"Despite Lupus"

Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness
by Sara Gorman

Price: $19.95, plus tax and shipping

Stop fighting life. Start living it. Despite Lupus

Despite Lupus: Living Well with a Chronic Illness outlines the steps author Sara Gorman has taken to regain the health and wellness she lost due to years of struggling to overcome lupus. Through personal anecdotes and practical exercises, Sara describes the proven, workable steps it takes to live well with a chronic illness. It's an honest, revealing account of her triumph over lupus, making Despite Lupus a valuable resource for anyone suffering from a chronic illness, or for those supporting a loved one through the experience.

“Finally, a book about Lupus that has practical, well documented information that anyone with a chronic illness can use to better their lives.”
--- Barnes and Noble Nook Review


Dawn said…
Your book, a pillfold, AND a pillbag is now at the top of my Christmas wish list! So glad I came across your products on the LFA site!!! Your story is such an inspiration, as I am still yet to "learn" to live with SLE after 6 years. It is currently kn control but I am determined to win my life back as a wife & mother of two awesome daughters! My "wish list" will have to wait until the New Year, but that leaves me with something great to look forward to in 2013. :-)
Sara Gorman said…
Thanks so much for your nice comment! I look forward to hearing from you in 2013--I'll definitely be offering up tidbits about ALL of those subjects-MY two girls, the pillbags, my book, and living well despite it all! Happy new year and we'll "talk" soon!
Mary Cimeni said…
Hi Sarah,

Very nice book.!!! :-) I also read an article about your discussion about learning from webinar on how to make doctor's appointment more effective in this link: http://lupusny.org/news/foundation-news/2013/01/14/learnings-our-latest-webinar-%E2%80%94-living-well-despite-lupus-listen-doc. Your book is an inspiration plus your discussion. And i thought this will really help the other lupus patients as well. So i am sharing this to the support group I'm in at http://www.lifewithlupus.org/. There are a lot others there who are suffering from the the disease, and they need some words of inspirations like yours. You might as well check it out. :-)

Thanks a bunch.

Sara Gorman said…
Mary- thanks so much for your kind words! I'm glad you came across the webinar. i've posted it on the "buzz" page of my blog, but i'll be sure to post it front and center so others can find it, too. i'm so pleased you feel it's a good resource. Best of luck with the support group-i'll try and stop by sometime! Take care!
Unknown said…

I came across your blog and book as I was researching for a website that I am trying to start up. I was just recently diagnosed with Lupus after dealing with the symptoms for 7 years. To be honest when the diagnosis came in I cried for two days straight. Finally I had to pick get myself together and start trying to live again. It was then that I decided to get this website together. At this point it is in the planning stages and has started out as a group on Facebook. I am trying to help anyone that suffers from Chronic Pain. The Group on Facebook is currently How2GetThrough which will hopefully be get the same name as the website. I want to have tips for people dealing with chronic pain so that they can have easy recipes, hair care, skin care, nutrition and information on whatever disease or ailment they may have that causes their chronic pain. As someone who also has Lupus I would like to invite you to join my group as well as to see if you are interested in having your blog become part of my website. If you are interested please feel free to contact me.

Victoria Hodge
Sam Moss said…
Hi Sarah,

I purchased your book in 2010 when I was first diagnosed with positive Rheumatoid Arthritis and possible Lupus. I live in Australia and your book was so helpful in those early days as I couldn't find anything like it here at home. It was like having a friend by my side who understood the journey I was about to take. My journey has continued since then and become more and more complex with my diagnosis, aside from RA, becoming an idiopathic autoimmune disease and now a rare genetic bone disease.
I have just started my own blog in the hope that I may be able to help others who are dealing with such complexities causing a massive change in life direction. My blog can be found at https://medicalmysterymusings.wordpress.com/.
I have taken the liberty of adding your blog to my resource section but I really just wanted to send my blog to you so that, if you come across anyone with a complex disease that just gets more complex at every turn then please feel free to pass onto them my blog.

Thanks for your consistency in posting and sharing. How blessed are we to live in a age where communication across the seas is so easy.

Take care & God bless

Sam Moss
Sara Gorman said…
Thanks so much for commenting! I think what you're doing on FB is wonderful - so glad you've found a way to connect with others. Post-diagnosis can be so tough - but sounds like you're ready to make the best of it. Best to you - and I'll keep tabs on your page for sure!
Sara Gorman said…
Congrats on the blog! I've found it's a fabulous way to connect with others - and I'm sure you'll help so many people along the way. Best wishes to you and thanks for adding my blog to your site, and for the comments on the book. I'm so grateful to hear from you!
Bull Yard said…
Hi! I have a kobo reader and was wondering if this book is available in epub format?
Sara Gorman said…
I'm so glad you asked! The book will be available on Kobo, as I'm in the midst of setting it up right now. I will let you know when it's up and available for download. Should be within a few days. Thanks so much!
Sara Gorman said…
Bull Yard - The kobo version is up and running! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your interest.

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