The line: “Stories of chronic illnesses don’t have endings involving cures or heartwarming reductions of limitations that fit into the myth that with willpower and hard work, anything is possible“ really strikes a purpose and is of course completely true at the same time.
With clarity and insight, Ms. Nagel provides a revelatory message about illness: Despite our cultural emphasis on vanquishing disease, many of us will need to learn to live with, rather than overcome, chronic illness. She is a knowledgeable guide with much to share, especially about the experiences of chronically ill young adults. Highly recommended for those who are ill, their family and friends, and health care providers.
Darla’s story of her illness journey is filled with wisdom, practical advice, and a detailed illustration of what patients experience, particularly those who are young adults. I would recommend this book to anyone who has experienced this illness or who wants to know what it is like to deal with having this chronic condition.