I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and by Ruth Peltason

By Ruth Peltason

''I am no longer my breast, and i'm now not melanoma; they're in basic terms items of who i'm. what's my middle like, am I variety, powerful, loving, compassionate. . . . these are the issues that count.''

i'm really not My Breast melanoma gathers the nice and cozy, loving, frank, and educated voices of greater than 800 women—from each nation within the country and from continents as distant as Australia and Africa—who show their fears, alternate recommendation, percentage reviews, and show their inner most, such a lot intimate matters. not anything prior to this groundbreaking booklet has captured the genuine event of breast melanoma. it's crucial examining for any girl with this analysis.

i'm really not My Breast melanoma bargains ladies the companionship of different girls facing this disorder. Ruth Peltason, who has two times gone through remedy for breast melanoma, has woven their tales jointly whereas conserving the authenticity in their voices. those are usual ladies facing this melanoma and its many ramifications. they vary in age from their early twenties to their past due seventies. they're the collective face of breast melanoma at the present time. Their reviews are relocating, occasionally humorous, continually sincere. They communicate out on each subject, from lovemaking and intimacy to wasting their hair, from juggling the day by day realities of being a sufferer, mom, spouse, and coworker to the overpowering concerns approximately their very own mortality. Remarkably, they emerge with grace and optimism and a selection to not be outlined through affliction.

Taking the reader chronologically in the course of the phases of prognosis, therapy, restoration, and self-discovery, i'm really not My Breast melanoma bargains ladies a deeper figuring out of themselves and residing with melanoma. As Peltason writes in her advent, ''My maximum want for this publication is that it supply convenience to any girl dwelling with breast melanoma and to people who care approximately her. If this ebook is stored at the bedside desk, then i'm hoping its want is short and its influence lasting. i'm really not My Breast melanoma speaks of braveness, heroism in deeds small and massive, and very good religion and fortitude.''

''You can stay with no breast. you can't say a similar for the human heart.''

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I’m very happy not to be the breast cancer poster girl in my office or professional life, community, social circle, church, etc. Of course, if I heard about anyone in my life who was diagnosed with breast cancer, I would talk to her immediately and share my experience or help her in any other way I could. Annie I never share my breast cancer experience with anyone. No one close to me really wants to know much about it. It seems like the minute I had my last chemo it was done, I was supposed to be fine.

I told her I wanted to shave my head in the backyard so we wouldn’t have to deal with the mess. I figured it would go fast and we’d be back in the house in a flash. We took a kitchen chair outside and my friend started shaving my head. Well . . my backyard isn’t that private and my friend’s husband and 8-year-old daughter were out walking their dog when they saw us and decided to come over. (They didn’t realize what was going on. ) Then my boyfriend came home early with my son and they came out looking for me.

I was wearing a pink scarf, pink sweater, and makeup that time. kimmytoo I was out one night with very short hair; it had just started growing back. ” All I said was “cancer, a**hole” and kept walking! lou_nc I had just found the courage to take my wig off and start wearing my new short hairdo to work. ” I politely told her that I had been wearing a wig and went on in detail about having breast cancer. Her response: “Well, you should put the wig back on. ” LaurieV Crowning Glory: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow 35 DOUBLE WHAMMY: FIRST THE CANCER, THEN THE HAIR LOSS Losing my hair was the defining moment that it was true.

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