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A Hard Book to Read

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Lisa

    Thanks for the book review, I’m adding this to my list. My father has Parkinson’s and my grandmother died as a result of Parkinson’s, so I completely understand your fear and wonder if you or who will be next. A genetic test isn’t an option for me, but like you I am not sure if I would want to be tested.

    I’m glad to hear that for your family the disease has been stopped.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sorry to hear about your father and grandmother. Is there no genetic test for Parkinson’s? Or you choose not to?

      1. Lisa

        The genetic testing shows if you have a mutation that may or may not cause Parkinson’s. Per the Michael J. Fox foundation website, only 10 percent of Parkinson’s cases have been linked to a genetic cause.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oh ok. Thanks for clearing that up.

  2. Biz

    Okay, I didn’t read the whole post for the spoiler alert, but I just placed a hold on this book at my library – it’s checked out right now, but look forward to reading it. As always, thanks for your book reviews -you will get me to be more of a blog reader before you know it!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I tried not to give away too many spoilers…hopefully!
      Let me know what you think of the book!

  3. CARLA

    ((((skimming as Im reading this next too!!!!))))
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  4. Yum Yucky

    Oh my goodness, I’m feeling so sad about this and I didn’t even read the book. Ugh. ((hugs))
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sorry! Didn’t mean to bum everyone out…:(

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