After the Cancer, What Now ???: Facing the "First Day of the Rest of My Life"

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This book is about standing up to colon cancer, even when all odds are against survival. It takes you into the hospitals, operating rooms, and emergency rooms, and it will show you all the compassion and dedication doctors and nurses have in their fight against the monster living inside of us. And it will lead you from heartbreaks into miracles. It will span one man's fourteen-year constant fight against cancer, and it will show you that even in the darkest of hours, there is hope, if you stand up and fight cancer.


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Cold Hard Facts
Accepting the Verdict
the Grand Opening
the Death Sentence
The Miracle Man
The Next Heartbreak
The Second Miracle
Our Position Is Overrun
The First Day of the Rest of My Life
Saying Goodbye toBest Friends
A New Road Untraveled
At the Crossroads
The Third Miracle
Revisiting Old Friends

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About the author (2011)

Darrell Smith is a 2x Cancer survivor. In 1998, he was diagnosed with two terminal colon cancers, and given only a few hours left to live. In 2003, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and in 2008 he underwent a massive surgery to completely remove his colon, to rid the fear of ever having colon cancer again.

You’ll find in the pages of this book, he was devastated by years of fighting cancer, living in hospitals, and multiple surgeries, medical bankruptcies, unemployment, divorce, loss of worldly possessions, and homeless, had all taken their toll. He had survived cancer and through his faith in God; he was given nothing short of not just one, but three different Miracles. He now faced a new road untraveled on “The first day of the rest of his life”.

Acclaimed “The Miracle Man” by several of his doctors, he has made his home at a pristine 425-acre state park in Alabama; it is there, that every day, he can appreciate the magnificent beauty and tranquility of God's work.

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