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Author Duffy, Karen, 1961- author.

Title Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one / Karen Duffy.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  BIO DUFFY    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary Over one-third of the United States population--nearly one hundred million Americans--is currently living with chronic pain, while another 133 million Americans live with some form of chronic illness. Half of the United States population suffers from these invisible illnesses where their symptoms are not always obvious to the casual observer. Among them is Karen Duffy, New York Times-bestselling author, former MTV DJ, Revlon model, and actress: she suffers from sarcoidosis, a disorder that causes the growth of inflammatory cells on different organs of the body. In her case, her sarcoidosis is located in her brain, causing her unimaginable pain. For two decades, Duffy has managed to live a full life, despite living in a state of constant pain. In Backbone, a powerful, inspirational, funny, and important manual for surviving pain, Duffy draws on her experience as a patient advocate, trained recreational therapist, and hospice chaplain to illuminate gratifying methods people can use to cope with chronic pain. Backbone is for the massive population of sufferers who are eager to be understood and helped and sends the message that despite the pain, there is a way to seek a good life.
Subject Duffy, Karen, 1961- -- Health.
Sarcoidosis -- Patients -- Biography.
Chronic pain -- Patients -- Biography.
Chronic pain -- Humor.
ISBN 9781628727951 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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