From 2007 to 2011, I wrote another blog on Wordpress called talkingaboutcancer. This blog dealt with the emotional impacts of cancer which was not well covered on the Internet. With my decision to discontinue treatment and write about my impending death, I have wrapped up that blog. In will leave it open for a while, during which time I will be collecting all of the posts and comments with a view of making them available in book or ebook form. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
I also wrote and published a book called The Wolf at my Door - Cancer in my Body; Cancer in my Mind which follows the first 7 years of my cancer journey, focusing on the emotional impact on me and my loved ones. It is available online at Trafford.com, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, chapters.com and other book retailers. In many ways, The Wolf at my Door is the backstory to this blog and I would encourage you to read it if you're interested in the "whole" story. Here is a copy of a 5-star comment on Amazon :
Amazing Read! Amazing Gift!, October 3, 2010
All I have to say is wow! This book is one of a kind. Where else can you find a book that goes beyond the facts of cancer? "The Wolf at my Door" is a window into one man's journey through cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and recurrence. It doesn't matter if you have cancer, have a family member with cancer, or have just stumbled upon this page... This book is for everyone! We all know someone who has cancer, but we ourselves don't know how hard it is to fight the disease. This book will help so many people!
One of the most informative and intellect-stimulating books I have read on the subject of life, death and dying is The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker. This Pulitzer Prize winning book consolidates thinking and theories from Freud, Kierkegaard and other leading minds in a broad-based look at what drives us, what determines the lives we lead, and how we think (or not) of death. This book has significantly influenced my own thinking on the subject, which I will be discussing in this blog.