Second Life Author:Stephani Cook She was 27 years olf, beautiful, happily married and the mother of two small children. Everything seemed perfect, except that she felt awful. And then one day, while walking down New York's 57th Street, she was taken by a terrible fit of coughing. This was the beginning of a journey Stephani Cook would take to the edge of death and back. — Wh... more »ile doctors explore her body to determine her illness, Stephani fights to retain some sense of human dignity. After a radical hysterectomy, open heart surgery, painful tests and probes, the doctors discover she has cancer.
Powerfully told, Second Life is not a simple story of remission and recuperation. It is an odyssey of countless new beginnings in which Stephani Cook peels away the layers of guilt, fear and self-deprecation and discovers that death may not be as traumatic as the responsibility for rebuilding her life.« less