Franie's Zany Adventures in Chemoland
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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Franies Checklist and TripTicket
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