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In this improbable memoir unfolding in real time, Sit Down Before Reading author Dave Bexfield—misdiagnosed for 17 years with multiple sclerosis—takes readers along on his quest to unravel an epic health mystery. Will his unlikely discovery that he and countless others have undiagnosed Lyme disease lead to one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in modern history?

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This isn’t about just me. My case is merely the very tip of a massive misdiagnosis iceberg that the entire worldwide medical establishment is blindly barreling toward at full steam."

latest news:

July 11, 2024: Chapter 52: Are You Sitting Down? was scheduled to release July 10, 2024. The publication of this final chapter has been delayed until August, tentatively August 14th.

 

June 26, 2024: Chapter 51: The Bexfield Twist is published and available on audio. The final chapter of Sit Down Before Reading is scheduled to release July 10, 2024.

 

June 12, 2024: Chapter 50: Boxed In is published and available on audio. June 19 is Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the United States. Chapter 51, The Bexfield Twist, posts Wednesday, June 26.

June 5, 2024: Chapter 49: The Reckoning is published and available on audio.

 

May 29, 2024: Chapter 48: Hallelujah Booyah is published and available on audio.

 

April 17, 2024: Chapter 47: Little Sparks is published and available on audio. Chapter 48: Hallelujah Booyah releases May 29, 2024 to commemorate—and memorialize—the final World MS Day (May 30). This is the last scheduled break of Sit Down Before Reading, which will conclude with the release of the final 5 chapters (48-52).

 

April 10, 2024: Chapter 46: The Smoking Flamethrower is published and available on audio.

 

April 3, 2024: Chapter 45: The Smoking Gun is published and available on audio.

 

April 2, 2024: For consistency, the multiple parts of Chapter 36, previously titled The Bexfield Twist (Parts 1-9), have been broken into individual chapters and folded into Part IV. Part IV concludes the memoir. The introduction to Part IV also has been updated.
 

March 20, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 9: The Immaculate Storm (now Chapter 44) is published and available on audio. Chapter 36 of SDBR has officially crested the halfway mark, with 8 installments remaining. These final installments will resume releasing April 3, 2024 after a one week pause for Easter.

March 13, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 8: Brian (now Chapter 43) is published and available on audio.

March 6, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 7: Eleven (now Chapter 42) is published and available on audio.

February 28, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 6: Copious Mischief (now Chapter 41) is published and available on audio.

February 21, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 5: Antidotes (now Chapter 40) is published and available on audio.

 

February 14, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 4: The Goldilocks Zone (now Chapter 39) is published and available on audio.

 

February 7, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 3: Bad Apple (now Chapter 38) is published and available on audio.

 

January 31, 2024: Chapter 36, Part 2: Telltale Shards (now Chapter 37) is published and available on audio.

 

January 24, 2024: Part IV, the conclusion of Sit Down Before Reading, begins with Chapter 36: Home Runs, which is published and available on audio. Formerly Chapter 36, Part 1.

 

December 13, 2023: The Author's Note regarding updates to Chapter 36 is published.  The official release date for part 1 of Chapter 36 is January 24, 2024.

September 10, 2023: The new release date for Chapter 36 is targeted for Fall 2023. For more details, click here.

August 8, 2023: Chapter 35 is available on audio; Chapter 36 will be published midsummer.

June 21, 2023: Chapter 34 is available on audio.

 

May 30, 2023: Chapter 35: Red Flags is published. Chapters 31-33 are available on audio.

 

May 11, 2023: Chapter 35: Red Flags will be delayed until World MS Day on Tuesday, May 30th. Chapters 29 & 30 are available on audio.

May 3, 2023: Chapter 34: A Perfect Storm is published. Chapters 25-28 are available on audio.

 

April 19, 2023: Chapter 33: Swirling Winds is published. Chapters 23 & 24 are available on audio.

April 12, 2023: Chapter 32: Gathering Clouds is published; Part III: Introduction is available on audio.

April 5, 2023: Chapter 31: Math is published; Chapters 20-22 are available on audio.

 

March 29, 2023: Chapter 30: Denial of Care is published; Chapters 18 & 19 are available on audio.

March 22, 2023: Chapter 29: Fail Better is published; Chapters 16 & 17 are available on audio.

March 8, 2023: Chapter 28: Hidden in Plain Sight is published.

 

March 1, 2023: Chapter 27: Fathomable is published; Chapters 13-15 are available on audio.

 

February 22, 2023: Chapter 26: The Moronic Wars is published.

 

February 15, 2023: Chapter 25: The Response is published; Chapters 11 & 12 are available on audio.

 

February 8, 2023: Chapter 24: The Terminator is published; Part II Introduction & Chapter 10 are available on audio.

 

February 1, 2023: Chapter 23: Textbook is published.

January 31, 2023: All of Part I (preface, chapters 1-9) of Sit Down Before Reading is available on audio.

January 25, 2023: Introduction to Part III of Sit Down Before Reading is published.

January 10, 2023: The official website of Sit Down Before Reading launches and multiple audiobook chapters are now available.

 

January 3, 2023: The Preface to Sit Down Before Reading, along with Chapters 1 and 2, are now available
for listening on Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube.

 

October 19, 2022: Author's Note following Part II of Sit Down Before Reading released.

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