Book Review: Cancer Is My Teacher by Lucy O’Donnell
“I remembered how, when I was diagnosed, I was given so many books that my head was literally swimming. My book is the antithesis of this.”
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you’ll have a one hundred and one million questions and thoughts going through your mind. For answers and help, you may turn to healthcare professionals, blogs/forums or to books.
We have a wide range of books on our main Live Better With website, and one of our best sellers is Cancer Is My Teacher by Lucy O’Donnell.
Want to know more about the book? Read our review below:
Cancer Is My Teacher is a wonderful book focusing on Lucy’s own experiences through cancer. It is a very honest account which covers all aspects of her courageous journey from diagnosis, through to all the treatments she endured and recovery. She includes all the emotional, physical and psychological sides of her experience, making a truly well-rounded book. A both practical and friendly book which helps to remind us that despite our materialistic world some of the most important things in life are love and good health.
A both practical and friendly book which helps to remind us that despite our materialistic world some of the most important things in life are love and good health.
The book is broken down into short chapters which makes it easy reading for any one currently suffering from “chemo brain.” It has a large typeface and manageable chapters allowing for reading without putting a strain on the reader. The chapters cover a great deal including coping and how to tell people, treatment, alternative therapies, nutrition and exercise. Cancer Is My Teacher is jam-packed with advice and information which she gained first-hand.
This book is fantastic not only for people living with cancer but also those with friends and family who have been affected. For people living with cancer, it is a brilliant account which not only inspires hope but helps with the little things like bringing socks to chemo in case you get cold. For friends, family and carers, it helps us to approach a subject which can be very daunting and how we can be as supportive as possible.
A must read for all, Lucy is an inspiration in what can be a scary world. Her personality shines throughout in an incredibly uplifting book.