Mum's Not Having Chemo

Cutting-edge therapies, real-life stories - a road-map to healing from cancer

Mum's Not Having Chemo

A book about choices. A book to empower all cancer sufferers and their families. In March 2011 Laura Bond's mother Gemma was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer. Laura discovered that the only thing more shocking than telling someone your mother has cancer was revealing that she had declined chemotherapy. But, according to studies, many oncologists would do the same. So Laura, a journalist, started writing a blog to explain her mother's decision to say 'no' to mainstream medicine and 'yes' to hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C injections and infrared saunas. Mum's Not Having Chemo shares Gemma's natural healing story as well as advice from over 60 of the world's leading cancer specialists and holistic healers - from oncologists in Tokyo to energy healers in Harley Street. If you want to explore alternative options, or find ways to supplement your conventional care, this book provides cutting edge research from around the world and describes treatments road-tested by Gemma and other cancer survivors. It's an invaluable and uplifting companion to help you make the best choices for your own healing journey.

It’s [Not] All About Liz!

It’s [Not] All About Liz!

It is said that cancer reaches far beyond the body it attacks. Liz, the youngest of four siblings, spent the majority of her early years in Victoria and Tasmania. In her thirties, she followed her heart to the coast of New South Wales. By age thirty-nine, she was a wife and mother on the verge of a new life as a theology student. And then she heard the two words no woman ever wants to hear: breast cancer. It’s [Not] All About Liz! tells the true story of her battle with cancer through her eyes—and through those of her family. Liz; her older sister, Judy; her eldest daughter, Clara; and Joe, the family patriarch, each share a unique perspective on how Liz’s cancer impacted them. The experience took her family and friends on a roller-coaster ride of emotion, one that contained moments of heartbreaking darkness— but also unexpected light.

Mum's Way

Mum's Way

Angie and Ian were childhood sweethearts,Angie adored kids and, as one of eight children himself, Ian was only too happy to have as many as they could. After their marriagethey had three sons in quick succession. But then, aged just thirty one, Angie was diagnosed with breast cancer and the couple had to accept they might not be able to have any more. Five years on,though, with Angie well again they went on to have five more. But in 2007, Angie had a shadow on her lung and it was the return of the original breast cancer she thought she had beaten. It seemed the disease had returned to tear their world apart again. Though Ian searched tirelessly for cures, Angie practised acceptance. She wouldn't live to see her children grow up. Raising eight children would be a big job for any couple; to raise them alone, without their mother, an almost Herculean feat. But this was exactly what Angie wanted Ian to be able to do. So in the last months of her life, Angie compiled a list of 'rules' to guide Ian in the future, and put him on an intensive training course,so he could learn all the skills he would need. She taught him howto makeher special chicken curry, how to soothe away their hurts, pack their lunchboxes with all their favouritesand do all the little things she'd done for them so unthinkingly.And Ian knew he wasn't just doing this for the children. He was doing it so his beloved wife could be comforted by knowing that he had the tools to bring their children up her way. Finally, inevitably, came the hardest task of all. Angie, the job done, hadto find the courage to let them go, and Ian and the children the courage to carry on without her.

The Diary of a Cancer Survivor's Daughter

The Diary of a Cancer Survivor's Daughter

"On Sunday she went to my niece's seventeenth birthday party. It hasn't even been a week since the surgery. She didn't act any different. If you didn't know, you couldn't tell she had just had a mastectomy surgery. I hope that I have at least half of the strength and courage she has. It boggles my mind how she is always so strong and happy. Through this whole process she didn't let it get her down." The day author Rebecca Bany discovered her mother suffered from breast cancer, she wasn't sure how she would handle the experience. Terrified of the c word, Rebecca's love for her mother and her faith in God are put to the ultimate test. After watching her mother endure chemotherapy, endless doctor appointments, and hair loss, Rebecca learns how strong her mother is in the face of adversity. "The Diary of a Cancer Survivor's Daughter" will help those who struggle to deal with a loved one's diagnosis. With candor, humor, and love, Rebecca relates her own personal story, offering hope and support for both the family and the patient.

The C Word

A Story about the Effects of Cancer

The C Word

An account of the different ways the diagnosis of ovarian cancer affected two lesbians who were partners and active members of the lesbian community in Melbourne in the 1990s. The book covers the events of the last two and a half years of Maureen O'Connor's life, from initial surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other treatment.

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Gorilla Beach

Gorilla Beach

When you’re this smokin’, winning is a shore thing. . . . Jersey’s sexiest guidettes are back for another scandalous summer at the Shore, and this time, Giovanna “Gia” Spumanti and Isabella “Bella” Rizzoli are raising the stakes to find thrills and hot gorillas—unemployment, douchebag exes, family drama, and dingy apartment be damned! But when the girls unknowingly cross an overprotective mafiosa mama, all bets are off. Booted from Seaside Heights for good, the spunky, sequined meatball and her sensitive, quiet cousin are forced to flee to Atlantic City. Their escort out of hell is Fredo, a weird and scrawny but hooked-up club manager from a prominent family, whose master plan is to pimp out Gia’s psychic gifts at the roulette tables. Suddenly, it’s raining benjamins for the coiffed and tanned threesome. Top-shelf tequila and seafood dinners are not all they’re scoring. Bella snags a pale but talented boardwalk artist, Gia hooks up with a high-stakes poker hottie, and with Gia’s coaching, Fredo just might have a chance at becoming a certified juicehead. Or, at least, a gorilla-in-training. But when the casino suspects cheating, the trio is hounded by haters and tricksters determined to sabotage their endless summer. With hearts and loot on the line, losing is not a chance the crew can take. This time, the house isn’t going to win. . . .

Sally

Sally

In her last year of high school, Sally meets William, a college freshman. The duo bond over academics and discussions about their Christian faith. The platonic relationship soon blossoms into romance until a reckless act brings their friendship to the brink of destruction.

My Fight Against a Life of Depression

My Fight Against a Life of Depression

DescriptionThis short autobiography is touching and deceptively simple. In fact it is through Georgina's use of simple descriptions that the reader gets a rare and emotive view of another's internal and external world. That external world is post-war Britain for a child and adolescent woman, an experience hitherto not sufficiently explored. About the AuthorI am 63 years old and live in York. I have had a dream all my life to write my life story. At last that dream has come true. It has taken a long time and I did not just put pen to paper. I wrote it out many times and put in a lot of long hours through the night. A lot of good and sad memories, lots of tears remembering and going through everything.I like most things and a variety in my life - I easily get fed up of the same things. I am a happy and contented person. I like company and people, but am a bit of a loner at times.It is thanks to my niece that I was able to get my book published as she typed it out for me to send to the publishers.