Battling the Beast Within
Success in Living With AdversityBook - 2004
Imagine this. At age 26 you are on the fast track of your chosen career: head of the department, on the board of your professional association, and penciled in as a likely candidate to become its national president within 5 years. You are the proud father of two sons and are rapidly becoming a leader in your community. For exercise you bicycle 150 miles a week. Suddenly you begin to notice weakness and tingling in your legs and a dramatic loss of peripheral vision. At first the doctors are mystified but eventually tell you that you have multiple sclerosis and your prognosis is unknown. Within three years you are unable to walk, experience tremendous fatigue, and eventually are told that you are unable to work. This is one of those times when you either accept defeat or challenge your tormentor. The author chose the latter and tells his story in such a way as to make it meaningful to anyone facing life's challenges. Readers are certain to come away from the experience with new, positive perspectives on life. They will begin to see opportunities in every challenge and start looking for the good that can come out of every experience. Most importantly, the author has chosen his words carefully so that each one may have special meaning for people who read Battling the Beast Within. Book jacket.
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Cleveland Clinic Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2004
Branch Call Number: 362.1968340092 WIL
Characteristics: 128 pages ; 23 cm