Drum roll, please…
The book my niece and my sister wrote (and my niece finished) is now available through Amazon. This memoir was a labor of love started by my niece and sister Vicki shortly after Vicki was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer. When my sister could no longer contribute to the book, my niece continued the project, using Vicki’s e-mail messages to include her voice for as far into the story as possible.
Here’s the official Amazon description of the book:
To properly launch the book, my niece hosted a party on Friday, August 19, which would have been my sister’s 66th birthday. The house and yard were filled with flowers and people, celebrating this achievement and supporting the cause of ovarian cancer awareness. I know that Vicki would have been so proud of her daughter; I certainly am.
Among the pictures included in the book are a few truly embarrassing shots of me and one happy group photo of some of the quilters who helped create Teal Beauty, a quilt made to raise money for cancer research at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, UK.
For more information about the book, visit http://www.OvarianCancerMemoir.com.
To buy the book, visit Amazon.
If you are local to Northern Virginia, I have a box of books and I’m happy to save you the postage. Either comment on this blog post or e-mail me directly at Cyndi@MoonlightingQuilts.com.
Last, Vicki would want me to include the often overlooked symptoms of this silent cancer:
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
If you or someone you know has these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks, you should see your doctor, preferably a gynecologist. Please don’t wait, and don’t hesitate to be our own advocate if your doctor cannot satisfactorily diagnose or relieve your symptoms.