Brain, start working! Anyone who has heard a doctor say, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer” understands this confusion. It was cancer … and it was happening to me. This made it a whole new experience. The emotions were raw, the fear was real, my faith was shaken, and the reality of my own mortality stared me in the face. Everything seemed to go on as usual, but nothing was normal anymore. I wanted to shout at everyone, “Don’t you see life has changed? It will never be the same again?” After surgery, I opted for prosthetics and early on was using the fiber-filled breasts. There was only one problem, and it was major! These things were too light. They kept moving up my body and hitting my chin. This was not going to work.
The diagnosis is one no one wants. It is a wretched, horrible illness and carries with it a stigma. No one wants that either. However, I have that disease, always have had mental illness, although my bipolar diagnosis was not handed to me until the age of forty. I hate it, loathe it, want to bury it or throw it into the depths of the sea, but I can’t. You see, it is part of who I am.
It started in childhood and carried on throughout all my adult years. This is my story. It includes the teeter-totter ups and downs as well as the psychotic times and paranoia, hallucinations, and feelings of grandeur. My whole life is illuminated for you to read.
What’s the number one nightmare for every loving parent?
Most would say “to outlive my child.” One spring break, a middle-aged dad and mom suddenly face a 50/50 chance of survival prognosis for their twenty-two-year-old daughter. They quickly realize their intense parental desire to protect their child is thwarted. Their thoughts are full of penetrating questions they were too busy to consider earlier.
How do believers get through a terrifying crisis with their faith intact? It’s something God immediately began to teach an entire family.
Our Ever-Present Help confidently boasts in God’s magnificent assistance to those who decide to trust Him even in the worst of times. Discover how to…
This memoir highlights parents pondering the unconditional surrender of their child’s life back to God, their transforming Christian marriage, God’s timing, how to overcome a season of ravaging fear, and much more.
This book is about standing up to colon cancer, even when all odds are against survival. It takes you into the hospitals, operating rooms, and emergency rooms, and it will show you all the compassion and dedication doctors and nurses have in their fight against the monster living inside of us. And it will lead you from heartbreaks into miracles. It will span one man's fourteen-year constant fight against cancer, and it will show you that even in the darkest of hours, there is hope, if you stand up and fight cancer.