If Cancer is a Gift, Can I Return It?
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“I’m sorry, it’s cancer.”
Four words with the power to upend your entire existence and thrust you into an emotional whirlwind. As these words unravel, they unleash trauma, chaos, and threats to every facet of life – from health and body image to relationships, job, career, and future dreams. Thoughts swirl: What did I do so wrong to deserve this? How am I going to survive? Is my body going to be mutilated?
Agalia Baker, a retired advanced practice nurse with over 40 years of experience, found herself shockingly unprepared when diagnosed with breast cancer. Searching for solace from the emotional hell she endured and unable to find answers, she took it upon herself to write the book she desperately needed during that challenging time. The result is an irreverent blend of healthcare insights and a personal journey seen through her eyes.
As Baker grapples with the emotional aftermath of her diagnosis, treatment, and failed reconstructive surgery, she unveils how the losses incurred due to breast cancer are intricately tied to the grieving process. Harnessing this information and understanding the body’s natural defenses in response to threat is vital to withstanding the challenges facing someone in the midst of their own journey. This knowledge becomes a lifeline, empowering individuals to withstand the storm and make informed decisions during such a pivotal time.