Several months ago I wrote a blog promoting a book written by one of our patients ‘Prescription for Disaster’ by Candace Lafleur It is a very personal report of what a disease can do to someone, but the way Candace deals with it, is amazing. She shows us that even in the worst conditions like hers, life is worth living and how you can keep on laughing. Reading it makes one laugh from the belly and cry from the heart as it has that underlining sadness that we as doctors are aware of when treating patients with chronic illnesses but her attitude inspires us as doctors to be hopeful and inspired.
She also made this video to emphasise the importance of attitude when dealing with a chronic illness and admits to all the normal emotions besides laughter. She would like to think by showing others how she has hung on to her personal hopes and aspirations and achieved success in her life with the disease she has not allowed it to dominate and prevent achievement.