Based on the journal the author kept during her illness, this beautifully written book is a goldmine of insight into the experience of illness and the process of recovery. Both humorously and compassionately, Betsy reveals the impact that cancer had on her husband, her family, her friends and her own self-identity. With unflinching honesty, she shares intimate glimpses into her struggle with mortality and the steps she took to emerge whole from the struggle. Patients will find comfort, inspiration and hope as well as valuable suggestions about how to cope with the myriad of emotions that follow a cancer diagnosis, how to recover emotionally when treatment has ended, and how to enhance their relationships with their medical teams. Betsy's husband also shares his own feelings of helplessness and lonliness, and caregivers will learn how he managed to support her in ways that ultimately strengthened their marriage. For all who are touched by life-threatening illness, this enthralling narrative will hold your attention from beginning to end.
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Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2002, the author underwent two types of chemo which deprived her of her hair and sent her to the hospital with numerous complications but failed to stop the disease. She was ultimately rescued by a new, targeted treatment and remains in complete remission. She lives and works with her husband Alex in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Review:
A must-read for fellow patients. --Geraldine Ferraro, Candidate for Vice-President of the United States of America
The book is rich with humor and razor sharp text and will be a great inspiration for patients and families. --Joseph Himle, Ph.D., University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
Betsy consistently bares her soul with an extraordinary blend of humor, keen insight, brutal honesty and compassion for all involved. --Thomas Fluent, M.D., University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
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Book Description First Page Publications, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1928623514
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