Getting Ready is the story of how I planned for, met and climbed my “Everest” — Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Part journal and part guide, this book is a must read for those diagnosed with TNBC, their loved ones and anyone who wants a glimpse into what they can expect and get a few ideas on how to face the long, arduous battle with breast cancer.
I’m a hiker but climbing Mount Everest was never on my bucket list. It is too life-threatening to me. So, choosing to use “Mount Everest” as the metaphor for my hike with breast cancer did not come lightly. The threat of Triple Negative Breast Cancer was that daunting to me and very real.
If hiking is not your thing, if you are a baker, a quilter, a boxer, a police officer or a truck driver, this book can still be useful to you. Simply translate the hiking metaphors into your language and apply them to how you now see the threat before you.
My Journal, your Guide offers 3 different perspectives on my climb – what I thought was going to happen, how I prepared for what I thought was going to happen (practically and spiritually), and what actually happened. It also offers the resources and references I used along the way so that you can track them down, order them, or read about them for yourself. This book is not a comprehensive approach to Triple Negative Breast Cancer, just my approach.
I hope you find the format and the information helpful!