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The Resource Holding on to normal : how I survived cancer and made it to the other side, happier, healthier and stronger : a memoir, Alana Somerville

Holding on to normal : how I survived cancer and made it to the other side, happier, healthier and stronger : a memoir, Alana Somerville

Label
Holding on to normal : how I survived cancer and made it to the other side, happier, healthier and stronger : a memoir
Title
Holding on to normal
Title remainder
how I survived cancer and made it to the other side, happier, healthier and stronger : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Alana Somerville
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alana Somerville-a wife, teacher and mother of two small children-was thirty-three years old when she was diagnosed with stage two, triple negative breast cancer. The diagnosis changed her world and the relationships she had with everyone around her. Suddenly she was faced with endless medical appointments, multiple surgeries and procedures, along with chemotherapy, and all the decisions involved. She also had to deal with the trauma of realizing that her support network-sometimes even the closest of friends-didn't have a clue what to do or how to react to her anymore. Throughout the course of her illness, Alana learned to maneuver through the medical system, to advocate for herself, and to build a truly supportive network. She also discovered how to keep her positive spirit intact while undergoing a double mastectomy and ongoing treatment. She is now living cancer-free-a survivor and an advocate. Alana's story is not unique. It's a story that will resonate with anyone who has suffered illness and found themselves navigating a whole new world upon diagnosis. This is an "every-woman's" journey through the experience of cancer, tracing the emotional, physical, and psychological steps that are common to all. In the end, this memoir will offer hope that one can live a healthy, fulfilling, and happy life beyond diagnosis. Holding on to Normal is for anyone who is suffering-or knows someone who is suffering from-a setback in life, and who is looking for inspiration on how to navigate their own journey."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Somerville, Alana
Dewey number
362.19699/4490092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Somerville, Alana
  • Breast
Label
Holding on to normal : how I survived cancer and made it to the other side, happier, healthier and stronger : a memoir, Alana Somerville
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781501168123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OAUW)285420
  • 275542
Label
Holding on to normal : how I survived cancer and made it to the other side, happier, healthier and stronger : a memoir, Alana Somerville
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9781501168123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OAUW)285420
  • 275542

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