A Journey of Love and Miracles: Traveling through Cancer with the Patient and the Caregiver

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iUniverse, Aug 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 98 pages
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Ken and Pat were in their sixties when they discovered each other on an online dating site. Each was looking for a friend to spend some time with; they could not imagine the events they would come to experience together as they began their relationship. In A Journey of Love and Miracles, they tell the story of how they met and got engaged, and how Pat’s cancer diagnosis changed the course of their love affair and their lives. This is a story of faith, love, and miracles that should be shared with others who face cancer, its prognosis, treatment, and the aftermath.

They have chosen to share their journey through years of cancer diagnosis and treatment to provide hope and help to cancer patients and their families. Since the beginning of their time together, they have been faced with the insidious disease of cancer. Their story is proof that life can go on, full of love and friendship. For patients, families, and friends, the Birts share numerous helpful suggestions that have grown out of their journey together.

In A Journey of Love and Miracles, Ken and Pat Birt recall their inspiring life experiences, complete with fears and difficult decisions and tempered with love, support, joy, and miracles.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Beginning of the Journey Bringing Two Together
3
Run Like Hell Its Terminal
13
Looking for a New Home Brought New Friends
21
The Wedding of Beautiful Memories for a Scared Couple
25
More Surgery More Tumors Family Tension and Important Decisions
31
Time to Make Legal Decisions Time to Live Life
43
Hair by Chemo and Now Radiation
49
Houston Its a Go
55
A New Home in Paradise
59
Good News and Now a Honeymoon Cruise
65
Medical Appointments Can Go Awry
71
The Impossible Can Be Possible
75
The Journey Continues but Never Give Up
79
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