Second Life Author:Stephani Cook She is twenty-seven years old, 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 b... more »ack.
While doctors explore her body to determine her illness, Stephani fights to retain her dignity. After a radical hysterectomy, open heart surgery, excruciating painful tests and probes, the doctors discover that what she has had for two years is cancer, a diagnosis that could have been learned by a simple urinalysis.
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-depreciation and discovers that death may not be as traumatic as the responsibility for rebuilding her life.« less