Managing a long-term illness effectively and tackling the difficulties it causes can greatly improve your quality of life. This book identifies the challenges posed by such illness and suggests a wide variety of ways in which you might meet them. Key to this is the idea of becoming an expert in managing your own illness and learning how best to deal with it. The authors accept that you know more than them about how you experience it, so they offer a tool box from which you may pick the strategies that best suit you. Doctor and patient combine their expertise and experience to offer a practical and comprehensive guide along your own unique journey. If you have a long-term illness, or if you care for someone who does, then this is a book for you.