Living with my chronic pain from migraines, I was really looking forward to reading Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties by Laurie Edwards. I’ve been a big fan of her blog A Chronic Dose for a long time, and in this book, she not only shares her experiences, but the experiences of others.
Laurie helps you learn to be your own advocate, gives you practical advice, and she even delves into emotional truths. She teaches you how to manage your own health without letting it take over your life and how to find your identity outside of your illness, an issue that I’ve been struggling with myself.
I liked how she not only touches on dealing with doctors, but how to deal with significant others, the workplace and friendships. There is a great lesson to be learned here how chronic illness touches all aspects of your life.
I wish I had this book when I first started getting migraines. It would have made life so much easier as I tried to navigate the unknown territory of living with a chronic illness.