Hello to you once more.
Yesterday was one of those glorious sunny days, blue skies with a few fluffy white clouds and a soft breeze to take the edge off the heat. The perfect weather for sitting out in the garden with a good book (or a kindle), and that is exactly what I did 🙂
I actually got through two books, both short and easy reads. The first of which was:
Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir by Karen Ingalls
My Rating: 4/5
My Thoughts: This might not be the most in depth account of a journey from cancer patient to cancer survivor but you do get a true sense of what Karen, and those around her, had to deal with from the moment of diagnosis.
Simply written and honest this book is not littered with too many medical terms, but rather concentrates on the human aspect of the situation. You get a true sense of what Karen felt during the different stages of her treatment and there were a few times that a tear was brought to my eye.
What comes through more than anything though is the overwhelming love and support Karen received from those around her, most especially her husband who sounds like a treasure of the rarest form.
I imagine this book could be of comfort and help to anyone any who find themselves with the same, or similar, diagnosis – and the list of helpful contacts at the end is an added bonus.
Ultimately Karen lets us know that the two most important things to fight an illness like cancer (after the medical help) are your own strength and belief you can beat it, and the support and love of those around you.
A worthwhile read
2 thoughts on “Book Review – Outshine”
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Great review of an informative book.