Men Bleed Too: A Compelling Story about One Man's Struggle to Help His Wife Fight Breast Cancer!

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iUniverse, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 134 pages
Ever since I first found out that Barbara had breast cancer the thought of her dying plagued me almost daily. I never told her how I felt about this because I tried to be her coach and source of strength. There were many nights especially when she was in the hospital with the infections that I cried myself to sleep. I just kept thinking that it was so unfair for her to have cancer and suffer all that humiliation and sickness that came with the chemotherapy treatments. I never really got over the fear of losing her. I was so afraid of what would happen to me. How could I ever go on with my life without her? How would I cope with the thought of never seeing her or talking with her again?

I thought a lot about death during this period. I firmly believed in the afterlife and eternal salvation. I knew that Barbara was a good Christian and that her place in heaven would be a certainty. But I wanted her here on earth with me for the rest of my life. I wanted to see her grow old and comfort me. I couldn't stand the thought of her dying before me.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
THE BEGINNINGS
3
DISCOVERY AND INITIAL TREATMENT
7
CHEMOTHERAPY EFFECTS AND BATTLING INFECTIONS
14
ATTITUDES AND ACTIONS
22
SURGERY RECOVERY AND ADJUNCT CHEMOTHERAPY
29
MORE CHEMOTHERAPY
32
THE WEDDING AND ANOTHER BOUT WITH INFECTION
36
A NEW JOB A NEW LIFE
47
RECURRENCE
49
BACK IN THE HOSPITAL
56
BEGINNINGS OF A DOWNFALL
63
PULMONARY ARREST ICU
73
DECLINE
100
FINAL DAYS
108
A NEW LIFE FOR ME
116

A NEW BEGINNING
42

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