“Sick and Tired” is a great little book by Kimberly Rae. She’s a chronically ill lady and she shares “Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical Help” for those in the same boat. (The “click to look inside” isn’t operative in the picture here – click on the link above and you can check it out more at Amazon).
She writes with great wit. It is a funny read, even though the subject matter doesn’t sound like fun. She’s surprisingly understanding and non-snarky about the less-than-helpful stuff well intentioned people do or say to those in need of on-going care.
As a care giver, I found the book immensely helpful. It gives insight into what those in my care might be thinking, feeling and needing. Her opening chapter, on a long and largely fruitless effort to get a diagnosis for her condition, reminds me that as much as I feel confined by the care giving role, those I care for are trapped by all kinds of stuff that they don’t want, can’t control and in some cases can’t even understand.
I can’t recommend this book enough, both for its intended audience among the chronically ill, and for those who are their care givers.