Elaine got the incentive to write a book about her journey with breast cancer when she, as a nurse, realized that not all patients with breast cancer understand the confusing medical terminology that they are faced with as they deal with doctors, nurses and literature about their disease. As a result, she wrote the story of her experience from diagnosis through reconstruction in a language that anyone can understand. In addition, she included a glossary full of terms that most breast cancer patients are faced with along the way.
You may laugh with her and cry with her as she shares the intense feelings that pull on your heart strings as one deals with this challenging disease. Another added benefit is to read the chapter, written by her husband, as he explains what a spouse goes through in dealing with a wife with breast cancer. His chapter will help other spouses realize that there are other men who understand their struggles, as they try to be the strong one for their wife.
Faith in God is the common denominator that helped both Elaine and her family get through this challenge and come out winners. There is definitely life after breast cancer. She would not let cancer define her but gives the credit to her faith and family. Giving up was never an option.