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Many fine books have been written by bone marrow or stem cell transplant survivors, but Across the Chasm: A Caregiver's Story offers a unique glimpse of the transplant experience - as seen through the eyes of a caregiver.
Twenty-seve-year-old Naomi Zikmund-Fisher was six months pregnant with her first child when she learned that her husband needed a bone marrow transplant. In the two years that followed, she grappled with the fear, exhaustion, anger, uncertainty, exhilaration and disappointments that are the core of the caregiver's experience.
Across the Chasm chronicles Zikmund-Fisher's day-to-day life, as she struggled to care for her husband, raise a young child, and maintain her sanity. With humor and candor, she offers a vivid picture of the emotions and challenges caregivers face.
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Across the Chasm is recommended reading for caregivers, as well as for patients, family and friends who are anxious to understand what a caregiver feels and needs.Review:
Across the Chasm gives an honest view of what caregivers go through daily, things only a caregiver knows and experiences. -- Jen Friedhoff, Caregiver for a Transplant Patient
Across the Chasm is an excellent resource for caregivers and those who want to understand what caregivers feel and need. -- Susan Stewart, Editor, Blood & Marrow Transplant Newsletter
Naomi's book captures the transplant experience, and give words to the experience of families traveling the same journey. -- Moreen Shannon-Dudley, Director of Social Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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Book Description B M T Newsletter, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0964735229