Glendale, AZ (PressExposure) March 16, 2012 -- In her goal to help others suffering with multiple sclerosis, Debbie Petrina gets up close and personal when she shares her experiences and practical information on this illness in her debut book, Managing MS: Straight Talk from a Thirty-One-Year Survivor. This newly released publication provides commonsense help in managing and understanding MS for all persons dealing with this chronic, neurological condition.
The author offers her judgment and tips on a wide array of topics, such as symptoms, people management, and other issues such as long-term disability in a "what you should know, what you can do about it" format. The book has been endorsed by health care professionals in different fields and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is planning to do a web profile on her this summer.
Petrina states, "It is a knowledge and a support tool. To survive Multiple Sclerosis, both knowledge and support are required." Over 400,000 persons in the U.S. have MS. But when others are counted who also live or work with this incurable disease over decades of time--family, friends, and health professionals-the number of people dealing with MS is in the millions.
A review by author Lynn Franklin says "Ms. Petrina explores the psychological as well as physical aspects of the disease and offers practical steps for handling both. Despite the disease attacking her body from within, she found ways to take control of her life and shares all this in a well-written, easy-to-read book. Chapters are clear and well laid-out. This book is a must-read for anyone dealing with MS. I also highly recommend it to people diagnosed with any chronic disease. The insights contained in this book will help you, too, become a survivor."
Debbie Petrina has faced a battle in living with the disease; even so, she continues to live and enjoy her life. In this inspiring account, she shares her personal experiences with MS and how she deals with the disease's devastating effects. For those who might have MS, have been diagnosed with MS, work with MS patients, or have a family member or friend dealing with the disease, Petrina offers guidance with some humor and much candor.
This book is available in all formats and can be purchased online at Amazon.com and BarnsAndNoble.com. Book excerpts and her weekly articles can be viewed on http://www.DebbieMS.com