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"After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness," by Julian Seifter with Betsy SeifterRead about the other books on the list.
A kidney specialist, writing with his wife, combines his own experience as a diabetic with case studies from his patients to provide a road map for dealing with chronic disease. After coming to terms with a life-threatening diagnosis, the most important step is to have a flexible and evolving strategy for coping with illness, dealing with setbacks as they come along, but never letting the disease define the patient. In an information-crammed society, we're supposed to be on top of every detail of our health, Dr. Seifter notes. But he suggests forgetting about what ails us sometimes "in order to create a space that transcends the hard realities of illness and allows for moments of vitality and well-being."