Franie's Zany Adventures in Chemoland

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Strategic Book Publishing, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 164 pages
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Instead of illness dictating the course of her life, Fran Miller Jud, registered nurse and adventure-seeker extraordinaire, maintains a positive, upbeat attitude while going through energy-sapping, mind-muddling, heartbreaking days of living with cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy. Fran's memoirs document her first two years of an existence filled with tears, laughter and a bit of sassy humor that defines her personality shining through the toughest period in her life. Dubbed "a chemotherapy primer," Fran's book gives clear explanations and guidance, keeping it light with humorous stories, positive messages and a profound sense of hope. You will gain an understanding of what it's like to go through surgery, diagnosis and cancer treatments with simple language de-mystifying confusing terms, along the way picking up valuable tips and suggestions to make the journey easier. Fran's straightforward, open-hearted approach to one of life's most difficult challenges may evoke a few tears or induce unexpected bursts of laughter, but you will enjoy this crazy and unique perspective on one woman's adventure through cancer and chemotherapy. Fran Miller Jud graduated from The School of Nursing, Sinai Hospital in Baltimore as a registered nurse and currently works at an ambulatory surgery center. Born in Puerto Rico, Fran calls Baltimore her home and continues a lifestyle of traveling, as well as reading, writing, walking and practicing Tai Chi. She and her knight in shining armor, Bob, live in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, with their black Lab, Mookie. They have two wonderful sons, Jeremy and Zack, and a granddaughter, Rylie. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/FraniesZanyAdventuresInChemoland.html
 

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Contents

Prologue
3
The BeginningI Think
7
Home Again Home AgainLet the Search Begin
13
Doctor Sherlock Holmes on the Ward
18
Alarm Anxiety Apprehension and Anemia Again
23
New York New Yorkthe Calm Before the Storm
26
The Final Kodak Moment
31
Birthday Surprises the Bad
38
Sex on Chemo?
88
The Dog Days of Diarrhea
92
The Snake Creeps Up
97
Hitting the Wall
104
Franie Does Denver
110
Not a Cancelled Check?
114
Changeand Not Just Pennies and Dimes
118
Revelations and Renovations
123

Birthday Surprisesthe Good and the Saintly
43
New York AgainWhat No Show?
49
The Port of No Authority
55
HandinHand Through Chemoland
66
A Little Heads Up or a Brief Infomercial
67
My Very First Time
70
A Shocking Revelation
76
Fourth of JulyNo Fireworks Only Waterworks
83
Hanging On By Threads
127
The Last Blast
132
A Magical Milestone Morning
137
Fairy Tales Can Come True
142
Epilogue
147
Franies Checklist and TripTicket
150
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