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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Contents

Cold Hard Facts
1
Accepting the Verdict
13
the Grand Opening
23
the Death Sentence
43
The Miracle Man
49
The Next Heartbreak
55
The Second Miracle
63
Our Position Is Overrun
77
The First Day of the Rest of My Life
81
Saying Goodbye toBest Friends
85
A New Road Untraveled
89
At the Crossroads
107
The Third Miracle
111
Revisiting Old Friends
117
Copyright

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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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