Diary of a Patient, Her Illness, Family, and Friends

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AuthorHouse, Oct 19, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 128 pages
The book is about a woman who at the age of 50 years old started having signs and symptoms of an incurable disease that nearly killed her several times and threatened her family's survival. It's about how real is the( marriage vows through sickness and in health)when the one you love is sick for years. It's about over-commitment, sacrifice and love that leads to exhaustion and sickness when not enough helpers support the person who takes care of the sick. It's about feelings of hopelessness when there is no medical insurance to ensure needed care or money to buy medication to keep you alive for one more day. It's about having the courage to not give up even when your body is racked with pain and your physical appearance scares You and others when they look at you and they sometimes want to look away because of the suffering that is seen and felt. It's about prayer's to the Creator of All life that did get answered over and over again.

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Born February 18, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio residing in Lorain, OH. Since 1991. She is happily married, and the proud parent of three sons, one daughter and thirteen grandchildren.

Joyce is the caregiver along with her husband Stedman for both their mothers. Mrs. Pleasant is a State Certified Licensed Independent Counselor (LICDC) with over 17 years of experience working with Drug Dependent men, women, adolescents, the formally incarcerated, and their families. A registered candidate with the state of Ohio as a Prevention Specialist, Case Evaluator for the Case Presentation Method (CPM) Examination for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, an Ordained and State Licensed Minister, with experience in inspirational speaking. Enjoys helping others, reading, teaching Bible study, swimming and fishing.

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