When My World Was Very Small

When My World Was Very Small

A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch

eBook - 2010
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In the whirlwind of life with three young sons, an active member in her tight-knit community, Ruth Rakoff felt in supreme control of her wide world. But when a routine mammogram revealed a tumor, that world rapidly shrunk down to the size of one breast. And so begins the journey of biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, all accompanied by tidal waves of anxiety and grief: how to tell the children? Should she consider having a healthy breast removed, in case the cancer returns? Will food ever taste good again? Amid all the worry and change, there is also overwhelming gratitude for a stalwart network of family and friends who strive to help and support, to comfort and delight -- even as everyone longs for the old normal of daily life.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780307358196
0307358194
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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