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One-the book

Type: 
Book
Description: 

It is a book I have written for caregivers who are left behind. It is about my wife who lost her life to pancreatic cancer 2 years ago. It covers the journal I kept from her diagosis until her death and then chronicles my life for the next year. It is nothing earth shattering, rather it is written to show others that we all have similar feelings and situtions that confront us. It will be available mid summer 2009 and you can learn more by going to www.thewhiskereddog.com.

Contact information: 
Doug Metcalf PO 272 Brandon, SD 57005 605.582.6045
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
doug metcalf would be willing to make a speaking appearance or book signing
Publish date: 
mid summer 2009

Book that was invaluable when times were tough

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Seven Spiritual Gifts Of Waiting -- Holly W. Whitcomb's Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting is truly a gift unto itself. Whether you're simply waiting for the bus, or waiting for the diagnosis of a loved one, this book offers hope and inspiration to those looking for meaning in the hardships of life.

Whitcomb explores patience, loss of control, living in the present, compassion, gratitude, humility, and trust in God as spiritual offerings that we so commonly overlook in our daily lives.

Her suggestions for reframing life's uncontrollable circumstances promise to be life-changing, and her book, full of personal anecdotes, poems, Biblical selections, and excerpts from inspirational writings, is delightful and captivating--something to be read again and again.

Holly W. Whitcomb has been a pastor and clergy-woman since 1978. She is the Director of Kettlewood Retreats in Wisconsin, and travels nationally to lead retreats and spiritual events. Whitcomb is the author of three previous books, including Feasting with God and Practicing Your Path.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Holly W. Whitcomb
Publish date: 
November 2005
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If I Just Breathe

Type: 
Book
Description: 

If I Just Breathe is the story of my breast cancer diagnosis at age 30, following a diagnosis delay of 18 months because my doctors said I was too young to get breast cancer. It is an intimate look at my life at the time of my diagnosis, while in treatment, and during the medical malpractice lawsuit that followed. My story will help the newly diagnosed patient to understand what is involved in breast cancer treatment, explain how to reduce the risk of breast cancer malpractice, and offer inspiration to cancer survivors and others experiencing those challenges that are inherent to life. The book is available at www.tinakoral.com or Amazon.com

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Tina Koral
Publish date: 
October 2008
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50 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO DO WHEN THE DOCTOR SAYS IT'S CANCER

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This book is short and well written with a lot of good info. for any cancer patient but esspecially for a first time cancer patient. Here are a few of the things it covers:

10 life saving questions to ask your doctor

Enhancing your immune system

How to eliminate toxic stress from your life

There is a lot packed into this 145 page book.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Greg Anderson (founder of The Cancer Conquerors)

A Caregiver's Story: Coping with a Loved One's Life-Threatening Disease

Type: 
Book
Description: 

The book offers hope and encouragement to those newly diagnosed with cancer and to their loved ones. The author became her husband's caregiver in 1998, just one year after she was herself cared for while battling Guillain Barre, a rare and serious disease.
Doctors offered little hope for her husband's survival from CNS lymphoma, but Ann vowed to be the best caregiver she could be. She offers here a loving, encouraging environment to help steer readers through difficult times. The book, she says, can be a support group for anyone looking for information.

Source: 
iuniverse
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ann Brandt
Publish date: 
December 2007

Down To The Marrow

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Catherine Stone had always been fearless until she was diagnosed with a truly wicked disease, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Suddenly, she was wandering through a high tech world of PET Scans, spleen biopsies, and stem cell transplants, refusing to show anyone how terrified she was. The strength to overcome fear and fight her illness came from writing. Healthcare system adventures co-mingle with memories from the past that she believed might contain roadmaps to victory. Through this process of remembering and recording, Catherine completely forgot she was supposed to be conquering fear. Instead, through the typing of thousands of words she and fear made a wary peace. Down to the Marrow is a celebration of the richness that life offers. For better or worse, with strength, humor, and remembrance, the author reminds us all how the many minutes of our lives are connected and, if we trust this connection, it will hold us together through the most horrendous of times.

Source: 
Bryant Park Press, Inc.
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Catherine Ann Stone
Publish date: 
2007
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I Am Not My Breast Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a new book taken from an online Breast Cancer Support Group called First Person Plural. 800 women from 49 states and several other countries participated. The discussions were compiled into a book. The book is described on the cover with the following words: "Women talk openly about love and sex, hair loss and weight gan, Mothers and Daughters, and being a woman with Breast Cancer." I was one of the women who contributed and after reading the book, I have to say I am proud to be a part of this project.

Source: 
HarperCollins
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ruth Peltason
Publish date: 
2008

Fighting Cancer with the Help of Your Catholic Faith

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Very helpful book for me. I wish I had this book right after I found out about my cancer, but found it even more helpful after I found it. It does help me as I talk to others about what I am going through. The book is true by it saying that Cancer is a lonely disease. It is but with the help of this book. I learned to find peace with my illness and accepting cancer is a little easier even though I have still have fears of it coming back. I feel I can accept it if it chooses to come back.

Source: 
Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lorene Hanley Duquin
Publish date: 
2005

Living Time: Faith & Facts to transform your cancer journey

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Dr. Healy is a cardiologist who developed a malignant tumor in the brain. It is a 326 page account of her journey plus insights and explanation about cancer. It is an easy read. Everyone that I have intoduced to the book found it helpful and interesting.

Source: 
Bantam Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Bernadine Healy, M.D.
Publish date: 
April 2007
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Poem, Slow Dance

Type: 
Book
Description: 

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Do you run through each day

On the fly?

When you ask How are you?

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
!

Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores

Running through your head?

You'd better slow down

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Ever told your child,

We'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,

Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time

To call and say,"Hi"

You'd better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere

You miss half the fun of getting there

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift....

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

Source: 
Girl
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Terminally ill girl in hospital
Publish date: 
Oct 07
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