Out of Joint: A Private & Public Story of Arthritis

Out of Joint A Private Public Story of Arthritis She begins in the morning by casing her joints Can her ankles take the stairs Will her fingers open a jar Peel an orange But it was not always this way for Mary Felstiner who went to bed one night

  • Title: Out of Joint: A Private & Public Story of Arthritis
  • Author: Mary Felstiner
  • ISBN: 9780803251700
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • She begins, in the morning, by casing her joints Can her ankles take the stairs Will her fingers open a jar Peel an orange But it was not always this way for Mary Felstiner, who went to bed one night an active professional and healthy young mother, and woke the next morning literally out of joint With wrists and elbows no longer working right, she d discovered one ofShe begins, in the morning, by casing her joints Can her ankles take the stairs Will her fingers open a jar Peel an orange But it was not always this way for Mary Felstiner, who went to bed one night an active professional and healthy young mother, and woke the next morning literally out of joint With wrists and elbows no longer working right, she d discovered one of the first signs of rheumatoid arthritis, the most virulent form of a common disease Out of Joint is her account of living through arthritis, a distinction she shares with seventy million Americans While arthritis pain affects one out of three Americans, this book is the first to tell the personal story of the nation s most common yet neglected disease Part memoir, part medical and social history, Out of Joint folds the author s private experience into far reaching investigations of a socially hidden ailment and of any chronic condition how to handle love, work, sexuality, fatigue, betrayal, pain, time, mortality, rights, myths, and memory Moving from the 1940s to the present, this story of one life with arthritis exposes little known medical research and provocative social issues alarming controversies over arthritis miracle drugs, intense demands concerning disability, and the surprising and disproportionate number of women affected by chronic illness From this prize winning historian comes a call for healing through history, a moving meditation on the way chronic conditions can be treated by enlisting the past.

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    1. Read 2x. Once BEFORE I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, & once AFTER I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. A personal memoir, interspersed with historic context, family life, disability rights, current events, poetry, & healing.

    2. Out of joint by Mary Felstines .Shame leaves me formless and unarmed, feeling in my bones that I'll be left behind  ما قد يكون أسوء شعور يصاب به المريض إنه الخجل من نفسه سيرة ذاتية لمصابة بالتهاب المفاصل الرثياني(الروماتويد) من فترة السيتينيات .من المثيرة معرفة مدى تطور اﻷدوية المعطاة للمصابين،بداية من دواء اﻹسبرين اﻷساسي [...]

    3. My first impression of this book was that it was really disjointed. I'm not making a joke of the author's struggle with RA, but that was the only word to describe how the story came across. Although at first I wasn't a fan of the writing style, I think that the author found a way to convey to the reader how the RA affected her life, her mind, her mood through her writing. So maybe this book is more successful than I initially thought. I too have RA and did gleam some helpful information/insight [...]

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