Bitter And Sweet: A Family's Journey With Cancer

Bitter And Sweet: A Family's Journey With Cancer

by Darcy Thiel, MA, LMHC

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Bitter and Sweet, A Family’s Journey with Cancer, is a true story that unfolded in the lives of Tim and Darcy. In their forties, Tim and Darcy lived a pretty typical American life- working, raising a family, tending to their home, having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Without warning, Tim was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV Gallbladder Cancer. Bitter and Sweet is about the journey they chose to take, making their saga public. They utilized a website called CaringBridge to update friends and family of the day to day changes, as well as letting them know how they could help. These entries became the foundation of the book. It was the most difficult five months of their lives, but also the most tender and miraculous time as well. Join them as they try to manage their roller coaster ride and witness the triumph of the human spirit. While learning to say goodbye, see their marriage transform as they draw closer together, more than they ever thought possible. Seldom will you get this opportunity to experience such raw emotion. This family faces the greatest spiritual challenge ever, holding the most bitter and most sweet experiences at the same time. It is an inspiration for all people, whether they are facing a terminal illness or another difficulty that pushes them to the brink.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148551072
Publisher: Baby Coop Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 163
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Darcy Thiel, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Ms. Thiel has been a couple and family therapist in West Seneca, NY since the mid-1990’s. She is also an accomplished speaker and presenter on various topics throughout the western NY area. In addition, Ms. Thiel owns a business helping people de-clutter and organize their homes and offices. Ms. Thiel also owns Baby Coop Publishing LLC and is excited to be releasing her first book, Bitter and Sweet, A Family’s Journey with Cancer. She has used her personal experiences with divorce, re-marriage with step-children, and serving as chief caretaker during her husband’s terminal illness to further develop compassion and understanding for others. To learn more about her, visit her website at

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Bitter And Sweet: A Family's Journey With Cancer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I both read this book...and my husband just doesn't read books. It was a very honest and open book of all the emotions someone can go through...good, bad and ugly. I didnt think I would be as moved as I one point I had to put the book down (which was hard) to hug my husband. Life can change in an instant, you hear it often but never think it will happen to you. Highly recommend.
PeggySueNY More than 1 year ago
I didn't expect to like this book, but it was written by a friend of a friend and I said I'd get it. At first I thought this was going to be just another cancer book, but once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Told through narrative, journal entries, and support page postings, it describes hope and loss with faith and humor.