An inspiring true story about the twists of fate that challenge a couple’s expectations of love, marriage, and reliance.
Jennifer Acker and her husband had been married for eleven years when she was blindsided by a mysterious and undiagnosed incapacitation. Accustomed to their independent routines, they will have to reform both their lives to accommodate the enervating...more
The author is telling the story of her illness and how it transformed her life and marriage. What makes it so compelling is her self-awareness and her extremely pleasant and intelligent manner of writing. No self ...more
This is a short read that probably affects the the number of stars I gave. I have a family member with very similar issues. So, I will share it with her. When a person has a chronic illness of any kind, you need help. She and her husband both had an illness and they were able to connect and support each other. That’s a gem. I enjoyed the short read.
The author drew me in to her own story. She never packaged this as a poor me, poor us type of situation. She just laid it out. We learned how difficult it is to deal with doctors who haven’t a clue how to help a condition. We learned we have to be our own advocate when it comes to our health.
Ultimately, this story is really a love story, one from which we could all learn. Certainly not “smarmy” in any way, just grown up, matter of fact, adulting maturely. Figuring it out ...more
Having simply read the title, and not the sypnosis, of the relatively short book before diving in, I found myself relatively surprised with the emotions it invoked. The author writes in such a telling, earnest, and genuine way that the reader cannot help but follow her along this long and tedious journey of discovery, healing, and reconciliation and feel emotions that mirror hers. I found myself likewise frustrated when her life began to spiral into a bleak abyss of ...more
This story is a very accurate and heartfelt accounting of an extremely difficult disorder/syndrome/condition that affects millions. Myself included.. I found myself smiling, tearing up, and cheering every solution and new information in their lives. I found this story inspiring.
Thank you Jennifer!
This was a wonderful surprise for me because I anticipated superficiality and platitudes and I got thoughtful, profound and wise, loving and compassionate, in the venue of extraordinarily honest revelations of self and this very important relationship. Bravo.
Mysterious illness and then her husband falls ill at the same time. Very scary. But outlining how to overcome physical limitations by learning a new method of communication, perception & appreciation with the one person you’ve vowed to love through sickness and health.
This is a moving true story about 2 people, coincidentally developing debilitating chronic conditions and learning to care for each other, becoming closer and closer as they do so. Gives me hope.