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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I am a fan of Rebecca Richmond. I have found her books to be comprehensive, well written, and most of all, useful. My Guide: Manage Chronic Pain is no exception. It starts with a brief description of her life then zooms in on the moment she is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a debilitating chronic rheumatic condition. It was hard to imagine a condition that makes it impossible to enjoy such basic things as a good night’s sleep or a hug from a concerned loved one. I learned a lot about pain, health, hardship, attitude, and overcoming adversity. Somewhere along the way, I became a huge admirer. Her health issues didn’t stop with the fibromyalgia, indeed, that was just the beginning. She would deal with a growth in her left kidney, a growth in her pancreas, and a life threatening MRSA infection. Instead of succumbing to despair and self-pity, she sought and found solutions and wrote this book to help others who found themselves in similar situations.
My Guide: Manage Chronic Pain is told in a positive, upbeat tone. It is thorough and well organized. There are twelve chapters, starting with her personal story and ending with living well. I have often thought a general course on Life should be taught in schools to give young people guidance and direction as they try to figure out what to do with their lives and how they should strive to live well and contribute to society. Rebecca Richmond would be a perfect candidate to write the book for that course.