Not Just Another BirthdayNot Just Another Birthdayis a book about coping with serious cancer. Imagine you've been told you have an incurable disease and only months to live. What do you do? How will you cope? Just before his 65th birthday, Bernard Crix was told he had untreatable oesophageal cancer and that he would die within a few months. However, after a couple of months, he was referred to a London hospital that agreed to treat him even though the chances of success were slim.This is the story of what he felt, what he thought and what he did. Whilst the doctors were dealing with the illness in his body, he had to learn how to cope with it emotionally. He felt that he needed to be realistic but to remain positive and avoid being overwhelmed by the odds against him. The book includes contributions from family and friends explaining how it was for them.He explores the role of complementary therapies and discovers that positive thinking is very different from wishful thinking. Site MapNot Just Another Birthday is available as a paperback and as an eBook (e.g for Kindle, Sony, Nook and Kobo). What reviewers have said about it."Not just another cancer book""...a warm but frank step-by-step account of the 'cancer journey'...""...what emerges is an account which should give encouragement and ideas to anyone who discovers themselves in the position he found himself two days before his 65th birthday."Dimblebey Cancer Care"Often funny, down to earth and informative about a difficult subject. This book is a surprisingly easy read that you won't want to put down. The positivity gives the reader a real sense of encouragement and insight. I highly recommend it." Review on AmazonIs it alternative therapy...or complimentary therapy?“In addition to the treatment I received from my doctors, I explored several other types of therapy such as visualisation and spiritual healing, I worked on the basis that they wouldn’t do any harm and they helped me to stay positive. These are often called alternative therapies but I referred to them as complimentary as they were not replacing conventional medicine.” Buy the eBookIt costs £1.53 or 2.99 in dollars or euros (plus any local sales taxes).3ways to buy the paperback
What could be a harrowing tale is told with both honesty and humour. It does not preach to the reader. It is simply the personal story of how he and those close to him dealt with it.
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