Let’s face it-the main topic of conversation for my blog is a topic that isn’t necessarily the happiest of topics to discuss. In spite of some of the horror stories I’ve shared, you’ll find that often times, I take a humorous approach to my stories. But why would you take a humorous approach to such a thing! This is serious! Well, there are a few answers to that. One, sometimes, some of the stories of things I’ve been through are so ludicrous that I actually find humour in them. Secondly…to me, at the end of the day, Lupus is something that I’m just going to have to deal with, and if I can’t laugh at myself sometimes…c’mon!
This is why I was happier than happy to get my hands on a copy of the book Prescription for Disaster, written by Candace Lafleur!
If you have a chronic illness or a loved one with a chronic illness, you will definitely identify with many of the topics Candace touches on. I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of her stories, as many took me back to times when I’ve went through similar things. Candace talks about being in the ward of a hospital and all the characters she has come across because of it. Screaming, complaining old lady? Yup-been there, done that! Dealing with student doctors? Hospital food? C’mon, if you’ve spent 5 minutes as an in-patient in a hospital, you’ve dealt with all of these things!
Now, what I really like about this book is the humorous approach that it takes. Yes, chronic (and acute, for that matter) illnesses are serious, they’re bad, they’re awful…yeah…we know. But if you’ve lived it and have experienced the things that come along with it, you’ll find that there is actually quite a bit of humour to be found in a lot of the situations we go through and experience. I talk a lot in my blog about doing your best to remain positive in spite of everything. To me, it’s SO important. That said, to me, this book is great for those who can find humour in some of these crazy things that happen, and also to those who perhaps have trouble looking past the negative side. This book will help you see that you’re not the only one that these crazy things happen to, and maybe if you looked at it in a different way, you might let loose a chortle which will perhaps lift your spirits a bit! 🙂
Check it out-you won’t be disappointed!