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By Shelly L. Francis,Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"The truthfulness of this ebook through Shelly Francis can help establish the numerous emotional, psychological, and non secular stages of strolling with one other soul on the earth whose physique has been struck by means of deep problem. it is the fact telling that readers in related occasions will resonate with." --Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

If you have ever puzzled the way you may perhaps locate the braveness, wish, and religion to stand the demanding situations of melanoma and caregiving, you are not by myself. Damocles' spouse finds the internal trip of a melanoma caregiver, a tender spouse and mom whose husband turns into a long term survivor of mind cancer.

Follow their tale, inside and outside, via 9 months of mind tumor remedy: neurosurgery, radiation, tumor doubles, moment evaluations, moment surgery--this time awake--with photodynamic remedy, chemo, chemo, chemo, then high-dose chemotherapy with stem-cell rescue. Recovery...

Given a diagnosis of 2 to 5 years, possibly ten, for his astrocytoma, Scott invoked his internal samurai to stand competitive conventional therapy, mixed with integrative drugs like therapeutic contact. in the meantime, Shelly referred to as on her internal assets, plus the remainder of Scott's caregiving workforce, in order that she may look after him, herself, and their preschooler son, Wil, and nonetheless be status irrespective of what.

This is the entire family's tale of studying to manage not just with the sensible facets of melanoma and caregiving yet, so much primarily, find out how to rather survive--in your soul. sign up for their trip as they discover ways to take down the Sword of Damocles putting over Scott's head and at last include existence with all of its changes.

The first caregiver memoir to deal with long term melanoma survival, Damocles' spouse will resonate with households dealing with melanoma of every kind, households facing persistent ailment, incapacity, and dementia, in addition to households of returning squaddies now dealing with lifestyles with demanding mind damage. Damocles' spouse is a well timed and poignant "case examine" for policymakers and healthcare pros simply because in April 2012, TEDMED named "The Caregiving hindrance" the #2 most vital healthiness and scientific "Great problem" of the year.

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