The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  5 reviews
One of the most widely recommended guides to living with multiple sclerosis, now completely revised and updated, including the latest research, the most recent information on treatments (including the news on Tysabri®), and new tips for managing MS. Multiple sclerosis is as much a mystery as it is a disease, but this chronic and often disabling condition of the central ner...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Da Capo Press (first published 2002)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The First Year, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The First Year

Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS by Mary Jo NickumMultiple Sclerosis by Rosalind KalbThe First Year by Margaret BlackstoneMultiple Sclerosis by Rosalind KalbMe And My Shadow by Carole MacKie
Best MS Books
3rd out of 19 books — 5 voters
The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce FifeThe Body Ecology Diet by Donna GatesThe Migraine Miracle by Josh TurknettAn Epidemic of Absence by Moises Velasquez-ManoffStop Losing Sleep by Kyle Richards
Autoimmunity and chronic diseases
23rd out of 94 books — 5 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 87)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Oct 02, 2008 Sfdreams rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all newly diagnosed MS patients
Shelves: reviewed
I got this book from the library when I was still reeling from my diagnosis. I found this very informative and helpful. In fact, I intend to buy this book so that I can fully utilize the information within.

This book takes you through the first year after diagnosis. The first 7 chapters cover the first seven days of diagnosis...the first day is appropriately titled Reeling...with a brief synopsis in a sentence of what was covered at the end of each chapter. Then each week is covered in a single c...more
I started reading this, but it was so good, I lent it to the folks to read, hoping it would calm my mom down. It has a wealth of information, but is now a little out of date (ie the meds).
I like it, but there isn't enough information about the main treatments potential side effects and the existence of day-to-day symptoms.
Feb 23, 2009 Tom is currently reading it
It's a little late for the "first year" part - I was diagnosed in Oct. 2006. About time I caught up.
Easy to read. Lots of helpful information. Encouraging. I really appreciated the glossary.
Jefe is currently reading it
Jun 07, 2014
Stephanie Criess
Stephanie Criess marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2014
Markéta marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2014
Catherine marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2014
Stacy B
Stacy B marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2014
Klover Love
Klover Love marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2014
Carol marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2014
R Luna
R Luna marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Martin Segal
Martin Segal marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2013
Kelly added it
Nov 20, 2013
Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2013
Kellie hoff
Kellie hoff marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up This is Baseball This Is Figure Skating This Is Soccer This Is Maine

Share This Book