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The Resource Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one, Karen Duffy

Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one, Karen Duffy

Label
Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one
Title
Backbone
Title remainder
living with chronic pain without turning into one
Statement of responsibility
Karen Duffy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inspirational, powerful, and funny manual for coping and living with devastating pain. For two decades, Karen Duffy -New York Times bestselling author, former MTV VJ, Revlon model, and actress- has managed to live an enriching life despite living in a state of constant pain. Duffy has 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. In this powerful, inspirational, funny, and important manual for surviving pain, Duffy draws on her experience as a patient advocate, certified recreational therapist, and hospital chaplain to illuminate gratifying methods people can use to cope with chronic pain and reinforces the sentiment that "circumstances determine our lives, but we shape our lives by what we make of circumstances" (Sir John Wheeler Bennet). More than one-third of the US population-nearly 113 million Americans-is currently living with chronic pain, while another 133 million Americans live with some form of chronic illness. Half of the US population lives with the challenges of these invisible illnesses where their symptoms are not always obvious to the casual observer. Addressing a country ravaged by both chronic pain and opioid addiction, Backbone offers a salve of self-sufficiency, spunk, and perseverance. With a light tone, deft wordplay, and interactive gems such as the Bill Murray Pain Scale, Mastectomy Paper Dolls, and a crown to wear just for getting out of bed, Duffy's serious-and seriously funny-book is for the massive population living with chronic pain who are eager to be understood and helped, and sends the message that despite the pain, there is a way to a good life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
October 01, 2017
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Library Journal Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duffy, Karen
Dewey number
616.4/290092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC182.S14
LC item number
D83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duffy, Karen
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
Label
Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one, Karen Duffy
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017032495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781628727951
Lccn
2017032495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781628727951
  • (OCoLC)974699287
Label
Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one, Karen Duffy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017032495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781628727951
Lccn
2017032495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781628727951
  • (OCoLC)974699287

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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