Still Here Kickin': A Story about Surviving Cancer

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First Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
Still Here Kickin' was written for all cancer patients and caregivers to hopefully help others by telling my story. My family and friends have told me that my attitude and honesty regarding my cancer should be written down and shared with others. Thus, Still Here Kickin' was born. When I was first diagnosed, I never said "Why me, Lord?" I never got mad at anyone or at God. I wasn't scared. And as I always do, I started figuring out my Plans. I came up with Plans A-G. When A doesn't work, we move to Plan B, and if that stops working - on to Plan C and so on. When facing an incurable cancer, a "positive attitude" is the #1 factor for overcoming and living with this disease. I think this book is needed to help other cancer survivors maintain that positive attitude and learn to live with their problem and maintain that happy and fulfilling life. It is OK to laugh - all is not lost. Remember - you ARE A SURVIVOR starting with the date of your diagnosis. May GOD bless you and keep you throughout YOUR "Journey."
 

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Contents

Who Is Carl Dixon?
3
Where Did Carl Come From?
8
Why Is Carl Writing a Book?
13
How the Word Was Spread
19
What Is Multiple Myeloma? What Is This Disease That Has Invaded My Body?
25
Insurance Retirement Working
32
Records to Keep Schedules Spreadsheets
38
Help From Friends Family and the Unknown
44
More Information for Episode 6
106
Epilogue to Our Great Adventure
113
More Information for the Epilogue
121
One Year Later
127
January and February 2008
129
March and April 2008
141
May and June 2008
152
July and August 2008
163

Early Treatment and Results
53
Episode 1
55
More Information for Episode 1
60
Episode 2
66
More Information for Episode 2
71
Episode 3
74
More Information for Episode 3
80
Episode 4
83
More Information for Episode 4
87
Episode 5
91
More Information for Episode 5
97
Episode 6
100
September and October 2008
171
November and December 2008
182
Basically the End of the Book But Read On
190
James Karen and Memories
193
The Story of James My Older Brother
195
The Story of Karen A Loving Niece Daughter of Linda
197
Timeline for a Stem Cell Transplant 2007
201
Understanding Anemia and Fatigue
203
Side Effects During Clinical Trial Through 2008 Taken from Carls Spreadsheets
206
Growing Up in the Deep South My Early Days Growing Up in Alabama
224
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