If you have ever heard the words, “You have cancer” then you know what it is like to walk down a path you never wanted to travel.
Such a journey can seem overwhelming, and there are seemingly never-ending twists and turns along the way, some of which may lead to experimental or new treatments.
This book, however, is not about all that – rather, it focuses on the caregiver, or “the other patient.”
The author, who has battled cancer himself, recalls the challenges of caring for his wife, who was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.
The couple’s children did not think their dad would deal with it well, as caregiving was not in his wheelhouse. He was the one who planned vacations, went to sporting events and enjoyed having fun, but suddenly he found himself in a new role … and it was hard.
The stories he highlights don’t only come from his own experiences, but also highlight what other patients and their caregivers at The Oasis of Hope Hospital have experienced.
Whether you’re a patient, nurse, or caregiver, you’ll be inspired to overcome challenges and face the future – no matter what it brings – with the wisdom in The Other Patient.