Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Book Review: Coping With Crohn's by Sonia Glover

I just finished the short book: Coping With Crohn's by Sonia Glover. I bought it hoping it would have some practical advice on dealing with the emotional aspects of my diagnosis and maybe some lifestyle tips. Unfortunately this book was not really about helping the reader cope with Crohn's. Instead it is the story of the author's struggle with Crohn's, and while it is indeed an emotional and stirring story, it is not really what I was looking for. It reads more like a big long journal entry and while it does describe the tests and doctor hoop-jumping she went through... her actual method of coping seems to consist of struggling to go to work despite horrendous pain and running herself ragged, eating foods she was told not to, and on a positive note- receiving lots of support and comfort from her family. The only real tips in the book are the importance of going to your loved ones for support when you need it (don't be afraid to ask for help), and if you fail to get a diagnosis at one doctor- keep on trying.

I don't mean to knock the book- it was a good read. However it was a bit sad, and did not have the practical advice I was craving. Honestly, I think I could write a better guide to coping with Crohn's myself, and I'm toying with the idea of writing a short e-book and giving it away for free. Let me know what you think folks.

Interested in this book?


  1. I support you on this decision and I would love to help. It would be great to be able to use our life experiences with the disease to actually help someone!

  2. Thanks! I want to work on an outline first, and collect tips.