Battling Death: A Different Life
Marie Kirchner StoneISBN: 1571974229;
Book DescriptionSerious illness can be devastating. Imagine what it takes to overcome it - to overcome the devastation to the body, to be robbed of one?s identity, confidence or independence, to face death, to persevere through the horrors requiredto hold it at bay and, finally, to rebuild a life that will never be the same. Now imagine having to do it over and over and over again. That is exactly what Dr. Marie Kirchner Stone had to do, and she shares her experiences in her striking new memoir, "Battling Death: A Different Life." Diagnosed at age twenty with Hodgkin?s Disease, Dr. Stone did not know as she entered treatment that her health would never return to her. Throughout the following forty years, she faced the Hodgkin?s Disease, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, cervical cancer, endometriosis, open-heart surgery, a debilitating stroke and skin cancer; some were the result of her radiation treatments for the Hodgkin?s, others were not. Yet her tale is...
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