Book: The Upside of Cancer - How a Terrifying Illness Can Lead You to a New Life by Christopher Fostercategories: Book, Self-Help, Inner Courage, Inner Peace, Overcoming Anxiety, Developing Resilience, Spiritual Memoir, Choosing Hope, Finding Joy, Finding Authentic Happiness, Colon Cancer Survivor, Meaning of Life, Inspirational
Christopher Fosterabout this book: "An eye-opening and heart-opening gift to anyone struggling with a cancer diagnosis."--Gail Brenner, PhD., author of The End of Self-Help.
"This uplifting look at one man's journey with cancer offers a spark of hope to so many others."--Larry Krantz, MD
"What makes Christopher's book unique is the extraordinary positive sense he conveys in offering an alternative to despair in the face of a diagnosis of cancer...his leading us on a path to inner peace is a powerful piece of writing."--Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame and Top 100 Reviewer
Hi. I was diagnosed with colon cancer following a routine colonoscopy in 2013 at age 81. To say I was shocked when I got a call from my doctor telling me about my diagnosis would be to put it mildly.
I had surgery on Dec 26 2013. It took me six months to fully recover, and since writing has been my passion since I was a child, I decided to write a book about my experience.
But I didn't want to just write another cancer memoir. I wanted to do my best to show how cancer--or indeed any major trauma--can be a "catalyst" that inspires us to grow and face our fears and become a better and stronger person. Even, dare I say, a happier person. Because I can truly say I am happier now at 84 than I have ever been in my life.
Whatever challenges you may be facing in your own life--or will face--I do wish you well. If I could sum up my experience in a sentence, it might go something like this: "In the presence of the Eternal there is no fear."
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