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Author Dietrich, Josepha, author

Title In danger : a memoir of family and hope / Josepha Dietrich
Published Queensland, Australia : University of Queensland Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Author biography; Title page; Imprint page; Dedication; Contents; Prologue; Diagnosis: will I live?; Lumpectomy: is this right?; Body scans: whatâ#x80;#x99;s inside me?; Portacath: could I think my way out of cancer?; Chemotherapy: are genes us?; The end of chemotherapy: what is a life?; Memory: will my relationship cope?; Breast reconstruction: what are the meanings of breasts?; Cancer etiquette: does cancer change you?; Mothering and cancer: is motherhood ever enough?; Christmas Day; Worrying: am I on the right path?; Physical intimacy: what is sexuality?
Hope: can you learn to live well in conversation with death?Post-it all emotions: does stress cause cancer?; Pink bits: can a doctor-patient relationship help heal you?; A new normal: is how I look important?; Heightened experience: is lifeâ#x80;#x99;s meaning found in connection with others?; Every female organ apart from my brain: what makes a woman?; Now: whatâ#x80;#x99;s current in the breast cancer arena?; Celsoâ#x80;#x99;s diagnosis and hope; Acknowledgements; Resources; Bibliography
Summary One woman's powerful story of how her mother's death saved her life. When Josepha Dietrich was 21, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Years later, after her mother's death, the disease reared up in Josie's own cells. She was 35, and her high-needs son was not yet one. As the daughter of a woman who had sought out alternatives to conventional medicine, Josie used her own knowledge and her mother's experience to find solutions for herself. Later, with what she'd learnt, she also helped her son rise out of his autistic state. Capturing Josie's energy and force-of-nature personality, In Danger tells of her journey through breast cancer, exploring disease and the human condition, and shedding light on life's darker aspects. At its heart, this moving memoir delves deep into how it feels when everything you love is in danger
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 21, 2018)
Subject Dietrich, Josepha
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Families -- Australia
Self-care, Health.
Self Care
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients
Self-care, Health
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780702260797