Doctors are good at healing our physical bodies of cancer but the emotional and spiritual side is so often left to patients to figure out for themselves. This book is a collection of all the thoughts and philosophies that helped me to traverse the stormy sea of a cancer diagnosis. I like to think of it as chemo for the mind and soul. If you are facing a diagnosis or know someone who is, I hope you can take some comfort from the words in this book.
About the Author
Hi, my name is Cara.
I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with stage 3C Ovarian Cancer in 2005, all of one year into my marriage.
I always describe it as an 'edge of life' moment. My life was completely turned on it's head and I was suddenly thrown into a world of surgery, chemo, port-a-caths and fear.
The initial stages were daunting but what I didn't realise at the time was that I was also in the starting blocks of the greatest learning of my life. Through this cancer journey I have learned about love, health, healing, bravery and finding inner peace. I have learned how to see the good in the bad and to stay steady on the inside- no matter what may be going on, on the outside.
Am I an expert? Hell no! A second diagnosis of early stage breast cancer in 2010 threw a curveball that really knocked me off balance for a while- but at least I had already built up the tools, knowledge and awareness to get through treatment and to pick myself up again.
I am now a wellness-practising woman. I am a work-in-progress always trying to apply what I learned on the cancer journey to all aspects of my life. Through the spreading of what I have learned I hope to maybe make a small difference on someone else's journey and pay forward all the wisdom, courage and love that were given to me on mine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book helped me get ready for the biggest journey of my life. It would be a great book to give to new cancer patient. Lots of information about day to day living,