The Pink Chestnut

The Pink Chestnut

by Denise Irwin




When I learned that I had Stage Four Lung Cancer, I started the hard battle to survive it. What I knew then could have fit into a thimble. There was a tumor in my lung along with its partner in my brain.

Life had to change quickly for Fred and me because we weren't sure where our path was leading us to. During the surgeries and treatment phases, I could not do simple tasks such as laundry and do the grocery shopping. Blessed with good friends and family members we were able to live an almost normal life.

Fred set up a white board in the living room for scheduling my trips to the hospital. Calls came from friends and family to sign up and Fred would put their names on the board so that I never had to worry about who was picking me.

Grateful for the medical teams who walked us through brain surgery, thoracic surgery and treatment, which included fifteen sessions of whole brain surgery along with four months of chemotherapy. We listened to what they told us to do and how to live in our own home. A bond develops between the medical staff and the patient, as well as with friends and family. There are no secrets to conceal from them; our medical team saved my life because we told them everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456446499
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Ms. Irwin was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the eldest of four children. Our twenty-eight foot Columbia Sailboat was our summer home. In the early '70's I started a long volunteer effort dedicated to maritime heritage I went on to serve as a race chairperson for the largest schooner race known, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, a grassroots effort dedicated to supporting the heritage of working schooners.

After eight months of surgeries and treatment for Stage Four Lung Cancer, my soul mate and I moved to New England to live out a dream.

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Pink Chestnut 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JennJM More than 1 year ago
I think this author is talented and has good story ideas but WOW does she really need to get a good editor or proofreader. She has a TON of gramatical and punctuation errors thorughout the book. I've read a few of her other stories and they all have the same type of errors. It's a shame because it takes away from being able to enjoy the story. Overall, if you can get past the errors I would reccomend this book.