“We have two options medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell”—Lance Armstrong
Open a conservation with anyone about cancer and you’ll learn that it’s either she or he has had the disease, knows someone who has it, or is always worried about the frightening possibility of another loved one or friend being diagnosed with the disease. In her book, En Garde: My Battle with Breast Cancer, Ronnie Hammer, talks of her fear, disbelief, and anxiety after medical tests showed she had cancer. As terrifying as the news was, she didn’t delay her treatment. She made up her mind immediately that she would undergo surgery. Even though her family were there to support her, once the doors of the surgery were shut, she felt alone and terribly nervous. To help deal with the situation, she visualized Percy, a tall very proper Englishman, as an embodiment of hope. Percy didn’t hesitate to come to her side. During her surgery he reached deep, took position like a fencer, and attacked the cancer cells with his umbrella.
Her successful surgery kindled her interest in biofeedback for which she went ahead to receive a training in the field. She now helps other people ready themselves physically and mentally to fight cancer and other related diseases. In her book, she also discusses how powerful anxiety can be. Like a scatter bomb, it can do a lot of damage to a person. With her step by step approach to achieving good relaxation, one is able to combat stress.
Having gone through surgery myself, I find Ronnie’s visualization technique very helpful. Before I read her book, however, she’d suggested that I invite Percy over to help me cope during my surgery. In truth, it did. I’d like as many people as possible to read this book and to share it with their loved ones as well as those among us who are ill.
Product detail on Amazon:
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release date: October 24, 2013
Number of pages: 132 pages
You may also like visit Ronnie’s blog HERE. She blogs about true stories, sometimes spicing them with humor.