– My favorite resources
It might sound like a cliche, but the bible is still my first source of information that keep me mentally strong as well as spiritually strong.
After that the Susan Love’s breast book did really help me in the beginning when everything was alphabet soup. 5FU, ductal, FEC, simulations, rads.
I do like the inspiration of Lance Armstrong books, Its not about the bike, Every Second Counts was exceptionally good for me to read during the process of getting chemo. I could relate to the squeaky bed that he had in the hospital.
I am personally not into daily devotional books, but the one from Emilie Barnes I read cover to cover one weekend, and I did gain some kernels of wisdom from it. I found only one dutch book that explained to my child that mommy has a lump. It is no bed time story but it is given the perspective of an active figure skate learning girl whose world is turned upside down by the news of her mother with breast cancer. There are plenty of good titles in English and my Moms with cancer group has a whole book section of parenting with cancer.
On the health side, I am by no means a Food NAZI but I do understand estrogen is bad for me, and trying to keep it out of my diet/ food intake in not such a dumb thing to do.
Anti-estrogenic diet book is way better than weight watchers for me. (Everyone is different and unique)
– The best tip I ever received
– One thing I want my family to understand
– One thing I wish my doctor knew