I wrote this book as a means to help me heal emotionally and I wanted to share my journey with others to let them know that they are not alone. Survivorship is a long and difficult path. It is a state of mind that is dictated by oneself and not others. After the surgery and treatments are over we find that speration anxiety can take control, and we have to learn how to survive on our own. Friends, co-workers, and sometimes families think that every thing is back to normal. Nothing could be further from the truth.We learn that nothing will ever be normal again, and we learn how to rediscover ourselves and our life.
I have also developed a web page; www.survivngbreastcancer.com. Enjoy and share your journey.
My story being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28.
Too Sexy For My Hair is a group on the photo site Flickr (http://flickr.com). It's free to join.
Folks post pictures of themselves or loved ones who have battled or are now battling cancer and the effects of chemotherapy. Their stories and pictures will inspire you to laugh, cry, empathize, learn, teach and who knows what else.
This is an award-winning classic for the person who has or will undergo surgery for a colostomy, ileostomy or urinary diversion (urostomy) as well as for family, friends and health professionals. Written by a mother (the ostomate) and her daughter (a registered nurse). The Ostomy Book is both a complete reference book on the subject, and a moving often funny and heartwarming account of the experience of having an ostomy and the good life that can follow it. A morale booster and full of practical information for patient and caregiver. I found it a real treasure.
Joyride is a heartwarming memoir of how a young man reconnects with his journalist mother both before and after her death through the archives of her weekly newspaper columns.
Author Craig Forrest's life in print began when he was only five years old. His mother, Libby, wrote a humor column in the local newspaper in America's oldest seashore resort town, Cape May, New Jersey. Craig and his brother, Keith, became frequent subjects of their mother's Erma Bombeck-like writings. Their mother's other topics came from the news she gathered while riding around the shore on her three-wheeled bicycle. Her column, appropriately titled, "Joyride," featured useful insights, humorous encounters, and the wit and wisdom that comes from living each day and raising a family.
As he grew up, Craig learned more about his mother by rereading her work. When he returned home to care for Libby in the final ravages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Craig spent the evenings reliving his childhood through her columns. The writings comforted him as he watched his mother waste away, and gave him the strength he needed to come to grips with the possibility of his own death from Hodgkin's disease.
Joyride is a memoir and loving tribute by a son to his mother -- a poignant story reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Color of Water.
The Personal testimony of Larry Burkett And the impact of Kidney and Sholder blade cancer.He shares,When he found out about his cancer. Test ordered treatments given and alternative treatments you may need to consider.He shares how God gave him peace of mind and shares,Bible scripture that help.
LymphNotes.com is an online information resource for people with lymphedema, or at risk of developing it, and the family, friends, and therapists who care for them. The website features information about lymphedema, resources for finding lymphedema treatment, stories by and about people with lymphedema, a comprehensive glossary, and forums for online discussion.
Cancer survivors are at risk for developing secondary lymphedema if their treatment included surgery involving the removal of lymph nodes or radiation therapy that damaged or destroyed lymph nodes. For more information see Are you at risk for lymphedema?
Lymph Notes also publishes books for this market and has just released Living Well With Lymphedema.
Living Well with Lymphedema is the comprehensive resource for those with, or at risk of developing, lymphedema. This easy-to-read, generously illustrated, 280 page book contains the information necessary to understand what is lymphedema, what causes it, how it is treated, self-management steps to control your condition, practical suggestions on how to master the emotional challenges that accompany living with a chronic condition, plus an illustrated guide to understanding the lymphatic system.
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