You've Gotta Fight Back!: Winning with Serious Illness, Injury Or Disability
The heart of this book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of people who fought back with courage, humor, and a positive attitude. In doing so, they have provided valuable guidance for you, the readers of thisinspiring work.The seriously ill, their friends and family will gainpriceless advice on coping, dealing with depression, how to partner with the medical profession, thetremendous value of self-help groups and the vitalimportance of attitude.Those with disabilities will learn how others havesuccessfully played the hand they were dealt and managedto live successful, fulfilling lives. The disabledand those with serious illnesses can learn from eachother. There are no silver bullets buried in these pages, just the sound, useable experience of others.Caregivers, be they family, friends, or health professionals will gain great insight from the in-depth stories of survivors, the bereaved, and thosewho died with grace and even style."This book helps sufferers and caregivers alike to make sense of their situation, to avoid the mistakes while copying the successful strategies of these very real people."
-Bob Rich, PhD, author of Cancer: A Personal Challenge
"Far from a mere theoretical discourse and despite its potentially morbid topic, it brims with life: real cases, real people, real triumphs over a variety of illnesses and the distress they cause. A treasure trove of celebratedstories of survival and passages from the memoirs of those who made it." -Sam Vaknin, PhD, author of Malignant Self Love
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Page 1 - We cannot change our past . .. we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play...
Page 1 - The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our attitudes.
Page 1 - Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.