Q: Who is the intended audience?
A: I wrote my story specifically to share with those individuals, like myself, living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia. Nonetheless, friends, family members, and colleagues of those suffering from these conditions will also find the information in this book very valuable in understanding not only the symptoms of these health issues but also the psychological effects of chronic disease.
Q: What is the book about?
A: Strategies: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Journey is my story: how I came to a more peaceful place and the struggles that I continue to work through each day. Those of you with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia will likely see yourself in my experiences. Although the symptoms and the paths to find balance and contentment might differ, having these health issues impacts life in ways that could never have been previously imagined even in the wildest of dreams (or nightmares as the case may be). In the end, these experiences change everything.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I am one individual in a growing epidemic. In 1997, after a chaotic year of intense medical and psychological testing, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I spent much of the last ten years in deep denial feeling alone, confused, frustrated, and angry. It has taken me a great deal of soul searching, but I believe that today I am a better, more centered person because of my experiences.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: “This book is a passionate, intense account of one person’s conquest over suffering. As a psychologist working with chronic pain sufferers, I can endorse Ms. Brady’s philosophy, approach and tools.”
-Bob Rich, PhD, author Cancer: A Personal Challenge
“Nine years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I already had two friends who had serious cases of it. When the doctor gave me eight prescriptions to help me deal with the symptoms, I decided that it was time to quit my stressful job and focus on recovering my health. I saw so many similarities between Ms. Brady’s journey and my own.”
-Paige Lovitt for Reader Views
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Strategies: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Journey is available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and other fine retailers.