"The Good News About Cancer": Dr. Wendy Harpham in May's LHJ
When Wendy Harpham, MD, learned she had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 19 years ago, her first thought was for her kids. She was only 36, but as a doctor she knew the scary stats: Her life expectancy was only about seven years. She decided to focus on staying alive long enough to see her children, then 5, 3, and 1, graduate from elementary school. She did better than that. Recently she celebrated her oldest daughter's engagement and her youngest daughter's acceptance to medical school.Read the rest here.
Wendy's unique perspective has given her amazing insight into patient-doctor relationships, but for me, this book is where Wendy's spirit really shines. She was the first to inspire me with the idea that it's possible for cancer and joy to coexist. Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor combines her pragmatic, science-based view with an equally practical choice to consciously cultivate and practice happiness.
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