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Worth fighting for, love, loss, and moving forward, Lisa Niemi Swayze - (ebook)

Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze first met as teenagers at his mother's dance studio. He was older and just a bit cocky; she was the gorgeous waif who refused to worship the ground he walked on. It didn't take long for them to fall in love. Their 34-year marriage, which they explored together in The Time of My Life, was a uniquely passionate partnership. Here, for the first time, Lisa shares the details of Patrick's twenty-one-month battle with pancreatic cancer in this candid look at what losing a partner really entails--how to care for him or her, how to make it through each day without falling into despair, and how to move forward in the second half of your life when the person you spent the first half with is gone. While this is an unflinching depiction of illness and loss, it is also a hopeful and life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit.--From publisher description
Table Of Contents
Fairytale -- The diagnosis -- It ain't over til it's over -- Uncharted territory -- Everybody finds out -- The troops arrive -- In God we trust, all others bring data -- Russian roulette -- Embracing the alligator -- The beast -- If you call me captain, I'll call you daddy -- Dancing as fast as we can -- Dark nights, graced with snow -- Gimme something real -- Abraxane: the breast cancer drug -- Just your daily 911 emergency -- Outrunning the ambulance chasers -- Rallies again -- And another thing -- My secret weapon -- The last infection -- One more decision -- Home at last -- The immediate aftermath
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
x, 323 p., ill., 23 cm.

Library Locations

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    Wautoma Public Library 410 West Main St, Wautoma, WI, 54982, US