Author: Nancy Alexander
Genre: Christian Living/Memoir
For twenty-five years, Nancy Alexander battled a mysterious illness without a diagnosis. Despite spells of total debilitation and hospitalizations with no answers, she managed to fight through and raise two sons and create a successful business. Like many marriages where chronic illness is at the forefront, Nancy’s suffered. This is her story of fighting the medical system to receive a diagnosis and to not only save her marriage to Steve but restore it to a place of joy. Years of rumors from doctors and friends, the ravages on her body from disease, and the rescue in the form of a doctor and nutritionist culminated into a place of wellness that Nancy now shares with her readers. Though she didn’t always know it during her journey, God’s hand guided and protected her and Steve. Nancy’s story will uplift and encourage those with chronic illness that answers are worth fighting for, and God’s strength is sufficient on even the worst days.
Reviewer: Nicole Wegscheider
The book, My Journey Through Fibromyalgia Rumors, Ravages & The Rescue is Nancy Alexander’s puzzling journey with fibromyalgia over many years. During the 1980's, fibromyalgia was not clearly understood by health care professionals and society. As a result, doctors could not effectively help Nancy with her health concern. Several doctors concluded that fibromyalgia was psychological rather physical. Nancy is a woman of faith, perseverance and resolve. She strongly believed that this mysterious health concern could be treated. The long frustrating journey impacted her personal life, family life and social life.
Though the journey was challenging, it was filled with discoveries - her artistic talents, her business abilities and her husband’s betrayal. The missing puzzle pieces miraculously came together. Nancy discovered specialized health care professionals who could treat fibromyalgia. She and her husband worked together to strengthen their marriage. Professionally, Nancy Alexander developed an international business called Ladybug Wreaths. I’d highly recommend this inspirational story with a miraculous ending.