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Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage
Chemo-Therapist How Cancer Cured a Marriage Author:Mary Potter Kenyon What happens in a family when the father is faced with cancer, a family in which the mother is the local coupon queen and their yearly vacation consists of a day spent at a Chuck E. Cheese?s restaurant? Chemo-Therapy: How Caregiving Through Cancer Cured a Marriage details the journey and emotional and physical turmoil that a diagnosis of cancer ... more »brings to a marriage and a family with young children. More than that, Chemo-Therapist is a moving testimonial of a marriage and love renewed by the shared experience of a life-threatening illness.
"At the time of his diagnosis we?d been married for 27 years. We were no longer the naïve young college students who?d gotten married and played house for a few years. We?d been through a lot together, including the births of eight children, two years of dealing with my chronic illness and a bout of unemployment for my husband. We?d settled into a stagnant existence as a lower-income, middle-aged couple juggling bills and babies. During the eleven days of visiting him after his surgery, alone together at the hospital and away from the cacophony of a house full of children, I found myself falling in love with my husband all over again. Caring for David during his recovery and further cancer treatment became an honor and a privilege."« less