Following a near-fatal head injury, this is the real life account of Rob’s (Chris’ son) journey back from the brink of death. It describes the accident followed by life saving surgery and time spent in a coma. When Rob awoke he was totally paralysed and had to regain his mobility and speech. It’s a story of courage plus a remarkable will to live.
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease are serious bowel conditions that affect many people of all ages across the world today. This is my account of suffering UC for 10 years and how I coped and survived before undergoing stoma surgery. Pain, humiliation, loss of dignity and anger were all part of my life prior to having surgery for a colostomy.
Despite the attention given to bereavement counselling in recent years, young children's grief often passes unnoticed or is misunderstood This book advocates and explains 'normal therapy': simply adding a little specialist knowledge to the intuitive skills which most carers already possess.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011. I have written my story to raise awareness and encourage every woman between the ages of 50 and 70 to go along for a mammogram. In the UK, the NHS offers this service free to women every three years.
Thanks to the advanced technology of a mammogram, my tumour was caught in the very early stages.
Here is the true and honest story of a man who out of the blue fell victim to oesophageal cancer in mid-life and fought back. He takes the reader from his incomprehension at the moment of diagnosis, to his bewilderment, then acceptance, the battle and finally the all-clear. He does not spare us the disappointments, pain, loneliness and much more!
This book is for all carers, inside the family, outside it, paid, or not.
Caring for our relatives and friends when they are in need is a challenge that the vast majority of us will rise to at some point in our lives (Department of Health 2008).
Carers literally blossom when they are offered non-jargonistic, practical training and support.
This book examines Seth’s experiences and his decision making process through his encounters in marriage, his second divorce, middle-age dating, the cancer of his son, and the incredible political and economic mess the world is in and how our ‘mature’ politicians are addressing that mess. Full of insights on how to deal with the traumas of life.