“NO, I’m not drunk, I’m not drugged, nor am I nervous or scared. It’s called Essential Tremor. “
Having a tremor that no one understands can be lonely, isolating and frustrating. Doris Smith helps put community and conversation around the most evasive tremor escaping definition in modern and ancient medicine. I greatly appreciate that the book is short, caring, compelling and accurate. -Amazon Review
Ten million people in the United States shake due to essential tremor. It is a syndrome with no cure. Medications and other procedures can calm many tremors, but not for everyone.
Essential tremor can begin in childhood, but also may not surface until one’s 60s. Side effects are depression; embarrassment; uncontrollable shaking of the head, hands, arms, or legs; and difficulty using utensils or tools.
This book is full of information and individual insights into how different people deal with essential tremor (ET) on the job and with family. “It was a blessing to read this new book by Doris Aldrich Smith. It is different from her other books because it is personal and informative. She addresses a syndrome that many have and yet little is known about it. In reading her book I grew in my appreciation of people who suffer with Essential Tremor (ET) and was touched by the integrity of those sharing their stories.
This is a great book for people to learn about ET and for those who suffer from it to find hope in the stories of others. I would encourage people not only to read this but to have it available to offer to others.
Well done, Doris!” — Rev. Dr. Cindy Reynolds, Retired United Methodist Clergy Serving in retirement in Spiritual Formation and as a Spiritual Director “
About the Author
Doris Aldrich Smith, is a wife, mother, grandmother, retired middle school teacher, retired pastor and a Hoosier. While teaching in her 40s, she answered God’s call to the ministry. She has always enjoyed writing and thinking of all the “what ifs” that lead to interesting and insightful fiction books. Her fictional characters to date have been predominantly Hoosiers and folks who trust in the grace and forgiveness of God.