Brace Yourself is a humorous, informative and relatable story about finding love, or not, when chronic illness gets in the way. It's about yearning for an explanation of the weird things happening in your body, the delight and devastation of a new diagnosis, and getting through every day challenges with limitations, loneliness and making the best out of all of it. And it sensitively depicts the special relationship a Spoonie develops with their children. The character, Lizzy, uses grit, sarcasm, determination and insight to get through her days, one foot in front of the other. The author, S. E. Smart, lived it all and wove her experiences into a story that entertains and informs.
I loved the light-hearted humor that Smart crafts so well, and even the sometimes colorful language speaks strongly of my own experience and frustrations. She also provides educational interludes to raise awareness of POTS and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, as well as other health issues.
As a Spoonie, you will enjoy and appreciate the read. And don't hesitate to share the book with family and friends. It provides a great opportunity to increase awareness and sensitivity for those who don't understand what life is like with a chronic illness. Brace Yourself is a great tool!
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