Poetry of Pain: Poems of Truth, Acceptance and Hope for Those Who Suffer Chronic Pain

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9780964897823: Poetry of Pain: Poems of Truth, Acceptance and Hope for Those Who Suffer Chronic Pain

Title: Poetry of Pain Subtitle: Poems of truth, acceptance and hope for those who suffer chronic pain “Poetry of Pain” is a unique health/inspirational book that brings validation and hope to chronic intractable pain sufferers. It provides a glimpse into the reality of unending agony, yet is balanced with tender poems, wry humor, and courage. This book is about determination and survival. The author, Linda Martinson, has had a musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disease, fibromyalgia, since 1987.

“Poetry of Pain” reassures sufferers that they're not alone; it's a book they can share with their partners, family, friends, employers and doctors that explains their emotions in words they may not be able to express themselves. The book is equally suitable for people who suffer mental anguish, such as the pain of divorce or depression, and it provides support for those recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.

Readers will relate to “Poetry of Pain” in a personal way; it sparks deep feelings and emotions. Ms. Martinson has thoughtfully dedicated space for such reader response in the back of the book under the heading, “Your Thoughts.” There is also a Directory of Chronic Pain Associations for those who seek additional support. This book is for anyone who wants to understand pain and the human response. It is listed as a physician resource for PAIN in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” (Jan.21, 1998, Vol. 279, No. 3), and is one of the sources used to teach medical students doctor-patient communication skills (UCLA, Irvine).

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About the Author:

Since 1987, Linda Martinson has endured the constant pain of fibromyalgia, an incurable musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder. Before the car accident that caused her fibromyalgia, she had a budding career a seafood marketing consultant, a perfect match for her commercial fisherman husband. A cookbook author and seafood trade magazine columnist, Ms. Martinson was surprised to find herself writing poetry. She continued to write poems because it helped to ease her pain. When she showed her doctor one one of her poems, he encouraged her to publish. The result is “Poetry of Pain.” Linda has read from her book on national radio (The Infinite Mind) and national television (Leeza, EXTRA). Ms. Martinson is on the board of the Washington Intractable Chronic Pain Association. As such, she lobbied the state legislature for better pain management and control, and then helped write new Department of Health Pain Management Guidelines for Washington State in 1995. Linda speaks to support groups and pain organizations about how to live with chronic pain and still find joy in life. Ms. Martinson is also the author of “Simply Shrimp: Fresh, Frozen & Canned,” which she promotes occasionally through cooking demonstrations. (Her first book, “Simply Salmon,” is out of print.) She also teaches Middle Eastern Dance.

Review:

. . . She is able to get into words the essence of her fears, strengths, and weaknesses. -- American Pain Society Bulletin

. . . Through her poems, Martinson gives “whole” partners, families, and friends a glimpse into the world of suffering. -- Today's Librarian

POETRY OF PAIN is a valuable resource for poetry therapists who work with individuals or groups who experience chronic pain and suffering.
-Susan Riback, RN -- The National Association for Poetry Therapy “Museletter”

Poetry Of Pain reassures chronic pain sufferers that they are not alone. This is a collection of poems that explain the emotions of the suffering in words that most could not express themselves. This is a book to share with spouses, friends, family and medical care givers. It's a book of poems about survival and encouragement. Poetry Of Pain is a unique as it is needed and a "must have" acquisition for personal, community, and medical libraries. -- Midwest Book Review

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