This book describes the disease mechanisms of scleroderma, reveals the psychological challenges sufferers face and explores the relationship between spirituality and the healing process.
Brief thought-provoking quotations begin the discussions, introducing each of the book’s seventeen chapters. Where the subjects are primarily medical, the discussions are primarily instructive. Where the subjects are more psychological, they provide a context for the journal excerpts. These journal entries are windows into the author’s experience are chronologically arranged within each chapter and indexed to chapter subjects, so the book can be read from beginning to end or in short picks.
The intention of the combined narrative is to promote a broader view of healing and to show how systemic scleroderma responds, or not, to self-care disciplines. There is information about traditional and alternative medical interventions, research, and theories.