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Friday, July 18, 2014

Prescription for Disaster...The funny side of falling apart By Candace Lafleur

If you are familiar with my blog, then you know, that I believe that laughter and humor is a must. I laugh and make fun of myself and symptoms because what else am I going to do? Hunker down in a fetal position and cry? No! Candace Lafleur believes in the same idea. For anyone who has a chronic and life changing illness, Candace's "Prescription for Disaster: The funny side of falling apart" is a must read. This brilliantly written book is based on her adventures with Sarcoidosis, treatment and the situations, that you couldn't possibly make up, that she has endured. She decided to write this book, not only for her own healing but for people like me who have a chronic disease and know how important it is to laugh.
From the first chapter, I was hooked and literally laughing out loud. From sobbing student nurses who couldn't hit a vein to save their life to hot Australian tech and the "sweater of death". This book will leave you in stitches. Her dead on descriptions of the joys of prednisone, "Jabba the Hut in Drag" and the food cravings hit so close to home. While attempting to use a bedpan, she took the phrase "staying in bed" to a whole other level.
Now, Candace lives in the UK where the hospital wards are different than here in America. Where we may have our own private or semi-private room that we share with one person. In UK, there can be up to 4-5 in a room. She has an entire chapter dedicated to the joys of her wonderful roommates. "Special Needs Pirate Prostitute Brigade" to future Jerry Springer guests. Even inmates and racists! Each beautifully  described in detail to make you feel like you are right there with her.
I wanted to share an excerpt that I felt so connected with Candace...
"ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ASPECTS TO DEAL WITH OF MY CONDITION IS DEBILITATING FATIGUE THAT IS NOT REMEDIED BY SLEEP - YOUR BODY IS SO BUSY FIGHTING ITSELF THAT IT DEPLETES YOUR ENERGY BEFORE YOUR EYES ARE EVEN OPENED IN THE MORNING."
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved how she found humor to keep herself sane while going through all the motions of having a chronic disease. Thank you for writing it Candace!!
If you are interested in purchasing this book, you can click on the highlighted link in this post or click on the pic of the book on the left side of my blog. It will take you directly to Amazon. This book is well worth $12.65!!

Enjoy!
Jenn

**I was contacted by the author and asked if I wanted a free copy of her book and write a review. I was in NO WAY compensated for reading, writing a review or having a link on my blog. She didn't even know I was going to add a link on my blog until I asked for permission to use the image of the cover of the book. We all need to stick together to get through chronic illness!!**

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