Thursday, January 20, 2005

suggestions please.......

Thank you to everyone who has left comments here for me. Your kind words are always more encouraging than you will ever know.

Today, mom's doctor told her to read Gilda Radner's book. I have not read her book but my immediate thought was, "NO!"

Gilda was misdiagnosed- like mom.
Gilda had ovarian cancer-like mom.
Gilda died.

I truly believe that my mom's best hope right now is hope. I think she really needs a positive outlook to help her get through this. I don't think reading about someone who has died from this disease will provide that.

If anyone knows of any inspirational books about cancer survivors, (even better if it's about ovarian cancer), would you please let me know what they are? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Blogger Juli said...

Linda Ellerbee - And So It Goes *breast cancer*
Fran Drescher - Cancer Schmancer *uterine cancer*
Elena Dorfman - Here and Now: Inspiring Stories of Cancer Survivors

Best wishes to your mom for strength, love and humor.

5:34 PM, January 21, 2005  
Blogger flirt said...

HI there,

I'm sorry i can't recommend any books, but I have to agree with you on the Gilda Radner book - as soon as i saw that sentance I was like no way.

I pray for you and your mom - I can only imagine how strong you have to be all the time for her, so I know you are suffering too. Please know all us bloggies out here are thinking and praying for your mom. Bless you both

See you again soon and thank you for leavinga comment at my site, when i know you must have so much going on
You are an inspiration


7:05 AM, January 22, 2005  
Blogger fish fish said...

Bless for your mum. I don't know any book like that. But I believe a great support from you are the very important she great strong now.

1:33 AM, January 25, 2005  
Blogger Nancy said...

There is a WONDERFUL book, (although it is centered around breast cancer) call "Stories of Hope"
I believe it is available at Amazon.
If you can't find it, e-mail me and I'll send you the link.
Prayers for you, your mother and your family.

2:26 PM, January 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mother had cancer and sadly passed away almost 10 years ago. She had a rapidly growing brain tumor. They gave her six months to live and she lived almost 6 years! Cancer is not a death sentence. My mother's hope and spirit sustained her long after the doctors had given up hope.

There is always hope and with medical advances today there is even more hope than there was for my mother.

10:42 AM, January 28, 2005  
Blogger ...just-rambling... said...

Hi! I just found your blog today through BE. I don't know of any books, but I was wondering if you are familiar with "I Will Survive", which is a blog by a person keeping a positive attitude after a breast cancer diagnosis. If your Mom doesn't have access to a computer, maybe you could print out some of her more inspirational posts:

10:31 PM, January 28, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your site through BE and wanted to let you know that I linked to it. If you would rather I didn't, just contact me and I will remove your information.


6:32 PM, February 21, 2005  
Blogger Laurie said...

This is off the subject but what happened to the rest of your blog? Hope you're all doing okay.

9:55 AM, March 06, 2005  

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(written September of 2005) I have learned much in the last nine months. I have read that ovarian cancer whispers. I say it screams. It just needs someone to listen. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths in 2005. This is a death rate FOUR TIMES that of breast cancer.Almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage. The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent. This is unacceptable. Women need to be made more aware of the symptoms, and doctors need to listen to their patients. Especially when the patient tells them that they fear they have ovca, as my mother did for almost a year before she was finally diagnosed. It’s so sad and senseless when a woman knows the symptoms but can’t get anyone to listen to what she is saying.