128 Days and Counting
A 28-Year Old Caregiver's Memoir
"This account of a cancer diagnosis, chemo, surgery, and events post-cancer is the first book I’ve read to accurately depict what life is like, not only for the spouse with cancer, but the care-giver also." - Reader Review
About Honore & The Book
It was September 16, 2015. I was 28, my husband Tom was 30, and it was the first day cancer entered our lives just a short three years into our marriage.
We chose laughter as the best medicine and braced for the fight of our lives as he battled late stage three cancer. 20 rounds of chemo, one surgery and 128 days later, he was cancer free...but our fight was just beginning.
Survivorship is the most wonderful gift and privilege, but quickly became one of our greatest challenges. PTSD, depression, and anxiety were just a few of the demons on our post-cancer doorstep. This book is the story of two young adults fighting our way back from a cancer diagnosis. Fighting it with laughter, with hope, with determination and with each other.
I am originally from Milwaukee, WI and currently reside in the suburbs of Chicago. I enjoy my beloved Packers, my Xavier Musketeers and the Milwaukee Brewers. I love writing, traveling, a good glass of red wine and giving back to the world.
IN THE PRESS
Milwaukee Independent Video "Family Bonds and Blogging"
Milwaukee Independent Video "Surviving Young Adult Cancer"
Milwaukee Independent Video "Laughter as the Best Medicine"
Additional Features, Reviews & Guest Blog Posts:
Caregiver Warrior – Book Review
Caregiving.com – Book Review
Insights Into Books – Book Review
Kelly’s Thoughts on Things – Book Review
Book Spin – Book Feature
Not Just the Kitchen – Book Excerpt
Humor Beats Cancer – Book Excerpt
Simplify Cancer Podcast - A Cancer Caregiver's Journey - Podcast Interview
All Things Jill- Elizabeth - Guest Blog Post “Growing Up Into An Author”
Humor Beats Cancer – Guest Blog Post “My Eyes Are Up Here”
Milwaukee Independent – Feature Article “Fighting the Trauma of Young Adult Cancer with Love and Laughter”
Milwaukee Independent- Three Part Video Series
Every Nurse A Leader Conference – Closing Speaker
Kindle Nation Daily – Sponsor & Featured Kindle
Writer’s Digest – Perfect Score & Memoir Finalist 2018
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