Inglewood, CA (Vocus) August 3, 2010
Stripping off all fears and introversions, Liz Shaw-Stabler makes a debut in the publishing world with a true story of how she turned a depressing situation into an inspiring one. She talks about how she dealt with lupus in LIVING WITH THE WOLF and Surviving Lupus, her new book made available through Xlibris.
Life for the author was normal. It was a blissful life with friends and family until in 1978, she began to listen to her body speaking to her. It seemed like it was trying to tell her something. Something, she thought at the time, should not be ignored. She began to search for an expert that she could tell what she was hearing. After searching for an entire year, she found that expert whom she trusted enough to share all of the communication she and her body were accustomed to having. Such as pain, hair loss, extreme exhaustion, spontaneous miscarriages and arthritis in places that one would never think possible. It was then that she was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as SLE or lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that produces inflammation of many major organs, especially the skin, brain, lung, heart, joints, and kidneys. Although it is considered to be America’s least recognized or talked about major disease, it is serious enough to change a patient’s life and those of the people around him/her and in many cases causes death.
For the author, the diagnosis was the beginning of many hospital admissions, sixty-three to be exact, days spent with new routines and years of coping and understanding. “My reason for writing this book is to try and share love, give hope, and encourage all of you to keep the faith and continue to fight. And when you are feeling good, do these things for those patients who are not feeling so good,” she expresses.
LIVING WITH THE WOLF and Surviving Lupus chronicles one woman’s thirty-year struggle with both systemic and discoid lupus. It is especially written for lupus patients and their support system or anyone who suffers with a chronic illness or those who enjoy true struggles and triumph. It offers inspirations as it recalls how her ups and downs, remissions and flares have taught her patience, knowledge, how to love and be loved, and how to accept as well as give support and understanding. Above all, it is a heartwarming memoir that conveys an important message of hope and faith amid uncertainties. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Liz Shaw-Stabler is a thirty year lupus patient who lives in Inglewood CA. She has been married to her husband, Jay, for twenty five years. Liz received one of her husband's kidney's in 2006. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the organization, Center for Lupus Care, Inc. where she goes to work daily to educate, advocate and support lupus patients and their families.
LIVING WITH THE WOLF and Surviving Lupus * by Liz Shaw-Stabler
Publication Date: July 31, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 169 pages; 978-1-4535-0454-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 169 pages; 978-1-4535-0455-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-0456-7
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. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
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