A Teacher's Journey. What Breast Cancer Taught Meby Judith Fitzgerald
A Teacher's Journey...What Breast Cancer Taught Me is a heartfelt account of retired teacher Judith Fitzgerald's diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Written in journal format, it chronicles the emotional and spiritual journey she traveled during the twelve months following her diagnosis. After undergoing a double mastectomy in January 2009, Judith gives a detailed account of her treatment and reconstruction. Woven into the story is how she relied on faith, prayer and the support from family and friends in the most difficult hours. This is not only a breast cancer story, it's a summary of what she learned from extensive research on how other survivors conquered this disease. It provides Judy's "Cliff Notes" on the diet and lifestyle changes successful survivors used to combat breast cancer.
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Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite I was impressed by how easy the reading could be for such a hard topic. This book is full of hope, success stories, and faith in God. It is an example of how to ride a very tumultuous wave that touches so many of our lives and stay dry. My first thought was that this book would probably be full of regrets and negativism and would make me depressed. What it contains is a lot of uplifting teachings mingled with deity. It doesn’t really preach any particular religion. It just helps you take “scare” out from the devastation of cancer. It walks you through every reaction and feeling you will have and turns it all into a new possibility of hope in God. It also includes foods that reduce the side effects of aromatase inhibitors and those that enhance the effectiveness of it and those you shouldn’t touch during the treatment. Also mentioned are the vitamins that may help with the side effects of chemo. Judith and her family fight cancer over a long period of time. With new medicines, coupled with God’s will and love, they make it through a very hard time in their lives. She shares their experience of helping others to see the hope they need to conquer this monster. Each chapter starts with a healing scripture from the Bible. A part of this book’s profits goes to preventing cancer and for cancer research. It will be cherished by anyone who has, or has had, a loved one in pain, struggling with this disease. Even children will benefit from this book, with the supervision of an adult.
Judy has detailed her journey with cancer in an inspiring way! This book will be a perfect gift for a woman who is beginning the journey of cancer treatment or for someone who is accompanying a loved one on this journey. Judy's strong faith and determination to regain her health comes through very strongly in her writing. Her courageous spirit will certainly provide inspiration for others. I am happy to recommend this book and thank Judy for sharing her journey in order to help others!
This was an excellent book on the authors journey with Breast Cancer. This was a Very Easy read. I recommend this book to anyone battling this dreadful disease and to anyone who has a loved one battling Breast Cancer!
The book is an excellent learning tool for those with or without this dreadful disease. The author explains her experience with a little humor that makes the subject matter an easy read.
I found this book to be an honest and inspiring journey. I think that it will provide other women who face a diagnosis of breast cancer with hope and confidence in making the right medical decisions for themselves.