The Dogs of Cancer: Dancing with Medullary Thyroid Cancer

The Dogs of Cancer: Dancing with Medullary Thyroid Cancer

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by William Kenly
     
 

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Coming out of the fog and disorientation of general anesthesia from the operation, three words sliced into my comprehension with absolute clarity: Medullary Thyroid Cancer. These three words changed author William Kenly's life as he began a very intimate journey of personal discovery. Some friends would move closer, some would distance themselves. Some people…  See more details below

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Coming out of the fog and disorientation of general anesthesia from the operation, three words sliced into my comprehension with absolute clarity: Medullary Thyroid Cancer. These three words changed author William Kenly's life as he began a very intimate journey of personal discovery. Some friends would move closer, some would distance themselves. Some people would open up and share their deepest secrets because he now belonged to their "meddie" club, and other people would move against him, driven by the bully inside as they saw a vulnerable target. Kenly suffered at the hands of incompetent doctors and had unnecessary procedures and treatment. He was steered away from nutrition and other alternative medical treatments, but he also met doctors whose advice about this rare disease was insightful to the point of ethereal vision. In addition to the knowledge about dealing with cancer in general, and MTC in particular, you will enjoy the captivating, well-written prose of this journey, and you may realize that you are discovering glimpses of an inner god-consciousness that is sometimes the reward of personal exploration. This spirit leaps from inside of the blue part of us that routinely handles the everyday triumphs and tragedies, and this spirit's orange yellow leap connects the blue routine with some universal energy and understanding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478713104
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

William Kenly is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Dogs of Divorce (2010) and The Dogs of Luck (2012). The Dogs of Business is due out in 2014. Kenly was diagnosed with MTC in 2008 and writes frequently on the subject. He and his wife live north of Boston in their empty-nest home abutting a state park. They enjoy biking, kayaking, skiing, traveling, and watching their four 20-something-year-old children start their own adult lives.

Contact the author at williamkenlybooks@gmail.com.

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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite In The Dogs of Cancer, author William Kenly gives the reader a personal glance into the experience of medullary thyroid cancer. He tells of learning about the cancer and then exploring the various treatments available. There are statistics of the prevalence of the disease as well as suggestions on treatment, based upon the severity and pervasiveness of the disease. Kenly describes his confusion about the disease and how he and his wife attempted to get information via multiple resources and then went "doctor-shopping." Coming to terms with a new definition of himself as a person with cancer was a big part of the journey for the author. The description of the thyroid mapping was explained in detail and there are sketches to accompany the author's experience during the procedure. Surgical and post-surgical sensations allow the reader a glimpse into the procedures essential to discovering the extent of potential damage. There was an incredible amount of personal accounting in the book, such that those afraid to go through the procedure might find some sense of comfort in knowing what to expect. For those wanting to know more about the disease itself (medullary thyroid cancer or MTC), they may want to seek out additional sources. Perhaps the most helpful chapter to those actually going through the experience is the one about using humor to get through the ugliness of the procedures and recovery. The most poignant of the chapters was undoubtedly that of how those with MTC die. For those wanting just plain facts, the book may need to be supplemented, but for those wanting a personal, raw accounting of the experience itself, this just might be the book for you.