When Billa Woollam was first diagnosed with breast cancer, her friends gave her a self-help book, to help with her recovery. After her surgery, she could not concentrate on reading anything. She was not prepared for how strange this journey to recovery would be. Woollam found herself saying and doing some bizarre, out-of-character things, which surprised her loved ones and friends. So she thought a little coffee table book that you could pick up or put down when you felt like it, would be easier to read. Now, Woollam is writing the book she wishes she'd had at the beginning. She takes insight from her own journaling during her treatment to present this new guide to recovering from breast cancer. Hopefully it will help to lighten-up an otherwise very harrowing time. Woollam hopes that she can make the fight a little easier with simple explanations in plain English. She covers the following
- Telling your friends about your diagnosis
- Speaking with your medical team
- Deciding on surgery
- Preparing for the procedure
- Staying in the hospital
- Dealing with the effects of radiation and anesthesia
- Coping with emotions
- Moving forward with your life
Woollam deals with each new, unsettling circumstance with plenty of humor. She knows how important it is to have a friend during your fight. She hopes this little book can serve as one for you.
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About the Author
Author Billa Woollam was born and raised in the United Kingdom. She and her husband, Richard, moved to the United States to work in Alaska in the oil and gas industry. They spent fifteen years in Alaska, and Woollam considers herself lucky to have had the splendid vistas of the state as inspiration for her painting.
Woollam worked in a gallery in Anchorage and had five shows in total in Alaska and her new home in Houston, Texas. In addition to painting, Woollam is passionate about writing. Battling Breast Cancer for Idiots is her first published work. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and its Children's Art Project program.