- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Partner Publishing (April 25 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978470133
- ISBN-13: 978-0978470135
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #326,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Unbreakable: A Woman's Triumph Over Osteoporosis Paperback – Dec 8 2010
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About the Author
Osteoporosis broke Christine’s spine but it did not break her spirit! Christine proudly lives in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, with her amazing daughter Chanel, her incredibly patient husband Gerry and their spoiled Shih Tzu Chloe. Christine is a nationally recognized author and speaker in Canada. She also uses her valuable communication skills as a passionate advocate for better bone health around the world. She is relentless at educating others on the prevention and management of this potentially debilitating disease called osteoporosis. Having been a senior negotiator in the Canadian Government and having studied at the universities of Carleton, Queen’s and Harvard, she has honed her communication skills. Christine is on the Osteoporosis Canada Board of Directors, has won numerous awards and is often seen in the Canadian media delivering her message with the kind of conviction learned only through hard experience. Unbreakable is endorsed by the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada (OC) and all profits from sales of the book go to OC.
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In "Unbreakable" Christine lays out what she learned in plain language, mixing her personal journey with easy-to-read info about the latest research and treatments for osteoporosis. My mum, who is being treated for loss of bone density, appreciated the tips about the effects of different medications and foods, and even the checklists of what questions to bring to a doctor, so as to get the most out of precious specialist minutes.
There is also solid information and detailed techniques about how to do the daily things we used to take for granted AFTER spinal fracture. Even brushing your teeth can be a challenge, or something as simple as getting into a car can bring days of pain if it isn't done right. I gave this book to a friend with osteoporosis and she said she wished it had been available when she was newly diagnosed as it gave her so much valuable information and emotional support.
After learning that I too had 5 compression fractures, a friend mailed me an article that appeared in the Vancouver Sun because she thought I too shared Christine's story.After reading the article it became part of my healing process and when I had bad days I would take that article out and read it again, saying to my self "if Christine can do it, so can I" I will be 79 this year and after 5-6 years of recovering I can now do "most" things for myself again and most important drive my car. Christine has called me from Ottawa and it's like we have known each other for years.Her book is very well written and one that everyone can learn from BEFORE fractures happen. You are still my STAR Christine!
Norma Vernon, Vancouver Isle.BC
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