A long while ago my friend (and amazing writer) Nicki Boscia Durlester told me she was writing another book. Only this one would be different. It would not just be her journey through breast cancer, it would be the stories of many.
Nicki asked me to be part of this, and I said yes. And as the calendar creeps up on the 2nd anniversary of my diagnosis and the 2nd anniversary of my surgery, the book is out and published.
It arrives at ironically another important time for me: next week marks my next rounds of mammograms and breast and other ultrasounds. And as crazy as it sounds, yesterday I was a little anxious at the thought of this. I know these feelings are human and natural, and sometimes it annoys the crap out of me that before my diagnosis I just sailed in and out of these tests. Now I hold my breath before and after as I wait for the “all clear”.
So along comes this book, just at the perfect time.
I am incredibly proud and rather emotional at being a part of this book. There are a lot of survivor stories out there, and it is an honor to have been chosen to stand with all these amazing and incredible women.
Like every breast cancer diagnosed, no one woman’s story is exactly the same although you will find threads of commonality that bond us together.
If you are a survivor or new on this journey, books like this let you know you are not only not alone but should never be without hope.
I am floored by the power of words today as this book which was literally just released is currently #9 on the bestsellers list on Amazon for all cancer books, #31 in diseases and disorders and #1,074 out of all books. There are 1,748,230 book titles on Amazon.
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Nicki Boscia Durlester (Author, Editor, Introduction), Susan Long Martucci (Editor), Shera Delia (Cover Design), Dr. Kristi Funk (Foreword), Melissa Johnson Voight (Contributor), Maria Flodin (Contributor), Lisa Marie Guzzardi (Contributor)