- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Washington Square Press (May 20, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743431375
- ASIN: B001O9CF9K
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 75 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,978,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors Paperback – Bargain Price, May 20, 2003
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About the Author
Barbara Delinsky's bestselling novels include Flirting with Pete, An Accidental Woman, and Coast Road, which featured a heroine who was a breast cancer survivor. She serves on the Massachusetts General Hospital Women's Cancer Visiting Committee. Readers can write to her c/o P.O.
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Statistics say that one in seven women will get cancer. If this happens to you, buy this book. If this happens to someone you know, buy this book. But before you give it away, read the chapter on Friends, Family, or Workplace to see what helped and comforted the most. Even better, read all three chapters! There's a chapter for men too, describing their emotions and how they supported the women in their lives.
It's been six years since my mastectomy, and I wish I'd had this book with all its emotional and practical pieces of information. UPLIFT is a 312-page support group. Another reason to buy it is Barbara Delinsky donates all her proceeds to breast cancer research.
What I appreciated most was that the book doesn't say what you should do or how you should feel. It simply gives you examples of what others have experienced and allows you to decide what is best for you. I found myself laughing, especially when I read the story about the woman who reached her Weight Watchers goal by removing her prosthetic before weighing in!!! I still get a charge when I think about it.
As mentioned in the book, "make your decision and don't look back". I know that statement helped me with my decision. But, I will admit that I did second guess myself until the final pathology came back. I had made the right decision for me.
This is a very difficult topic for some people to discuss or think about. So, the format of short comments or experiences from not only those with breast cancer, but stories or observations from friends and family who were on the sidelines trying to figure out how to help were helpful to me. There is something for everyone in this book. I would strongly encourage you to read the sample pages and decide if it will help you.
I have since purchased a hard-copy so my mother (another person with breast cancer) could read it. She has already recommended it to a friend and her friend's daughter (both also experiencing life with breast cancer). I plan on donating the book to the college library where I work and shall suggest to the nursing department and the health science department that they might recommend it as additional reading for their students.