Item description for The Darkness Is Not Dark: Overcoming Guillain-Barre Syndrome by Regina R. Roth...
Overview This is a story of true survival-of the university professor who survived a disease that took control of his nervous system and shut it down and of the wife who steadfastly endured every day with him. Meticulously journaling her husband's ups and downs from onset to recovery, Regina Roth now opens her private diary to the public. It will build your faith and make you alternate between tears and chuckles. Few people have heard of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) or know anyone who has been stricken by it. As Regina's book increases awareness of this hideous illness, her hope is that future victims will find quick and proper diagnosis. It is her prayer that the battle she and Roland have fought and won will inspire others who struggle with neuromuscular disorders.
Publishers Description A wife's diary of steadfast love, lighthearted hope, and abiding faith through the duration of her husband's debilitating disease. Regina prays this book will inspire others stricken with neuromuscular disorders.
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The Darkness Is Not Dark Jul 1, 2007
Suddenly thrust into the unforeseen grip of Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Regina Roth candidly writes about her husband's illness.
Their faith in Christ shines through the pages of the book lighting the way as they travel through a valley of darkness.
The author's words are spiked with love for her husband and gratitude for the creative kindnesses of others.
For the professional, patient, family or other caregiver, this book provides a case history of one man's personal encounter with GBS.
Outstanding Book Jun 13, 2007
As someone who suffers from Chronic GBS (CIDP) I highly recommend this book for medical professionals, patients with GBS/CIDP and also their family and friends.
The Darkness is not Dark -- an inspirational read Mar 23, 2007
The Darkness is not Dark is a powerful, personal account of the physical, spiritual, and emotional challenges faced by Dr. Roland Roth and has family as they struggled together though his sudden affliction with Guillian-Barré Syndrome. This is a story of faith, courage, patience, and hope. The candid, day-by-day account in this diary takes the reader though the entire progression of GBS, through the terrifying periods of uncertainty and fear in the hospital to moments filled with hope and touched with humor. As the reader, you witness the remarkable and victorious struggle of Roland to overcome GBS, and you experience the perspective of his wife and family who had to watch helplessly the deterioration of their loved one. For those facing GBS and their families, this book will be a comforting companion which will provide you with insight into what to expect and offer hope and encouragement to get though the difficult times. For everyone, this inspirational book is a testament to the love and devotion between a wife and her husband, the comfort and courage found through prayer and faith in God, and the strength that unites friends and family members to help each other through times of need.
Inspiration and Comfort In Times of Trouble Sep 30, 2005
This book is full of humor and heart! In a time of serious illness, when the outcome is unknown, we all tread new ground. This book actually maps that ground in the form of a personal diary. The painful feelings that arise--fear and anguish, helplessness and anger--are here, but along with them are wonderful humor and humility, faith and gratitude. I was drawn into the fast pace of this true story immediately. By the time I had finished I decided to buy it for anyone I know who has to deal with a devastating illness and needs inspiration!