Holding on to Normal by Alana Somerville (168)

This is a memoir about how one lady survived cancer and made it to the other side happier, healthier and stronger.

I just love inspiring stories like this.  It sure makes my heart sing.  This is especially the case since cancer is pandemic in our culture and world today.

Alana Somerville is a wife, teacher and mother of two small children. When she was thirty-three years old, she was diagnosed with stage two triple negative breast cancer. The diagnosis changed her world and the relationships she had with family, friends and colleagues.

Suddenly, she was faced with endless medical appointments and multiple surgeries, the challenges of chemotherapy, and all of the decisions involved in her treatment. Her entire world was turned upside down as she realized that her support network didn’t have a clue how to help or even how to react to her.

Alana learned to navigate the medical system, to advocate for herself and to build a truly supportive network. Even as she underwent a double mastectomy, she discovered how to keep her positive spirit intact. She is now living cancer-free and a survivor and advocate!

This memoir 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, Alana’s story offers hope that recovery is possible and that one can live a healthy, fulfilling and happy life beyond diagnosis and treatment.

This book is a strong testament to the power of self-determination in one’s cancer journey.



About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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