Why Me-Why Not: My Experience with Sarcoma Cancer

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9780966823240: Why Me-Why Not: My Experience with Sarcoma Cancer

Memoirs from a deceased woman who battled one of the rarest forms of cancer - sarcoma - that resulted in nine surgeries in three years that included removal of her right leg, pelvis, and bone.

She shares her intimate feelings as well as treatment by several staff members who were not very nice! Having an excellent physician (and his staff) made her battle much easier.

The book discusses her survival: driving with the left leg, falling, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation; as well as what she did to live with the overwhelming pain.

Because most people only last six months (with the longest survival five years), she survived three years after diagnosis.

The book is written from notes of the deceased; but edited by the sister - also the caretaker. The author wanted to bring attention to sarcoma - so that more research is done on the subject. She was misdiagnosed for the first six months. By the time the correct diagnosis was made, the tumor weighed almost 10 lbs. It is a must-read.

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About the Author:

Phyllis K. Harris worked for 20 years as a Business License Inspector for the City of Beverly Hills and also for the County of Los Angeles and the City of Culver City in accounting.

Mother of an adult son and daughter who achieved most of her accomplishments after age 50: B.A. in Sociology, real estate license, CBEST test, and was studying for a real estate broker's license when she was diagnosed.

She was an avid reader, loved all types of sports; a movie buff and loved to travel. She had traveled to all of the U.S. states except two.

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A poignant accounting of how God helps those who help themselves. She truly shares lessons on overcoming. -- GLO'S Prose Publishers

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