Books are my Medicine


Books are my Medicine

This is a group for people suffering with chronic illness and pain who find that a good book is tantamount to good medicine. Come discuss which books have helped you cope with your condition (or have offered a welcome diversion)!

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Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2011

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My Chronic Pain Blog

Started by Danimal Jun 28, 2009.

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Comment by Tina "The Book Lady" on September 19, 2011 at 8:19pm

I wanted to share. I've redesigned my Literacy blog. Had some trouble and instead of trying to fix it I just reset it up. Would love some comments & visits!  Thanks! - it's now at:


Classics 4 Kids:

Comment by James Oh on May 24, 2011 at 2:31am

Lift You Up - Always There For You


You are what you thought. Similarly your health is also what your thought. If you have same thinking, you are invited to visit the above link soonest possible.

Comment by Tina "The Book Lady" on May 20, 2011 at 10:52pm

Kayle - I was diagnosed about 14 years ago but I think I had it as young as 3. I can vividly remember Dad massaging the cramps out of my legs. And everyone said they were growing pain - yeah right. 


The last 5-6 years it has gotten steadily worse. My last job we cut my hours back to 30 a week and I was still having trouble with correct typing, making sense of verbal instructions and even some written ones. Before they figured out my thyroid and Vit D were none existent I kept falling asleep and was getting terrible headaches and dizziness. It's amazing how different everyone's symptoms are isn't it?  If you haven't already check out the National Fibromyalgia Association sometime when you have a chance. They are so helpful and their newsletters are wonderful. They are on FB too.



Comment by Kayle Jensen on May 20, 2011 at 9:25pm
Tina, how long have you had FMS? I can trace my symptoms all the way back to when I was 16. I have slowly gotten worse over the years. But I have learned to live with it. I work full time but little else happens in my life. I have lots of on line friends because I don't have the energy for physical friendships. Therefore, I don't make a good friend. But I too love to read. It keeps me from sleeping until it is time.

Comment by Tina "The Book Lady" on May 12, 2011 at 6:59pm

The survey results are in from The Many Faces of Fibromyalgia if any of you are interested. I posted a note & link on my FB page here:


Thanks! Tina

Comment by Tina "The Book Lady" on May 9, 2011 at 6:19am

I had no idea this group was here. I was recently laid off and I've found that since I'm not sleeping I've been getting a LOT more reading done.  LOL. I read because I can sort of focus on it, it gives me something to do and since I also do book reviews it's a GREAT way to get some of the books I otherwise wouldn't buy because they are expensive. 


I have Fibromyalgia and there are some days I don't move so well. I try not to allow myself to stay in bed - but occasionally I do so a book comes in handy. I look forward to getting to know all of you.  


Tina "The Book Lady"


Comment by Kayle Jensen on May 5, 2011 at 10:27pm
Newby here, I definitely read because I have Fibromyalgia and it helps me escape and fall asleep at night too. Lately I have been reading Dean Koontz because someone gave me their whole collection. He is a good author and provides a nice escape from pain.
Comment by DelGal's Book Reviews on May 4, 2010 at 12:41am
Stopping by to say HI to everyone even though this looks like it's a quiet group :)
I've got chronic back pain, am disabled and have been avidly reading all my life. I started book blogging last year to keep myself busy and not concentrating so much on the pain. It helps sometimes, but better than not at all!

Comment by Sue Jackson on September 15, 2009 at 6:56pm
I have an immune system disorder known in the US by the unfortunate name of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In addition to my two book blogs (Book By Book and Great Books for Kids and Teens), I also write a blog called Learning to Live with CFS.

One book that helped me immensely when I first became sick was The Anatomy of Hope by Dr. Jerome Groopman (see my review).

I look forward to hearing from other book bloggers and book lovers who are living with chronic illness.


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