Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, has created the book she wished had existed when she went through her treatment. UPLIFT is a one-of-a-kind collection of anecdotes and advice, told in the words of everyday women of all ages who are part of the ever-growing sisterhood of breast cancer survivors. You won't find medical advice or technical matters discussed here. But you will find all the little things that only someone who's been there can tell you about. What kind of deodorant can I use during radiation? Are there certain foods that really satisfy on treatment days? How do I address my surgery with my coworkers? Is it really okay to lean on my friends? How can I still feel feminine? Is there romance after breast cancer? What can I do to feel more in control of my body and my life?
But UPLIFT isn't only for those with breast cancer. Friends and family can read it to find out what they can best do to help. And men? WPLIFT contains quotes from them, too. They share what worked best and how they felt as they helped the women in their lives through it all.
Practical, warm, funny, reassuring, supportive, personal...the insights by the contributors to UPLIFT reveal how they faced their fears and came through their ordeal ready to get on with life and love, career and family--and how you can too. If there is one book you'll want to keep close at hand as a nightstand support group, UPLIFT is it.
One of the better ones out there. There are many, many breast cancer books; they all offer something. But this was one of the ones I didn't want to trade away afterwards...just in case :^)
This is a wonderful book--a GREAT help to me when I was going through breast cancer treatment a few years ago. Wonderful advise.
Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, creates with this book exactly the resource she wished she had for herself during her treatment: one that is filled with the helpful tips -- both practical and inspiring -- that only the women who have already been there can tell us about.
Here, readers can find answers to such questions as: Are there certain foods that really satisfy on treatment days? How do I address my surgery with my coworkers? Will I still feel feminine? And what about a sex life?
Warm and reassuring, Uplift arms readers with the various means by which countless women diagnosed with breast cancer have faced their fears, survived their illness, and bravely gotten on with life and love, career and family.
I am a grief and trauma resolution therapist and I highly recommend this book
This is an AMAZING book for women going through breast cancer, as well as family and friends who support them. I highly recommend it!
this is a collection of different women's stories on breast cancer. survivors/families/friends. what I love about this book is it is told by people from all ages/walks of life.there is a variety of treatments and options they took without being preachy or saying that one specific way is the right way. lot's of good ideas to help you thru' treatments also. I feel like I know these women just by reading their stories.