The Chronic Pain Manual – book review

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I happy to be bringing you my review of, The Chronic Pain Manual – The really, real manual to pain by Nikki Albert.  This is my third in a series of six reviews I am doing to promote authors who live with chronic illnesses.  You can checkout my first review here and my second one  here.

I have start off this review with a confession.  I had a draft almost ready to go but decided to trash it and start over.  Why would I throw away a perfectly good post; because of all the craziness going on in the world at this moment.

Those of us living with chronic illnesses are on edge, worried about how this is going to affect those of us who are most vulnerable.  We NEED to take time to distract ourselves  from the constant bombardment of bad news.  There is no better way to combat anxiety  then with humor,  and Nikki serves it up in this book that can be delivered straight to your door!  What makes her book so refreshing is that it is written by someone who lives this life and therefore can relate on every level.  This manual not only makes fun of all the ridiculousness that surrounds chronic pain, bringing you laugh out loud moments, but also the sense of feeling understood, and this is a beautiful combination.

What made reading her book so ironic is that I finished it while in a 140 degree sauna, roasting my backside off, dripping in sweat, and feeling nauseous,  because hey, I have been told it was good for me………..(if you read the book, you will get the irony).

So, take a moment to check out her book on Amazon and if you can’t afford to purchase it, please ask your library to do so.  This book will not disappoint those who live the life of chronic illness, and for those who don’t, it will give you a glimpse into what it is like to walk this path.

Now please head over for a visit with Nikki in her neck-of-the-woods at Brainless Blogger.  Thank you.

  • This book was purchased from Amazon using my own funds.



~ wendi is the author of three books and they can be viewed here


64 thoughts on “The Chronic Pain Manual – book review

  1. Sending love, light and blessing your way dear lady. You have other hearts in mind so that they can ‘live’ also, so a little extra your way should be like the outcome of the sauna minus the uncomfortable bits 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  2. I can’t imagine how often you are told this or that will help … when I had breast cancer everyone swamped me with alternative remedies! Some even gave me their “cure” which I passed on to someone more able to appreciate it 🙂

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!.. Life puts challenges in our path from time to time and while it may seem difficult at the time, one mustn’t quit.. as Mark Twain said “It is not the size of the dog in a fight that matters, it is the size of the fight in the dog”… 🙂

    Hope you and yours stays well and safe and each and every day is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for them to be!.. 🙂

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  4. Very well done on your book, Nikki! And concisely reviewed, Wendi. I’m actually liking the sound of that sauna right now but then again, I’m always cold so ridiculous heat always sounds appealing in theory…xx

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  5. I have a friend who is chronically ill with Hashimoto’s. Ever since I first met her over 12 years ago, she’s been down with chronic sinusitis, bronchial issues of one sort or another. Then about a year and a half ago, she had a stroke, then another. They discovered then she has Moya Moya (or something like that). She’s only fifty and fully retired on disability. I learned to understand the aches and pains throughout her journey. I don’t know what yours is, but I do understand. Humor can be a nice distraction. She’s been through a lot, but yet seems to do well considering. I wish you the best.

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