by Ruth Stella MacLean


If you suffer from chronic pain or care about someone who does, Ruth Stella MacLean’s book Living Successfully with Chronic Pain can help you.

Her amazing story is evidence that there is someone out there who understands your struggle, who believes in you and applauds your efforts to make your life with chronic pain a good one.

Ruth, a nurse and former hospital administrator, takes you on a journey of self-discovery as she shares the poignant story of how chronic pain challenged her to re-invent her entire life. She is now a successful novelist.

In this book you will learn:

How to assemble the building blocks to climb back up into a new life after chronic pain robs you of your old one

  • How to incorporate her everyday workable solutions for coping with chronic pain
  • How you can manage your life and change for the better in ways you never thought possible
  • How to take charge of your pain and learn from it
  • How to learn to listen to your body

This book is written eloquently and from the heart of a health professional turned bestselling romance and suspense author who endured when chronic pain forced her from the life she had always known.

It is an invigorating and inspiring story of the courage of the human spirit and how in all of us, there is something more to be found to see us through the darkest times of our lives.


Praise for Living Successfully With Chronic Pain

“To live with chronic pain takes a tremendous amount of positive energy and concentration and the strategies needed do not come naturally. Over the past 20 years I have had the privilege of working with thousands of people who live with chronic pain and through this work, I have come to appreciate the power and resilience of the human spirit. No one can do it alone. It takes determination, support and strategies. Within these pages, one finds a very wise and compassionate friend.”

Dr. Mary E. Lynch, FRCPC, Pain Management Clinic, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Quote from Living Successfully With Chronic Pain

“As I began to cope with my pain I discovered that chronic pain would test every part of me, every belief I held dear and would be a part of my life, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.”

Ruth Stella MacLean


Read Ruth Stella MacLean’s latest blog post on chronic pain to help you understand more about your pain and its effect on your life.


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