In Sickness and in Health

Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance

Author: Ben Mattlin

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807058548


Page: 256

View: 3267

A frank, humorous exploration of interabled dating, love, and marriage Ben Mattlin's wife, ML, recalls falling in love with his confidence and sheer determination. On one of their earliest dates, he persuaded her to ride on his lap in his wheelchair on their way home from an Elvis Costello concert. Thirty years later, they still travel like this from time to time, undaunted by the curious stares following them down the street. But In Sickness and in Health is more than an "inspiring" story of how a man born with spinal muscular atrophy--a congenital and incurable neuromuscular condition--survived childhood, graduated from Harvard, married an able-bodied woman, built a family with two daughters and a cat and a turtle, established a successful career in journalism, and lived happily ever after. As Mattlin considers the many times his relationship has been met with surprise or speculation by outsiders--those who consider his wife a "saint" or him just plain "lucky" for finding love--he issues a challenge to readers: why should the idea of an "interabled" couple be regarded as either tragic or noble? Through conversations with more than a dozen other couples of varying abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and orientations, Mattlin sets out to understand whether these pairings are as unusual as onlookers seem to think. Reflecting on his own experience he wonders: How do people balance the stresses of personal-care help with the thrill of romance? Is it possible that the very things that appear to be insurmountable obstacles to a successful relationship--the financial burdens, the physical differences, the added element of an especially uncertain future--could be the building blocks of an enviable level of intimacy and communication that other couples could only dream of? We meet Shane Burcaw, a twenty-three-year-old writer, who offers a glimpse of his first forays into dating with a disability. There's Rachelle Friedman, the "paralyzed bride," as the media refers to her, and her husband, discussing the joys and challenges of a new marriage and a growing family. And Christina Crosby and her partner, Janet Jakobsen, reflect on how Crosby's disabling accident called for them to renegotiate their roles and expectations in their long-term relationship. What emerges is a candid glimpse into the challenges and joys of interabled love--from the first blush of sexual awakening to commitment and marriage and through to widowhood.

In Sickness and In Health

A Love Story

Author: Karen Propp

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781579545529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8691

The author offers a memoir about a marriage placed under stress by the rigors of her husband's prostrate cancer and its treatment.

Caring for Your Wife in Sickness and in Health

A Husband's Guide to Understanding the Special Health Needs of a Woman

Author: Richard H. Dominguez

Publisher: Discovery House Pub

ISBN: 9780929239682

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 223

View: 5623

Bestselling devotional author Chambers offers a magnificent treasury of priceless devotions on prayer. For the first time ever, all of Chambers' inspiring devotions on prayer are offered to his millions of devoted Christian readers in a single, uplifting volume. An absolute must for every Christian who hungers for a more intimate and personal relationship with God.

In Sickness and in Health

Author: Wesley Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997679786


Page: N.A

View: 2370

This is a story about a young husband, man, father, and pastor whose faith was tested in the most unusual and unexpected ways. It's a story of love to one woman, faith in one God, and gift of one child.

Revolutionary Medicine

The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health

Author: Jeanne Abrams

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479880574

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 5655

Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone else in North America. As both victims of illness and national leaders, the Founders occupied a unique position regarding the development of public health in America. Revolutionary Medicine refocuses the study of the lives of George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, and James and Dolley Madison away from the usual lens of politics to the unique perspective of sickness, health, and medicine in their era. For the founders, republican ideals fostered a reciprocal connection between individual health and the “health” of the nation. Studying the encounters of these American founders with illness and disease, as well as their viewpoints about good health, not only provides us with a richer and more nuanced insight into their lives, but also opens a window into the practice of medicine in the eighteenth century, which is at once intimate, personal, and first hand. Perhaps most importantly, today’s American public health initiatives have their roots in the work of America’s founders, for they recognized early on that government had compelling reasons to shoulder some new responsibilities with respect to ensuring the health and well-being of its citizenry. The state of medicine and public healthcare today is still a work in progress, but these founders played a significant role in beginning the conversation that shaped the contours of its development. Instructor's Guide

In Sickness and in Health

Author: Tom Amlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998390871


Page: N.A

View: 8890

In Sickness and in Health: A Love Story" is a true story, but not all of the story. I have been in ministry for fifty years, and the need to help people see that they can be what God wants them to be, has never been more needed than right now. This book is written to show an example of a lady who gave her life to living for God while facing the challenges of a debilitating disease. This book shows how a person can be real in the face of adversity. It has been written also to show how individuals can relate and contribute to people who face painful uncertainties. It is a book of a family trying to figure out how to live one day at a time. It is a book that shows the need for people to understand God has given us value. It is a book of hope when it appears there is nothing left for which to live. It is about a mindset, a determination, a conviction, all surrounded in love. This book is about a lady, while quiet and introverted, who still touched lives in many places of the world. It is about her husband who cared deeply for her, and together, God used them to show others that they can trust God in difficult times. I hope you find the golden nugget of encouragement in this book that will make a difference in your life, your marriage, and your family. --- "My late husband, Dr. J.C. (Jim) Crabtree and I have known Tom and Jackie Amlin for most of their adult lives and witnessed their strength and dignity as they faced a debilitating disease that would forever change their lives. Only eternity will reveal the impact of their ministry together Read Tom's story and be blessed " - Esther A. Crabtree

In Sickness and in Health

A Memoir of Love

Author: J. S. Russo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984153541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 6933

In Sickness and In Health: A Memoir of Love is a true story involving two people that fate brought together. Describing their lives before and after Sue became afflicted with cancer, it shows how a couple handled a dreadful diagnosis and how the bond between them became even closer throughout their cancer journey. It reveals how as a team, they fought this disease head-on without flinching; fighting and clawing right back at it. It is a triumph of human spirit and an inspiring story of courage, compassion and love between two people who asked for nothing more in life than to have each other in it. Above all, this is not a book about loss but of gain. This is not a story of sadness but a story filled with undiminished hope...yes, hope that confirms "it is a wonderful life" when we stay focused on all that is good.

Living with Germs

In health and disease

Author: John Playfair

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579343

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 5044

The word germ is defined as 'a microbe that causes disease'. The vast majority of microbes do not infect us at all: it is pathogens that make us ill. These include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, worms, and prions. Living with Germs not only looks at all of these in detail, but also at the defence mechanisms by which we come to terms with them, whether by eliminating them, stopping them from eliminating us, or simply learning to live with them. This is the first book to look at the subject of immunology in a relevant and approachable style. Using anecdotal and autobiographical material, John Playfair has produced a lively, well-written, and up-to-date look at immunology. Timely and topical, this will appeal to all those who want to know the facts behind the 'germ' scare stories.

Kashmir in Sickness and in Health

Author: Gulzar Mufti

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482809982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 306

View: 7740

This book takes the reader down unexplored and uncomfortable avenues of beautiful and enchanting but troubled and war-riven Kashmir Valley. It analyses the ups and downs of Kashmirs ailing political health since the beginning of Dogra rule more than 150 years ago, until the present time. The author has pulled off the task of juxtaposing the history of Kashmir, with a history of its medical and educational development, interweaving his own experiences of growing up in Srinagar the capital of Kashmir, to illuminate the readership with specific aspects of his story. The book gives an insight into various aspects of British involvement in Kashmir, describes the pioneering work of the UK missionaries in its social, educational and healthcare development, and points to the reciprocal contribution of the Kashmiris to present day British society. It describes the impact of political events in the international arena on Kashmir, particularly after the partition of British India. It traces the development of Kashmiri political thought process and examines the roles of various personalities from within and outside Kashmir who shaped the painful destiny of this land and its people.

Your Brain in Sickness and in Health: The Experience of Dementia and Other Brain Disorders

Author: Sid Williams


ISBN: 1483462587


Page: N.A

View: 7047

If you want or need to better understand Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other brain disorders; if you are a professional involved in assessment and care; if you are a family or paid carer/caregiver; if you are simply interested and curious about the contribution our brains make to everyday life - then the information you seek is in your hands. This includes: the nature of Alzheimer's disease, other forms of dementia and other disorders of brain function; behaviours and experiences associated with these disorders, including accounts of real people faced with these challenges; the way carers, family, friends and professionals perceive, understand and respond to people with dementia. Don't be daunted by the book's size. There are two parts: the first part provides chapters on many topics, including repetitive behaviour, memory problems, and problems with common sense. Then there are detailed endnotes (optional reading) which provide references and more detail on the issues raised in the body of the book.

Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health

A Historical Handbook and Guide

Author: Janet Golden,Richard A. Meckel,Heather Munro Prescott

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780313330414

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

View: 7657

Providing the first comprehensive history of child health in the United States, this book offers a thorough historical account of the ways that professionals and the state have addressed child health problems. Six original essays reflect the growing scholarly interest in the history of childhood and youth, particularly issues affecting child health and welfare. These important new essays show how changing patterns of health and disease have responded to and shaped notions of childhood and adolescence as life stages.

In Sickness as in Health

Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness

Author: Barbara Kivowitz,Roanne Weisman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937359133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 795

Something's happened now what do we do? What do I do? What do I really owe my loved one? And how can I even ask such a question? Having exchanged marriage vows or even if they haven't most people expect their partners to support them when a devastating diagnosis is made or an accident occurs.

In Sickness and in Health

The Future of Medicine : Added Value & Global Access

Author: Marleen Wynants

Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA

ISBN: 9054875496

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 8727

Explaining the innovative, radical, and aggressive approaches towards a more effective and efficient public health care, this definitive guide wraps up the series of seminars, workshops, and publications from CROSSTALKS--Vrije Universiteit Brussel's university and industry network that aims to bridge the gap between the academic and industrial world. This account examines the information gathered from 2005 to 2008 and discusses the contemporary challenges as well as the advances in medicine. Seeking to generate an open dialog about the world of health care, this compilation brings together voices from academic, political, corporate, and patient communities that want to engage in a collaborative exploration of the future of public health care.

In Sickness and In Health

Disease and Disability in Contemporary America

Author: Richard K. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493934236

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 5005

The increasing importance of sickness and disability data across health-related disciplines is the focus of this concise but comprehensive resource. It reviews the basics of morbidity at the population level by defining core concepts, analyzing why morbidity has overtaken mortality as central to demographic study, and surveying ways these data are generated, accessed, and measured. Subsequent chapters demonstrate how this knowledge can be used to better understand—and potentially solve—critical public health issues, benefitting not only populations served, but also areas such as health services planning, resource allocation, and health policy-setting. To make this material useful to the most readers, this reference: Explains why and how morbidity data are categorized by health professionals and other data users. Examines various methods of identifying and measuring morbidity data. Identifies demographic and non-demographic factors associated with morbidity. Describes and evaluates sources of U.S. morbidity data. Reviews the current state of morbidity in the U.S., and what it means for healthcare and society in general. Suggests future uses of morbidity data in reducing health disparities and improving population health. In Sickness and In Health is uniquely relevant to demographers and demography students, public health professionals, and epidemiologists. Its presentation of concepts and applications makes the book a valuable classroom text and a useful guide for those addressing challenges facing U.S. healthcare.

In Sickness and in Health

A Manual of Domestic Medicine and Surgery, Hygiene, Dietetics, and Nursing

Author: James West Roosevelt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine, Popular

Page: 991

View: 4604


In Sickness and in Health

A Newlywed's Journey Through Faith, Love, and Cancer

Author: Michelle Bader

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781628541694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7971

Cancer changes everything. Just a few months after a fairy-tale wedding and dream honeymoon, Luke and Michelle find out news that shatters their hopes and dreams for their once bright future. Luke has cancer. Michelle struggles with how to adjust to this new reality in addition to being a new wife. Luke's road ahead is a difficult path. In this inspiring true story this young couple endures pain and hardships while their faith is strengthened and renewed. Journey with them as they live their vows and discover what it truly means to love in sickness and in health.

In sickness and in health

the co-dependent marriage

Author: Mary S. Stuart

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9780932194732

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 4930

Describes the characteristics of a healthy marriage, identifies common marital problems, and tells how to improve one's relationship

In Sickness and in Health

Author: Colin Gray

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: 9783865219404

Category: Photography

Page: 85

View: 5419

Colin Gray began to take photographs of his parents in the 1960s when he was 5 years old. At family occasions, holidays and celebrations Gray would be allowed one shot from the single roll of film in a square box Brownie Twin. Over the next three decades he has accumulated an extensive body of work documenting his parents loving, working, homemaking and playing. In Sickness and in Health forms the final stages of The Parents series. Begun in 2000, it shows his parents deterioration and, ultimately, his mothers death. The hospital and church visits became more frequent, the ailments more serious, the drugs regime ever more complex. Whilst his father struggled with his new role as a carer, Gray found that his photographs helped make sense of the deterioration and loss he was experiencing. Having reached the age his parents were when he started the project, Gray now sees their history in his own future. Colin Gray, born Hull, England in 1956, studied photography at the Royal College of Art, London, and lives and works in Glasgow. He has exhibited worldwide including shows at Kunsthal, Rotterdam; Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal; House of Photography, Prague; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Gray has appeared in numerous publications. Co-published with steidlMACK, London.