Multiple Sclerosis from Both Sides of the Desk

Multiple Sclerosis from Both Sides of the Desk

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a€œDr. Macaluso has written the Iliad and the Odyssey of multiple sclerosis while playing the part of Odysseus. Amazing!a€ Carlo Tornatore, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC Vincent F. Macaluso was in medical school when he got the news: he had multiple sclerosis. He soon learned that almost a half million people in the United States have multiple sclerosisa€”and millions more worldwide. Many have obvious symptoms, such as trouble with walking, balance, and coordination, but the most insidious aspect of the disease is how it affects the mind. Macaluso shares insights from his vantage point as a doctor and an MS patient, helping his peers understand symptoms they may not grasp and offering wisdom for those who live with the disease. Learn how to a€c anticipate and overcome problems concentrating; a€c manage swirling emotions; a€c understand MS from a neurological standpoint; a€c preserve and continue to enjoy an active sex life; and a€c prevent the disease from ruining family life. Laced with humor and filled with diagrams and the authora€™s own recollections about how hea€™s kept MS from controlling his life, this account is essential reading for doctors, patients, and anyone who has an MSer in his or her life.a€œI got diarrhea.a€ Her hands reloaded her fork with scrapple and egg. Sam nodded and then paused. a€œHow long were you on the medication for?a€ she asked. ... Maddy made a a€œgo ona€ motion with the knife in her right hand while her fork picked up a yolkcovered biscuithalf and hurled it into her mouth. a€œHow many days of medication did you take before the diarrhea began? ... a€œAnyway, I went to this doctor on Bates Street after I saw his ad on the billboard down on the commons.a€ a€œWhatanbsp;...

Title:Multiple Sclerosis from Both Sides of the Desk
Author:Vincent F. Macaluso, MD
Publisher:iUniverse - 2015-06-02


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