A Journey of Attitude and Gratitude

by Terry Moore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/23/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781543480795
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781543480788

About the Book

Our world was turned upside down. Two months ago, my brother, Bob, was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, a type of B-cell lymphoma, and bone cancer. Needless to say, it turned our world upside down. When we received his diagnosis, it literally knocked the wind out of me. Prior to that day, I did not even imagine that it could be cancer causing the lumps in his neck. I optimistically thought it could be benign, fatty tumors, but sadly, I was way off base on this one. To watch my brother cry was heart-wrenching. Not only am I his sister, I am also his appointment coordinator, his support system, and his cheerleader. He was scared, and so was I. Even all my years in nursing did not prepare me for handling the devastating effects that cancer can bring. Through these dark days, it was time for me to stay positive. It’s time to stay courageous and help him to do the same. To help stay focused, I immediately started to journal my brother’s journey dealing with cancer. I have always used journaling as my way of coping with life’s ups and downs. After a while, I recognized that through journaling and jotting down our experiences could perhaps help other cancer patients and their families. It is my way of taking a negative and turning it into a positive.

About the Author

Terry Moore is a registered nurse and has been in the healthcare arena since 1974. She holds a Bachelors of Health Services Administration (Summa Cum Laude). Her specialty was working in the surgical department at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She not only worked in the operating room, she also was the clinical instructor. Terry also taught at Baker College in Flint, Michigan. She is a mother of 2 children (Tonya and Matthew) and a grandmother of three children (Jacqlyn, Konrad and Kristof). She is an artist, poem writer and uses these skills in her passion for journal writing. She is an astute people watcher, using her observational skills to create artwork, and poems for her journals.