The Heroics of Falling Apart: One Couple's Breast Cancer Journey

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iUniverse, Apr 23, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 146 pages

Sometimes we need to see other people do something that's scary first, and then we can take that first step into the unknown ourselves.

Conventional wisdom says one must "fight" breast cancer, but fighting is not for everyone. For some, falling apart proves to be the better response. The Heroics of Falling Apart: One Couple's Breast Cancer Journey is the story of how one couple found their own authentic way to survive the ordeal of coping with a life-threatening illness.

In separate voices, Judy and Dan Gordon relate and reflect on their yearlong journey with Judy's cancer, from diagnosis through the end of treatment. The Heroics of Falling Apart examines the broad range of experiences from the surprisingly different viewpoints of patient and caregiver, and does so with a candidness and humor that others facing a similar journey will find touching and inspiring, as well as informative.

In the wake of a cancer diagnosis, there is an overwhelming amount of things to do-decisions to be made, questions to ponder, and emotions and people with which to cope. Often, simply knowing that there is no right or wrong way to get through it makes the journey bearable, a fact made strikingly clear through the Gordons' deeply personal and detailed account of their journey.

 

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Judy Gordon produces how-to publications for nonprofit clients. She is the author of Parenting Our Daughters: For Parents and Other Caring Adults. Dan Gordon?s career has primarily been in retail but also includes working as a writing instructor and mental health caseworker. The Gordons have been married since 1970. Dan and Judy live in Denver, Colorado.

Judy Gordon produces how-to publications for nonprofit clients. She is the author of Parenting Our Daughters: For Parents and Other Caring Adults. Dan Gordon?s career has primarily been in retail but also includes working as a writing instructor and mental health caseworker. The Gordons have been married since 1970. Dan and Judy live in Denver, Colorado.

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