In the Blink of an Eye

My Life with RSDS

Non-Fiction - Memoir
64 Pages
Reviewed on 11/12/2012
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Author Biography

Mary Jane Gonzales, a poet at heart, now feels compelled to write about living/coping with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, a bizarre and debilitating disease, for which there is no cure.

Her book, In the Blink of an Eye, and her song, My Only Consolation (sung by singer/songwriter Lequita Hoffpauir) are intended to encourage those who suffer from RSDS/CRPS and raise public awareness of the disease

Her sequel entitled "A Growing Faith...Stories from Bed", which is currently being sold on Tate Publishing's website, is scheduled for release in March.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Robert Rose for Readers' Favorite

RSDS is a horrible affliction. The brain refuses to turn off the pain that can inhabit any part of or almost all of the body. Mary Jane Gonzales' brief book "In the Blink of an Eye: My Life with RSDS" does an excellent job of explaining just how devastating it can get. She begins by telling the various physical events that were the causes of the chain reaction that too quickly led to greater and greater disability. Many did not believe her symptoms or how severe they were and, therefore, disappeared from her life. Though, other loved ones, as well as some church people, accommodated to her worsening condition.

While enduring great pain and limited ability, she did find that if she kept busy with crafts, such as card making and scrapbooking, it served to be physically and mentally therapeutic.

One of my daughters has RSDS, as well as Fibromyalgia and Ogilvie’s Syndrome, and has experienced much of the same things Mary has and, for them, a belief in a loving God is one thing sure to help.

Mary’s book will help the patient, and those who love her or him, to cope with the continuing grief as they lose more and more of their original life. "In the Blink of an Eye" offers inspiration, hope and encouragement to RSDS victims and their families.