Tracking a Shadow: My Lived Experiment with MS


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Girl Friday Books
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5.25 X 8.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Edith Forbes grew up on a family ranch in Wyoming. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in English. She is the author of four novels: Alma Rose, Nowle's Passing, Exit to Reality, and Navigating the Darwin Straits. Recently retired from her farm, she lives in Vermont.


"[A] remarkably intelligent and inspirational account of finding a personal path to living positively with the uncertainties of MS. Interwoven with a page-turning chronicle of growing up shy and gay on a Wyoming family ranch is a meticulous investigation of the evolving scientific understanding of MS." --Ford von Reyn MD, DSc (Hon), professor of medicine, Geisel School of Medicine "Her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis . . . led Edith to conduct a multi-decade research study of a single subject, herself. . . . Fascinating reading for anyone who wants to learn more about how what we eat can affect our health and well-being." --Gail Nickel-Kailing, GoodFood World "Edith Forbes's account of her quest to understand a little-understood disease will be useful not only to those with MS but also to everyone making choices in a medical system that doesn't have all the answers. A lucid thinker, a dogged researcher, and a graceful writer whose sentences are simultaneously lyrical and spare, Forbes shows us how an understanding of one's illness is inextricably connected to an understanding of one's life." --George Howe Colt, author of The Big House, Brothers, and The Game "Nearly three decades after she experienced the early signs of multiple sclerosis, Edith Forbes has written an extraordinary memoir recounting her experiment with an unorthodox--yet successful to date--treatment to prevent the highly unpredictable flare-ups of this potentially devastating disease. . . .There is a lot to learn from this well-researched, highly readable, and compelling account of not only MS but also the state of the US healthcare system and our personal responsibility to act in a way that will benefit not just ourselves but others in our society as well. This very personal account of her experience should serve as an inspiration for others looking for support in facing similar challenges." --Dr. Stephen J. Atwood, MD