This book has helped me in accepting myself and learning to love myself and have a positive attitude through my cancer survivorship.
Written by cancer survivor and journalist Lori Hope, Help Me Live has been described as an "everything you always wanted to know about how to help someone with cancer but were afraid to ask" storybook. Based on interviews and surveys with more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, and care providers, Help Me Live details words and actions that can help or hurt someone who's received a cancer diagnosis. It not only tells tales (many of which are humorous), but provides many lists of things to say and not say, plus examples of sensitive and compassionate ways to show your love.
This resource is more for caregivers than patients, but it's a good book for patients to have laying around for their friends, co-workers, and loved ones.
Nordie's at Noon shares the personal stories of four young professional women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30 or younger. Once a month, they met at Nordstrom's Cafe for lunch. It was their special place to laugh, cry, support and educate each other - and celebrate the journey of life after a cancer diagnosis.
Their diagnoses came at very different phases of their young lives. Patti was 24, single, and forging her way in the corporate world. Jana was planning her wedding at age 27, and courageously walked down the aisle wearing a wig and breast prothesis. Jennifer, also 27, was five months pregnant when she was diagnosed, and endured surgery and chemotherapy during the pregnancy. Kim found her lump at age 30 while planning her son's second birthday party, and faced the issues of raising a toddler while she underwent treatment.
Nordie's at Noon will serve as a source of humor, strength, inspiration and education. It is the author's hope that this book will encourage women to be proactive with their health - and realize that no one is "too young" for breast cancer.
Visit www.nordiesatnoon.com to order your copy today.
I FOUND THIS BOOK TO GIVE ME ALOT OF INFORMATION THAT I NEED REGARDING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF CANCER CARE AND RESOURCES FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE AS WELL A A SPIRTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE WHY QUESTION.....
PLAINLY WRITTEN AND A GOOD GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND YOU........
In The Next Leg of My Journey, a sequel, Lenor engages the reader with the intimate and heart-wrenching details of the demise of her marriage, admitting that "losing her husband was worse than losing her leg." Committed to enjoying life, no matter what it brings, this remarkable story of learning to love again is amazingly uplifting, yet achingly honest. This is a story that will touch your soul.
Lenor Madruga on the morning of her 32nd birthday, discovered a small hard lumb on her thigh. It was bone cancer. (chondrosarcoma). Within a few nightmare months, she had barely saved her life - and lost her left leg.
Mark Patton, "The World's Most Transplanted Person", has written this book to help anyone who is going to have or is considering a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Mark has had five transplants over the past 14 years to treat his multiple myeloma.
There are now millions of transplant candidates in the U.S. Sadly, there are only around 50,000 of these procedures done each year. "Over 140 Things" shows patients how to find out if they are transplant candidates. It demystifies these procedures and lets patients look at transplants in a clear, objective manner. And, it explains how patients can take advantage of the enormous amount of resources available to facilitate their treatment and recovery.
The book is available on the Blood & Marrow Transplant Resources' Web site. The URL is www.BMTresources.org. It can also be purchased by sending a check or money order to: MGC Publications, 1208 E. Hermitage Rd., Bayside, WI 53217. The cost is $11.95, plus $3.50 shipping and handling. (Wisconsin residents please add 87 cents for sales tax.)
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"Over 140 Things" has been cited as a valuable resource by the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Bone Marrow Foundation, International Myeloma Foundation, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Cancer Federation, and many, many more.