Alicia's Updates: A Mother's Memoir of Pediatric Cancer

Front Cover
Xlibris Corporation, Jul 31, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
When six year old Alicia complained of a backache in December 2001, little did anyone realize that their lives were about to change. By January 2002 after numerous tests, doctors finally identified her pain as a spinal chord tumor that needed to be surgically removed. Everyones worst fear was recognized when the tumor turned out to be cancerous. Alicias Updates follows Alicia and her family on a journey filled with hospital admissions, chemotherapy and life, as the family learns copes and conquers one of lifes toughest battles: pediatric cancer. Alicias Updates is a book about adversity and the hope it can inspire. It will make you laugh and cry and recognizes that some heroes come in little packages.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

There Can Be No Happiness If the Things We Believe Are Different Than the Things We Do
38
MOMMY I DONT WANT TO LOSE MY HAIR
39
CANCER MAKES YOU EITHER BITTER OR BETTER
41
THINGS GO PONDER
43
GRANDPARENTS THE OTHER PARENTS
46
LET PEOPLE HELP
51
NURSING FOR THE NONNURSING TYPES 101
56
THE POWER OF PEOPLE
57

ALL ABOUT ALICIA
22
POLLY POCKETS TO THE RESCUE
23
THE EMERGENCY ROOM
24
NEEDLES AND OTHER SCARY STUFF
26
OTHER OBLIGATIONS
27
PARENTING BY MOI
28
RELIEF
29
PREPARING FOR SURGERY
30
SURGERY DAY THURSDAY JANUARY 17
31
A TIME TO CRY
33
HOSPITAL LIFE
35
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME
36
ALICIA UPDATES
37
CANCER EDUCATION FOR KIDS
59
THIS IS THE OPERATOR CALLING
66
COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN
70
I AM TIRED AND DONT WANTTO DO THIS ANYMORE
79
LIFES LITTLE TREASURES
81
NURSES AND DOCTORS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
88
STATISTICS AND OTHER THINGSTHAT JUST DONT MAKE SENSE
96
SOME THINGS ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL
97
LIFE IS NOT FAIR
118
WHAT MY FRIENDS HAVE LEARNED
139
LIFE AFTER CANCER
170
INDEX
173
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information