From MS to Wellness
by Betty A. Iams
From MS to Wellness author Betty Iams masterfully shares with you her emotional
roller coaster after learning she had Primary Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
She went from "stark terror" that she would become helpless like her mother, who has
spent the last 30 years in a wheelchair with MS, to accepting the challenge to overcome
This tenacious, very resourceful lady brought to this challenge a metaphysical
background. She believes that physical healing is as much about healing the mind and
spirit as the body. Though Betty's experience is with MS, and From MS to Wellness
chronicles her personal journey to Wellness, she skillfully presents a complete self-help
guide to healing and transformation.
With a twinkle in her eye, and a smile in her voice, Betty calls her MS her "uninvited
guest." As you follow along with her from the diagnosis through denial, anger,
acceptance, and finally to developing her "game plan" for her personal journey to
wellness, you realize that we all have uninvited guests as we travel along life's path. In
sharing her own journey, Betty gives us a guide for handling our own inevitable
* Learn how YOU can take charge of YOUR body and YOUR life.
* Learn to "listen" to your body's own intelligence. It knows what it needs to be well
* Discover that YOU are the healer!
From MS to Wellness is not a book about multiple sclerosis. It is about how one can
create wellness. It is about healing. It teaches us that healing is about change, about
changing anything in your life that you wish to change. It is about creating what you
truly want in your life, whether that be creating a healthy body, a healthy relationship,
the career you would like to have, or anything else you truly want in your life.
From MS to Wellness is about taking charge of your body . . . and your life.
From the Author
When I was first diagnosed, at the suggestion of a very supportive friend, I began
keeping a journal. I was still "wallowing" in the mire of, "This can't be happening to
me." "Why me, I have been such a good person." "What could I have done to bring
this on." I was dealing with the anger - lots of anger - at God, at life, at my mother.
After all, she had to have some responsibility because she had given me the MS genetic
pattern that I learned had placed me in a high-risk group for developing MS. That
journal helped me to first admit all these feelings, and second to learn to deal with them.
As I began to learn to look at my MS in a healthy way, I came to know that I had to take
responsibility. No one was responsible for my MS. In that it was my body and my life,
I had to accept responsibility, and once I did that everything changed. Then I really
began my journey to wellness.
From MS to Wellness is intentionally written in a very simple easy-to-read style that
anyone can relate to. The page layout is intentionally done to aid the large percentage of
people with MS who have optic neuritis, frequently one of the disconcerting earliest
signs of the onset of MS.