Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
Susan Fariss wrote about living well with metastatic cancer in "I'm Going to Live Until I Die," quoting actress Valerie Harper for the article's subtitle, "Don't go to the funeral until the day of the funeral." She offers lessons for all of us who want to be Healthy Survivors.
Many Healthy Survivors are living with chronic loss and/or the expectation of a shorter life expectancy. Their challenge is finding a healthy balance of grieving the loss(es) and embracing joys that remain.
Racing the Clock, Saving the Heart focuses on progress in minimizing the time between a heart patient making contact with the medical team and undergoing heart-muscle-saving interventions. It's a fascinating account of the science, politics and practical issues of progress in treating patients with heart disease.