Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, has created the book she wished had existed when she went through her treatment. Uplift is a one-of-a-kind collection of anecdotes and advice, told in the words of everyday women of all ages who are part of the ever-growing sisterhood of breast cancer survivors. You won't find medical advice or technical matters discussed here. But you will find all the little things that only someone who's been there can tell you about. What kind of deodorant can I use during radiation? Are there certain foods that really satisfy on treatment days? How do I address my surgery with my coworkers? Is it really okay to lean on my friends? How can I still feel feminine? Is there romance after breast cancer? What can I do to feel more in control of my body and my life?
But Uplift isn't only for those with breast cancer. Friends and family can read it to find out what they can best do to help. And men? Uplift contains quotes from them, too. They share what worked best and how they felt as they helped the women in their lives through it all.
Practical, warm, funny, reassuring, supportive, personal...the insights by the contributors to Uplift reveal how they faced their fears and came through their ordeal ready to get on with life and love, career and family -- and how you can too. If there is one book you'll want to keep close at hand as a nightstand support group, Uplift is it.
 

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Contents

On Diagnosis First Things First
1
Losing a Breast Practical and Emotional
21
Radiation Soaking Up the Rays
41
Chemo and Hair Mane Matters
57
Chemo and Everything Else A Smorgasbord
85
Taking the Reins Regaining Control
102
Family Our Inheritance
125
Friends We Pick Em
146
Humor You Gotta Laugh
199
Men By For and About
213
Exercise Making the Body Better
238
Religion Bringing In the Big Gun
251
Pure Uplift Wrapping It Up with a Bow
259
Acknowledgments
281
List of Contributors
285
An Invitation from UPLIFT
291

The Workplace Making It UserFriendly
165
Support Groups From Traditional to Offbeat
181

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Barbara Delinsky has written more than twenty New York Times bestselling novels, with over thirty million copies in print. Her books are highly emotional, character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship. She is also the author of a breast cancer handbook. A breast cancer survivor herself, Barbara donates her author proceeds from the book to fund a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Visit her at BarbaraDelinsky.com.

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