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Thank you for a copy of your book…

Jim, thank you again for a copy of your book.  It is a great book and hits home in so many ways.  Although we all pray for a cure to cancer sooner rather than later, the reality is many more will probably have to make this journey before that happens.  With the benefit of your book, whoever has to make the journey in any capacity will be a little less terrified and a little more prepared.  Thanks again for sharing it.  Julie  (side bar – Julie is a neighbor who lost her husband to cancer 3 months ago – Phil C.  RIP)

 

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “The Examination Accident”

The Journey Through Cancer: How to Lose 25 lbs. Without Diet or Exercise, and Be Cancer Free in 8 Months | Jim Serritella

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “The Examination Accident”:

So you have an upset stomach. You really have an upset stomach—
as in you vomit several times in a short period of time.
My car or the car with the flashing lights and sirens—no decision
there, no time to waste—the ambulance arrived and we’re off to the
emergency room. Upon examination and after testing and results,
my wife had a urinary tract infection (UTI) which substantially disrupted
her digestive tract. Medicines were prescribed. Women are
more frequently affected by UTI problems. Let’s take a chest x-ray to
see if you have any form of lung congestion, blockage, or respiratory
irritation. The results were simple, the sentence easily stated,
and the next time period of life was about to be defined: “No pneumonia,
but there is a white spot on the top right lung. You better
have your doctor look at this!!”

Excerpt from Introduction

The Journey Through Cancer: How to Lose 25 lbs. Without Diet or Exercise, and Be Cancer Free in 8 Months | Jim Serritella

Excerpt from Introduction:

The Journey through Cancer is not written in the typical third-person
point of view or even in a narrative of a particular situation
or event. The Journey is real life and is written in first-person and
second-person, singular and plural involvement of the issue at
hand—lung cancer (or your particular kind of cancer). YOU have a
major activity and/or resultant in the discussion. Because my wife of
thirty-seven years, Betty, is the primary person throughout the book
and I am the writer of the story, the tense and wording are factual
and to the point. You are here, and I want you to realize The Journey
is real—because we lived it, and you are, or may be, living it. Cancer
is a rotten disease, regardless of where it occurs in the body. It can be
treated, and it can be beaten given the right parameters. I hope your
introduction to The Journey is educational and provides an emersion
into being a patient, advocate, or caregiver. The Journey is a team
effort. We went through it together, we are winners, and my wife is
the survivor. I am part of the support cast of thousands. Get your
team to read The Journey through Cancer.

Excerpt from Preface

The Journey Through Cancer: How to Lose 25 lbs. Without Diet or Exercise, and Be Cancer Free in 8 Months | Jim Serritella

Excerpt from Preface:

“How to Lose 25 Pounds Without Diet or Exercise” sounds
like a dream for most people who would like to trim a
few pounds. The reality, however, is being in poor health that then
generates its own weight loss program—and you will not be a happy
camper going through the process. This book is the story of going
through and surviving excruciating Stage 3A lung cancer. It is a
remarkable story that began by accident after an uncontrollable
upset stomach in the emergency room of our local hospital, Med-
Star Montgomery (formally Montgomery General Hospital – Montgomery,
Maryland). Welcome to the journey of fighting and beating
Stage 3A lung cancer.