Like most people, I’ve had scary things happen in my life: flying across the ocean in a 1960s Russian jet flown by pilots who were carrying tumblers of amber liquid back to the cockpit; being yelled at by a foreign soldier in a foreign tongue while he waved a machine gun at me; finding a spider on the toilet seat. But nothing, nothing could have prepared me for the fear I felt when my sister called me on the phone and said, “It’s cancer.”
I spent the next many months living in that same amped up, heartpounding fear.
My sister, diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, went on to have a double mastectomy, both ovaries and tubes removed, and lymph node removal. Now that she’s on the other side of it and, thank God, a survivor, her life is just getting started.
Her new book, Beyond My Boobs, is a candid and heartfelt look into her life during her battle with breast cancer. For anyone who’s been through it or who has love someone who has, Angie Christine’s book will be like salve to the unseen wounds caused by this horrible disease. Her message is one of hope and encouragement.
Easy to say, now that she’s survived it, right? What if I told you she was writing it while it was happening? What if I told you she decided to write a book to help others when the diagnosis was still so new she didn’t yet know which end was up or if she’d even make it? She took notes, wrote journals, gave speeches — all while in the midst of her fight, all while encouraging others.
Beyond My Boobs is now available for Kindle on Amazon, and it’ll be out in paperback very soon. Whether you’ve loved or lost someone with cancer, have fought it yourself, or are still in the battle, getting a copy of this book will do you nothing but good. What’s more, there’s a free dose of hope with every purchase.