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The author of the book: Jill Barton
Date of issue: January 15th 2013
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The true story of a 26 year old woman who is misdiagnosed with a brain tumor and after seven agonizing days is given the correct diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
The brain tumor diagnosis left me feeling vindicated and relieved! Living with an invisible illness is torturous. Day after day listening to doctors minimalize my fears and dismiss my concerns I spiraled into an self-induced internal beat down withdrawing from family, friends and life itself thinking I was losing my mind. In a strange way the brain tumor diagnosis was a relief. There are no words powerful enough to demonstrate how much my life changed overnight astonishing myself and others with a ‘don’t worry it’s no big deal’ attitude and an amazing inner strength I never knew existed. Reality slapped me in the face and nothing would change the situation. Clearly I had only two options let the brain tumor take me down or live life to the fullest until they knock me out for surgery.
Steve picked up the phone and listened intently to the Neurosurgeon. After several minutes lapsed Steve hung up the phone turning towards me I see a smile as he says great news you do not have a brain tumor, his statement sounded unfinished, more like a question. I respond okay and… Steve continued you have multiple sclerosis. Falling dramatically into the chair behind me like a rag doll seeing images of Jerry‘s kids, telethons, wheelchairs. Mind now spinning completely out of control, I am terminally ill, I don’t have long to live, I know Steve and the Neurosurgeon are conspiring to spare me this horrible news after all I don’t have long to live anyway!
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Read information about the authorJill lives in Colorado with her family. She loves books & is a self proclaimed book hoarder.
Through her memoirs & blogging she wants to relay a message of hope that multiple sclerosis is not life ending but rather life changing where you can find valuable life lessons & even humor.
Upon meeting Jill three things are apparent she does not look or act sick, she is all about family & she is passionate, open & honest about how multiple sclerosis has affected her & her family wanting to tell every single detail.
When asking Jill about family she beems from ear to ear & happily starts talking barely taking a breath . She married her high school sweetheart Steve December 10, 1977, they have two boys Michal & Jason & two furry boxer babies Stitch & Ellie. Jason & his wife Kama have Jill & Steve's two granddaughters Abrielle & Haidyn & grandkitty KC. Michal & his wife Danielle have Jill & Steve's three grandpups Beaulder, Libby & Wyatt.
Jill says after being misdiagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor January 1986 she & her family endured 7 long days preparing for brain surgery & thinking her life would be cut short. She says when given the correct diagnosis of multiple sclerosis it was a relief & the disease left her with a lifetime of mind boggling surprises & amazing life lessons the first being overwhelming relief that this happened to her & not one of her loved ones. The second she says was the realization humor is truly the best medicine and a necessity for coping. One of her favorite sayings “if you don’t laugh you will cry”.
Jill is adamant she would not have the same positive outlook on life if not for her "awesome" family.