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caroln314 Store Home Before Dark, A Family Portrait of Cancer and Healingby David, Kate, Michael & Sam TreadwayUnion Square Press, An Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.New York/LondonThis appears to be a First Edition, but we are not certainPages: 245Size: 6.25" x 9.25" x 1"Condition of Book: Like New or Never Used condition. #10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Pages are clean, tight and secure without any inscriptions. Comes with a Dust Jacket. See our photos.When David Treadway was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and given a 25% chance of survival, his instinct was to prepare his family for his death. The successful psychologist and author proposed a project for his wife and two sons: to write about their individual experiences of David's battle with cancer. The family could then talk together about what they'd written. This pathway to a very important conversation--with each other and with themselves--would be a way the family could face together whatever might happen in the future.David wrote about his journey from healer to patient, as he oriented himself following the abrupt transition from objective therapist to cancer support group member. Kate, a physician practicing in the hospital where David was treated, addressed her struggle with her conflicting roles of wife, mother and doctor. Twenty-eight year old Michael chronicled the experience of moving home to help take care of his father. Sam--then a junior in college--documented his fight to balance college life with the family crisis playing out at home. Empty nesters before the cancer made its appearance, David and Kate also wrote about how the cancer crisis allowed them to hold their sons tightly one more time while learning how to truly let them go.David survived, and the combined result of the family writing project has become an unflinchingly honest, multi-voiced memoir. In beautifully crafted alternating chapters, the Treadways offer a candid snapshot of one family dealing with the aftermath of the diagnosis of a serious illness. From muddling through initial shock to translating the medical language of chemotherapy cocktails to managing the lingering ghost of fear even after David's 2006 remission, the Treadways avoid platitudes and easy answers in favor of raw honesty.In chapters at once heartbreakingly moving, morbuyly wry, and ultimately uplifting, the members of the Treadway family poignantly capture the everyday struggles of living with and loving someone fighting for his life. At its heart not a book about cancer or death, Home Before Dark is about learning to live with the sharp, sudden awareness of an everyday fact: We are all on borrowed time. - My emphasis: "This is not our home!"Anyone who has dealt with a loved one who is dying or has a terminal illness will appreciate some perspective on how others handle this type of crisis. Having taken care of two elderly parents whom I loved more than life, and who died a natural death, and for whom I gave care, this really reaches home. Also have a relative who has 3rd Stage Cancer and see her struggles every day with regard to balancing her life with the chemo, and wanting to live to see her sons grow up and on their own.We are open Monday thru Saturday. No purchases are to be made on Sunday in accordance with the Commandments of God. Keep Holy the Sabbath! Thank you friends.Check out my other items!Be sure to add me to your favorites list!Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eCRATER Store to your FavoritesEvery buyer gets a MyStoreRewards invitation for cash back
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