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Kat Elton
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A Resilient Life, learning to thrive, not just survive, with rheumatoid arthritis
Kat Elton, author
RESILIENT LIFE, learning to Thrive, not just survive with rheumatoid arthritis is a book for people who experience this disease themselves, or vicariously through a loved one. It is also a book about how to live well, regardless of your circumstance. It’s most especially for those people who have come to realize that when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis, and any chronic illness, there are no easy answers. In fact most of the time there are no right or wrong answers, just a lot of tough questions. Questions like, “Which medication is the best one for me? Should I take medication given all the side effects? Does diet help? How do I stop from being angry, frustrated, or depressed? Will this ever get better? This unique book is written by someone who knows her subject well. Kat Elton, an occupational therapist and someone who's had rheumatoid arthritis since age two, knows that people living with chronic disease don't need false hope or to be told what to do. What they do need is to be led toward believing in themselves and improving their reality no matter what it is. Part practical guide, part memoir, part workbook, this book demonstrates that although there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, there is a way to live well with chronic disease.