- File Size: 1545 KB
- Print Length: 92 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1976144574
- Publisher: Frescati Publications; 1 edition (September 26, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 26, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075YG24R5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$6.99|
Save $2.00 (29%)
Cancer: It can be a Lonely Journey (Self Growth Book 4) Kindle Edition
|Length: 92 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Similar books to Cancer: It can be a Lonely Journey (Self Growth Book 4)
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The subject is how Ron deals with the discovery of his wife Millie’s cancer and the responses form the moment of diagnosis through the course of the disease and ten reflections. His writing style is conversational and never ‘preachy’. For example, he writes ‘A DEAL WITH GOD: In the darkest hours of dreaded uncertainty, I made a deal with God. I said, “God, if you take Millie you have to take me too. You see, we are a package deal. You can’t have her, without me. That’s the non-negotiable condition! Well, upon reflection I know that intellectually that didn’t make any sense at all. You can’t make demands of God. However, in my sleep deprived state, coupled with the highest anxiety I had ever known, it was an iron clad contract as far as I was concerned Emotionally, it was a rock solid deal I could see God sending a message to St. Peter, “Hey Pete, cancel the Millie project. There is a complication. Let her alone, and let her live” I was content with that outcome. I was at peace.’
The progress of the book and the responses to his wife’s incurable cancer include the importance of Support, Potential Experiences, the role of writing in a journal with updates Ron sent to family and friends about Millie’s progress, and Self Appraisal – questions to ask ourselves about how we are coping. ‘We begin to see that God has given us tremendous power in shaping our lives; power that is almost unimaginable - is ours to use.’
To emphasize the positive aspects of this book would be to miss the point. Ron says in closing, ‘When you have lived the good rich life that God intends for us – it makes the troubles we encounter – and we all encounter them – easier to bear. This was written for cancer patients and those who love them. If one person changes their attitude on life, and accepts – actually seeks – experiences that are waiting for us in different shapes and sizes and wrappings, and enjoys life a bit more, than this attempt at chronicling our experience will have been well worth it. In the time we have left, let’s resolve to live a good rich full life. It may lake us to destinations unknown to us now.’
This is a thoughtful, positive little book that is meant to be supportive to all people who either have cancer or are close to one who has the disease. It is written with love and compassion. Grady Harp, January 18
1. A Journey of Fear – tells the events as they occur.
2. A Follow up Months later – describes an unrelated incident that happened a few years prior to the cancer trip.
3. Rock Solid Philosophy of Life – is the “basis for the entire cancer ‘journey.’”
4. Reflections – is the tie-in of the entire odyssey. It sums up all of the four parts relaying a perspective and the story altogether.
Throughout this book, Millicent constantly thanks his family and friends for their steady stream of love and support. He also adds in touches of humor to keep us his readers entertained and smiling as the journey itself isn’t a smooth ride. There is also an interesting tidbit of fact in this book where Millicent mentions that a friend of theirs, a woman named Marilyn gave them the infamous Lourdes water for their personal usage. As a Catholic, I felt quite tickled by this because I can confirm that this elixir is indeed a miracle performer for those who are sick and confined.
The one aspect of this book that touched me deeply as a Christian and a Bible-lover is the parable of the servants who were given gifts by their Master before he went away for a while. The servants were each granted the freedom to use their gifts any which way they can. When the Master returns, these servants are to present to him what they did with their gifts. It’s just so assuring to know that Millicent backs up his thoughts and teachings with a Biblical story as this because it is in part an item of spirituality. It helps us the readers with our own self-growth and self-confidence goals.
This is the last book of Millicent’s self-growth series and everything so far has been enlightening and brilliant. I recommend this book to the Christian who needs a new angle for his or her self-growth techniques. I think any person of any faith will find in Millicent’s wife’s fluctuating battle with cancer a sense of hope in knowing that we all are subjected to pain at some part of our lives but with the love and support of God or family and friends as well as a hardworking and warmhearted hospital staff (Millie was fortunate), we can get through it all or at least be comforted and at peace that we are in good, caring hands. And finally, this book should be made available to hospitals and clinics across the USA for patients and their families to be eased and/or inspired by. Praise the heavens!
Ron finds writing as therapy for himself during the trying times of sitting in the hospital. It originally started as keeping the family and friends up to date on Millie’s progress; it ended up as a book to tell their story and encourage other walking down that path. But Ron also had time to reflect on his life and look at what he valued in life. He realized that lessons learned were only part of what shapes our lives, it is also the experiences we encounter.