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The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer

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A andlt;iandgt;NEW YORK TIMESandlt;/iandgt; BESTSELLERandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobsand#8217;s world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollyeand#8217;s close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Liningandlt;/Iandgt; is both Hollyeand#8217;s memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The second section of each chapter is told from Hollyeand#8217;s point of view as a medical expert. In addition to providing a glossary of important terms and resources, she addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment, highlights what patients can expect, and provides action steps, including:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;What to do when facing a diagnosisandlt;BRandgt;How to find the best and most supportive medical teamandlt;BRandgt;What questions to askandlt;BRandgt;What to expect at medical testsandlt;BRandgt;How to talk with and support childrenandlt;BRandgt;How to relieve or avoid side effectsandlt;BRandgt;How to be a supportive friend or family memberandlt;BRandgt;How to find Silver Linings andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Looking for and finding Silver Linings buoyed Hollye from the time of her diagnosis throughout her double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery. They gave her the balance and perspective to get her through the worst days, and they compose the soul of the book.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Silver Lining of Hollyeand#8217;s illness is that she can now use the knowledge gleaned from her experience to try to make it better for those who have to follow her down this difficult path. This is why she is sharing her story. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who wants to help shed some light in the darkness, provide guidance through the confusion, and hold your hand every step of the way.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;At once comforting and instructive, realistic and inspiring, andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Liningandlt;/Iandgt; is a visually beautiful, poignant must-read for everyone who has been touched by cancer.

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"In her pragmatic and empathetic first book — a hybrid memoir and professional guide — Jacobs, a palliative care/hospice nurse and social worker, offers an unabashedly candid account of her experience with breast cancer. Speaking as both patient and experienced healthcare professional, Jacobs, at the time of her diagnosis a 'vegan-eating, marathon-running 39-year-old with no family history' of the disease, covers every aspect of diagnosis, treatment, and care, with a spiritually and emotionally uplifting viewpoint that allows her to see the 'Silver Linings' in even the most difficult situations. Each chapter — beautifully illustrated with images by Messina — focuses on a particular point in the breast cancer journey and discusses how to handle challenges with a clear head, including: diagnosis; relaying the news to children (toddlers to teens to adults), family members, and other loved ones; surgery; chemotherapy; the isolating nature of the disease; radiation; nutritional and other therapies to ease treatment; discovering the new normal; and redefining your life post-treatment. Every section provides invaluable tips, such as questions to ask your treatment team, what to expect during diagnosis and treatment, and red flags to watch for. If you or someone you know has battled breast cancer, this book will serve as a lifeline for navigating this potentially devastating disease. Full-color photos." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

andlt;Iandgt;The Girlfriend's Guideandlt;/Iandgt; meets andlt;Iandgt;What to Expectandlt;/Iandgt; for breast cancer patients in an outstanding book that is at once beautiful and helpful, realistic and uplifting.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age thirty-nine, Hollye Jacobs--a pediatric and adult palliative care nurse with graduate degrees in bioethics and child development--started a blog to keep family and friends informed. It soon evolved into a daily must-read for thousands of women worldwide. Now, in a graceful, exquisitely illustrated work with full-color photographs by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, Jacobs offers an informative, therapeutic guide for people who have been diagnosed with the disease.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part personal memoir, part professional guide, andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Liningandlt;/Iandgt; is the book that Jacobs wished she'd had when she began her fight with cancer. She covers what every patient can expect as they go through their specific treatment and teaches other big issues, such as nutrition and how to talk to children about illness. While the book is brimming with action steps to help negotiate each phase of treatment and recovery, every chapter concludes with "Silver Linings"--the sources of inspiration and perspective that buoyed Jacobs through her own journey and that, taken together, comprise the heartbeat of the book.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;"Like a good friend, this book will be by your side as you travel through the world of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery," says Dr. Susan Love,andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;surgeon, breast cancer research advocate, and author of andlt;Iandgt;Dr. Susan Love's Breast Bookandlt;/Iandgt;. An invaluable guide, a gorgeously rendered object of beauty, andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Lining andlt;/Iandgt;will be andlt;Iandgt;the andlt;/Iandgt;manual for breast cancer patients and their loved ones.

About the Author

Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, speaks publicly and writes about her experience on her award-winning blog, TheSilverPen.com. She is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, BreastCancer.org, Susan G. Komen, and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Army of Women Blog. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her family.Elizabeth Messina was named one of the 10 Best Photographers in the World by American Photo 2010. She writes the award winning blog KisstheGroom.com and lives in Santa Barbara with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476743714
Author:
Jacobs, Hollye
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
abeth
Author:
Messina, Eliz
Author:
Jacobs
Author:
Messina, Elizabeth
Author:
, Hollye
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Cancer
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 4/c images thru/out
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
257.175 x 187.325 mm

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Metaphysics » Healing

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her pragmatic and empathetic first book — a hybrid memoir and professional guide — Jacobs, a palliative care/hospice nurse and social worker, offers an unabashedly candid account of her experience with breast cancer. Speaking as both patient and experienced healthcare professional, Jacobs, at the time of her diagnosis a 'vegan-eating, marathon-running 39-year-old with no family history' of the disease, covers every aspect of diagnosis, treatment, and care, with a spiritually and emotionally uplifting viewpoint that allows her to see the 'Silver Linings' in even the most difficult situations. Each chapter — beautifully illustrated with images by Messina — focuses on a particular point in the breast cancer journey and discusses how to handle challenges with a clear head, including: diagnosis; relaying the news to children (toddlers to teens to adults), family members, and other loved ones; surgery; chemotherapy; the isolating nature of the disease; radiation; nutritional and other therapies to ease treatment; discovering the new normal; and redefining your life post-treatment. Every section provides invaluable tips, such as questions to ask your treatment team, what to expect during diagnosis and treatment, and red flags to watch for. If you or someone you know has battled breast cancer, this book will serve as a lifeline for navigating this potentially devastating disease. Full-color photos." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Iandgt;The Girlfriend's Guideandlt;/Iandgt; meets andlt;Iandgt;What to Expectandlt;/Iandgt; for breast cancer patients in an outstanding book that is at once beautiful and helpful, realistic and uplifting.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age thirty-nine, Hollye Jacobs--a pediatric and adult palliative care nurse with graduate degrees in bioethics and child development--started a blog to keep family and friends informed. It soon evolved into a daily must-read for thousands of women worldwide. Now, in a graceful, exquisitely illustrated work with full-color photographs by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, Jacobs offers an informative, therapeutic guide for people who have been diagnosed with the disease.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part personal memoir, part professional guide, andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Liningandlt;/Iandgt; is the book that Jacobs wished she'd had when she began her fight with cancer. She covers what every patient can expect as they go through their specific treatment and teaches other big issues, such as nutrition and how to talk to children about illness. While the book is brimming with action steps to help negotiate each phase of treatment and recovery, every chapter concludes with "Silver Linings"--the sources of inspiration and perspective that buoyed Jacobs through her own journey and that, taken together, comprise the heartbeat of the book.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;"Like a good friend, this book will be by your side as you travel through the world of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery," says Dr. Susan Love,andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;surgeon, breast cancer research advocate, and author of andlt;Iandgt;Dr. Susan Love's Breast Bookandlt;/Iandgt;. An invaluable guide, a gorgeously rendered object of beauty, andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Lining andlt;/Iandgt;will be andlt;Iandgt;the andlt;/Iandgt;manual for breast cancer patients and their loved ones.
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