A Year In The Life Of A Dead Woman

Author: Lynnette Porter
Editor: Toplight Books
ISBN: 1476678960
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"Perhaps I should have realized that cancer runs in my family. After all, three grandparents and my father and brother perished from this disease. Yet, when I received my colorectal cancer diagnosis, I was surprised. I never expected to be primarily identified as a cancer patient. Following a typical combination of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and more chemo, I was presumably cancer-free when my post-treatment scans looked clean. Nonetheless, within a year I received a terminal diagnosis; cancer had metastasized in my lungs. Thus began my year as a dead woman--a time of chaotic emotions, new priorities, and rapid-fire plans and changes. Expecting the unexpected became a theme in my life, but the things that turned out to be most shocking are social, familial, and even my expectations about what is realistic for a dead woman to be or do." Preconceptions about a terminal cancer diagnosis frequently are based on popular culture depictions of cancer and dying, which can be misleading as a guide for knowing what to expect when you're expecting to die. This memoir provides one woman's often-irreverent, pop culture-illustrated guide to life that deconstructs some common preconceptions about living with a terminal diagnosis.
A Year in the Life of a
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Lynnette Porter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-20 - Publisher: Toplight Books

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Language: en
Pages: 352
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

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Language: en
Pages: 312
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Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-07-31 - Publisher: Duke University Press

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Donald P. Ryan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-12 - Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

Spend a year in the company of the ancient Egyptians, during the twenty-sixth and final year of the reign of Amenhotep II (c.1400 BC), which saw a royal transition bringing Thutmose IV to the throne of Upper and Lower Egypt. While builders from the secluded village of royal tomb workers
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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Andrea Zuvich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

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