When an eminent breast cancer surgeon is diagnosed with that same condition, her view of the disease changed dramatically. Here she shares her insights both as a doctor and a patient on how to get excellent care and maintain one's spirits on the long medical journey.
"...breast cancer survivor Wendi Pedicone prescribes her own unique brand of optimism through her honest, unabashed account of her journey from diagnosis to recovery. Sparing no detail, she candidly reveals her emotions and feelings as she faces one of the greatest challenges of her life. Also throughout the book are the comments of her family, friends, coworkers, and medical professionals, who offer frank and insightful reactions to Wendi's experience."
"Each chapter includes: A Sister Shares-stories from breast cancer 'sister,' Mentoring Moment-lessons learned, helpful hints, encouragement, God's Love Letter to You-paraphrased scripture for you to personalize, Journaling Guides-encouraging prompts to help you journal your own breast cancer journey..."
By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Mary Olsen Kelly
"Heartwarming accounts of courageous women who found the strength to battle cancer with endless hope, unwavering faith and steadfast determination will empower readers to take charge of their healing process, adopt a positive attitude, and motivate them to fight and persevere in the face of what may seem like insurmountable odds."
"When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately sought. Now this award-winning journalist has compiled just the kind of emotionally supportive and useful resource that he wished he had been able to consult-to give men the tools they need to help their wives, their families, and themselves through this scary, uncertain time."
"Compiled by the daughter of a mother lost to breast cancer, this touching book of stories and recipes celebrates not only the delicious and creative ways in which our mothers fed our bodies over the years, but also - and most importantly - the innumerable ways in which our mothers fed our hearts and souls."
This commonsense guide to life after treatment for breast cancer shows how to navigate the rocky road back to health after surgery or chemotherapy, with advice on managing pain and fatigue, handling relationships, regaining emotional and sexual intimacy, and more.
Cancer survivorship -- General health maintenance -- Nutrition -- Exercise -- Pain and sleep management --Symptoms and management of menopause -- Mind, stress, and time management -- Relationships and cancer -- Fertility -- Sexual health.
When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully -- the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.