"Power Through Pain is a moving, inspiring memoir of Elizabeth Elster and her family's three and a half year struggle to find a solution to Elizabeth's intense daily pain. Eventually, after seeing twenty physicians, ingesting countless medications, and enduring many invasive medical procedures, the Elster family's search ends in success. Too often, individuals in chronic pain become isolated and embittered. This is a wonderful account of an individual's courage, determination and hope that will help other families struggling with rare chronic illnesses weave a path through a fragmented medical system that treats symptoms yet rarely heals." James W. Broatch, MSW, Executive Director, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
Elizabeth Elster is a college student at Washington University in St. Louis. She was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC along with her triplet sisters and older brother. Her experience with chronic pain has led her to write this account of how she was diagnosed, treated and eventually cured of RND.
This wonderful book has it all -- a great story, thorough research and facts and a solution that worked. A truly wonderful read! She has a second book out now too, same title but with a two after it, and it is a good look at her life over the last few years living in recovery.