The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming: And Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 25, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
Breast cancer made Jennie Nash a wise old woman at the age of thirty-six. She learned, among other things, that her instincts are good, her kids are really resilient, and that, in the fight against breast cancer, the journey for patients, family, and friends can be a surprisingly positive, life-changing experience.
Some five years younger than the AMA-recommended age for mammograms, Jennie Nash insisted she be tested, not because of a lump but because of a hunch brought on by a friend's battle with lung cancer. Jennie was as shocked to discover as her friend had been that cancer knows no age limits.
From detection and surgery to reconstruction and recovery, Jennie gives readers a road map for a journey no one chooses to take. She details both the large and small lessons learned along the way: the importance of a child's birthday cake; the pleasure of wearing a beautiful, provocative red dress; how to be grateful rather than guilty when someone brings lasagne to the door; and that sometimes the only difference between getting to live and having to die is luck.
A celebration of survival, Jennie Nash's account transforms one of life's most harrowing experiences into a story of reassurance and enlightenment.
 

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A touching book on one woman's journey through breast cancer. Horrifying and touching all at once...if you have been through it, or know someone that has this book may give you some perspective on what it is like. Read full review

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"I imagined I had cancer before I knew I had it," says Nash (Altered States) after hearing of a childhood friend's bout with lung cancer. She scheduled her first mammogram at age 35, and six months ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Epilogue
26
Bad News Does Less Damage When
35
Courage Doesnt Always Dress
59
The Victorias Secret Catalog Never
83
Caregivers Are Human
105
Sometimes Crying Is the Point
125
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