This memoir is both hilarious and touching. It is the story of the author's roller coaster life interrupted by cancer. It is a readable, uplifting and humorous memoir that will brighten your day. Through a series of vignettes that are certain to inform and entertain in an easy to absorb conversational tome, we follow the author from her life before cancer through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. As a wife, mother and attorney, Cathy's life is spinning our of control when she is in the midst of a move from the Bay Area to her dream home in Lake Tahoe.As the movers are packing up the furniture, the Women's Center calls and asks her to come back in for further testing following her mammogram from the day before. Certain that the mammogram showed a false positive and that the follow up is a routine annoyance, she insists that they do the follow up right away, announcing that she won't come back for this nonsense after the move. the Women's Center agrees and after a couple of hours of testing, she is told she has breast cancer.
A perfect gift for someone just diagnosed with breast cancer as it gives the details of what it is like to be a cancer patient., discusses the resources and information available to cancer patients and most importantly, should make you smile or laugh out loud when you least feel like it. The book is equally essential to anyone attempting to understand cancer from the patient’s perspective, whether a relative or friend of a cancer patient or a medical professional. It is written with humor and attitude, as I have lived my life.