and frustrations of dealing with predatory alternative medicine practitioners, arrogant doctors, inDrawing on her own deeply personal experiences, Ania Bula explores what it is like to live with unseen chronic disabilities She paints a vibrant picture of what it is like to be diagnosed with two life long debilitating conditions as a young adult and relates the challenges and frustrations of dealing with predatory alternative medicine practitioners, arrogant doctors, indifferent bureaucracies, and well meaning friends and family who always seem to say either the wrong thing or nothing at all As she discovered, suddenly everyone s aunt is a health expert and everyone s fad diet a cure Making matters worse, her physical torment quickly translated into mental stresses Relationships became strained, while others, including all important romantic ones, never had a chance to start at all Wading through a constant stream of ignorance and lies, in a desperate attempt to find peace, to stop the pain, and to return to a normal life, she submits to being stuffed with powders and magic potions, poked and prodded, and even faith healed With honesty and humor, she shares her journey of pain, suffering, and, ultimately, coping, both to help others gain some understanding about what it is like to live with chronic illness and to help those who might similarly suffer feel less alone, so that they too might start living again.
    Young Sick and Invisible A Skeptic s Journey with Chronic Illness Drawing on her own deeply personal experiences Ania Bula explores what it is like to live with unseen chronic disabilities She paints a vibrant picture of what it is like to be diagnosed with two lif

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    1. I ve read a lot of biographies about people having gone through all sorts of experiences I ve also unfortunately dealt with the health care system too often with my own struggles I can say this book is well written and the author s talent for writing shines through This book also shows how the health system is failing us all in a very honest way I hope that it will make people demand better healthcare for us all I urge the writer to keep writing for this reason.As far as a drawback, and the reas [...]

    2. Wow Fantastic book I couldn t put it down once I started it, devoured the whole thing the day I got it in the mail Ania writes with a humorous, matter of fact style that is both moving and easy to read And while the subject itself is hardly easy or humorous, for anyone who is struggling with disability suspected or confirmed or their loved ones, I urge you to read this book This book is simply indescribably fantastic.

    3. This book is a must read for those of us with chronic illnesses pain, those of us who are disabled because of these things, because we are not alone This is a must read for those of you who love someone who is disabled or has a chronic illness pain, this is a deeply personal insight into how hard things can be and how we might feel While our illnesses and disabilities may vary so many emotions and thoughts are the same Feeling invisible, worthless, and dealing with being sick in a world that wou [...]

    4. Ania Bula relates the struggles and triumphs of living with chronic illness in Young, Sick, and Invisible With an honesty and realism that instantly draws the reader in, Ania tells the story of her illnesses and what it is like to live with these chronic conditions She tells of her problems with even getting people to understand she had a serious condition her everyday life as disabled person and what those who are disabled can do to help It is a painful journey, but one worth taking, as it show [...]

    5. This book is gripping, although I wouldn t say that I enjoyed it because it s it s not a happy subject But I believe I understand the problems of chronic illness much better after reading it Many of the problems are down to other people s thoughtless assumptions For example, lots of auto immune diseases have flare ups and remissions, and just because your friend could go for a short walk last week, it doesn t automatically follow hat she can get out of bed today Many people regard disabled women [...]

    6. As a person with a chronic illness that has left me with chronic pain and disabled, this book was a marvel It not only beautifully described how it is to live in our ravaged bodies, but it illustrated the biggest hurdles we face and the discrimination we encounter on a daily basis It highlights struggles of those who are chronically ill while also providing information and advice for those who love and care for us It gave a thorough view into what day to day life is for those of us who are sick [...]

    7. I just finished this book, and oh, how I wish I d been able to have read it when I was 13 and my chronic pain journey started I really hope other people read this because that feeling of solitude, of being the only one who s messed up it s toxic and hurtful and terrible This is an essential part of any chronically ill person s toolkit Regardless of the stage of your journey if you ve been just diagnosed or if it s been decades this book felt like a hug from a friend and a call to arms at the sam [...]

    8. I started this book with great anticipation, as it came highly recommended As a sufferer of an invisible chronic illness myself, I thought I would be able to connect with the author and relate to her experiences Unfortunately, outside of the introduction, I had a strong negative reaction to this book and the author, and though our experiences may be similar at times, our reactions and interpretations were polar opposites This book is angry, self righteous and extremely opinionated It does a grea [...]

    9. This book is amazing whether you re reading it because you relate to it or because you re trying to understand another s experience It was so so moving to me, I read the whole thing in less than a day So beautiful and moving.

    10. Full disclosure, Ania is a close friend and I read an early draft of the book back in 2014 I m even named in the acknowledgements, albeit with a slight misspelling , so this is my second read through.In Young, Sick, and Invisible, Ania tells the story of her illness from the first aches and pains, though the diagnosis, and on to coping She talks about dealing with doctors the good and the bad , navigating school and employment, relationships and sex, family, and even the occasional excursion int [...]

    11. Since recently being diagnosed with a chronic illness, I have been looking everywhere I can to find books, blogs, anything that I can relate to and find comfort in This is the first book I ve read about someone living with a chronic illness and disability and it was really informative Although our experiences are different, I still found it relatable at times and it was really eye opening to see what others go through Definitely recommend reading this if you are chronically ill or disabled or yo [...]

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