The old adage goes, "Every cloud has a silver lining," and that is the concept behind a book penned by breast cancer survivor Hollye Jacobs. Even though Jacobs is a nurse, she always thought her risk of developing the disease was low because she had no family history of breast cancer. However, she did develop the disease, and later wrote a memoir called "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer" to document her journey and share her insight with others in similar situations.
"The only way I know how to make sense of my cancer diagnosis is to try to make it better for those who have to follow me down this difficult path, just as those who suffered before me made my treatment more bearable and more effective," Jacobs told Michigan Avenue Magazine.
Each chapter of "The Silver Lining" begins with a section where Jacobs offers her wisdom and shares her personal experiences. The author uses humor to lighten the mood on this serious subject. Additionally, Jacobs shares details of her particular diagnosis, what treatment procedures she underwent and her recovery process.
In the second half of each chapter, Jacob uses her role as a medical professional to help women learn what to do when they are diagnosed, what questions to ask, how to speak to children and how to avoid or relieve side effects. The book is slated to be released in March.Whizzco