Book Review: Backbone

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Living with Chronic Pain without Turning into One

by Karen Duffy

Skyhorse Publishing

Arcade Publishing

Biographies & Memoirs , Health, Mind & Body

Pub Date 07 Nov 2017

I am reviewing a copy of Backbone through Skyhorse Publishing/Arcade Publishing and Netgalley:

In this Karen Duffy a former MTV VJ, Revlon Model and actress lives a fulfilling and active life despite dealing with Chronic pain for the past twenty years.

In this book Karen Duffy talks about the pain that hurts you and the pain that changes you.  Acute pain is generally caused by tissue damage, and the pain will usually go away in a three month period.  When the pain progresses from acute to Chronic the pain becomes permanent. She goes on to describe physical pain as isolating

Karen Duffy likens living with a degenerative disease to living next door to the bully, because you never know when he might come over to hurt you.  She goes on too to talk about the stages of grief after learning our pain is Chronic.  She goes on too to talk about the difference between therapy animals and helper animals.

With humor and heart Karen Duffy talks of life living with Chronic Pain.

She goes on to remind those with Chronic Illness, or Chronic Pain that you should dress in a way that is comfortable, but not always dress down.  She reminds readers that making an effort to look your best on the days you feel the worst is well worth it.

In this book she goes on to remind us that what works for one person dealing with Chronic Illness may not for the other so respect their choices.

I give Backbone five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!


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