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And to International Coffee Day! Grab a cuppa and sit with me for a few to celebrate!

What’s your favorite coffee? Do you have a favorite brand or a favorite recipe? And do you drink it hot or cold? I know, in summertime people drink the frappacino type drinks, but i still like mine hot and black. Our daughter likes the caramel macchiato, stirred please, with an extra shot.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a survivor, I wrote a short book about my experiences with the disease, from diagnosis through recovery. Titled Cancer and the Warrior’s Way, it goes through how my martial arts training helped me get through chemo and all the side effects of it and radiation therapy.

When I originally wrote the book, it was in paperback and in audio. When I released it as an ebook, I changed the author name slightly. So if you’d rather have the paperback or audio books, follow this link.

Have a wonderful month of October. At least our weather has gotten cooler and a little drier. I think my tomatoes are suffering from too much rain, but they’re hanging in there.

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. October means Breast Cancer Awareness.

As a survivor, it is a time for me to sit down and reflect on things. And a few years ago, I wondered how my experience could be used to help others.

What had been my main fear at the time? Was it fear of the disease itself? Fear of the treatment?

No. While those things were a concern, they weren’t my main concern.

My main fear was of what I didn’t know. How would the treatment affect me? And for how long? What was the process from diagnosis moving forward?

Once the cancer was diagnosed, things moved at a blinding speed. While I’m sure my doctors talked to me about the process, much of it was in a language I didn’t understand. Since they deal with this all the time, I suppose they assume everyone will follow what they’re trying to say.

But when you’re dealing with the emotional trauma of the diagnosis as well as everything else going on in life, it all becomes a blur.

So I sat down to write a short book about my experience, from a layman’s point of view. Something people could refer back to, if they’re treatment was similar to mine.

And something to give them hope.

You can find my little book on Amazon for Kindle.

Or it’s available at Audible as well.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or know someone who could benefit from reading this, please go ahead and take the plunge.

And don’t forget to have the girls checked out. Make sure they’re healthy.

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