Damocles' Wife: The Inside Story of Cancer Caregiving & Long-Term Survival in the Midst of Motherhood, Marriage & Making Life Matter

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If you've ever wondered how you might find the courage, hope, and faith to face the challenges of cancer and caregiving, you're not alone. "Damocles' Wife" reveals the inner journey of a cancer caregiver, a young wife and mother whose husband becomes a long-term survivor of brain cancer. This is the whole family's story of learning to cope not only with the practical aspects of cancer and caregiving but, most essentially, how to really survive---in your soul. Join their journey as they learn to take down the ...
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Overview

If you've ever wondered how you might find the courage, hope, and faith to face the challenges of cancer and caregiving, you're not alone. "Damocles' Wife" reveals the inner journey of a cancer caregiver, a young wife and mother whose husband becomes a long-term survivor of brain cancer. This is the whole family's story of learning to cope not only with the practical aspects of cancer and caregiving but, most essentially, how to really survive---in your soul. Join their journey as they learn to take down the Sword of Damocles hanging over Scott's head and finally embrace life with all of its changes.

"The truthfulness of this book by Shelly Francis will help identify the many emotional, mental, and spiritual phases of walking with another soul on earth whose body has been struck by deep challenge. It's the truth telling that readers in similar situations will resonate with." ---Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985566500
  • Publisher: Two Louise Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2012
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelly L. Francis grew up in Colorado reading fairy tales and stories of strong women--and writing her own--and is glad her first book is one to help others engage their own strengths. She was a delegate to the Lance Armstrong Foundation LIVESTRONG® Summit in 2006, where she pledged to publish this memoir as her personal action plan to raise awareness and effect change around the needs of cancer survivors.

As Damocles' Wife goes off to the printer in 2012, Wil is graduating high school and going off to college. Scott is traveling around the world, tumor free. And Shelly is packing her proverbial knapsack with fresh music, her camera and journal, art supplies, and dark chocolate, to set off on a new path, "carefree" in a normal sort of way.

"All of us are written upon by the challenges we faced, but with many more unwritten pages ahead," says Shelly. "We are each living our next book in life--beyond just new chapters."

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