"I Have Cancer": 48 Things To Do When You Hear Those Words (Wisdom to Practice Book 1)

At least once in your life someone will say to you, I have cancer, and when these three words are spoken, you may struggle with a response Twenty years ago a good friend informed me she had breast cancer I didn t know if I should be upbeat telling her she would defeat it or just hug her and say how sorry I was I did what most people do I said, I m so sorry, a safAt least once in your life someone will say to you, I have cancer, and when these three words are spoken, you may struggle with a response Twenty years ago a good friend informed me she had breast cancer I didn t know if I should be upbeat telling her she would defeat it or just hug her and say how sorry I was I did what most people do I said, I m so sorry, a safe answer but not necessarily a helpful one Twelve years ago it was my turn You have prostate cancer, the urologist said And it s aggressive I don t remember what I said to him, but I still become nauseous thinking of his four words I was fifty seven then Death was still something theoretical, something that happened to other people people of my parent s generation Throughout my service to people living and dying from cancer, I heard that although they wanted to share their diagnosis, they were concerned how friends and loved ones would react Often when they said, I have cancer, there was an awkward silence accompanied by a painful expression The purpose of this book is to help loved ones and friends understand what we are experiencing and what they can do to help us on our journey You will learn 48 things to do that will support your loved one or friend on this unsettling journey you both will travel The suggestions range from the simplicity of compassionate listening to the gut wrenching preparation for death.
I Have Cancer Things To Do When You Hear Those Words Wisdom to Practice Book At least once in your life someone will say to you I have cancer and when these three words are spoken you may struggle with a response Twenty years ago a good friend informed me she had breast can

  • Title: "I Have Cancer": 48 Things To Do When You Hear Those Words (Wisdom to Practice Book 1)
  • Author: Stan Goldberg
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Ever since my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer around 18 months ago, I have actively devoured any books that I have been able to get my hands on about the subject. There are many books out there that have been written by cancer survivors, most of them contain a fair amount of content relating to the author's own struggle. I have cancer is different in that respect, because while Goldberg makes no secret about the fact that he is writing from first hand experience he doesn't dwell on his [...]

    2. A lot of this is true for any sickness. Just to touch on the 1st part: I had multiple pulmonary embolisms a few months ago. Everyone said “Let me know if you need anything” I never called them. Mostly because I hate asking people to come help me. The only person I asked for help was the person that said “I can come by and help you when Justin is out of town.” (Thanks Alex, It meant a lot). The way you offer help effects if they'll accept or not. Now, my health problems are not as severe [...]

    3. As a friend of someone who lost her fight with cancer, a short-term Hospice volunteer, and nursing student, I can say that there are quite a few things that can be useful for those unfamiliar with these types of situations.ly the first few parts, though. There are parts with which I disagree. Just remember that some types of cancers/diseases/disorders affect people differently than others, and people themselves vary in their responses. Culture plays a HUGE part in patient response, particularly [...]

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