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Author Hope, Lori.

Title Help me live : 20 things people with cancer want you to know / Lori Hope.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : Celestial Arts, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.994 H772h 2005    ---  Available
Description xiv, 258 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-253) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Things people with cancer want you to know -- "It's okay to say or do the 'wrong' thing" -- "I need to know you're here for me (and if you aren't, why not)" -- "I like to hear success stories, not horror stories" -- "I am terrified" -- "I need you to listen to me and let me cry" -- "Asking my permission can spare me pain" -- "I need to forgetand laugh" -- "I need to feel hope" -- "Telling me to think positively can make me feel worse" -- "I want you to trust my judgment and my treatment decisions" -- "I want compassion, not pity; comfort, not advice" -- "I am more than my cancer; treat me kindly, not differently" -- "I want you to help without my asking you to" -- "I like to be held in your thoughts or prayers" -- "My moods change day to day; please forgive me if I snap at you" -- "Hearing platitudes or what's good about cancer can trivialize my feelings" -- "I don't know why I got cancer" -- "I need you to understand if I don't return your call or want to see you" -- "I want my caregiver to take good care of herself or himself" -- "I don't know if I'm cured, and bringing up my health can bring me down" -- Afterword -- Appendix.
Subject Cancer -- Popular works.
Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 1587612127 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9781587612121

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