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"Dear God, They Say It's Cancer

A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey "

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A Friend to Help You Through...

No matter where you are in your breast cancer journey, this book is the companion you need. Whether...

  • you've just heard the dreaded diagnosis for the first time


  • you're in the middle of decisions and treatments


  • you're experiencing the disappoint of recurrence


  • or you're several years beyond the initial trauma...


No matter where you are in that journey, you need someone who understands. You need a trusted friend to walk along beside, someone who's gone before you. You'll find that friend between the pages of this book.

This book is yours to use in whatever way serves you best. You can start in the beginning and work your way through, or you can use the detailed table of contents to help you find just what you need for what you are experiencing on any given day.

This Helpful Guide Will Be Your

* Mentor * Record keeper * Journal * Devotional * Prayer guide * And friend


Each chapter includes

  • A Sister Shares -- stories from breast cancer "sisters"


  • Mentoring Moment -- lessons learned, helpful hints, encouragement


  • God's Love Letter to You -- paraphrased scripture for you to personalize


  • Journaling Guides -- encouraging prompts to help you journal your own breast cancer journey


  • And more!


You don't have to make this journey alone. Hope and help await you in the pages of this book, written just for you in your time of need.

Bonus! Sanity Tools Appendix includes

  • How to do research


  • National contacts


  • Decision-making worksheets


  • Breast cancer journey map


  • Finding your purpose in your pain


  • And much, much, more

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Sharing Sister to Sisterp. 1
Surviving for a Purposep. 2
Where to Begin?p. 4
Journalingp. 4
Personalizing and Praying the Scripturesp. 9
Making the Annual Appointmentsp. 11
It's That Time of Year Againp. 12
The Suspicious Alarmp. 14
Setting the Follow-Up Appointmentp. 16
It's Mammogram Dayp. 18
This Is Surreal!p. 22
Meeting the Breast Specialistp. 24
Facing the Dreaded Diagnosisp. 29
Life Is Messy Right Nowp. 50
It's Diagnostic-Test Dayp. 32
The Agonizing Wait for Test Resultsp. 35
They Say It's Cancer!p. 36
Telling the Familyp. 39
Who Else to Tell and Who Should Do the Telling?p. 43
Paralyzing Shockp. 47
A State of Shockp. 48
It's All So Confusing!p. 50
Becoming "One of Them"p. 53
Single and Sick!p. 55
Asking What If? What About? Why?p. 59
What If?p. 60
Maybe It's All a Mistakep. 64
What About My Schedule and My Plans?p. 66
Why?p. 70
Dealing with People's Reactionsp. 73
People Say the Darnedest Thingsp. 74
Top Thirteen Dos and Don'tsp. 77
Preparing for What Comes Nextp. 83
Putting Together Your Treatment Teamp. 84
The Planning Conferencep. 86
Time to Make a Decisionp. 89
More Waitingp. 92
Being a Good Witnessp. 95
Starting Treatmentp. 99
Someone's Prayingp. 100
We're Not Just a Numberp. 102
It's Time for Surgeryp. 104
Being Strong for Our Loved Onesp. 106
We Need Friendsp. 108
What Did They Do to Me?p. 110
The Hospital Stay Is a Reliefp. 112
The Lonely Oncology Wardp. 114
Your"C-A"p. 116
Enjoying the Good Daysp. 119
There Are Humorous Momentsp. 120
Feeling Like a Little Girl Againp. 122
Lots of Lovep. 125
Making It through the Bad Daysp. 129
It's Hard Being Bravep. 130
The Journey Can Be Lonelyp. 132
Elusive Sleepp. 135
It Still Hurtsp. 138
Losing It!p. 141
Getting Needed Supportp. 145
A Mentor Helpsp. 146
It's All about Youp. 149
Should You Join a Breast Cancer Support Group?p. 152
My Family Needs a Support System Toop. 156
Knowing Who Is in Controlp. 161
Spinning Out of Controlp. 162
Controlling the Controllablep. 164
Seeing God in Controlp. 167
Adjusting to a New Normalp. 171
"Normal" Isn't Normal Anymorep. 172
Where Did Your Energy Go?p. 175
Chemo-Radiation Brainp. 177
Learning to Receivep. 181
A New Need for Peace and Calmp. 184
Adapting to Body Changesp. 189
The Miraculous Creatorp. 190
Lopsidedp. 192
To Reconstruct or Not?p. 195
An Extreme Makeover!p. 198
What About Your Hair?p. 201
Coping with the Private Issuesp. 205
Good Girls Don'tp. 206
How Will Breast Cancer Affect Your Marriage?p. 208
Grieving the Lossesp. 215
The Grieving Processp. 216
The Steps of Griefp. 217
Working through Sadnessp. 219
It's All Over, so Why Are You Depressed?p. 222
Feeling Guiltyp. 226
Where Were Those You Expected to Be There?p. 228
Restoring the Joy!p. 231
It Feels Good to Be Happy!p. 232
A Transforming Blessingp. 234
You Can Rejoice in the Trialsp. 237
Discovering a New Focus and Purposep. 243
Changing Focusp. 244
Finding Purpose in Your Breast Cancerp. 247
How Does God Want to Use Your Breast Cancer?p. 250
Talking about Your Breast Cancer on Purposep. 252
A New Boldnessp. 256
Living with Breast Cancerp. 259
How to Let Others Know You're Not Back Yetp. 260
You Need an Outletp. 262
It Could Come Backp. 265
Eliminating Stressp. 268
Releasing Fearp. 272
Relying on Godp. 277
Can You Hear Him Now?p. 278
God Always Answers Prayerp. 280
Drawing Close to Godp. 282
Breast Cancer Tests Our Faithp. 284
There Are "Angels" All Aroundp. 287
Our Hope Is in Godp. 289
Making a Differencep. 293
It Just Takes One Womanp. 294
Breast Cancer Sistersp. 296
Giving Backp. 298
Finding a Curep. 300
Praying Expectantlyp. 305
Pray God's Wordp. 306
Pray for Your Doctorsp. 310
Pray for Everyone Touched by Your Breast Cancerp. 313
Pray for All Your Breast Cancer Sistersp. 316
Ending at the Beginningp. 321
Preparing for the Inevitablep. 322
We've Only Just Begun!p. 326
Remembering Whenp. 333
Dates That Changed Your Lifep. 334
Memory Notesp. 337
Picture Mep. 338
Sanity Toolsp. 341
Doing Researchp. 342
Research Notesp. 343
National Contactsp. 345
Books Janet Found Helpfulp. 346
Decisions, Decisions, Decisionsp. 347
Peacekeeping Worksheetp. 349
Appointments, Appointments, Appointmentsp. 351
Appointment Notesp. 353
Oh No! I Just Rememberedp. 357
Questions-and-Answers Note Pagep. 357
There's the Phone Againp. 359
Phone Notesp. 359
We Are in This Togetherp. 361
My Medical Teamp. 362
Important Information about My Medical Teamp. 362
Additional Numbers Others or I May Needp. 364
Keeping Good Recordsp. 366
Taking My Medsp. 369
My Breast Cancer Journey Mapp. 371
My Support and Help Teamp. 372
Minding the Doctorp. 373
Bless You! Here's Where I Need Helpp. 374
When I Need Comfort or Someone to Talk Top. 375
Who Will I Call or Where Will I Go When I Am Feelingp. 375
Where Can My Husband and Family Go for Comfort?p. 376
Support System for My Family and Friendsp. 376
My Breast Cancer Purpose and Planp. 377
Prayer-and-Praise Journalp. 378
Express Yourself!p. 380
About the Authorp. 381
About His Work Ministriesp. 382
For More Information and to Contact Janetp. 382
Notesp. 383
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ISBN: 9781582295756
ISBN-10: 1582295751
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Howard Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1