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TV & screenwriter gives a voice to Fibromyalgia patient in new book

Saturday 2 March 2013

 

From BooksWorld.com:

 

If She Only Knew...TV & Screenwriter Gives a Voice to Fibromyalgia Patient in New Book

Thursday, Feb, 28, 2013; 8:15 AM; - by Books News Desk

Television series screenwriter Suzanne Fitzpatrick has come down from "7th Heaven" – the longest-running family drama in television history – and shares a down-to-earth, yet remarkably inspiring, true story of Patricia Jacobson, a woman plagued with Fibromyalgia. Fitzpatrick helps Jacobson raise awareness and understanding about the real plight of patients, and reechoes Jacobson's plea for the medical community "to do the research, spend the money, and find a cure." This two-fold mission is embodied in Fitzpatrick's newly published book, If She Only Knew....

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person's ability to carry on daily activities.

"A somewhat normal life can change overnight. People with fibromyalgia need to know they're not alone in their fight. Doctors never seem to believe us when we say we can't take it anymore. This disease can be so overpowering that it can completely take over your life," shares Jacobson.

As Fibromyalgia affects millions of people throughout the world, and people look toward the medical community to help those who suffer from it, what happens at home? If there are so many unanswered questions at the doctor's office, how are patients supposed to explain it to their loved ones?

Eye-opening, evocative, and empowering, If She Only Knew... is Jacobson's journey and how her whole family was along for the ride, whether they wanted to be or not. As she still battles with her pain, she recalls all the pivotal moments in her life that made her realize Fibromyalgia is much bigger than people ever imagined.

To fellow patients, Jacobson has these final words: "Be strong, have no regrets, and may you have peace in your heart as you continue through life. Others may not know what we know, but one day in heaven we'll all be in group therapy, sharing our stories, but this time they will be about love and family and understanding. Finally."

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Suzanne Fitzpatrick has written for several Television series including 7th Heaven. She has also written romantic and comedic feature films. Her books include a children's book, titled A Wish Upon A Jar, and a few biographies as well. She lives just south of Los Angeles and is married with two young kids and a stepdaughter.

If She Only Knew... * by Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Patricia Jacobson's Story of Fibromyalgia
Publication Date: February 7, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 71 pages; 978-1-4797-8481-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 71 pages; 978-1-4797-8482-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-8483-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

 

The above originally appeared here.

 


 

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