"The subject is a universal one and
should appeal to a huge audience. Willhoff knows whereof she
speaks (having suffered with chronic pain), so she hits the points any
pain sufferer would want to hear, including all the attendant feelings,
emotions, desperation, social/familial implications. That she
found methods to live with the pain is commendable—the reader will want
to relate. But she also lives beyond the pain, as do others she
highlights, and that is inspiration for any pain sufferer. The
book details the control of different kinds of pain and the helpful
Medtronic technologies." — Writers Digest
"The book, Living Well With Chronic Pain, adds up to a
much-needed message of hope for those caught in the clutches of chronic pain."
Bill Radford, The Colorado Springs
"Chronic pain can cause patients to alienate those
around them and often leads to drug addiction, irritability and depression. This
book is a must have for patients who suffer with chronic pain. It could save your
Dr. Michael W. Brown
"Many excellent books have been written on the devastating, life-changing effects of
chronic pain. Such books are written by those of us who work with people in constant
pain and represent an "outsiders" view of a person who actually has pain that
does not go away. Ms. Willhoff has written an excellent "insiders" account
of her own chronic pain experience from injury through recovery. This book will save
sufferers a great deal of time on their own jouney toward recovery."
Dr. Kevin C
"Chronic pain may persist for
weeks, months or years. Physical, psychological, and emotional stress may worsen
chronic pain. By reading this book, the patient will know the emotions they are
feeling are normal and that there is help."
Dr. Patrick Higgins
Five Star Reviews from readers at BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com
"I met you briefly on Saturday at your signing at Invesco Field in Denver. You
don't know, on second thought of course you do, how good it feels to meet someone who has
been where I am today. I would say that I am perhaps as close to "ending
it" as you can be, after 18 years of chronic pain, the last ten being the hardest.
So it was truly wonderful to read your story. Just to hear that you got off
all drugs and your life got better again, has given me such hope. Thank you for
writing this book. I took it home the day I bought it and finished it by the
following evening. I am in the process of being tested to see if the Medtronic
Advanced Pain Therapy will work for me. Again, thank you."
Jeannie Stephens, A Chronic Pain
"Bravo, Jude Willhoff. At last a book about chronic pain, and the options
available told from a lay person's perspective. Ms. Willhoff shares her intensely
personal journey so that people living with chronic pain know they're not alone and that
they *can* take their lives back. Learn why doctors think enough of Ms. Willhoff's
message to buy her book and give to patients and put them on reception room tables.
I defy anyone living with chronic pain to read this book and walk away uninspired."
Donnell A. Bell
"Jude Willhoff shares her extraordinary journey of how she's dealt with chronic pain
from overcoming the darkest depths of depression to finding a meaningful life.
Practical tips, anecdotes from fellow pain sufferers, and strength flow from these pages,
giving the reader hope that there is life after chronic pain. A must read for
chronic pain sufferers and their care-givers."
"Anyone suffering from chronic pain must read this book. Jude Willhoff's story
is inspiring. Thank you for giving the gift of hope to those suffering from chronic
pain and showing them that it is possible to live normal lives once again."
A person with chronic back
pain. A reviewer.
"There's help and you're not alone! If you're suffering from chronic pain and
you don't think there is a way outyou're wrong. This book will outline a path
to your new life! If your doctor doesn't have a copy of this book, get him
Capri, A reviewer.
"Jude Willhoff's story is a gift of hope and inspiration to anyone
suffering from chronic pain. It has the ability to pull us back from the brink of
desperation and give us the strength to go on with our lives. Thank you Jude for
sharing your story with us!
Jen, A reviewer.